ABC BEGINS CASTING FOR "STEVE HARVEY'S FUNDERDOME," AN ENTREPRENEURIAL BUSINESS COMPETITION SERIES FROM MGM TELEVISION'S MARK BURNETT
"Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME" will be a seed-funding competition reality series where two budding entrepreneurs will go head-to-head to win over a live studio audience to fund their ideas, products or companies.
Casting is now underway and the series will begin shooting in Los Angeles in October for ABC.
In each of the 13 episodes, the audience will represent the "customer" and, as the customer is always right, they will be voting to determine the winner. But, in each round, following the pitches and before Steve Harvey reveals the results of the crowds majority vote, the entrepreneurs will face a major dilemma: one of the entrepreneurs is allowed to cash out and walk away for a lesser amount. But if an entrepreneur cashes out, they forgo the opportunity to win the whole cash prize for that round - a good move if they lost the crowd vote, but a bad move if they would have won it.
Steve Harvey will host, infusing humor, passion and support for the American Dream.
The series will be produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM.
For those interested in applying to be on the show, please go to http://abc.go.com/steve-harveys-funderdome-casting.
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