America’s Next Weatherman, a TBS reality series produced by Mark Burnett, will premiere in August.
Mark Burnett (Funny Or Die) has signed on to be the producer of a new reality series for aspiring weathermen. America’s Next Weatherman has been granted an eight-episode competition series. Each episode following the competition will be an hour long.
Matt Oberg (The Comedians) will host the show. The premiere is August 8 at 11 p.m. In the series, 12 competitors are trying to win a job as America’s next weather caster. Judging the competition will be longtime weather personalities Johnny Mountain (KABC, KCBS) and Jillian Barberie (Good Day L.A.).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the winner of the competition will win not only $100,000, but also an appearance on CNN with a gig forecasting the weather for morning show, New Day.
David Eilenberg, senior vp of unscripted development, late night and specials for TBS and TNT commented, “Funny Or Die Presents America’s Next Weatherman takes everything we know – or think we know – about weathercasters and then uses it to put 12 competitors through the wringer for a chance at the big time. The results are really something. This series is a fresh and extremely funny addition to TBS’ late-night lineup. We’re especially excited that it extends our relationships with both Funny Or Die and Mark Burnett.”
“This will be the first time I’ve poked a little fun – actually a lot of fun – at what I am best known for. It’s a real wink to our audience as we look for the next great meteorologist. The funniest part is that it turns out that these are actually terrific weather casters”, said Burnett (Survivor, Shark Tank, The Voice).
This comedy reality show comes as the network is trying to spice up their ranks under Kevin Reilly.