Diving is not just for the Summer Olympics anymore. The sport is about to make waves in prime time, with two competing star-driven reality series coming to TV in 2013. ABC recently announced the series Celebrity Splash, based on a hit show from the Netherlands, while Fox countered with the two-hour special Stars In Danger: High Diving, based on an annual German TV event.
Diving legend Greg Louganis, who signed on to serve as a judge on Celebrity Splash, believes the shows will give diving some needed exposure outside of the Games.
Talk about a weighty vote of confidence: The second season of ABC's summer series Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition doesn't launch until June 3, but ABC has already given the show a third-season pickup (15 two-hour episodes) to air in summer 2013.
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Is it just me, or can you close your eyes and imagine these producers are 5,6 and 7 years old too? Danggit! At what point do we EVER get to leave our childhood issues in the past? And Im not removing myself from that statement. There are plenty of things I could point to in my own behavior that are left over from what I did or didnt get from my parents (especially my Dad) as a child. In intimate relationships, I am very needy and girlish
because I hate that in me, I check it whenever I recognize it by looking at the origins of it and reminding myself that I am now a grown woman and this man in front of me is NOT my Father and cannot be expected to fill in the blanks that he left. While I could go on and on about my baggage, the point here isnt a free psychotherapy session for me, but only to highlight the antics that are taking place in the interactions of these producers. They take everything waaaayyy too personally when it is not about them at all! T...
Aug 23, 2007 01:11 AM ET
- by m roush
This is the episode I had dreaded watching and reliving. When Ive followed reality-competition shows in the past (such as Project Runway and Top Chef, from the same Magical Elves production company as Americas Next Producer), I tend to hate it when everyone fails. I actually like to see the contestants produce impressive work, whether its fashion or food or even TV. The drama of failure can be memorable, but boy, is it painful to observe. And its even worse in person.The looks on our faces as we screen the late-night dating show Click (or as I retitled it: Ick!) arent made up for the camera. Its genuine horror and dismay at realizing how the team was unable to keep this project, and themselves, from crashing and burning. Despite what you may have heard about professional critics, we take no joy in watching bad TV, even if ripping it can give cathartic pleasure to author and reader alike. We want what we see to be good. I ce...