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Old 03-19-13, 10:39 AM   #1
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SPLASH (ABC) - Celebrity diving show - 03/19/2013

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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.
Splash

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Louie Anderson
Drake Bell
Rory Bushfield
Brandi Chastain
Nicole Eggert
Keshia Knight Pulliam
Ndamukong Suh
Katherine Webb
Kendra Wilkinson

Chuy Bravo was replaced by Chastain due to an injury

As far as these once- and semi-famous competition shows go, this one seems the most bizarre. On the other hand, it's the only one that I might actually watch. Who wouldn't want to see lanky Kareem, pudgy Louie, or teeny-tiny Keshia realize that water does indeed hurt?
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Old 03-19-13, 10:44 AM   #2
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Re: SPLASH (ABC) - Celebrity diving show - 03/19/2013

In for Katherine Webb.

Well not in but if I even turn past the chanel she would be the only one I'd hope to see.
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Old 03-19-13, 11:23 AM   #3
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Re: SPLASH (ABC) - Celebrity diving show - 03/19/2013

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Old 03-19-13, 11:28 AM   #4
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Re: SPLASH (ABC) - Celebrity diving show - 03/19/2013

I'm intrigued, so I'll check it out. I think Fox tried a version, simply titled Celebrity Diving, in the fall and it tanked immediately.
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Old 03-19-13, 11:29 AM   #5
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Re: SPLASH (ABC) - Celebrity diving show - 03/19/2013

When I kept seeing the title advertized, I actually assumed it'd be a remake of the Daryl Hannah movie. I would have prefered that.
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Old 03-19-13, 11:42 AM   #6
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Re: SPLASH (ABC) - Celebrity diving show - 03/19/2013

Ndamukong Suh in a Speedo? Pass ...
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Old 03-19-13, 12:05 PM   #7
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Re: SPLASH (ABC) - Celebrity diving show - 03/19/2013

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Ndamukong Suh in a Speedo? Pass ...
Even worse ... Louie Anderson in a speedo.
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Old 03-19-13, 12:06 PM   #8
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Re: SPLASH (ABC) - Celebrity diving show - 03/19/2013

Is this on before or after "Ow My Balls"
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Old 03-19-13, 12:32 PM   #9
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Even worse ... Louie Anderson in a speedo.
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From Wikipedia: Louie Anderson appears in the 2013 ABC reality TV series Splash. Anderson was saved from drowning while filming by costar, football player Ndamukong Suh.
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Old 03-19-13, 01:06 PM   #10
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Re: SPLASH (ABC) - Celebrity diving show - 03/19/2013

In for cohost, Charissa Thompson.

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Old 03-19-13, 01:37 PM   #11
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Louie Anderson in a pool? Where does all the water go?
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Old 03-19-13, 03:32 PM   #12
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I'm intrigued, so I'll check it out. I think Fox tried a version, simply titled Celebrity Diving, in the fall and it tanked immediately.
same show, different title.
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Old 03-19-13, 04:03 PM   #13
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ABC trying to become like FOX from the 90's with those old crappy shows.

I am glad ABC is not a partner with the NFL since they televise this crap.
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Old 03-19-13, 08:18 PM   #14
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Re: SPLASH (ABC) - Celebrity diving show - 03/19/2013

Actually watched this show and it was pretty dreadful. Two of the best three were in the bottom two, since the judges decided to reward Kareem and Louie with undeserved points because of the difficulties they had to overcome to dive (height and weight). Not a fan of Lawrence as host, or either one of the judges.
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Old 03-19-13, 08:27 PM   #15
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Re: SPLASH (ABC) - Celebrity diving show - 03/19/2013

Pretty much what movieking said. Keisha had the best form and was sent packing. It's pretty clear it's not a diving competition but a popularity/heartstring contest.

Katherine Webb in that swimsuit?

And Katherine Webb in that swimsuit... for diving?
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Old 03-25-13, 02:32 PM   #16
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Re: SPLASH (ABC) - Celebrity diving show - 03/19/2013

I'm going to keep watching this for Katherine Webb.

And I agree, Keisha got screwed because she didn't have some heartwarming story to tell, which is pretty lame.
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Old 03-25-13, 11:48 PM   #17
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Re: SPLASH (ABC) - Celebrity diving show - 03/19/2013

Those 30 foot drops do look pretty intimidating.
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Old 03-26-13, 07:48 AM   #18
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Re: SPLASH (ABC) - Celebrity diving show - 03/19/2013

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Those 30 foot drops do look pretty intimidating.
Yeah okay... but couldn't I watch the entire episode in about 3 minutes of clips of the dives once you blip out all the babble and set ups? I just can't see sitting through an entire hour for 3 minutes of actual diving.
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Old 03-26-13, 11:34 AM   #19
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Yeah okay... but couldn't I watch the entire episode in about 3 minutes of clips of the dives once you blip out all the babble and set ups? I just can't see sitting through an entire hour for 3 minutes of actual diving.
You ever watch diving during the Olympics? It's not like they are lined up on the ladder.

What are they supposed to do? Walk them up and jump them off one right after the other and be done in 15 minutes? Have you never seen a TV show before?

This isn't my cup of tea at all but of course they are going to spread out the dives.
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Old 03-26-13, 12:08 PM   #20
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Re: SPLASH (ABC) - Celebrity diving show - 03/19/2013

This show sucks but since I'm the commissioner of a Splash fantasy league (yes, really) I suppose I'll stick with it.
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Old 03-26-13, 12:31 PM   #21
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What the hell

I'd draft Katherine Webb.
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Old 03-26-13, 12:55 PM   #22
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Re: SPLASH (ABC) - Celebrity diving show - 03/19/2013

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You ever watch diving during the Olympics? It's not like they are lined up on the ladder.
So you're trying to compare THIS to the Olympics?!

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What are they supposed to do? Walk them up and jump them off one right after the other and be done in 15 minutes? Have you never seen a TV show before?
I'm really not criticizing the WAY it is being done but that it is being done at all. Stupid idea that has already failed on another network. That you somehow consider these questions a logical response to my criticism of the concept is equally silly.
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Re: SPLASH (ABC) - Celebrity diving show - 03/19/2013

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Old 03-26-13, 01:31 PM   #24
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So you're trying to compare THIS to the Olympics?!
I'm comparing it to the only other place I've ever watch diving on a major network...and the diving isn't non-stop.

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I'm really not criticizing the WAY it is being done but that it is being done at all. Stupid idea that has already failed on another network. That you somehow consider these questions a logical response to my criticism of the concept is equally silly.
The premiere got a good rating. You were questioning the need for the back story when all you want was the dives. I was pointing out that is unreasonable to expect the show to have nothing but diving.
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Old 04-17-13, 03:40 PM   #25
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Such a shame they did not get Nicole Eggert in her prime when she was in shape.





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