'Amazing Race' Team Unveils New 'Catch Me' Reality Show
* April 27, 2010
* By: Sharon Knolle
Jerry Bruckheimer and Bert van Munster, producers of the Emmy-winning 'Amazing Race,' have just struck a deal for a new series with ABC that's being teased as a "heart-stopping reality competition."
The new reality series is tentatively called 'Catch Me,' according to The Wrap, and promises to contain several of the action elements that made 'Amazing Race' a hit.
Producers are reportedly looking to cast teams of two in the project, with contestants who "have an adventurous streak and a poker face." They'll begin recruiting their poker-faced players in Chicago.
ABC chief Steve McPherson developed 'Race' when he ran Touchstone Television, and he has reportedly wanted to develop a new reality series with Bruckheimer and van Munster ever since.
At this point, it's not clear if 'Catch Me' has been greenlit for more than just a pilot.
Bruckheimer's list of TV credentials is an impressive one, including the 'CSI' franchise and the new 'Miami Medical.' Bruckheimer is currently working on new dramas 'Chase' for NBC and 'The Whole Truth' for ABC. Van Munster also developed 'Oprah's Big Give' and 'Profiles From the Front Line.'