There have been great dynamic duos throughout sports. From Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig with the New York Yankees to Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal with the Los Angeles Lakers, iconic teammates always seem to make the best of their situations.
What’s going to happen when famed Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and 14-time NBA All-Star LeBron James team up to create a brand new game show on CBS titled ‘Million Dollar Mile?’ Potentially the next big television hit.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will be produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter from SpringHill Entertainment, alongside Big Brother executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan. CBS tabbed L.A. Chargers radio announcer Matt “Money” Smith and ESPN College GameDay’s Maria Taylor as commentators, and then added Tebow to complete the broadcast team as the show’s host.
‘Million Dollar Mile’ will feature a 10-episode competition series where contestants must conquer a mile-long obstacle course that CBS calls “the most challenging ever designed.” In their way will be a slew of elite athletes doing everything they can to stop them — Picture an endurance-race mixed with American Gladiators, where the winner takes home $1 million.
Anytime you throw together a team like this, especially with a charismatic personality like Tebow front and center, the show will be a must-watch. Tebow still won’t be giving up his chase to play Major League Baseball as a member of the New York Mets, and his joy for competition and relatable personality will be a welcome treat for fans.
“Watching good people compete at their highest ability is always inspirational to me,” Tebow said. “Million Dollar Mile is a show that does just that ? it motivates, thrills and is aspirational. I’m excited to be hosting this show.”
LeBron James’ move to the Los Angeles Lakers has illuminated his career as producer. He’s contributing to hit shows like The Shop on HBO, and of course the upcoming movie sensation Space Jam 2, and this step into cable television brings another barrier for him to break down.
What do you get when a former NFL quarterback-turned MLB player crosses paths with an NBA legend? Television magic, everyone, and I’m all for it.