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Shaqillue O’Neal To Star In ABC Reality Show!

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Shaquille O’Neal is the latest celeb to jump on the reality show bandwagon.

He will compete in a new sporting event each week in a new ABC reality series, “Shaq Vs.,” which will debut on Aug. 18, the network announced today.

Over the course of the series, O’Neal will challenge Olympian Michael Phelps in swimming; Super Bowl champ Pittsburgh Steeler Ben Roethlisberger in football; reigning U.S. Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon champion Serena Williams in tennis; championship fighter Oscar de la Hoya in boxing; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols in baseball; and Olympic gold medalists Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor in beach volleyball.

According to USA Today, O’Neal said he came up with the idea as a fun way to help train for the NBA season and figured sports fans “would really want to see an athlete play another sport.” He knew most of the athletes and recruited some of them on Twitter. Filming begins Wednesday.

Is it me, or does it seem reality shows are getting a bit out of hand. Just about everybody and their mama (literally) are doing a show. It’s beyond ridiculous! What happened to the days of great sitcoms like ‘The Cosby Show’, ‘A Different World’, ‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ and ‘Family Matters’ etc.? I miss those days. They were/are classics.

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