ABC Announces "Superstars" For "The Superstars"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A month ago, the news dropped that ABC was bringing back its 70s and 80s show "The Superstars". Well today they released the supposed "superstars" that would be competing in the show, and there's some interesting names on the list. Including T.O., Robert Horry and the return of Rock and Jock stud, Dan Cortese! Via Sports Business Daily....

ABC announced the cast of eight athletes who will star in "The Superstars," scheduled to premiere on the network June 23. They are former tennis player Jennifer Capriati, WPS FC Gold Pride F Brandi Chastain, former NBAer Robert Horry, former MLBer Jeff Kent, freestyle skier Kristi Leskinen, WNBA Sparks F Lisa Leslie, U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller and Bills WR Terrell Owens. They will be paired with eight celebrities: actor David Charvet (Capriati), "Dancing With The Stars" performer Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Leskinen), actor Dan Cortese (Leslie), "Extreme Makeover" star Paige Hemmis (Miller), singer Julio Iglesias Jr. (Chastain) and actresses Joanna Krupa (Owens), Ali Landry (Kent) and Estella Warren (Horry). The eight teams "will compete weekly in events including swimming, biking, running and kayaking." The six-week show, which will be taped at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, will see one team "eliminated each week, leading up the finals." The show is a remake of the classic series that debuted in the mid '70s.
Man, I'm not normally into cheesy reality shows, but this looks like it has potential. Throw in some good athletes, a few attractive females and you've got yourself a winner.

Baby, You're A Star (Sports Business Daily - $)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 2:07 PM


Ali Landry is paired with Jeff Kent?

She better not get on the back of the motorcycle with him.

49er16 said...
Apr 21, 2009, 2:12:00 PM  

So they have taken any serious competition out of it in the name of bullshit cross promotion.

hollywood wags said...
Apr 21, 2009, 2:50:00 PM  

This does answer the age-old question...yes, Dan Cortese is still alive.

GMoney said...
Apr 21, 2009, 4:14:00 PM  

Like all celebrity sports competitons...needs more Bill Bellamy.

Andrew said...
Apr 21, 2009, 4:36:00 PM  

They should have called it "Women's Sports Stars, B-Lists Actors and Guys Everyone Hates (Other than Horry)" but I guess that's too long.

Bazooka Jones said...
Apr 21, 2009, 5:03:00 PM  

Wouldn't it have made more sense to resurrect the Battle of the Network Stars, but just limit it to ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2?

Brian said...
Apr 22, 2009, 1:19:00 PM  
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