THE REMAINING FIVE CELEBRITIES DIVE WITH JUNIOR CHAMPIONS, ON ABC'S "SPLASH"
Each Celebrity Will Be Paired with a Champion Junior Diver;
One Celebrity Will Be Eliminated in a Final Dive-Off
"Episode 106" - For months, the celebrity divers have been training with legendary diver Greg Louganis, but this week the remaining five celebrities will partner and be coached by some of the sport's toughest critics, junior diving champions all between the ages of 10-12. Each celebrity and their junior partner will complete a synchronized dive, and the celebrities will be scored on their performance. The two celebrities with the lowest scores will compete in a dive-off to determine who will be sent home. Meanwhile, a hard landing in rehearsal leaves one celebrity with a black eye and pre-show nerves, on "Splash," TUESDAY, APRIL 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
"Splash" marks the first time ten celebrities will train and compete in regulation platform and springboard diving at dizzying heights in front of a weekly poolside audience. After training with professional divers and being mentored by the world's most decorated and medaled diving legend, Greg Louganis, their dives will be critiqued by two judges, London Olympic U.S. Gold medalist David Boudia and Australian Olympic athlete and USA Dive Team director Steve Foley.
"Splash" is from Eyeworks USA and is based on the breakout hit and Dutch format, "Celebrity Splash." It is executive-produced by JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic and Josh Greenberg.
About Eyeworks USA
Eyeworks USA (formerly 3 Ball Productions), run by CEOs and executive producers JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson, is one television's most prolific producers of reality and non-fiction programming, both for broadcast and cable, producing shows grounded in the ability of people to make real change and transform their lives. Eyeworks currently is producing for ABC the new diving competition series "Splash" (based on the highly successful international format "Celebrity Splash"), as well as ABC's hit series "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition," which will air its third season in 2013. Roth and Nelson are also known for producing the first 11 cycles of the award-winning franchise "The Biggest Loser" for NBC. Other hit series include "Flying Wild Alaska," in Season 3 for Discovery; "Bar Rescue," in Season 3 for Spike; "My Cat from Hell," in Season 4 for Animal Planet; and "LA Hair," in Season 2 for WE TV, with Eyeworks' new series, "Fat Girl Revenge," launching on Oxygen in 2013. Other long-running, genre-creating Eyeworks USA franchises include the worldwide hit "Beauty and the Geek" (which ran for six seasons in the U.S.), the ground-breaking "For Love or Money" (which ran for four seasons on NBC), as well as "Breaking Bonaduce," "The Pick-Up Artist" and "Scott Baio is 45 and Single" (VH1), "Hammer Time" (A&E), "Fourth and Long" (Spike), "Groomer Has It" (Animal Planet), and "Endurance," which started the company and ran for seven seasons on Discovery.
"Splash" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.