Rob Gronkowski To Star In New CBS Sports Comedy Series, ‘Game On!’
Former New England Patriots tight-end Rob Gronkowski will star in a new sports comedy entertainment series, Game On!
The series, based on the U.K series “A League of Their Own,” will be hosted by award-winning actor, writer and producer Keegan-Michael Key, and will feature tennis champion Venus Williams and Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski as team captains.
The series will air on CBS, which made the announcement on Wednesday.
The show is described as "equal parts comedy and game show."
"The genre-busting GAME ON! pits two teams of three, captained by Williams and Gronkowski, with comedians Lee and Karmel and a rotating mix of sports stars, comedians and celebrities, against one another. The teams will go head to head in over-the-top physical challenges, from seeing who can dunk the most basketballs over a tank of water while harnessed on a bungee cord, to taking on a sumo wrestler in the ring. They will also have their sports-related knowledge tested with trivia questions, such as “Which football player cried the longest after winning a championship?” and “Which of these athletes was the largest baby when they were born?”
Gronkowski recently joined the cast of “FOX NFL Sunday” to serve as an NFL analyst alongside Terry Bradshaw, Tony Gonzalez, Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long and Michael Strahan.
Here's a look at some highlights of the U.K. series, "A League of Their Own."