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THE WORLD’S BEST Gets Big Push with Post-Super Bowl Launch

February 3, 2019 by  


Hosted by Emmy Award winner James Corden, THE WORLD’S BEST is a one-of-a-kind global talent competition featuring elite acts from around the world competing for a $1 million prize and the title of THE WORLD’S BEST. The acts not only have to impress the all-star line-up of American judges Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and Faith Hill, but they will also need to break through the “wall of the world,” featuring 50 renowned experts from 38 different countries. The series premieres immediately following SUPER BOWL LIII Sunday, Feb. 3 on CBS, with the second episode airing Wednesday, Feb. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

CBS is using its post-Super Bowl slot to debut its new reality series THE WORLD’S BEST.

The talent competition series is hosted by James Corden—with Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles, and Faith Hill judging—as acts from around the world compete for a million dollar prize. They move through to the next stage if they get over 75 points: a combined average (from 1-50) of the three pros, plus then a “wall of the world” of 50 experts (who represent one point each).

“We’re very excited about our launch of THE WORLD’S BEST,” executive producer Alison Holloway said during the show’s Television Critics Association panel. “It’s a mighty title. You know, it’s given us a few sleepless nights having a title that says THE WORLD’S BEST, but it’s also spurred us as producers to do the very best show that we can in a space that is exciting. A new talent format. And we have no template. As [producer] Mike [Darnell] said, this is a new format. There’s not videos from Korea or another country that we could watch and mimic. This is truly new, thanks to Mr. Mike Darnell.”

Added executive producer Ben Winston: “I’ve actually always been a massive fan of variety shows. Growing up in Britain, those were always my favorite things to watch. But sometimes what maybe those shows lacked was that little bit of edge and that little bit of drama. And what I’m so proud of in the show that was created is that it has all those tropes of old school comedy and variety, with gobsmackingly brilliant talent…And also just to be reflective of the world’s talent, rather than the specific countries, is quite an exciting thing. It opens the pool up for us to find a Mongolian country singer. It allows to find a Japanese singer. It’s really been a wonderful experience making the show, and we really hope that you guys enjoy it.”

Check out the trailer for THE WORLD’S BEST…


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