Air Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:30 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#101-90) "Episode 101"
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Eight Athletes and Eight Celebrities Team Up to Compete for the Title of the Superstars Champion

"Episode 101" -- "The Superstars," based on ABC's classic "Wide World of Sports" series of the same name, will team eight professional athletes and eight celebrities at the spectacular Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas to compete for the title of Superstars Champion. The six-episode series will premiere with a special 90-minute edition, TUESDAY, JUNE 23 (8:00-9:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Editor's note: As of Tuesday, June 30, the program will air regularly from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET.

The team pairings are Terrell Owens & Joanna Krupa; Jeff Kent & Ali Landry; Robert Horry & Estella Warren; Bode Miller & Paige Hemmis; Kristi Leskinen & Maksim Chmerkovskiy; Lisa Leslie & Dan Cortese; Jennifer Capriati & David Charvet; and Brandi Chastain & Julio Iglesias, Jr.

ESPN's John Saunders will host, former NFL player and past competitor in "The Superstars" Warren Sapp will be a correspondent, while Jenn Brown will serve as field reporter.

Event highlights in "Episode 101":


Each team must complete a grueling 1.1 mile course over the Paradise Island Bridge to the Atlantis Resort. Points are only given when both teammates cross the finish line. The twist is that each team will be given only one bicycle -- how they choose to use it is up to them.


Boats flip and paddles fly when teams duke it out in a kayak relay race through the wild man-made rapids at the Atlantis.

"The Superstars" past winners include football stars Herschel Walker in 1987 and Jason Sehorn in 1998, decathlete Dave Johnson in 1993 and Olympic skier Bode Miller (who makes his return this year) in 2002.

"The Superstars" is produced by Juma Entertainment and Blue Entertainment Sports Television (BEST). Robert Horowitz, president, Juma Entertainment, Lewis Fenton, head of production, Juma Entertainment, Dennis Spencer, executive vice president, BEST and Michael Principe, managing director, BEST, are the executive producers. The series airs with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.

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