Press release from CBS, Oct. 17, 2018:
CBS announced today that the new global talent competition THE WORLD’S BEST will premiere immediately following SUPER BOWL LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT, time is approximate after post-game coverage).
As previously announced, James Corden, Emmy Award-winning host of THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, hosts THE WORLD’S BEST and serves as executive producer for this one-of-a-kind talent competition series featuring elite acts from around the world. Golden Globe Award winner Drew Barrymore, Emmy Award winner RuPaul Charles and Grammy Award winner Faith Hill serve as the three American judges.
The 10 episode series hails from two of the most prolific unscripted producers in television, Mike Darnell (“American Idol” and “Ellen’s Game of Games”) and Mark Burnett (SURVIVOR, “The Voice”).
“What a super combination – the world’s biggest sporting event paired with the world’s biggest talent competition,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “THE WORLD’S BEST is perfect post-Super Bowl programming for viewers of all ages. It features elite acts from around the world delivering jaw-dropping performances, a talented mix of fan-favorite judges and is produced by the most innovative minds in television, Mike Darnell, Mark Burnett, Ben Winston and James Corden, who also serves as our brilliant host.”
THE WORLD’S BEST is a first-of-its kind global talent competition that features acts from every genre imaginable, from every corner of the planet. Performers will not only have to impress the American judges, but will also need to impress the “wall of the world,” featuring 50 experts from around the world and every field of entertainment to advance through the competition. Only one act will ultimately be crowned THE WORLD’S BEST.
CBS Sports culminates its coverage of the 2018-2019 NFL season with SUPER BOWL LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3 (6:00 PM, ET) from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. SUPER BOWL LIII will be the Network’s 20th Super Bowl broadcast overall.
THE WORLD’S BEST is produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television and MGM Television and Fulwell 73 Productions. Mike Darnell, Mark Burnett, James Corden, Ben Winston, Brooke Karzen, Dan Sacks, Alison Holloway, James Breen and Barry Poznick are executive producers.