*LeBron James continues to crank out TV projects.
One day after Showtime announced the addition of James’ docuseries “Shut Up and Dribble,” CBS on Tuesday announced its order of the James-produced “Million Dollar Mile,” a competition series that involves the streets of a major city being shut down for “the most challenging course ever designed.”
The contestants are everyday athletes with the opportunity to win $1 million every time they run the challenging course, but they must face a group of elite athletes with one mission: Stop the contestants from winning the money at all costs.
James will executive produce the 10-episode series, which hails from “Big Brother” exec producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan of Fly on the Wall Entertainment, along with James and Maverick Carter of SpringHill Entertainment. The series is produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted and Alternative Television. Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron will oversee for SpringHill.
“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,” Sharon Vuong, senior vp alternative at CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. “Couple that with Allison and Rich’s unrivaled skill for storytelling and game, and we feel like we have a championship-caliber team.”