Burnett, Harvey in business for ABC

Unscripted industry figures Mark Burnett and Steve Harvey are coming together to create a seed funding-focused business series for US broadcast network ABC.

Mark Burnett 2015The series, currently unnamed, will go to air this season. It will see rival entrepreneurs pitch their ideas in front of a live studio audience, which will then vote for the winner. Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) will host as a ‘funder of dreams’.

Burnett and ABC have previously worked up Shark Tank, Beyond the Tank and 500 Questions.

“My dream has been to work with Steve, and this is the perfect project for us to do together,” said executive producer Burnett (octured). “He is an amazing talent and has an enormous heart for entrepreneurs, some of whom will get their business jump-started because of him.”

Burnett’s MGM Television will produce and distribute internationally.