UPDATE: On February 4, ABC announced the final two cast members: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Rory “Bushy” Bushfield.
Don't Trust the B— in Apartment 23 is gone. 666 Park Avenue is gone. But Splash is here. And ABC is giving it primetime placement. This is why some viewers get upset. Just sayin'.
ABC is launching a new show called Splash (formerly Celebrity Diving) on Tuesday, March 19 from 8 to 9 p.m. That's one day after the premiere of Dancing With the Stars Season 16. There were rumors that Katherine Webb would be dancing this season, but she recently tweeted that she would not do DWTS. She didn't say, at the time, that she would be doing Splash instead.
Here's ABC's description:
"Splash marks the first time 10 celebrities will train and compete in regulation platform and springboard diving at dizzying heights in front of a weekly poolside audience. Leading up to the competition, the world’s most decorated and medaled diving legend, Greg Louganis, will give each celebrity weeks of training. Each dive will be critiqued by the judges, London Olympic U.S. Gold medalist David Boudia and Australian Olympic athlete and USA Dive Team director Steve Foley. The final two celebrities joining the cast will be announced closer to premiere."
Here are eight of the 10 Splash cast members:
Keshia Knight Pulliam
Kendra is a DWTS alum, and Greg Louganis has a fan movement to get him on DWTS. But now he's here, training these guys. According to ABC, this show is based on the breakout hit and Dutch format, Celebrity Splash.
Will you watch this show? Is it a slam dunk to you or all washed up?
Source: ABC press release