Believe if a Excursion de France peloton produced from celebrities and athletes crashed right into a spaceship piloted through William Shatner, which then crashed into a movie workforce having a look to make a Survivor-style fact TV display.
If you’ll wrap your mind round that, you’re midway to working out Stars on Mars: A brand new fact display premiering on Fox on June 5. In case you’re asking of yourself why you’re studying about any such factor on BikeRumor!, it’s as a result of one of the most display’s contestants is Lance Armstrong.
It is going with out pronouncing that the 51-year-old former skilled bike owner who famously gained seven consecutive Excursion de France titles between 1998 and 2005 has led a checkered skilled profession.
And sadly for all of the other folks he impressed via now not most effective his biking good fortune but in addition his most cancers survival, he fell arduous. In 2012, a United States Anti-Doping Company investigation discovered that Armstrong used to be part of “probably the most subtle, professionalized, and a success doping program that [professional cycling] has ever noticed.”
As you’ll recall, all seven of Armstrong’s Excursion de France titles and one Olympic medal had been stripped. The Texan maintained his innocence till after all admitting to doping in 2013.
For individuals who harbor leisure pursuits rather than biking, Armstrong would possibly or might not be the headlining movie star of Stars on Mars. The “former skilled road-racing bike owner and investor,” because the display’s press fabrics discuss with him, will sign up for different retired icons like NFL operating again Marshawn Lynch and UFC fighter Ronda Rousey on set. Natasha Leggero, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Adam Rippon, Tom Schwartz, Richard Sherman, Tinashe, Porsha Williams Guobadia, Tallulah Willis, and Ariel Wintry weather spherical out the Fox display’s roster.
The contestants will “reside, devour, sleep, strategize and bond with each and every different in the similar [simulated] house station,” the clicking free up reads.
In step with promotional fabrics, the display seems to be kind of in line with a tried-and-true fact TV components: the “workforce” will reside in combination in shut confines whilst competing “missions” assigned to them through fictional starship captain and strangely respectable singer/songwriter (when he collabs with Ben Folds) William Shatner. The contestants will vote one workforce member “again to Earth,” each and every week.
The balloting part necessitates “stellar social talents,” which might spell hassle for Armstrong — a person with an extended observe file of allegedly bullying and humiliating teammates and staff.
If he runs foul, he’d higher keep away from Rousey. Alternatively, possibly the abilities Armstrong cultivated in his years of mendacity about doping are precisely what you wish to have to win a fact TV display contest.