TBS is adding an talent competition to its program — and it’s not searching for the next extraordinary singer or comedian.
The cable outlet has requested 10 scenes of Go-Big Show, which will highlight “supersized talents” including beast truck drivers, alligator trainers and stunt archers, among others.
The show has started creation in Macon, Georgia; have Bert Kreischer and judges Snoop Dogg, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles and Cody Rhodes declared the series Wednesday night in a promotion that broadcasted across TBS and sister networks TNT and TruTV.
“Go-Big Show celebrates unique, untraditional and unforgettable American talent,” said Corie Henson, leader vp and head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT and TruTV. “Each contestant brings tremendous heart and swagger, which also perfectly describes Bert and our judges, a dream team of larger-than-life talent.”
Included Brett Weitz, senior supervisor of TNT, TBS and TruTV, “We are going bigger and bolder with our unscripted line-up at TBS to provide more of the content that viewers love from our platform. Go-Big Show not only delivers on this promise with a thrilling new take on talent competition, but it’s also another example of our innovative spirit as we continue to create brand-defining, must-watch television.”
Episodes will mix the over-the-top demonstrations with individual stories of the contestants, who will clash with an end goal to prevail upon the appointed authorities. The victor gets a $100,000 prize.
Go-Big Show is being shot as per COVID-19 safety protocols in place, with challengers and staff isolating together for the length of shooting. The field’s seats will stay empty during shooting, yet the show will include a drive-in crowd outside.
The show is delivered by Propagate and Matador Content, a Boatrocker Company. Chief makers are Todd Lubin and Jay Peterson of Matador Content; Howard T. Owens, Ben Silverman and Greg Lipstone of Propagate Content; showrunner Conrad Green; Kreischer, Snoop Dogg and Ted Chung for Snoopadelic Films.
Kreischer is repped by UTA, Levity Entertainment Group and Morris Yorn. Sneak Dogg is repped by Ted Chung of Stampede Management and Ben Weiss. Dawson is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.
Nettlesis repped by Gellman Management and CAA. Rhodes is with Hyperion, Activist Artists Management and Morris Yorn.