The USA Network plans to launch a new “Cannonball” series in 2020, and its hoping to make a big splash with viewers. The competition series has a 10-episode series order and is based on the hit Talpa format. According to the network, each episode of “Cannonball” features 16 contestants competing in four rounds of physical challenges. These events include the Mega-Ramp, the Drop Tower, and the Air Cannon. Each round eliminates more hopefuls, until finally, one champion remains.
“Cannonball is pure fun in the sun for the whole family to enjoy,” said Heather Olander, SVP of Alternative Development and Programming for USA Network. “Filled with splashes, laughs and friendly competition, we are all thrilled to add such an energetic series to our schedule.”
“Cannonball” is USA Network’s latest expansion into unscripted programming. The show joins the family docu-comedies “Chrisley Knows Best,” “Growing up Chrisley,” “The Radkes,” “Miz & Mrs,” and the upcoming series “Straight Up Steve Austin.” The USA Network is also rebooting “The Biggest Loser,” and the reality dating series “Temptation Island.”
The show is being produced by Talpa Media USA and ITV Entertainment, and is based on the original format by MasMedia B.V. and licensed by Talpa Global B.V.
The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Shye Sutherland, Keith Geller, Bernie Schaeffer, and Stijn Bakkers. ITV Entertainment is also behind the Emmy-winning series “Queer Eye” on Netflix, “Hell’s Kitchen” over on FOX, “The First 48” on A&E, and “Love Island” on CBS based on the UK hit series format.
The network gave the series a 2020 premiere date, but no other details are known at this time. Over the next few months, we will most likely learn who our host will be, and see a few trailers for the new show that highlight the special events that contestants will have to tackle.
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