LOS ANGELES – September 9, 2020 – TBS has ordered a full season of Go-Big Show, an hour-long extreme talent competition starring celebrity judges Snoop Dogg, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles and “The American Nightmare” Cody, and hosted by popular comedian Bert Kreischer. The show’s pick-up was announced by the host and judges this evening from the set in Macon, GA and broadcast simultaneously across TBS, TNT and truTV, marking the three networks’ inaugural roadblock announcement.
Go-Big Show showcases supersized talents on a scale never before seen on television. Featuring monster trucks, alligator trainers, stunt archery and other radical feats, the program celebrates daring acts alongside personal, behind-the-scenes stories from the challengers as they battle head-to-head to impress the judges and advance toward the finale’s ultimate $100,000 prize.
Go-Big Show has begun production on 10 episodes at the Macon Coliseum, where contenders and staff are operating under strict Covid-19 safety protocols and isolating together for the duration of production. TBS is producing this series in consultation with local authorities, the unions and medical experts. The network’s first priority is the health and safety of employees, production partners, cast and crew.
While the 7,000 seats within the arena will remain empty during tapings, the show’s lively indoor festivities will extend outdoors to TV’s first-ever, interactive drive-in audience. Spectators will cheer for their favorite competitors in real time during a socially-distanced tailgate party just outside the venue which follows Macon-Bibb County Commission’s Covid-safety mandates.
“Go-Big Show celebrates unique, untraditional and unforgettable American talent,” said Corie Henson, EVP and head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT and truTV. “Each contestant brings tremendous heart and swagger, which also perfectly describes Bert and our judges, a dream team of larger-than-life talent.”
“We are going bigger and bolder with our unscripted line-up at TBS to provide more of the content that viewers love from our platform,” said Brett Weitz, General Manager, TNT, TBS and truTV. “Go-Big Show not only delivers on this promise with a thrilling new take on talent competition, but it’s also another example of our innovative spirit as we continue to create brand-defining, must-watch television.”
Debuting on TBS in 2021, Go-Big Show is produced by Propagate and Matador Content, a Boatrocker Company. The series is executive produced by Todd Lubin and Jay Peterson of Matador Content; Howard T. Owens, Ben Silverman, and Greg Lipstone of Propagate Content; showrunner Conrad Green; Bert Kreischer, Snoop Dogg and Ted Chung for Snoopadelic Films.
About the Celebrity Judges
Snoop Dogg is an award-winning entertainment icon and philanthropist at the forefront of popular culture. Since 1993, he has released 17 studio albums, sold over 35 million albums worldwide, reached No. 1 on Billboard charts, and earned nearly 20 GRAMMY® nominations. Snoop has appeared in numerous films such as Dolemite Is My Name, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, The Addams Family, Beach Bum, Starsky & Hutch and the Oscar®-winning drama Training Day, among others. He has also produced several films including VICE's Reincarnated, Mac & Dean Go to High School and Hood Of Horror through his production company Snoopadelic Films. He made his mark in television when he garnered an Emmy® nomination as executive producer for the hit VH1 show Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner. Snoop was also the executive producer of the acclaimed Netflix show Coach Snoop, GGN: Double G News, MTV’s Mary + Jane and the TNT game show Joker’s Wild, which he also hosted.
Rosario Dawson, actress and activist, has starred in a range of films including Unforgettable, Top Five, Trance, Unstoppable, Rent, The 25th Hour, Men in Black II, Kids and the Sin City franchise. She is the voice of “Barbara Gordon” / “Batgirl” in The Lego Batman Movie and voices “Wonder Woman” in several DC Animated films. For her performance in Seven Pounds, Dawson won “Best Actress in a Motion Picture Award” at the 2009 NAACP Image Awards. On the small screen, Dawson starred as “Claire Temple” in the Netflix series Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and The Defenders. She also recurred on CW's Jane the Virgin. Next, she stars in HBO Max’s pilot DMZ, directed by Ava Duvernay.
Jennifer Nettles is a superstar entertainer on multiple platforms who most recently portrayed “Aimee-Leigh Gemstone” on HBO’s hit series The Righteous Gemstones and delivered a powerful and provocative performance in Focus Features’ Harriet Tubman biopic. In 2019, Jennifer released an EP titled “I Can Do Hard Things.” Previously, she released two solo albums titled “Playing with Fire” and “To Celebrate Christmas,” as well as a Sugarland album named “Bigger.” Sugarland’s song “Stay” was a platinum No. 1 hit which earned two GRAMMY® Awards for “Best Country Song” and “Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group,” and Jennifer earned another GRAMMY for her collaboration with Bon Jovi on "Who Says You Can't Go Home." Her other achievements in music include five ASCAP awards, three ACM Awards, a CMA Award, the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality Award and the Artist Impact Award from Lincoln Center. Jennifer made her Broadway debut in 2015 as “Roxy Hart” in the Tony® Award-winning, record-breaking musical Chicagoand starred as “Donna” in the Hollywood Bowl’s summer production of Mamma Mia!.
“The American Nightmare” Cody is an in-ring talent for All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where he also serves as an Executive Vice President for the organization. In 2018, after more than 13 years of successfully earning wrestling titles from around the world, Cody and The Young Bucks staged the famous All In event in Chicago, selling out over 10,000 seats in less than 30 minutes – an industry-defining moment that helped pave the path for the creation of AEW in January 2019. As the son of legendary professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes, and brother to Dustin Rhodes, Cody has been at the epicenter of wrestling royalty since birth. Also an actor, he played the recurring villain Derek Sampson in the fifth and seventh seasons of The CW’s Arrow. Cody can be seen on Wednesday nights at 8pm on AEW Dynamite on TNT and was the inaugural TNT Champion.
About the Host
Bert Kreischer is one of the top names in comedy who continues on his sold-out Hot Summer Nights Tour as the first comedian to tour drive-in movie theaters around the nation. His brand new standup special Hey Big Boy, as well as his popular earlier shows Secret Time and The Machine, are currently streaming globally on Netflix. Lauded as one of the best storytellers of his generation, he seamlessly and sincerely shares anecdotes about his family and fatherhood while showing his ability to prove “that there’s a way to take his [party-boy] antics into middle-age” (Forbes). Recently, Bert’s infamous story about robbing a train with the Russian Mafia was optioned for theatrical rights by Legendary Entertainment, the production company behind The Hangover franchise.
TBS, a WarnerMedia brand, is a top-rated destination for television among young adults and known for escapist, lean-back entertainment, featuring smart, imaginative stories with heart and comedic edge. From scripted comedy series to late-night shows, game shows, and animated programming, TBS’ Originals slate is comprised of some of the most popular shows on cable — Miracle Workers, CONAN, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Last O.G. and American Dad! as well as the upcoming comedy Chad. The network’s slate of premium unscripted series includes the popular game show The Misery Index, reality series The Lost Resort, and the forthcoming revival of the beloved competition series Wipeout. TBS’ lineup also includes comedy hits like Family Guy and The Big Bang Theory, classic sitcom favorites Friends and Seinfeld, blockbuster movies, and live event coverage of Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, WarnerMedia's eSports gaming competition. Viewers can watch shows on the TBS app, available for iOS, Android, Xbox One and other platforms and devices. Website: www.tbs.com
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others, as well as Xandr’s suite of advanced advertising solutions designed to help to improve advertising for brands, publishers, and consumers.
About Propagate Content
Founded by Ben Silverman and Howard Owens, who pioneered the global format business in the late 1990s, Propagate has offices in Los Angeles, New York and Paris. Its recent credits include the “Hillary” documentary that premiered at Sundance and Berlin and now streams on Hulu as well as the unscripted “November 13: Attack on Paris” “Haunted” and "Prank Encounters" for Netflix, “In Search Of” and “Kings of Pain” for the History Channel and the upcoming Notre Dame Documentary for ABC, and the scripted "Blood and Treasure" and "Broke" for CBS, “Charmed” for The CW and “Emma” and “Wireless” for Quibi. Propagate’s expanding portfolio of companies includes Electus (“You vs. Wild”, “Running Wild With Bear Grylls,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Fashion Star”), Big Breakfast (“Adam Ruins Everything”, “Hot Date”), Notional (“Chopped” franchise), and talent management firms Artists First, Authentic Talent &
Literary Management and Select Management. Silverman and Owens previously founded Reveille, producing hits including “The Office,” “The Tudors,” “Ugly Betty” and “MasterChef.” Silverman went on to serve as Co-Chairman of NBC Network and Studio and form Electus. Owens served as President of National Geographic Channels Worldwide.
About Matador Content, a Boatrocker Company
Matador Content is a full-service content studio based in New York City and Los Angeles. The company has produced over forty five series for television as well as sports and feature documentaries, live event specials, and digital programs across multiple networks. In addition to the Emmy nominated global phenomenon Lip Sync Battle, Matador’s output has shown an impressive range across all platforms and genres – specifically in the scripted space with the Emmy Award winning original series The Who Was? Show (Netflix) and the HULU series What Would Diplo Do?; as well as the documentary space with the Emmy nominated Banksy Does New York (HBO), The Billie Eilish Documentary (Apple+), Season 2 of Dear… (Apple+), the Peabody Award nominated The Rape of Recy Taylor (The Orchard), and the GLADD Award nominated Wig (HBO). Matador has just wrapped production on the Disney Channel’s Fam Jam as well as starting production on Peacock’s The Kid’s Tonight Show with producing partner Jimmy Fallon and his Electric Hot Dog studio.