or


[04/23/08 - 09:24 AM]
NBC's "Celebrity Circus" Hits the High Wire with All-Star Cast to Compete in Death Defying Circus Acts Hosted by Joey Fatone to Premiere on Wednesday, June 11 (9:30-11 P.M. Et)
Antonio Sabato Jr., Blu Cantrell, Christopher Knight, Janet Evans, Jason "Wee Man" Acuna and Rachel Hunter are named the show's participants.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC'S "CELEBRITY CIRCUS" HITS THE HIGH WIRE WITH ALL-STAR CAST TO COMPETE IN DEATH DEFYING CIRCUS ACTS HOSTED BY JOEY FATONE TO PREMIERE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11 (9:30-11 P.M. ET)

Antonio Sabato Jr., Blu Cantrell, Christopher Knight, Janet Evans, Jason "Wee Man" Acuna and Rachel Hunter Put Their Lives on the Line in Daredevil Circus Acts Before a Live Studio Audience

BURBANK, Calif. - April 23, 2008 - NBC's daring new series "Celebrity Circus" features six celebrities who will perform some of the most death-defying circus acts ever seen on television. Antonio Sabato Jr., Blu Cantrell, Christopher Knight, Janet Evans, Jason "Wee Man" Acuna and Rachel Hunter will attempt breathtaking stunts in a head-to-head competition in front of a live studio audience. Each week viewers at home will cast their votes for the best acts and determine which of the celebrities is going home. Hosted by former *NSYNC member and Emmy Red Carpet host Joey Fatone, "Celebrity Circus" brings the incredible world of the Big Top into America's living rooms in a special 90 minute premiere on Wednesday, June 11 at 9:30 P.M. ET.

With stunning visuals, dramatic stories, and breathtaking stunts, "Celebrity Circus" will follow the entire journey from the star's first terrifying climb up the high wire ladder to the last nerve-wracking rehearsal. Guided by top experts in specialties like High Wire, Fire Dancing, Hand Balancing, Flying Trapeze, Chinese Poles, Aerial Silks, and the Wheel of Death, the stars will have eight weeks to train and perfect their acts. Then, in a stunning and magical circus environment, they will showcase their amazing skills for America. To perform at their best, they will have to go beyond anything they have done before, pushing their bodies and minds to the limits. The stars will be joined on stage by the experts who trained them to create rich, multi-dimensional acts. After each performance the competitors will face our judges, experts from the cirque world, who will be candidly honest in their assessment of each act.

ABOUT THE CELEBRITY CONTESTANTS

Antonio Sabato Jr. is best known for his roles on various television shows including "General Hospital" and "Melrose Place." He was also seen opposite Mark Wahlberg in the feature film "The Big Hit." Sabato Jr. was a part of the most successful Calvin Klein underwear campaign in the company's history.

Blu Cantrell is a Grammy and AMA nominated R&B soul singer. Cantrell's debut album "So Blu" was released in 2001 and eventually went platinum. The album featured the hit single "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oopps!)" and peaked at the #2 spot on the US Billboard top 100 singles chart.

Christopher Knight is best known for his role as Peter Brady on the classic television show "The Brady Bunch." In addition to acting, Knight has also had a very successful career in marketing and technology companies often doubling their bottom lines.

Janet Evans is one of the most well known Olympic athletes in recent history. In 1988 she won three individual gold medals at the Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea. Evans also won individual gold and silver medals at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.

Jason "Wee Man" Acuna is an accomplished television host and actor. Best known for his starring role in "Jackass," Acuna continues to shock his audiences with his outrageous and comedic stunts. He is also a professional skateboarder.

Rachel Hunter is a supermodel and actress. Hunter began her modeling career at the age of 17 and rose to the top as a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model in the late 80's and early 90's.

Celebrity Circus is produced by Endemol USA, the Emmy Award-winning company behind "Deal or No Deal," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Big Brother," and "Fear Factor." David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. Matt Kunitz ("Fear Factor") is the executive producer and Rick Ringbakk ("The Amazing Race") serves as co-executive producer.





  [april 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· BIG BROTHER (CBS)
· CELEBRITY CIRCUS (NBC)
· DEAL OR NO DEAL (NBC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· JACKASS (MTV)









[04/24/14 - 08:07 PM]
Seth Meyers Named Host of "66th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards"
Award-winning director and producer Don Mischer will serve as executive producer, producing with Mischer will be Charlie Haykel and Julianne Hare.

[04/24/14 - 03:30 PM]
BET Networks Announces New Programming and Partnerships at Annual Upfront Presentation
Returning series include "Being Mary Jane," "The Game" and "Real Husbands of Hollywood."

[04/24/14 - 03:25 PM]
Starz Original Drama "Flesh and Bone" Starts Production
Get your first look at the eight-episode series, which follows a young ballet dancer with a distinctly troubled past, as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York.

[04/24/14 - 03:00 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Modern Family" Reclaims Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
Plus: numbers for Discovery's "Marooned," Comedy Central's "TripTank" and VH1's "The Fabulous Life of..."

[04/24/14 - 02:48 PM]
Discovery Channel to Air "Everest Avalanche Tragedy" on Sunday, May 4
The 90-minute special will include unprecedented access and eyewitness accounts from the rescue and recovery efforts that took place after the avalanche struck the Khumbu Icefall.

[04/24/14 - 02:00 PM]
MTV Announces Summer Schedule at 2014 Upfront Today Including: New Series, Returning Hits and New Music Documentary
Returning series include "Teen Wolf," "Ridiculousness," "Snooki & JWOWW," "Real World" and "Girl Code."

[04/24/14 - 12:51 PM]
"Rebel Road" Premieres on Discovery Channel Monday, April 28th at 10PM
The one-hour special follows a subculture of car mechanics who are building mind-blowing vehicles that look like something out of another place and time.

[04/24/14 - 12:32 PM]
ESPN Commentators for the 2014 NFL Draft
Round 1 will feature host Chris Berman joined by analysts Jon Gruden, Mel Kiper Jr. and Ray Lewis, who will make his NFL Draft debut.

[04/24/14 - 11:46 AM]
The Final Season of "The Killing" Premieres Only on Netflix
Linden and Holder return for one final season exclusively on Netflix in all territories, August 1.

[04/24/14 - 11:35 AM]
"Food Network Star" Returns for Tenth Season with New Cast of Contenders and More Intense Culinary Challenges
The show's 10th season premieres Sunday, June 1 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[04/24/14 - 11:34 AM]
USA Network Fans to Vote on Favorite Character-Driven "Suits" Episodes Ahead of Socially-Charged "Suits After Hours" Marathon on Friday, June 6
Said stunt is timed to premiere the show's fourth season launch on Wednesday, June 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/24/14 - 11:31 AM]
E! Special Compares the Latest in Celebrity Fashion and Beauty When "Who Wore It Better?" Premieres Wednesday, April 30th at 8:00 PM ET/PT Only on E!
Catt Sadler and George Kotsiopoulos host the half-hour special.

[04/24/14 - 11:28 AM]
Video: New Trailer for TBS's "CeeLo Green's The Good Life"
The newcomer launches Monday, June 23 at 10:30/9:30c on the network.

[04/24/14 - 11:20 AM]
Myles Turner, No. 2 Basketball Recruit, to Announce College Selection on ESPNU
Recruiting director Paul Biancardi, recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton and host Matt Schick will anchor the telecast.

[04/24/14 - 10:42 AM]
Video: TNT's "The Last Ship" - New Extended Trailer
The new drama, from executive producer Michael Bay, premieres Sunday, June 22 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.