Steve Harvey is teaming up with Shark Tank’s producer, Mark Burnett for a new business competition series on ABC. The series has yet to be titled but it will bring together rival entrepreneurs, who will pitch their ideas head-to-head in front of a live studio audience. The audience will then vote on which entrepreneur will receive funding for his or her idea.
Harvey is slated to host the show, with Burnett serving as executive producer. MGM Television will produce and distribute the new series. ABC has ordered 13 episodes of the series, scheduled to debut later this year.
“My dream has been to work with Steve, and this is the perfect project for us to do together,” Burnett said in a statement. “He is an amazing talent and has an enormous heart for entrepreneurs, some of whom will get their business jump-started because of him.”
Harvey added, “I’m thrilled to have another passion project on the ABC schedule. This is just the type of show that gives folks a vehicle to breathe life into their dreams.”