Mark Burnett

Steve Harvey to host business reality TV show

Steve Harvey to host business reality TV show

Forget about survival or singing. A new network reality TV show was announced Tuesday featuring the ultimate cutthroat competition — entrepreneurs vying for seed funding.

Hosted by Steve Harvey and produced by Mark Burnett, the as-yet-untitled series is slated for 13 episodes on ABC this year, with a name and an airdate to come.

The business reality show will feature rival entrepreneurs pitching their ideas head-to-head in front of a live studio audience, which will vote to decide who receives funding. Harvey will serve as the "funder of dreams," providing his own business acumen and comedic timing as host. Harvey's money, however, will stay in his pocket,...