Gymnastics reality TV show, ‘Celebrity Champions,’ in development

Mary Lou Retton
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Celebrities could learn gymnastics from Olympians in a new TV series.

“Celebrity Champions,” is the working title, and Core Media Group, the parent company for “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” confirmed reports that the show is in active development and discussions to find a network home.

1984 Olympic all-around champion Mary Lou Retton would be the anchor judge for the show with Magnificent Seven leader Shannon Miller and 2004 Olympic all-around champion Paul Hamm also attached to participate, according to Deadline.com.

Core Media Group said it couldn’t confirm specific names with the show still in the development stage.

Miller, a seven-time Olympic medalist, has been asked to be part of the discussion about possibly serving as a judge on the show, she said in a phone interview Friday.

“I’m like everyone else,” Miller said. “I’m waiting to hear what the next step is.”

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