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  1. CBS Announces Series Order for The Summit, a New Action-Adventure Reality Competition Show

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    CBS announced today the new series order for The Summit, an action-adventure reality competition based on the hit Australian series, hosted by actor and New Zealander Manu Bennett.

    The Summit encompasses everything our viewers love in a reality show – everyday people overcoming and conquering their fears, a fierce game of strategy and an intense physical and emotional competition,” said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment. “Set against a breathtaking mountain backdrop, this is a high-stakes, adrenaline-filled game with thrilling twists and turns that make for riveting and inspiring television.”

    “We are so excited to embark on this exhilarating adventure with our partners at CBS on a proven format that has captivated audiences internationally,” said Sharon Levy, CEO of Endemol Shine North America. “We can’t wait for viewers to come along on this epic quest with an incredible group of contestants as they learn how far they’re willing to go and what they’re willing to do to reach The Summit.”

    “I’m an avid mountain climber, but the reason I’m passionate about this series has little to do with climbing,” said Kevin Lee, executive producer of The Summit. “It’s the human drama and emotion that arise when ordinary people are pushed to their limits by intense game play that makes this series so compelling.”

    Sixteen strangers will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the treacherous New Zealand Alps in an attempt to reach the peak of a distant, towering mountain. With their backpacks containing an equal share of $1 million, the group must traverse an exhausting distance in just 14 days in order to win the cash they are carrying. But not everyone will make it, as these strangers must work together to tackle the dangerous terrain, unforgiving Antarctic winds, heart-pounding challenges and gut-wrenching eliminations on their way to the peak. Tracking them along this journey is the “Mountain’s Keeper” who will surprise the trekkers with brutal twists and force decisions that complicate an already grueling ascent. Morals and relationships will be tested when they must decide what to do if someone falls behind, because if the group fails to reach The Summit in time, all the prize money will be lost.

    Additional details including cast and the airdate will be announced in the future.

    The Summit is produced by Endemol Shine North America. Kevin Lee, Tina Nicotera and Endemol Shine North America’s Sharon Levy and DJ Nurre are executive producers. The series is based on a format by Endemol Shine Australia and Nine.

  2. Get Ready for The Rush

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    Welcome to Rush, the 9Network’s new travel adventure series following twelve everyday Aussies embarking on an adventure of a lifetime to some of the most exhilarating places on the planet.

    Dropped into the heart of some of the most pulsating cultural festivals, huge events and exotic locations in Brazil, Turkey, Jordan, India, Thailand, Ireland, France, Kenya and South Africa, deprived of all senses they must work together to complete the mission and reach the Escape Zone.

    Host David Genat will issue missions that will immerse them deep into each country’s culture, pushing them out of their comfort zones and giving them the most authentic and mind blowing experiences they could ever imagine. The last team to get to the Escape Zone is forced to eliminate one member of their team. At the end of the global adventure one individual will emerge and scoop up a life-changing prize.

    David Genat said: “I’ve done some adventurous things in my time, but nothing to top this. Rush is going to blow people away. It’s unlike anything we’ve seen before, and having the opportunity to host such an exciting new series is a huge thrill.

    “We’re going to be in the middle of the world’s biggest events and festivals and these players are in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Strap in – it’s going to be a wild ride.”

    Endemol Shine Chief Executive Officer, Peter Newman, said:Rush is a blockbuster adventure series that captures the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of travel on a mind-blowing scale never attempted on Australian television. This exhilarating, immersive and authentic take on the travel genre will be a spectacular and unpredictable romp around the world that’s guaranteed to entertain audiences and also awaken the travel bug in all of us!”

    Nine’s Director of Television, Michael Healy, said: “When Nine and ESA collaborate the world takes notice. Hot on the heels of The Summit we are proud to announce Rush, our unique and authentic take on travel and adventure. Delivered on a global scale across four continents and the Middle East, Australian audiences will be on the edge of their seats from the very beginning”.

    Rush is an original concept developed by Endemol Shine Australia (a Banijay Company) and NINE and will be represented internationally by Banijay.