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CBS Orders New High-Stakes Competition Series From Executive Producer LeBron James Million Dollar Mile will also be Executive Produced by Allison Grodner, Rich Meehan, Maverick Carter, and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television
Posted on Aug 7, 2018 08:00am

CBS has ordered Million Dollar Mile (working title), a new and unprecedented 10-episode competition series that will give other shows, well, a run for their money.

In Million Dollar Mile, everyday athletes' physical and mental toughness will be tested like never before—with an opportunity to change their lives forever.

After shutting down the streets of a major city, the Million Dollar Mile course goes up! At one end is the contestant, and at the other, a whopping $1,000,000.

Standing in their way? The most challenging course ever designed and a group of elite athletes with one mission: stop the contestants from winning the money at all costs.

The series comes from Big Brother Executive Producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan with Fly on the Wall Entertainment and LeBron James and Maverick Carter with SpringHill Entertainment, as well as Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron will oversee the project for SpringHill.

"LeBron represents the epitome of strength, vision and determination—all skills one will need to complete this one-of-a-kind course where every runner has a chance to win $1,000,000," said Sharon Vuong, Senior Vice President, Alternative, CBS Entertainment. "Couple that with Allison and Rich's unrivaled skill for storytelling and game, and we feel like we have a championship-caliber team."

"This show takes competition series to a whole new level. It's intense, it's entertaining, and it has a twist that will have people on the edge of their seats while also creating an opportunity to change the contestants' lives," said Maverick Carter, CEO of SpringHill Entertainment. "It's exactly the type of aspirational content SpringHill Entertainment is about, and we can't wait for people to experience it."

"LeBron pushes the limits of what's possible on and off the court. He sets the bar very high, and we want to bring that spirit to this show," said Rich Meehan, CEO of Fly on the Wall Entertainment. "Our goal is to create something you've never seen before. From a genre-busting concept to cutting-edge challenges to a style like no other, Million Dollar Mile will push the limits of what's possible in the unscripted genre."

For those interested in competing on Million Dollar Mile, apply here.