Sunday, March 10, 2013

How pumped are you for "Splash?"

ABC couldn't afford Daryl Hannah?
We're just over a week away from what is sure to be a iconic moment in American television history, the debut of ABC's Splash at 8 pm on Tuesday, March 19th.  If somehow you've managed to avoid seeing the previews, it's got nothing to do with the 1984 Tom Hanks movie of the same title.  It's a whole  show based on "celebrities" jumping off of a high dive (and coached by former Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis).  While there's pretty much an unlimited amount of blog fodder here, I'm going with the fact that I can't believe they couldn't attract bigger names.

Of the ten contestants, four of them I've never even heard of.  The cream of the crop are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Playboy playmate turned reality "star" Kendra Wilkinson, Detroit Lion Ndamukong Suh (how did the NFL ever let him do this?), and Rudy Huxtable (Keshia Knight Pulliam, who's made a bit of a reality TV show career for herself post Cosby Show).   Is that really the best they could do?  How about a New Kid On the Block, Backstreet Boy, or a Spice Girl?  Or maybe a cast member for the original 90210 or Saved By the Bell?  I am not impressed, ABC.


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