Will 'Stars in Danger:The High Dive' Bellyflop? - Poll

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January 9th, 2013

FOX is airing one of ts infamous reality specials tonight. The melodramatically titled Stars in Danger: The High Dive is essentially diving with the stars. In grand FOX tradition, it greenlit the project after another ABC announced it had picked up Celebrity Diving, then got its show on the air first. Given that FOX scheduled it opposite new episodes of ABC's comedies and the People's Choice Awards on CBS, the network does not seem to have great expectations for the project.  So how will the judges AKA viewers with Nielsen boxes, score it?

  • Dan S

    I’m feeling overly generous & guessing 0.9 for this show that’s going to do a big belly flop in the ratings.

  • guy

    ok, so what will the ABC multi-episode series do??

    if no one is interested—based on all these comments—WHY will anyone watch a series of celebrity diving?

  • Carl

    I thought Fox had outgrown this kind of stuff. In the 90s this kind of show seemed to make up half their schedule, but in recent years they had success with a normal lineup.

  • Joseph

    We had the same show hut with a different name in the UK and it premiered very strongly in a difficult time slot and won the hours it was on! I’m hit saying this is going to beat abc comedies but who knows

  • JohnnyRico

    I hope this does awful but I never underestimate the public appetite for bad reality shows. I think this gets at least a 1.0 probably somewhere btwn 1.1 and 1.5.

  • David Howell

    1.2 and it won’t matter. It’s a pure spoiler for Celebrity Diving (which was a Dutch format – as were The Voice, Big Brother, and Deal or No Deal – that postdates Stefan Raab’s idea in neighbouring Germany, so FOX might have half a case here).

    It’s one extra week they don’t have to use on reruns of sitcoms that don’t run brilliantly the first time, much less the second.

  • David Howell

    Joseph – the UK format that aired was the one that ABC picked up. Hence it being for a season rather than a one-shot (which I think the original Raab format was anyway – he does a bunch of those).

  • Bob

    All I hope is that Guys with Kids beat this crappy show.

  • psychic

    They never get real celebrities on these shows anyway, just desperate, washed-out ones looking for some publicity. Just like “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!” and that one other show where stars earn their stripes or whatever.

  • Nancy

    Worst show ever put on tv 5 minutes was enough and where were the stars????

  • Jackson

    This show was the first show that I can say actually had huge “Stars”. Terrell Owens is the most famous athlete on the planet…Antonio Sabato Jr. is one of the top actors going today…Baywatch is still the most popular show ever in the the world, and 2 stars from that…Multiple superstar reality show stars…One armed chick who got it bit off by a shark, she’s a star…What a great show. Possibly the best show I have ever seen besides Seinfeld.

  • mike

    waste of tv time it sucked

  • Flame

    @David Howell: You are correct, the original TV Total Turmspringen is an annual one-shot.

  • John

    Don’t underestimate the stupidity of the American people,the show will probably be a hit.

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