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Premise: Students enrolled in the prestigious athletic program at Cal Southern University strive to make their Olympic dreams come true as they not only endure the physical and mental toil of competition, but the emotional and ethical challenges of friendships and relationships.
Starring: Adam Trese (Victor Yates), Jamie Pressly (Nikki Lang), Laurie Fortier (Cara Bradford), Eddie Mills (Scott Trystan), Maureen Flannigan (Erin Galway), Scott Gurney (Tyler Mifflin), Jacobi Wynne (Milo Reynolds) and Jason Behr (Dempsey Easton). Produced By: Starboard Home Productions/Great Guns Productions in association with Stu Seagull Productions.
If Nike ads aren't hot enough for you, pay a locker-room visit to the potential Olympians of this new series set at fictional Cal Southern University. In the April 6 pilot, assistant gymnastics coach Nikki (Jamie Pressly) recalls her time as a member of the U.S. team at the 1996 Atlanta Games: "All that muscle and sweat, and the sex was just -- well, you know gymnasts and sex." (Sure, John Tesh told us all about it on TV.) Nikki is carrying on with head coach Victor (Adam Trese), but she frets that he would rather be carrying on with gymnast Cara (Laurie Fortier), who's carrying on with slimy creative-writing teacher Bryce (Paul Kaye). Meanwhile, swimmer Scott (Eddie Mills) would love to love swimmer Erin (Maureen Flannigan), but he's petrified that he may be HIV positive, so gymnast Tyler (Scott Gurney) has a shot at her. The only character who seems focused on sports is nasty track man Dempsey (Jason Behr), who pops pills in an effort to run faster than team-mate Milo (Jacobi Wynne). Flannigan and Mills are appealing, but this is nothing more than jock soap opera with a music-video look. Okay, student-athletes: Hit the cold showers. Grade: D+
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