TBS is adding a talent competition to its roster — and it’s not looking for the next great singer or comedian.
The cable outlet has ordered 10 episodes of Go-Big Show, which will feature “supersized talents” including monster truck drivers, alligator trainers and stunt archers, among others. The show has begun production in Macon, Georgia; host Bert Kreischer and judges Snoop Dogg, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles and Cody Rhodes announced the series Wednesday night in a promo that aired across TBS and sister networks TNT and TruTV.
“Go-Big Show celebrates unique, untraditional and unforgettable American talent,” said Corie Henson, executive 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.”
Added Brett Weitz, general manager 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 blend the over-the-top acts with personal stories of the contestants, who will go head to head in an effort to win over the judges. The winner gets a $100,000 prize.
Go-Big Show is being filmed in accordance with COVID-19 safety protocols in place, with contestants and staff isolating together for the duration of filming. The arena’s seats will remain empty during filming, but the show will feature a drive-in audience outside.
The show is produced by Propagate and Matador Content, a Boatrocker Company. Executive producers 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. Snoop Dogg is repped by Ted Chung of Stampede Management and by Paradigm. Dawson is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment. Nettles is repped by Gellman Management and CAA. Rhodes is with Hyperion, Activist Artists Management and Morris Yorn.