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Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles, James Corden and Faith Hill To Star in 'The World's Best'

RuPaul Charles, Faith Hill, James Corden and Drew  Barrymore
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Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and Faith Hill will serve as judges on new reality competition series "The World's Best."  James Corden will serve as the show's host and executive producer. 

The CBS show is a new global talent competition series from Mike Darnell ("American Idol" and "Ellen's Game of Games") and Mark Burnett ("Survivor", "The Voice"). The 10-episode series will premiere in 2019 on CBS.

"The World's Best" is a first-of-its-kind global talent competition that features acts from every genre imaginable, from every corner of the planet. They not only have to impress the American judges, but will also need to impress the "wall of the world," featuring 50 experts from around the world and every field of entertainment to advance through the competition. Only one act will ultimately be crowned "The World's Best." 

"We feel incredibly lucky that James Corden agreed to be part of this groundbreaking global event competition," said Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television. "He's an absolute force of nature, and his versatility, passion and showmanship are unrivaled."

"The very name of the show defined the caliber of judges we sought out and ultimately got. Drew, RuPaul and Faith are incredibly accomplished superstars whose talents encompass every area of entertainment," added Darnell. "Along with James, "The World's Best" will now be the gold standard of competition shows."

"James Corden is at the top of his game, and there is no one better to host this ultimate international competition series," said Burnett, Chairman of Worldwide Television Group, MGM. "This groundbreaking series is like the Olympics of talent shows and needed the perfect talent combination. Mike and I are thrilled Drew, Faith and RuPaul are all on board. We can't wait to see the fun they have together."

"The World's Best" is produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television and MGM Television and Fulwell 73 Productions. Mike Darnell, Mark Burnett, James Corden, Ben Winston, Brooke Karzen, Dan Sacks, Alison Holloway, James Breen and Barry Poznick are executive producers.

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