“The World’s Best,” CBS’ new global talent show, has landed the coveted post-Super Bowl LIII time slot for its series premiere.
James Corden will host the competition. Faith Hill, Drew Barrymore and RuPaul are the American judges on the “AGT”-like property.
“What a super combination — the world’s biggest sporting event paired with the world’s biggest talent competition,” Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment said on Wednesday morning. “‘The World’s Best’ is perfect post-Super Bowl programming for viewers of all ages. It features elite acts from around the world delivering jaw-dropping performances, a talented mix of fan-favorite judges and is produced by the most innovative minds in television, Mike Darnell, Mark Burnett, Ben Winston and James Corden, who also serves as our brilliant host.”
Each year, the Super Bowl is the most-watched show on television — so yeah, it provides a pretty good lead-in. “World’s Best” has a 10-episode order.
“The World’s Best” is produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television and MGM Television and Fulwell 73 Productions. Darnell, Burnett, Corden, Winston, Brooke Karzen, Dan Sacks, Alison Holloway, James Breen and Barry Poznick are executive producers.
Super Bowl LIII is scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. ET/5c on Sunday, Feb. 3 on CBS. “The World’s Best” will follow, tentatively at 10/9c.