CBS has order a pilot for the reality show “Thunder Road” from executive producer McG.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pilot asks contestants to navigate their way through a precarious auto-obstacle course. The trade cleverly describes it as “like an auto ‘Wipeout,'” referring to the oddly popular ABC summer offering.
The show presumably borrows its name from the 1958 car classic “Thunder Road,” which starred Robert Mitchum. Or maybe it doesn’t.
Also competing for spaces on CBS’ reality pilot docket are Mark Burnett and Jeff Probst’s “Live Like You’re Dying,” the recently ordered “Missing You” and an arranged marriage series from Magical Elves (the production company, not the actual elves).
“Thunder Road” was created by Scott Messick (“Survivor”) and Justin Hochberg (“The Apprentice”). Messick will executive produce along with McG.
In addition to features like “We Are Marshall” and the upcoming “Terminator Salvation,” McG’s TV credits include “The O.C.” and “Pussycat Dolls: Girlicious.”
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