LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 08: Producer Mark Burnett attends the after party at The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for The People's Choice Awards)
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Prolific TV producer Mark Burnett has a new venture. He's helping to launch an American version of the popular lucha libre wrestling league from Mexico.
Burnett said Sunday that he is becoming a partner with Lucha Libre AAA to create the American league, and it will be shown on the brand-new El Rey television network started by film director Robert Rodriguez, which is aimed at English-speaking Latino households.
Burnett is known as the behind-the-scenes visionary behind "Survivor," "The Voice" and "The Bible." He said he loves the story lines of good versus evil in lucha libre, a combination of scripted entertainment and sports action.
The new American league is expected to begin later this year.
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