Preview for "The Contender"
(watch the first video, especially, which shows cast members and the "angle" they are shooting for with each story)
I have to admit, I like that Sly seems to have taken the "high road" with this. He's not posing or casting anyone as "the bad guy" as far as I can tell. He's going for pure (even if somewhat manipulated) drama.
And yet the talk of "challenges" other than boxing itself make me wonder where the skill balance will fall. Will the best fighter be assured of winning, or just the one who makes the best hero?
The "Apply Now" link HAS to be for a 2nd season, 'cause the video makes it look like a first season has pretty much been shot, or is at least in the process right now. *(EDIT - Or the truth--a check shows that its a actually due to a lazy webmaster who didn't remove the link. The actual PDF for the app itself has JUNE 15 as the deadline, and implies that the actual production is July/August.)