- Rocsi Diaz to Co-Host, with Simon Gibson as Sideline Reporter -
Universal City, CA – January 14, 2020 – USA Network today announced hosts for its upcoming splashy, new competition series CANNONBALL: WWE® Superstar “The Miz®” Mike Mizanin, Emmy Award®-winning host Rocsi Diaz, and sideline reporter, Simon Gibson. Mizanin also stars in MIZ AND MRS, USA Network’s #1 returning unscripted series of 2019.
The 10-episode CANNONBALL is set to premiere on USA in Summer 2020, featuring contestants from all across America who face off in the biggest, wettest, slippery-est water sports competition ever created. From sliding off a 100-foot waterslide to rocketing off one of the world’s fastest drop towers, CANNONBALL contestants will battle a variety of water obstacles to win a $10K cash prize.
About Mike Mizanin:
First introduced to TV audiences as one of the seven strangers on “The Real World: Back to New York,” Mizanin parlayed his reality TV fame into a successful WWE career. Making his WWE debut in 2006, he has since gone on to hold multiple championship titles including the WWE Championship, Intercontinental Championship, and Tag Team Championship. Mizanin has also starred in several films produced by WWE Studios, including “The Marine 3: Homefront,” “The Marine 4: Moving Target,” “The Marine 5: Battleground,” “The Marine 6: Close Quarters,” “Christmas Bounty” and “Santa's Little Helper.”
About Rocsi Diaz:
Emmy Award-winning television host Rocsi Diaz is best known as the former co-host of the ultra-popular mega music show “106 & Park,” where she interviewed everyone from Lady Gaga to Obama. As a co-host and daily correspondent on “Entertainment Tonight,” Diaz was known for setting the tone for what’s hot in music, movies and entertainment. She reached 85 million homes worldwide during her time with “106 & Park,” and has since gone to host “The Daily Share,” “Dating Naked,” “Behind The Movie” and People TV’s “Chatter.”
About Simon Gibson:
After a stand out performance at the 2018 Just For Laughs New Faces showcase in Montreal, LA-based comedian Simon Gibson has exploded into the comedy scene touring cities across the country and recently appearing in the yet-to-be-released series “Brews Brothers.” He can currently be seen as one of the leads of the series “Inside Jokes,” chronicling his journey from backyard open mic comic to the mecca of comedy at the aforementioned JFL Montreal and center stage for the New Faces showcase. Gibson recently appeared as host for the Kaaboo music/comedy festival as well as for “Last Call with Carson Daly.”
CANNONBALL is produced by ITV America’s ITV Entertainment, based on the original format by ITV Studios Netherlands Content B.V. and licensed by ITV Studios. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Shye Sutherland, Keith Geller, Bernie Schaeffer, Stijn Bakkers and Kevin Wehrenberg.
About USA Network:
USA Network has been a #1 cable entertainment network for 14 years, and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
About ITV Entertainment:
ITV Entertainment, part of the ITV America group, is one of the largest international producers for the US market and a major force in acquiring, developing and producing entertainment programming for US networks. ITV Entertainment has a wide slate of series with major networks and streaming platforms, including the Emmy-winning series Queer Eye (Netflix); Hell’s Kitchen (20 seasons on FOX); The First 48 (A&E); and Love Island (CBS), based on the UK hit series format, among others.
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