ABC has announced the cast for its second season of Shaq Vs., which is modifying its format slightly to allow Shaq to challenge non-athletes, too, perhaps in the same annoyingly, overly scripted way.
Bringing in non-athletes gives ABC an excuse to draw Justin Bieber’s fans to the network. Yes, he will appear on the show along with other people ranging from a NASCAR driver to magician/comedians. Here’s the cast description from ABC’s press release:
“Over the course of six episodes, O’Neal will race Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Concord Speedway; take on pop singing sensation Justin Bieber in Orlando; challenge daytime host and author Rachael Ray to a cook-off in the Big Apple; team up with NBA All-Star Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic, Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans and DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles to outrun Tyson Gay in a 200-meter relay race; tee off with Charles Barkley on The St. Regis Monarch Beach golf links; attempt to defy illusionists and comedians Penn & Teller at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino; partake in a spelling bee against Scripps National Champion Kavya Shivashankar; box against Sugar Shane Mosley in an exhibition match at Caesars Palace in Vegas; challenge Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Champion Joey Chestnut outside Serendipity 3 in Las Vegas, and more.”