In October last year, Banijay International requested an injunction against Dutch producer Eyeworks on the grounds that there were “approximately 100 similarities” between its eight-year-old format Stars In Danger: High Diving and Eyeworks’ newcomer Celebrity Splash. A Dutch court has now poured cold water on Banijay’s claims, but both sides say they are considering further legal action.
I’ve learned that TV presenters Kyle Martino and Becky Baeling are set as hosts of Fox‘s Stars In Danger: The High Dive two-hour reality special, which will air on Wednesday January 9. The two join Olympic diving medalist and commentator Troy Dumais, who will be providing expert commentary. The celebrity cast of the special includes Jersey Shore co-star JWoww, Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills‘ Kyle Richards, actor Antonio Sabato Jr. and former NFL star Terrell Owens.
Fox has slotted its Stars In Danger: The High Dive two-hour reality special for Wednesday January 9. Jersey Shore co-star JWoww, Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills‘ Kyle Richards, actor Antonio Sabato Jr. and former NFL star Terrell Owens are among the celebrities tapped for the Bunim/Murray-produced special based on a long-running German format. Fox greenlighted the special in October, shortly after ABC gave a series order to the similar Celebrity Diving, which was just scheduled to premiere March 19.
After an intense training period, the eight celebrities in Stars In Danger will compete in a series of Olympic-style dives, including solo high diving and synchronized diving, from a variety of heights. Providing expert commentary during the special will be Olympic diving medalist and commentator Troy Dumais. Here is the full cast list: