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CBS orders competition format Million Dollar Mile

CBS has ordered Million Dollar Mile, a new 10-episode competition series that challenges everyday athlete’s physical and mental toughness for an opportunity to change their lives forever.

The series comes from Big Brother executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan with Fly on the Wall Entertainment and LeBron James and Maverick Carter with SpringHill Entertainment, as well as Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television.

In the TV event series, contestants will have the chance to win $1,000,000 every time they run the Million Dollar Mile. Standing in their way is the most challenging course ever designed and a group of elite athletes with one mission – stop the contestants from winning the money at all costs.

“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 (pictures), senior vice president of alternative at 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.”

Carter said: “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. It’s exactly the type of aspirational content SpringHill Entertainment is about, and we can’t wait for people to experience it.”