"The Contender" is an unscripted drama about the lives of 16 professional boxers as they compete for the chance to change their lives. The show will air as part of ESPN Original Entertainment (EOE) programming and be executive produced by "Survivor" creator Mark Burnett, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Sylvester Stallone. Casting and production on the series, which will air in primetime beginning April 2006, will begin immediately.
Ecellent! I really enjoyed the first season — much more than I expected, in fact — so I'm happy to hear it will be coming back. As an added plus, I'll probably be able to TiVo the show in the middle of the night, since ESPN tends to show everything half a dozen times.