It’s been proven from “Dancing With the Stars,” that celebrities, or those who’ve had fifteen minutes of fame in their life, can dance; but how are they at jumping off a diving board? That question is the basis of “Splash,” debuting on Tuesday, March 19 at 8 P.M. “Splash ,” features 10 celebrities who will be trained to high dive in front of pool side audience.
A varied group of celebrities will be competing, some are familiar faces while others have been out of limelight for a decade or two. From former sitcom stars to retired athletes and even a Playboy Playmate, there is someone who should appeal to every demographic.
Brent Musburger will surely be watching, and should probably be thanked by Katherine Webb for launching her towards a celebrity status. The Miss Alabama (2012) and girlfriend of A.J McCarron, quarterback for Alabama, can certainly fill out a swimsuit but her skills inside of one is yet to be determined.
A legend on the basketball court and in the cockpit “Airplane,” the former L.A Laker and six – time NBA champion is trying a new sport. In order to succeed at diving he’ll have to score more than three-pointers.
No matter how precise her form is while diving, Nicole Eggert will impress male viewers with her approach, literally, to the board. She’s no stranger to the water from her stint on “Baywatch,” and will try her best to keep “Splash” from drowning.
Perhaps the biggest splash will be made by the robust comedian, Louie Anderson. For decades he’s been on target with his punch lines, but a swimming pool is a whole new stage for Anderson. Just hope that ratings don’t ever lead to him wearing a Speed-o.
As if Katherine Webb and Nicole Eggert weren’t enough, there’s yet another reason for men to tune in…Kendra Wilkinson. Equipped with a couple of extra flotation devices, the former flame of Hugh Heffner, will be one to keep an eye on.
A defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions, Suh is another heavyweight to enter the competition. As long as he’s with the Lions, it may be as close as he ever gets to being in prime-time.
Keisha Knight Pulliam
Known as playing Rudy on “The Cosby Show,” Nnight Pulliam is now all grown up and on her own. If her chemistry with the pool is half as good as it was with Bill Cosby, she should be a legitimate threat.
Who? It’s only fair that women get some eye-candy too, especially to make up for Louie Anderson. Bushfield is an extreme skier, so should be very daring with his dives.
Drake Bell can act, sing, and make teen girls scream, but can he dive? Best known for starring in the sitcom “Drake & Josh,” on Nickelodeon, he’ll hope to make a splash on ABC.
A little person, Chuy Bravo may make more of just a ripple than a splash when he enters the water. Chelsea Handler’s sidekick on “Chelsea Lately,” he’s known for delivering laughs and may not be seen as much of a threat, or barely seen at all.
“Splash” debuts March 18 at 8 P.M on ABC.