Celebrity Circus announces its carnies

NBC's Celebrity Circus--at least they got part of the name right.

The network released the names of the performers who will participate in the debut season of its new circus-themed reality competition show, and the list may leave a few people looking up the word "celebrity" just to make sure they've got it right.

Hosting the new program, which premieres on June 11 with a 90-minute bonanza, will be former NSYNC-er Joey Fatone, who will serve as ringmaster. The roles of Iguana Boy, the Bearded Lady, and the rest of the oddities will be served by half a dozen sort-of-famous people.

The six contestants are: former supermodel Rachel Hunter, R&B; singer Blu Cantrell, actor Christopher Knight (Peter Brady from The Brady Bunch), former heartthrob Antonio Sabato Jr., former Olympic swimmer Janet Evans, and Jackass' Jason "Wee Man" Acuna.

The celebrities will compete in a variety of circus stunts, including the high wire, the trapeze, and...The Wheel of Death! Each week, viewers at home (if there are any) will vote for the best act and eliminate the worst.

Last week, ABC opted to scrap its celebrity-circus-themed show Circus of the Stars because of the similarity to Celebrity Circus and--more likely--because it had trouble finding enough quality stars to participate. Hmmm... NBC didn't seem to have a problem.

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its going to be awesome!! premiere on wednesay at 9:30 right?? i think its NBC
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They need better ideas
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What happen to NBC? This is the network I grew up on. As a kid I used go around singing their slogans. It used to be the number one network and now it's in fourth place. Gee I wonder why?
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It will last as long as the secret talents of the stars...
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Circus? Yuck! Where are the celebrities?
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yawn another reality show lol
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Reality TV is upsetting the balance of never having to see washed up celebrities again.
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Why is NBC doing this to us?
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Sometimes I just have to laugh... until I cry
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This is just sad.
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what if only 2 people watch and they vote for different people?? how are they gonna break the tie lmao
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Wow, NBC has officially run out of creative ideas. Why am I not surprised to see Christopher Knights name as one of the contestants. These people seem to have come straight from Hollywooods F list.
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Well, that sums up NBC quite nicely......CIRCUS
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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well i can tell you what i wont be watching
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Why is it that these days on TV everything is basically a rip off and nothing is original anymore? It's either a crime drama, a medical drama, or a stupid reality show.
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Circus of the Stars used to have real talented, relevent stars, not Celebrity Apprentice wanna-bes.
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why cant they come up with somthing creative
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Yuck!
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now the shows are really getting stupid..... good going WRITER's STRIKE.... the strike might be over , but the aftermath of crappy reality tv is coming in waves..... they paid those people to participate they have to show it somehow now .....BLAH!!!!!
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oh man i hope the name Wheel of Death is literal
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