ABC Announced The Cast For ‘Splash,’ The OTHER Celebrity High Diving Show

Back in October I informed you that there were two (2) reality television programs in development — at major networks, mind you — about celebrities competing in high diving competitions. Fox aired their version earlier this month, and it was amazing, leading me to write a breathless recap of all the belly-flopping/pencil-diving goings-on. In doing so, I have (probably) become the Internet’s leading authority on stupid reality shows where C- and D-list celebrities compete in semi-dangerous competitions involving Olympic events. I am very proud.

Anyway, given my newly acquired status and expertise in this field, I feel it is my duty to inform you that ABC has announced the cast for their version, which is called Splash, and airs on Tuesday, March 19.

Formerly named Celebrity Diving, the series will feature 10 celebrities doing their best not to belly-flop with the help of Greg Louganis. Eight of those 10 stars are Louie Anderson (comedian), Drake Bell (Drake & Josh), Nicole Eggert (Baywatch), Keshia Knight Pulliam (The Cosby Show), Ndamukong Suh (Detroit Lions defensive tackle), Katherine Webb (Miss Alabama) and Kendra Wilkinson (Girls Next Door). [TV Guide]

Okay, a few things:

– In addition to the recap, the first celebrity diving show inspired me to draw an extremely accurate and lifelike rendering of the event. As you can see in the banner image, I have updated this work to reflect the changing conditions.

– I want to see Louie Anderson jump off a high dive more than any of you can possibly imagine.

– Do you want to know what my favorite part is about there being two (2) celebrity high diving shows? I’ll tell you. It’s that one of them will go down as “the crappy celebrity high diving show.” That is a hilarious concept to me.


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