'Splash': Katherine Webb and Louie Anderson take the plunge for ABC

Several personalities are taking a major plunge, to their own surprise as well as others'.In January, FOX tried a celebrity diving special that -- pardon the phrase -- tanked, but ABC is forging ahead with a weekly variation. Premiering Tuesday, March 19, "Splash" is to diving what "Dancing With the Stars" has been to another pursuit, as several famous faces attempt challenging twists and turns after leaping off boards toward the water below.The show's host -- multiple Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis -- and judges certainly know the sport, giving them a firm basis to gauge the efforts of competitors who include basketball icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, comic Louie Anderson, actor Drake Bell ("Drake & Josh"), extreme skier Rory Bushfield and Olympic-medalist soccer star Brandi Chastain (a late substitute for "Chelsea Lately" sidekick Chuy Bravo, who fractured his heel while training for the show).Also competing are actresses Nicole Eggert ("Baywatch") and Keshia Knight Pulliam ("The Cosby Show"),...


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