[01/07/09 - 12:24 PM] ABC Announces Casting for New Series, "Superstars" The six-episode project, due this summer, is based on the network's classic series "Wide World of Sports."
[via press release from ABC]
ABC ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR NEW SERIES, "SUPERSTARS"
ABC and Juma Entertainment have begun casting for a new alternative series, "Superstars,"
a fresh take on an old favorite. The series is based on ABC's classic "Wide World of Sports" series, "The Superstars," which pitted athletes from all different sports against each other to determine the best athlete in the world. In "Superstars," eight celebrities are paired with eight professional male and female athletes to compete against each other in varying sporting events.
Each week a team will be eliminated until one team is ultimately crowned the winner. Competitors' athletic prowess will be put to the test, with events including swimming, biking, running and kayaking, in addition to other head-to-head athletic challenges.
Past "Superstars" winners include football stars Herschel Walker in 1987 and Jason Sehorn in 1998, decathlete Dave Johnson in 1993 and Olympic skier Bode Miller in 2002.
The six episode series is targeted to premiere this summer.
"Superstars" is produced by Juma Entertainment and Blue Entertainment Sports Television (BEST). Robert Horowitz, president, Juma Entertainment, and Michael Principe, managing director, BEST, are the executive producers.