I know a lot of you were too busy to over the holidays to keep up on all of the celebrity diving news, so I’m here to get you back up to speed.
A few months ago ABC green lit a show called CELEBRITY DIVING and set an air date in March 2013. It’s a rip-off of a dutch show called Celebrity Splash. If you need to see a clip of that show, here you go.
But here is where the story gets fun. FOX, having heard ABC’s announcement and not wanting to be outdone, orders a show called STARS IN DANGER. FOX then sets a premier date in January, 2 full months ahead of ABC. Apparently FOX is still a little miffed that all the other networks have copied their AMERICAN IDOL, which has seen dramatic ratings decreases over the last few seasons and wanted to stick it to ABC a little bit.
FOX didn’t have time to make a series out of this so it will be a “special” 2 hour show where the contestants compete against each other and get down to 2 finalists, who then dive against each other. I know, exciting right. Anyway, according to Huffington Post, here is the list of “stars” set to compete:
- “Jersey Shore” star JWoww
- Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton (she lost one arm to a shark attack)
- “Baywatch” and Lifetime movie veteran Alexandra Paul
- “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kim Richards
- “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards
- David Chokachi of “Baywatch” and “Witchblade” fame
- Former NFL player Terrell Owens
- Antonio Sabato Jr.
So that’s the state of reality shows today? Networks are fighting each other over which one can get a diving show on the air first? There had to be something better to make celebrities look stupid than diving.
Just some thoughts:
- Celebrity Math: each week stars compete against each other to attempt to solve complicated 3rd grade math problems.
- Dirty Celebrity Jobs: have a bunch of celebrities follow Mike Rowe around every week and make them perform some of the jobs on that show.
- Raise A Child Without A Nanny: This would be a fun show to get someone like Megan Fox to appear. Follow around celebrities trying to raise kids without a nanny, night nurse, and personal assistant. Might need to get FCC approval as it would probably lead to child neglect and abuse.
As always, we welcome your suggestions. Any good ones I will immediately remove your name and submit it as my own to the network.