Richard Branson will star in FOX series.

Richard Branson will star in FOX series.
Billionaire reality TV series are clearly the next big thing as networks race to copy The Apprentice. Following ABC’s plans to produce a show with Mark Cuban, FOX is creating a series with Virgin’s Richard Branson. Richard’s Big Adventure “will follow Branson and the contestants on a six-week global tour.” Reuters reports that Branson “will impart his wisdom and test the youngsters with various dilemmas. He will eliminate one of the contestants each week, leaving them on an airport tarmac as the remaining players set off on their next mission.” No word about what the winner will receive.

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