NBC has lined up the more-famous-than-you-or-me participants, from a supermodel to a "Jackass," for its summertime series "Celebrity Circus."
The six celebs will train and perform "some of the most death-defying circus acts ever seen on television," as NBC demurely puts it, in front of a live studio audience each week. Former *NSync member, "Dancing with the Stars" runner-up and "Singing Bee" host will serve as ringmaster for the show, which debuts Wednesday, June 11.
The stars -- Rachel Hunter, Jason "Wee Man" Acuna, Christopher Knight, Antonio Sabato Jr., Blu Cantrell and Janet Evans -- will work with experts in honing their Cirque du Soleil-style acts, which range from high-wire stunts to the trapeze to something called the "Wheel of Death."
Per usual with competition shows, viewers will get to vote on which celeb is eliminated after hearing from a panel of judges. Endemol USA, which brings you "Deal or No Deal" and "Big Brother," among other shows, is producing the series.
Your "Celebrity Circus" performers, ladies and gentlemen:
Name: Jason "Wee Man" Acuna
Occupation: Pro skateboarder/actor
You know him from: MTV's "Jackass," on screens big and small
Name: Blu Cantrell
You know her from: Her hit single "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oopps!)," a top-five hit a few years back
Name: Janet Evans
Occupation: Olympic swimmer/businesswoman
You know her from: Her five-medal haul in the 1988 and '92 Olympics, including four golds