NBC Runs Off to the 'Circus'
The aptly titled "Celebrity Circus" is scheduled for a summer premiere and is one of several circus concepts circulating around the broadcast networks. It's based on a format that's already had ratings success in other countries and will be produced by Endemol USA, the company behind
"This show will draw our favorite celebrities out of their comfort zone and into a stunning and magical circus environment that allows them to showcase their unseen skills," says Craig Plestis, NBC's head of alternative programming. "It's a fresh concept from our friends at Endemol and is unlike anything else currently in the TV landscape."
"Celebrity Circus" will be a competition show that will take famous (or semi-famous, given the way these shows tend to go) folks and have them train and perform with "avant garde professional circus troupes" -- think "Dancing with the Stars" meets
While NBC is first out of the gate with its circus show, the tent may soon get much more crowded.