"SHAQ VS SUGAR SHANE MOSLEY / SHAQ VS PENN & TELLER,"
TUESDAY, AUGUST 10 ON ABC
"Shaq VS Sugar Shane Mosley / Shaq VS Penn & Teller" - Shaquille O'Neal travels to Las Vegas, NV to challenge championship fighter Sugar Shane Mosley to a hard hitting, five-round matchup exhibition at Caesars Palace. He will also to attempt to defy illusionists and comedians Penn & Teller at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in the latest installment of "Shaq VS," a reality competition series starring the NBA superstar, Shaquille O'Neal, TUESDAY, AUGUST 10 (9:01-10:01 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Leading up to the matchup exhibition, Shaq and Mosley will hold a press conference and negotiate a handicap before stepping into the ring at the Roman Plaza, located outside of Caesars Palace. Shaq will learn boxing tips through the coaching of Hall of Fame boxing trainer Freddie Roach, while Mosley will apply techniques taught to him by Jack Mosley, who is also his trainer. You won't want to miss a beat when Shaq, who stands at a domineering 7'1", 320 pounds goes up against Mosley's svelte 5' 9", 150-pound frame for this thrilling bout.
While in Sin City, Shaq will also pay a visit to Penn & Teller to challenge the duo and negotiate terms to each of their respective magic tricks. He will convene with a trainer to get help with and practice his tricks to ensure a smooth delivery. While on stage at the Rio Hotel, he'll wow the crowd with his magical skills, as he goes up against two of the biggest entertainers in the world.
Mike Goldberg will host, while Kit Hoover will serve as co-host and sideline reporter.
The series closely follows Shaq and his adversaries throughout the rigorous training process and the pre-game hype leading up to every challenge. Each week, Shaq will compete in an athletic challenge or a non-sports competition, with some episodes featuring Shaq taking on two challengers. To level the playing field, he will negotiate a handicap with his opponent and train with a coach prior to the challenge.
"Shaq VS," which is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound, is produced for ABC by Media Rights Capital in association with Stewart Street Productions. Orly Adelson, Will Staeger, Barry Adelman, Shaquille O'Neal, Scott Messick, Trice Barto, Perry Rogers, Colin Smeeton, Mike Parris and Steve Nash serve as Executive Producers for the series. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.