Mark Burnett’s ‘America’s Greatest Makers’ Reality Series Gets Greenlight From TBS

Reality show following teams competing to invent next big wearable device will air in 2016

TBS has ordered to series Mark Burnett’s “America’s Greatest Makers,” a reality competition series following teams seeking to make the next big wearable or smart connected consumer device, the network announced Tuesday.

In the competition, innovators will be tasked with producing breakthrough technology that is built on the Intel Curie.

Digital and socially driven content will kick off the early stages of the challenge leading up to the announcement of the semifinalists, at which point their progress will be chronicled on the TBS series.

“America’s Greatest Makers” will be accompanied by short form pieces which will run on other Turner brands including TNT, Adult Swim, CNN and Bleacher Report.

“Through this exciting collaboration with Intel, we are celebrating the spirit of innovation across the Turner portfolio,” said David Eilenberg, senior vice president of unscripted development, late night and specials for TBS and TNT, in a statement. “We look forward to working with Intel and Mark Burnett on America’s Greatest Makers and can’t wait to see the truly awesome technology that emerges from it.”

“America’s Greatest Makers” is an annual competition sponsored by Intel. Last year’s winners created a drone camera that can wrap around a person’s wrist and a cost-effective prosthetic hand created using a 3D printer.

TBS’ series will air in 2016.