Much like the U.S. soccer team in the Confederations Cup, Terrell Owens and Joanna Krupa faced certain elimination in ABC’s
time-wasting action-packed series “The Superstars,” only to come back in semi-triumph. Yes, America’s favorite couple are still alive, as you surely know from watching last night. What do you mean you read a book instead? This isn’t Russia! (It isn’t Russia, is it?).
The Dysfunctional Duo made us all chortle last week during the show’s debut, when Owens had a little trouble with the obstacle course and caused his team to be the first one eliminated. Krupa, not amused by T.O.’s clumsiness, went all Kate Gosselin on him, to everyone’s horror/amusement (pick one). Krupa talked about her meltdown recently on ESPN’s “First Take” with Dana Jacobson, video below. Read more…
Remember the 1980s pre-reality era must-see show “Superstars”? You know, the one that pitted celebrities against each other in athletic events that were way over their head, after being half-coached, half-prodded and laughed at by professional athletes turned teammates? Well, thanks to a wildly successful British revival of the program last year, ABC has jumped on board to roll out six new episodes this summer, according to VARIETY.
(Oh Superstars, how we’ve missed you.)
The best part about the new ABC run is its plan to stick to the shows original premise, pitting the celebrities/athletes against each other, not in group-styled teams (think just about every MTV reality show).
There’s no word on which celebrities might take part, but given the current economic climate there’s real potential for terrific theater here. Usain Bolt trying to race a kayak? It could happen. Michael Phelps in a boxing ring? We might even bet on him (after all, he’ll do anything for the cash). Hell, former champions include Bode Miller, Jason Sehorn and Herschel Walker, so you’re probably a lot safer picking a football player, but there’s always a decent shot at an upset when no one knows what the hell they’re doing.