This new incarnation of ABC’s “The Superstars” competition set to come back to TV screens this summer — June 23, if you need ample warning — has a lineup of competitors.
Hold your applause to after you’ve consumed your Egg McMuffin.
Former Dodger Jeff Kent is in.
Let that soak in for a few seconds …. and …. OK.
So is Sparks center Lisa Leslie. And former Laker forward Robert Horry. Add in former tennis player Jennifer Capriati, women’s soccer star Brandi Chastain, former freestyle skier Kristi Leskinen, Olympic skiier Bode Miller and … new Buffalo Bills receiver Terrell Owens.
Put ‘em in a house for a week and let the cameras roll? Nope, that’s not how this show rolls.
They will be paired up with eight “celebrites” — actress Ali Landry will be with Kent …
Again, pause for effect. Now you know why Kent’s in. He’d be nuts to decline.
Then, there’s actor Dan Courtese (with Leslie), actor David Charvet (with Capriati), “Dancing With The Stars” performer Maksim Chmerkovskiy (with Leskinen), “Extreme Makeover” star Paige Hemmis (with Miller), singer Julio Iglesias Jr. (with Chastain) and actresses Joanna Krupa (with Owens) and Estella Warren (with Horry).
Did we mention Ali Landry? With hard-ass Kent? There’s no crying in “Superstars,” OK?
They’ll do biking, running, swimming and kayaking, all in the Bahamas, with one team getting eliminated each week.
Our early favorite — Chmerkovskiy and Leskinen. Becuase we have no idea who they are or how well they’ll do, meaning they’re likely to surprise everyone and run off with this.
Classic. Maybe they can get Keith Jackson out of retirement to narrate. Just so he can “Whoa Nellie” an Ali Landry dive into the pool.