Less than 24 hours after Showtime announced a LeBron James-produced docu-series titled “Shut Up And Dribble,” comes news of another LeBron-produced show that has been picked up by CBS.
According to Deadline, CBS has ordered “Million Dollar Mile,” a 10-episode competition series from LeBron and Maverick Carter’s Springhill Entertainment, Big Brother producer Fly on the Wall Entertainment and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The logline for the show states, “physical and mental toughness will be tested like never before–with an opportunity to change their lives forever.”
“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 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.”
In “Million Dollar Mile,” the streets of a major city are shut down and the Million Dollar Mile course goes in its place. Contestants will have the chance to win $1,000,000 every time they run the Million Dollar Mile, but the gruelling course and a group of elite athletes will be waiting to stop the contestants from winning the grand prize.
The premise of the @KingJames’ new show revolves around the streets of a major city being shut down for the ‘Million Dollar Mile,’ “the most challenging course ever designed” and a group of elite athletes.