Mark Burnett & Former Head Of American Idol Team Up For New 500 Questions Game Show On ABC

Mark Burnett is back with another new show.

The brains behind Survivor and The Voice is launching a new game show called 500 Questions which has already secured a direct-to-series order from ABC.

Burnett will team up with Mike Darnell, the former FOX head of alternative programming who now serves as president of unscripted and alternative TV at Warner Bros.

ABC says the special event series is 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.”

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