SportsNation cohost Charissa Thompson will branch out from the friendly confines of the sports world (to a degree), and will serve as a cohost of ABC's celebrity diving show Splash alongside Joey Lawrence. Yes, *that* Joey Lawrence (WHOA!)
We mentioned the show in passing in December, along with the competing diving show on Fox starring Terrell Owens and a host of D-list celebrities. Splash is a little more sports-based, with Ndamukong Suh (hopefully spelled correctly this time), Kareem Abdul Jabbar, skier Rory Bushfield, Kendra Wilkinson (Mrs. Hank Baskett), and of course, Katherine Webb all taking part in the competition.
It's nice to see Thompson, one of ESPN's more unique female personalities, getting a chance to branch out a little bit, but it's a shame that it's as a host of a hideous-sounding reality show. Splash premieres on March 19th, and hopefully it at least gives Thompson some exposure and the ridiculous premise doesn't completely bury her.
Does Charissa get to wear a bikini or get in the pool?
She's gorgeous, vivacious and playful and should make an excellent reality show host but --- I'm expecting something as lame as Wipeout with the over-rated John Anderson.
You know what i just noticed, ABC is priemering it's Diving Reality show Splash on Tuesday March 19th, that is the same day that the 1st 2 games of the 1st 4 of the Men's NCAA Tournament begins on TRUTV too!!!