News team, assemble! But hold the weatherman. TBS announced on Thursday Funny Or Die Presents America’s Next Weatherman on Thursday, a late-night competition show to find an up-and-coming meteorological star.
“Funny Or Die Presents America’s Next Weatherman takes everything we know—or think we know—about weathercasters and then uses it to put 12 competitors through the wringer for a chance at the big time,” said TNT and TBS executive David Eilenberg. “The results are really something. This series is a fresh and extremely funny addition to TBS’s late-night lineup. We’re especially excited that it extends our relationships with both Funny Or Die and Mark Burnett.”
The show will have tried-and-true reality tropes, like voting and physical challenges, twisted by Funny Or Die’s comedic aesthetic. Matt Oberg (The Comedians) will host the show, while established weather icons Johnny Mountain (KABC, KCBS) and Jillian Barberie (Good Day L.A.) will judge. The winner cashes in $100,000 and a role on CNN’s upcoming morning program, New Day. The 12 contestants come from all over the country and range from 23 to 42 years old, with some holding real broadcasting and weather news experience.
Burnett, Dean Houser, and Funny Or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell will executive produce. The show will have eight one-hour episodes and is set to debut Aug. 8 at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS.