It looks like the Kris Humphries is making his return to reality TV!
NBA TV will chronicle the Brooklyn Nets’ made for TV season in their new city and new arena in a series called “The Association.” According to the New York Times, the league will make the official announcement tomorrow with the first episode airing on October 16. “The Association” follows a similar format to the popular HBO series “Hard Knocks.”
The Nets, who are partly owned by Jay-Z, are the fourth team featured on “The Association,” following the Los Angeles Lakers (2009-10), the Boston Celtics (2010-11) and the Denver Nuggets (2011-12).
Showtime attempted a similar reality series venture by following the Miami Marlins in Season 2 of the “The Franchise.” Like the Nets, the Marlins were embarking on a new name and a new stadium but the docu-series was canceled after 7-epsidoes. Both the Marlins and MLB Network were in mutual agreement to cut the season prematurely after the Marlins, who were an NL East favorite, had a disastrous season finishing August at 55-66. Here’s
s hoping there is no reality jinx for Brooklyn’s first major sports team since the Dodgers left in 1958!
New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie became more famous for not remembering the names of his 10 children than his plays on Sunday during the HBO reality series Hard Knocks. Despite his reality TV fame, Cromartie is blocking a reality show following the 8 woman he has fathered 10 of his children with.
The New York Post is reporting that the series would be based on Cromartie’s 8 mothers as they “trying to co-exist as a modern family.” The mothers live in California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and New Jersey. Although a production company has already gotten approval from the majority of the mothers, the pro-bowler has been adament he wants no part of the series.
However, one mother Ryan Ross argues, “Our kids need to know who their siblings are. It’s bigger than our past with Antonio. It’s about our children.”
In 2010, Cromartie was criticized for struggling to remember the names of all of his children while HBO documented the Jets training camp in Hard Knocks. Cromartie who makes $8 million a year, 7 of the 8 baby mamas $3,500 a month in child support. Lucky for Cromartie, he can turn to teammate Tim Tebow for moral advice.
It looks like Cam Newton will be going from $100,000 man to Hard Knocks… the Carolina Panthers are the lead candidate to be featured on the new season of Hard Knocks. The HBO original series chronicles an NFL team’s training camp and upcoming season preparations. Panthers center Ryan Kalil tweeted, “Reliable source telling me possible reality sports doc TV series coming to NC after today’s media presence covering Panther POTA’s.”
This season is especially competitive because of the NFL lockout. Despite other teams’ interest, including the Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos, the Panthers are said to be the front runner because of first overall draft pick Newton. Already proclaiming himself as an entertainer and icon, Newton is no stranger to controversy, after reports surfaced that Newton accepted money to play college football at Auburn.
With the success of rival HBO’s sports reality series, Showtime has decided to hop on board and create a series chronicling the San Francisco Giants quest to win a second straight World Series. According to Entertainment Weekly, “Showtime is in early talks with producer Mike Tollin to do a docuseries that focuses on the San Francisco Giants.”
Tollin has already produced acclaimed sports documentary Bonds on Bonds... or for you non-sports fans Varsity Blues or One Tree Hill.
I just hope Brian Wilson’s “Machine” is cast on the show….