Fox is taking the dive (!) into the fast-developing TV genre of what Deadline describes as the "competition celebrity diving reality arena." Oh, you were not aware of this genre? Allow me to explain.
Fox's new show—Stars In Danger: High Diving—will feature about eight lucky, barely famous people who will undergo a "crash-course" in diving techniques (which I'm assuming will involve at least one foreboding cliff jump, because why else would anyone watch celebrities belly-flop into a normal body of water?). Finally, these "celebrities" will duke it out in a series of Olympic dives, "including solo high diving and synchronized diving."
Stars In Danger is premiering right on the heels of ABC's purchase of the European reality TV show Celebrity Splash. It is the Nanny 911 to ABC's Supernanny, the Trading Spouses to ABC's WifeSwap.. In other words, pretty much the same exact show.
Above is a clip of the German version of Stars In Danger featuring former American US5 (?) boy-band member Izzy Beim.
And here's the Euro-ABC version, featuring a full-figured young man who goes by the name "Terror Jaap" (??) :
Apparently they've been crazy about this stuff in Germany since 2004. Figures.