The alphabet network has given the go-ahead for a second round of episodes for Shaq Vs.
Shaq Vs follows basketball star Shaquille O’Neal as he competes in other sports against other top athletes. During the first season, he took on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, first baseman Albert Pujols, fighter Oscar de la Hoya, swimmer Michael Phelps, and volleyball champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh. Though O’Neal was given a handicap advantage, he lost in all five episodes.
The first season of the reality series ran last summer on ABC to low ratings. It also became the subject of a lawsuit from sportswriter Todd Gallagher over the concept. Still, the network feels the show’s worth another try. They’ve renewed Shaq Vs for a second round of six episodes.
According to producers, the second season won’t rely soley on sports matches. There are plans to put the 7’1″ athlete in other competitions like spelling bees or eating contests.
No official word on when the second season of Shaq Vs will air but a summer run is expected.
What do you think? Are you glad that the series is coming back? Surprised?
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