Scottie Pippen, Rob Gronkowski and Missy Franklin Challenge Fox Viewers to ‘Beat the Champions’
Ever thought you could take NBA great Scottie Pippen one-on-one?
Fox intends to let select amateurs test themselves against current and former top athletes Pippen, New England Patriots player Rob Gronkowski and Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin on new summer special “Beat the Champions,” which will be hosted by “SNL” alum Finesse Mitchell.
Here’s how Fox will level the playing field: “The champs will be faced with increasingly absurd and hilarious handicaps, while the amateurs will be given increasing levels of assistance,” the network explained.
But there’s a catch, of course. The greater the assist needed by the contestant, the less prize money awarded. Over the course of three rounds, competitors will have a chance to win more than $100,000.
Swimmer Franklin owns four Olympic gold medals, ex-NBA star Pippen won six titles with the Chicago Bulls, and the Patriots tight end known as Gronk has a Super Bowl ring.
“Beat the Champions” is produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Frank Sinton and Jonathan Singer serve as executive producers.