Episodes: 10 (hour)
TV show dates: August 18, 2009 — August 31, 2010
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal, Mike Goldbert, and Pat Tomasulo.
TV show description:
This reality TV series stars Cleveland Cavaliers basketball star Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal. The show is co-anchored by UFC play-by-play announcer Mike Goldbert and WGN-TV sports anchor Pat Tomasulo.
With Shaq claiming to be the “greatest athlete,” he takes on a different competitor in each show. He battles against the tops in a particular field and challenges them to a match in skills. Each episode includes preliminary challenges, news conference banter, interaction between the athletes and kids, and a handicap being negotiated between Shaq and the other star sports competitor.
Shaq’s challenges include taking on football star Ben Roethlisberger in a 7-on-7 quarterback challenge; partnering with Olympic Gold Medalist Todd Rogers to challenge Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh to a game of beach volleyball; playing in a home run derby against St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols; fighting boxing champ Oscar de la Hoya in a five round fight; and swimming against Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps.
Episode 10 — Shaq VS Justin Bieber / Shaq VS Jimmy Kimmel
Shaquille O’Neal takes on Pop/R&B multi-platinum singing sensation Justin Bieber in front of thousands of screaming fans in Orlando, Florida. Then, Shaq travels to Hollywood to issue a challenge to ABC late night host, Jimmy Kimmel, during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
First aired: August 31, 2010.