Mike Darnell is about to pop the question at ABC — 500 of ’em, to be exact.
The former Fox reality chief, who now serves as president of unscripted and alternative TV at Warner Bros., is teaming up with megaproducer Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice) for the game show 500 Questions — which has scored a direct-to-series order at ABC.
The network describes the event series as a “genius game show” that will “test the smarts — and nerve — of contestants in a pressure-packed, incredibly intense environment.”
Burnett teased in a release that 500 Questions will “combine what audiences love about serialized unscripted hits with a huge game show event. It has ongoing characters and huge stakes.”
500 Questions, which ABC noted is a working title, is scheduled to air in 2015.
Burnett and Darnell previously worked together when the former produced Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? during the latter’s Fox tenure.
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