Oprah’s ABC reality show will be produced by The Amazing Race’s creators

Bert Van Munster and Elise Doganieri, the creators and co-executive producers of The Amazing Race, will produce Oprah Winfrey’s forthcoming ABC reality show The Big Give.

The show “follows a group of 10 people who will be handed money and resources — and then challenged to find dramatic and emotional ways to use the coin to help others,” and it’s “the first competition-based reality show Van Munster and Doganieri have produced since launching ‘Race’ on CBS in 2001,” Variety reports.

While “ABC and Harpo are keeping a tight lid on details surrounding the production timetable,” Variety says the eight-episode show “is expected to air sometime this year.”

Oprah gets real with ‘Race’ creators [Variety]

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