McG's 'Road' on a collision course at CBS


CBS, start your engines. The network is piloting a reality show where contestants drive cars through a perilous obstacle course.

The project is called "Thunder Road" and is executive produced by McG, whose TV credits include "Chuck" and "Pussycat Dolls: Girlicious" in addition to directing films like the upcoming "Terminator Salvation."

In the "Road" pilot presentation, two teams risk demolition while driving a course stocked with challenging obstacles. It's like an auto "Wipeout."

"Road" is racing against other CBS reality projects in the works, including Magical Elves' arranged- marriage series, Mark Burnett's "Bucket List" project"Live Like You're Dying" and a missing-persons investigative pilot called "Missing You."

"Road" is created by Scott Messick and Justin Hochberg. Messick and McG executive produce. The pilot is from Warner Horizon in association with Wonderland. (partialdiff)