Scoop: SPLASH on ABC - Tuesday, March 19, 2013
After weeks of training with professional divers and being mentored by the world's most decorated and medaled diving legend, Greg Louganis, five of the ten celebrity contestants will face their fears as they flip, twist and spin into the depths of the pool below. The two with the lowest scores will go head to head in a dive-off to determine who will be the first contestant sent home, on the series premiere of "Splash," TUESDAY, MARCH 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The following week, the remaining five celebrity contestants will compete and showcase their daring dives.
"Splash" marks the first time ten celebrities will train and compete in regulation platform and springboard diving at dizzying heights in front of a weekly poolside audience. Each week their dives will be critiqued by two judges, London Olympic U.S. Gold medalist David Boudia and Australian Olympic athlete and USA Dive Team director Steve Foley.
Five of the following ten celebrities will dive into the season premiere:
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"Splash" is from Eyeworks USA and is based on the breakout hit and Dutch format, "Celebrity Splash." The series is executive-produced by JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic and Josh Greenberg.
About Eyeworks USA
Eyeworks USA (formerly 3 Ball Productions), run by CEOs and executive producers JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson, is one television's most prolific producers of reality and non-fiction programming, both for broadcast and cable, producing shows grounded in the ability of people to make real change and transform their lives. In addition to "Splash," Eyeworks USA produces for ABC the franchise "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition," which will air its third season in 2013. Roth and Nelson are also known for the award-winning franchise "The Biggest Loser," now in Season 14 on NBC. Other hit series include" Flying Wild Alaska," in Season 3 for Discovery; "Bar Rescue," in Season 3 for Spike; "My Cat from Hell," in Season 4 for Animal Planet; and "LA Hair," in Season 2 for WE TV, with Eyeworks' new series, "Fat Girl Revenge," launching on Oxygen in 2013. Other long-running, genre-creating Eyeworks USA franchises include the worldwide hit "Beauty and the Geek" (which ran for six seasons in the U.S.); the ground-breaking "For Love or Money" (which ran for four seasons on NBC); as well as "Breaking Bonaduce," "The Pick-Up Artist" and "Scott Baio is 45 and Single" (VH1), "Hammer Time" (A&E), "Fourth and Long" (Spike), "Groomer Has It" (Animal Planet) and the series that started the company, "Endurance," which ran for seven seasons on Discovery.
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