Episodes: Six (hour)
TV show dates: June 11, 2008 — July 16, 2008
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Rachel Hunter, Janet Evans, Stacey Dash, Antonio Sabato Jr, Christopher Knight, Jason Acuna, Blu Kantrell
TV show description:
In this reality competition series, celebrities face off against one another by performing death-defying circus stunts.
Hosted by singer Joe Fatone, participating celebrities include actor Antonio Sabato Jr., singer Blu Cantrell, actor Christopher Knight, Olympic swimmer Janet Evans, actor Wee Man, supermodel Rachel Hunter, and actress Stacey Dash.
Paired with expert circus performers, the celebrities are trained for eight weeks by masters in high wire, fire dancing, hand balancing, flying trapeze, Chinese poles, aerial skills, and the wheel of death. Then, they debut their acts for the live studio audience, judges, and those watching the “big top” from home.
Celebrities perform feats of balance on the tight wire, maintaining their cool while juggling fire knives, being catapulted by the Russian swing, suspending themselves from the ceiling in flying silk, and swinging in the air in trapeze bungee. Judges for the competition include gymnast Mitch Gaylord, contortionist Aurelia Cats, and choreographer Louie Spence.
Each celebrity’s performance is scored by the judges but ultimately it’s America’s decision as to who will be eliminated and who will get to stay and try to amaze the crowd yet again.
By the end of the competition, the three finalist are Antonio Sabato Jr., Stacey Dash, and Jason “Wee Man” Acuna. Dash ends up with second place and Sabato, Jr. is declared the winner.
First aired: July 16, 2008.
What happened next?
There hasn’t been any news of plans to revive the show.