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CBS Seeks To Find The World's Best In New Global Talent Competition Show

The exciting new series from executive producers Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell will be the first of its kind.
Posted on Feb 7, 2018 | 09:00am
Are you a sucker for jaw-dropping talent competitions?

If so... you're in luck.

CBS has just ordered a new global competition series—The World's Best—from two of the most prolific unscripted executive producers in television: Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice) and Mike Darnell (American Idol, Little Big Shots, The Bachelor franchise, Ellen’s Game of Games).

What puts The World's Best in a league of its own?

For starters, 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.

They not only have to impress American judges, but will also need to break through the "wall of the world," featuring 50 of the world’s most accomplished experts from every field of entertainment.

Only one act will ultimately be crowned The World's Best.

"This is a unique, original format with global scale led by two of the most accomplished producers on television," said CBS's Senior Vice President of Alternative Programming Sharon Vuong, who was the first to share news around the show.

She added, "Mike and Mark are not only the very top producers in the genre, but they also understand how to create compelling competition and build enduring franchises."

The World's Best is a new type of talent competition captured on a scale rarely seen on television.

"This will be the first and only series where talent from all over the globe takes the stage in front of three American judges and 50 world experts," said Darnell, who is also president of unscripted and alternative television for Warner Bros.

"It’s exhilarating to embark on this game-changing event with CBS, Mark Burnett, and our terrific team here at Warner Horizon," he added.

Burnett, who also serves as president of MGM Television and Digital Group, had his own thoughts to share: "The time has come to take talent competition shows to the next level and bring in judges from around the world to decide on the ultimate winner."

"It’s like the Olympics for entertainment, but you don’t have to wait every two years," added Burnett.

The World's Best is produced by MGM Television and Warner Horizon Unscripted and Alternative Television. Mark Burnett, Mike Darnell, Alison Holloway, Brooke Karzen, Barry Poznick, and Dan Sacks are executive producers.

So, what will happen when judges from around the world unite to help determine who is, in fact, The World's Best?

Stay tuned for more information on The World's Best on