AceShowbiz - Faith Hill and Drew Barrymore are to front a new global talent show.
The stars will judge "The World's Best" with "RuPaul's Drag Race" star RuPaul Charles, while actor and comedian James Corden will host the competition show, created by U.S. reality TV kingpins Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell - the brains behind "The Voice" and "American Idol".
The 10-episode series will premiere in 2019 and feature acts from all over the planet trying to impress the celebrity judges and a panel of 50 of the world's most accomplished entertainment industry experts, known as the Wall of the World.
"We feel incredibly lucky that James Corden agreed to be part of this groundbreaking global event competition. He's an absolute force of nature, and his versatility, passion and showmanship are unrivaled," said Darnell, the president of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television.
"The very name of the show defined the caliber of judges we sought out and ultimately got. Drew, RuPaul and Faith are incredibly accomplished superstars whose talents encompass every area of entertainment. Along with James, The World's Best will now be the gold standard of competition shows."
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@theworldsbestcbs it’s here and official. Best team! Most wonderful group! Can’t love being apart of this more. I said I was born to do this. All my life and love of pop culture, world travel and admiration of the arts for over 40 years! And now I get to be a part of this. This is global. This is diverse talent. This is a glimpse of the extraordinary around the world. This is also just fun! And we need that. And we need to celebrate one another. But to be in the company of @j_corden @rupaulofficial @faithhill is simply a dream come true. They are the most talented and likable, creative, cool, kind people and have earned their place in the world by years of being incredible in their fields. I am honored to stand next to them. Oh, and we are having so much fun tooooooo! Thank you @theworldsbestcbs for this opportunity! I will work hard and enjoy every minute!
Burnett, who has also produced blockbuster U.S. competition series "Survivor" and "The Apprentice" adds, "This groundbreaking series is like the Olympics of talent shows and needed the perfect talent combination."
"The World's Best" will premiere on U.S. network CBS, where judges Barrymore and Charles are currently developing talk show vehicles.