Burnett To Come
Key To The Future
After being pilloried in the media for Expecting, Burnett attempts to rehabilitate his image with Key to the Future, an action game show that combines Burnett's EcoChallenge experience with inspiration drawn from Children Of Men. Under the watchful eye of host Michael Caine, contestants must race through a hair-raising obstacle course designed to resemble a bombed-out refugee camp. They must avoid or defeat actors playing violent refugees, soldiers, and corrupt guards in order to reach safety. The twist is that each racer will also be responsible for a young woman who is eight and a half months pregnant. But what if the mother goes into labor during the run? Well, racers who successfully deliver a healthy child receive a substantial time bonus that could more than make up for the delay. This potentially raises the strategic stakes beyond what happens on Survivor. Outplay...outwit...induce?
Seven young people between the ages of eleven and eighteen will meet at London's King's Cross Station and board a train that will take them to a huge castle in the North of England. For the next two months, this will be their home: Magic School. Join our young witches and wizards as they learn the tricks of the magic trade from guest "professors" like David Copperfield, Lance Burton, and Penn & Teller. Each week, one student will be chosen to descend deep below the castle to face a terrifying foe: professional skeptic James (the Amazing) Randi. A private performance will determine whether they are to be expelled, and those who fool Randi get to return to class. In the end, Magic School will have only one graduate, whose prize will be a coin purse filled with lint. All he or she has to do is figure out how to turn it into one million dollars.
Live To Ride, Ride To Live
What frustrated, middle-aged wage slave hasn't dreamed about a life of freedom on the open road? Almost none, as the otherwise inexplicable success of Wild Hogs demonstrates. Now Mark Burnett offers one lucky would-be biker the chance to live the dream. Starting from a Honda dealership in Encino, twenty amateur motorcyclists will embark on the road rally of their lives, following clues along a route that will lead them from roadhouse to sanitized-for-TV roadhouse as it crisscrosses the nation. At every stop, host Peter Fonda will kick over the bike of the last person to arrive and send him or her back home at the wheel of a school bus whose windows don't open. But it's all worth it for the chance to become a real-life easy rider, along with everything the winner needs to make it happen. At the finish line in Sturgis, South Dakota, Fonda will present the winner with one million dollars, a full set of leathers and helmet emblazoned with the L2R/R2L logo, a brand-new Honda, a lifetime's supply of hemorrhoid cream, and a divorce attorney on retainer.