(CBS Local/CBS Boston) – Have you ever thought about what it would be like if Rob Gronkowski took on the role of the strongest man in the world? Or to take part in rhythmic gymnastics competitions? Or do you wonder how Venus Williams would dare to come in and knock on the door? Then CBS has the perfect show for you.
Wednesday the 27th. In May, the channel will for the first time broadcast the TV game show GAME ON! with Gronkowski and Williams as captains of their teams participating in various sports competitions. The show, hosted by Keegan-Michael Key, combines the fun of competition with the comic blues that comes when athletes like Gronck and Venus are pushed out of their comfort zone.
It was fun to get out of the box, Williams said at a virtual press conference. And if you’re not good at it, you can laugh about it, because the salmon show is a personality show. It’s about getting us out of our comfort zones.
That’s the point of the show. It’s fun, it’s fun and we’ve never taken ourselves too seriously, Gronkowski says. It’s a competition, but it wasn’t a total competition. During the match the atmosphere was more cheerful. That’s why I signed up.
This pleasure was picked up by the actors Bobby Lee and Jan Carmel, who are connected to Gronkowski and Williams in their team. A third place in each team is occupied every week by several guest stars, who provide a number of sports stars, comedians and celebrities and who laugh a lot.
The show is based on the British BAFTA show A League of Their Own and is the executive producer of the host of The Late Late Show, James Corden, who was impressed with what the show was able to achieve in Season 1.
It’s amazing what we did at the fair. We could fly planes or shoot targets in big stadiums and so on. I think the most exciting part is when it starts to open up and people start talking: Oh, we’d like you to come do this show here, we’d like to be a part of this thing.
Among these amazing events was a performance by Corden and Gronkowski with the Laker girls in a video that made headlines at the end of last year. It was the spirit of camaraderie and fun, combined with the sporty aspect, that drew Keegan Michael Key to the show.
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I like competition. I like to hurry when you’re practicing. I’m usually a fan of sports, all kinds of sports, Kay said. The fact that this format and the theme of the show was wrapped in sports was really exciting for me. And there is this wonderful joy and hybrid quality of the show, it really has to have its own category.
For Corden it was very interesting to see how quickly a group of regulars formed a family of sitcoms, which really increased the fun as the production progressed.
The fair show. You test how much fun your friends have, and of course Rob, Keegan, Venus, Bobby and Ian, as they behave now, have a deeper relationship than when they started shooting, Corden said. The mutual shrinkage on the set will only increase, and then they really start making friends, and then they take care of each other. So really put the family to the test. The most luxurious family of sitcoms. You’re starting to do ridiculous things. This is where the show really comes to life. I think we were all excited about how fast it happened, so I’m looking forward to it.
GAMM ON! will be broadcast Wednesday night from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET/PT starts on the 27th. May on CBS.