CBS is completely reworking the upcoming series The Activist after the original model for the competition show received a wave of intense backlash.
“The Activist was designed to show a wide audience the passion, long hours, and ingenuity that activists put into changing the world, hopefully inspiring others to do the same,” read the Wednesday statement, first reported by Variety. “However, it has become apparent the format of the show as announced distracts from the vital work these incredible activists do in their communities every day. The push for global change is not a competition and requires a global effort.”
The series, originally set to premiere on Oct. 22,