Splash (U.S. TV series)

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Splash
Genre Reality
Presented by Joey Lawrence
Charissa Thompson
Starring Greg Louganis
Judges Steve Foley
David Boudia
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Executive producer(s) Brant Pinvidic
J.D. Roth
Josh Greenberg
Todd A. Nelson
Location(s) Riverside City College[1]
Production company(s) Eyeworks USA
Release
Original network ABC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original release March 19 – May 7, 2013 (2013-05-07)
Chronology
Related shows Celebrity Splash!

Splash was an American competition-based reality show with celebrity diving competitions which broadcast on ABC from March 19 to May 7, 2013. It was based on the Dutch reality franchise Celebrity Splash! created by Eyeworks for the series Stars Jumping on Saturday (Dutch: Sterren Springen Op Zaterdag) that premiered in 2012.[2] The show was hosted by actor Joey Lawrence and sportscaster Charissa Thompson with former Olympic divers Steve Foley from Australia and David Boudia from the U.S. as judges. Greg Louganis, also a former U.S. Olympic diver, was the diving instructor and mentor to the celebrities.[3]

Production history[edit]

The series was first publicized on October 5, 2012, when ABC announced it had ordered a celebrity diving reality competition show straight to series from Eyeworks. Originally titled Celebrity Diving, the show would use the format created for Dutch reality franchise Celebrity Splash! in which celebrities perform regulation springboard and platform dives with different challenges increasing in difficulty each week after training with professional diving instructors between episodes.[4]

In January 2013, the show was renamed Splash and eight of ten celebrity cast members were announced; the final two cast members were named the following month.[5][6] In March 2013, actor Joey Lawrence and sportscaster Charissa Thompson were announced as hosts.[7]

The shows were filmed in Riverside, California at the Aquatics Complex on the Riverside City College campus.[1]

A humorous, personalized walkout song was composed for each celebrity by supervising producer and lyricist Rick Austin with music by Jingle Punks. The show's producers decided to write original pieces to avoid the cost of obtaining rights to hit songs. Austin said the idea was create songs that were "intentionally bad", but "fun".[8]

Cast[edit]

Celebrity Occupation / known for Status
Keshia Knight Pulliam The Cosby Show actress Eliminated 1st
on March 19, 2013
Chuy Bravo Chelsea Lately personal assistant Withdrew
on March 26, 2013
Ndamukong Suh NFL defensive tackle Eliminated 2nd
on March 26, 2013
Kendra Wilkinson Model & reality television star Withdrew
on April 2, 2013
Katherine Webb Miss Alabama USA 2012 Withdrew
on April 16, 2013
Louie Anderson Comedian & television host Withdrew
on April 16, 2013
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Former NBA center Eliminated 3rd
on April 23, 2013
Brandi Chastain Former USA soccer team defender Eliminated 4th
on April 30, 2013
Drake Bell Television actor & singer Third place
on May 7, 2013
Nicole Eggert Baywatch actress Runner-up
on May 7, 2013
Rory Bushfield Extreme skier Winner
on May 7, 2013

Injuries[edit]

  • On March 26, 2013 (Week 2), Chuy Bravo withdrew the competition with an injury to his heel. Brandi Chastain replaced Bravo after the injury.
  • Rory Bushfield suffered a ruptured eardrum in practice in Week 3. He had to go to four doctors before one would clear him to continue.[9]
  • Katherine Webb suffered a back injury and withdrew from the show.[10]
  • Reportedly Nicole Eggert was injured in the third week of April during a taping of the show.[11] In the days following, she denied sustaining any serious injury.[12]
  • During rehearsal for episode six of the show, Drake Bell attempted a dive he had not previously practiced and got a concussion as well as two black eyes.
  • Nicole Eggert fell on her back during her final dive on May 7. She was okay, but ended up losing to Rory Bushfield.

Scoring chart[edit]

Celebrity Place Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8
Rory Bushfield 1 8.00 7.25 8.75 8.00 8.75 9.25
Nicole Eggert 2 7.75 6.75 8.25 8.50 8.25 7.25 8.50
Drake Bell 3 7.75 9.25 6.25 7.75 7.00 5.75 7.00
Brandi Chastain 4 7.00 6.75 6.25 4.75 9.75 3.25
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 5 7.25 5.75 6.25 7.25 7.25
Louie Anderson 6 7.25 5.75 5.75 7.25
Katherine Webb 7 6.75 9.25 6.00 WD
Kendra Wilkinson 8 7.75 WD
Ndamukong Suh 9 6.75
Chuy Bravo 10 WD
Keisha Knight Pulliam 11 6.00
     Indicates the celebrity eliminated that week.
     Indicates the celebrity in the Dive-off that week but not eliminated.
     Indicates the winning celebrity.
     Indicates the runner-up celebrity.
     Indicates the third place celebrity.
     The diver withdrew from the competition.
Red numbers indicate the lowest score for each week.
Green numbers indicate the highest score for each week.
"—" The celebrity did not dive that week.

Average chart[edit]

Rank by average Place Celebrity Total points Number of dives Average
1 1 Rory Bushfield 50.00 6 8.33
2 2 Nicole Eggert 55.25 7 7.89
3 8 Kendra Wilkinson 7.75 1 7.75
4 7 Katherine Webb 22.00 3 7.33
5 3 Drake Bell 50.75 7 7.25
6 5 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 33.75 5 6.75
7 9 Ndamukong Suh 6.75 1 6.75
8 6 Louie Anderson 26.00 4 6.50
9 4 Brandi Chastain 37.75 6 6.29
10 11 Keshia Knight Pulliam 6.00 1 6.00
11 10 Chuy Bravo 0.00 0 0.00

Live show details[edit]

Week 1[edit]

Running order
Celebrity Scores Result
Boudia Foley Average
Keisha Knight Pulliam 6.00 6.00 6.00 Eliminated
Louie Anderson 7.50 7.00 7.25 Safe
Katherine Webb 7.00 6.50 6.75 Bottom two
Rory Bushfield 8.50 7.50 8.00 Saved
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 7.50 7.00 7.25 Safe

Week 2[edit]

Running order
Celebrity Scores Result
Boudia Foley Average
Brandi Chastain 8.00 6.00 7.00 Bottom two
Drake Bell 7.50 8.00 7.75 Safe
Nicole Eggert 7.50 8.00 7.75 Safe
Ndamukong Suh 7.00 6.50 6.75 Eliminated
Kendra Wilkinson 8.50 7.00 7.75 Safe
Chuy Bravo N/A N/A N/A Withdrew

Week 3[edit]

Running order

The challenge this week was to do a dive with a partner. Kendra Wilkinson withdrew from the competition due to personal reasons prior to Week 4's start. She was taped for Week 3 preparing for the dive, but she didn't dive in the live show, thus eliminating her directly.

Celebrity Scores Result
Boudia Foley Average
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 6.00 5.50 5.75 Safe
Louie Anderson Safe
Nicole Eggert 7.00 6.50 6.75 Safe
Brandi Chastain Safe
Drake Bell 10.00 8.50 9.25 Safe
Katherine Webb Safe
Kendra Wilkinson N/A N/A N/A Withdrew
Rory Bushfield Safe

Week 4[edit]

Running order

The challenge this week was to do a flip.

Celebrity Scores Result
Boudia Foley Average
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 6.00 6.50 6.25 Safe
Katherine Webb 6.00 6.00 6.00 Bottom two
Nicole Eggert 8.50 8.00 8.25 Safe
Rory Bushfield 7.00 7.50 7.25 Safe
Drake Bell 6.50 6.00 6.25 Safe
Brandi Chastain 6.00 6.50 6.25 Safe
Louie Anderson 5.50 6.00 5.75 Eliminated

Week 5[edit]

Running order

The challenge this week was to jump off the 10 meter platform.

Note: Brandi Chastain was in the bottom two, but with Louie Anderson withdrawing, she became safe.

Celebrity Scores Result
Boudia Foley Average
Louie Anderson 7.50 7.00 7.25 Withdrew
Drake Bell 8.00 7.50 7.75 Safe
Brandi Chastain 5.00 4.50 4.75 Bottom two
Kareem Abdul-Jabaar 7.50 7.00 7.25 Safe
Nicole Eggert 9.00 8.00 8.50 Safe
Rory Bushfield 9.00 8.50 8.75 Safe
Katherine Webb N/A N/A N/A Withdrew

Week 6[edit]

Running order

The challenge this week was to jump in synchronization with a junior diving champ.

Celebrity Scores Junior Diver Result
Boudia Foley Average
Brandi Chastain 10.00 9.50 9.75 Daria Safe
Kareem Abdul-Jabaar 7.50 7.00 7.25 Michelle Eliminated
Rory Bushfield 8.00 8.00 8.00 Jake Safe
Drake Bell 7.00 7.00 7.00 Luca Bottom two
Nicole Eggert 8.00 8.50 8.25 Sofie Safe

Week 7[edit]

Running order

The challenge this week was for each diver to choose which board to jump from and be given their dive by Greg.

Celebrity Scores Result
Boudia Foley Average
Drake Bell 5.50 6.00 5.75 Bottom three
Nicole Eggert 7.00 7.50 7.25 Bottom three
Brandi Chastain 3.50 3.00 3.25 Eliminated
Rory Bushfield 9.00 8.50 8.75 Safe

Week 8[edit]

Running order
Celebrity Scores Result
Boudia Foley Average
Nicole Eggert 8.50 8.50 8.50 Runner-up
Rory Bushfield 9.50 9.00 9.25 Winner
Drake Bell 7.00 7.00 7.00 Third place

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Straehley, Dayna. "Celebrity diving show to make 'Splash' at RCC". The Press Enterprise. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 4, 2012). "ABC Announces Midseason Premiere Dates for 'Body of Proof', 'Dancing With the Stars' + New Series 'Red Widow', 'Family Tools', 'The Taste' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Olympic Diving Legend and Four-Time Gold Medalist Greg Louganis Signs on as Judge for ABC's Diving Competition Series Based on Hit International Format, "Celebrity Splash"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "ABC Orders Celebrity Diving Reality Competition Series From Eyeworks USA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "ABC Announces the First Round of Celebrities Diving Into the Debut Season of "Splash" (formerly "Celebrity Diving")". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ "ABC Announces the final two celebrities jumping into the debut season of "Splash"". American Broadcasting Companies. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ Kwiatkowski, Elizabeth (March 8, 2013). "Joey Lawrence and Charissa Thompson to host ABC's 'Splash' celebrity diving competition". Reality TV World. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ Eng, Joyce. "Splash: The Story Behind Those Ridiculous Theme Songs". TV Guide. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  9. ^ Eng, Joyce. "Splash's Rory Bushfield: I Came in with an Advantage". TV Guide. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  10. ^ Barker, Olivia (19 April 2013). "TMZ: Nicole Eggert hospitalized after 'Splash' dive". USA Today. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  11. ^ Campbell, Jon (April 19, 2013). "Nicole Eggert Hospitalized: 'Splash' Dive Goes Badly Wrong for Actress". The Christian Post. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  12. ^ "On the mend: Nicole Eggert steps out with her daughter as she denies being hospitalised after botched high dive". Daily Mail. April 20, 2013. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 

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