ABC is working with two big players in the unscripted space to launch a new reality show. “Mark Burnett, Emmy Award-winning executive producer of the critically acclaimed ABC hit series ‘Shark Tank,’ and Steve Harvey, executive producer and star of prime-time hit series ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ and ‘Little Big Shots,’ collaborate to deliver a 13-episode seed-funding business series to ABC to air in 2016,” the network announced.
The untitled project follows collaborations between Burnett and ABC on “Shark Tank,” “Beyond the Tank” and “500 Questions.”
“The show brings together sets of rival entrepreneurs who competitively pitch their ideas head to head in front of a live studio audience,” the announcement notes. “The audience will then vote on which entrepreneur will receive funding for their idea. Steve Harvey will become the ‘funder of dreams,’ as he brings his personal business experience and encouraging comedy as the host.”
Said Burnett: “My dream has been to work with Steve, and this is the perfect project for us to do together. He is an amazing talent and has an enormous heart for entrepreneurs, some of whom will get their business jump-started because of him.”
The series will be produced by MGM Television and distributed internationally by MGM.