Monday, February 11, 2008
Move over American Idol and make room for Rockstar Curling, a reality television show that may indeed have a rock-star connection.Umm okay? I never thought that Curling and Rock music were of the same vein, but I guess I could be wrong. And Jon Bon Jovi on a reality show??? That would be a hell of a pull.
NBC confirmed yesterday it has an exclusive option to air a 10-episode sports reality show that will give the winners a shot at competing in the U.S. championships and even going to the 2010 Olympics.
And one aspect that would make this a draw to the button for NBC is a plan to land closet curlers Bruce Springsteen or Jon Bon Jovi as part of the show, assuming the rockers aren't worried what being connected to a sport with brooms might do to their images.
"This show is all about the opportunity to expose American viewers to curling," said Colin Campbell, Canadian president of mktpartners and one of the creators of the show. "We feel there might be some great athletes out there who might develop into good curlers given the chance."
Rock stars courted for curling reality show (TheStar.com)