NBC leave the island.
Broadcast Network Canceled Million Dollar Islanda big-budget reality competition series ahead of production.
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The series, which was announcement in March, was supposed to be in the casting phase before being shelved. It joins sidelined series such as Turner Networks The Big D, which was retired by Warner Bros. Discovery a few weeks before its premiere.
It is understood that one of the factors behind the decision was the show’s budget. Million Dollar Island is a Survivorcompetition format that will see 100 participants compete over 50 days for the chance to win $1 million.
It follows the news that the unscripted chief of NBCUniversal Jenny Groom leaves the broadcaster amid a reshuffle of his alternate squad which is expected to see former Corie Henson, executive of Turner Networks, replaces her.
Based on a Dutch format produced by John De Mol’s Talpa, the American version was produced by The voice creator’s company and Lambert Workshopthe British production giant behind series such as The circle and Undercover boss.
We learn that Studio Lambert and Talpa are currently buying the series from other broadcasters.
The competition would have seen 100 contestants form friendships and forge alliances as they plot to stay on a remote desert island for up to 50 days and compete to win their share of the ultimate $1 million prize. Upon arrival, each contestant was to receive a wristband worth $10,000. While on the island, contestants earn and lose bracelets through various challenges, but when a player leaves the island, they must choose who will receive their share of the money.
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