NBC knows a good thing when it swims past them. Taking advantage of Olympic Golden (Medal) boy, Michael Phelps, they’ve struck a deal to carry the 2009 World Swimming Championships and the U.S. National Swimming Championships for the next three years.
But that’s just the start.
Although it hasn’t been announced yet….
Michael Phelps has also signed to star in the spinoff of THE OFFICE. Tentative title: THE OFFICE POOL.
And he will recur on 30 ROCK as Liz Lemon’s new shirtless assistant.
Phelps also will be the underwater correspondent on SNL’s Weekend Update, the new host of THE BIGGEST LOSER: FAMILIES, and KATH & KIM will now become KATH & KIM & MIKE.
Additionally, he's the voice of the car on KNIGHT RIDER.
Schedule permitting he’ll be filling in for Ann Curry on TODAY and will hold briefcase number 8 on DEAL OR NO DEAL.
And finally, SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL will have a new co-host for their halftime show (because they only have nine already).
You laugh and say, how could Michael Phelps do all these things? Even Ryan Seacrest doesn’t have that much of a workload. Regis used to but had a heart attack. You’re right. It’s super human. Which is why Phelps will also be joining the cast of HEROES as the guy who can be in nine places at one time.
Five years from now he’ll be performing four shows daily at SEA WORLD, Florida, second on the bill to Shamu.
I love this town.
Tomorrow: My Fall Movie Preview. Don't pre-order your tickets just yet.