NBC has closed a deal for Celebrity Circus and ABC is ready to remake the popular 80's hit Circus of the Stars. According to Variety, CBS and Fox are also in talks over their own circus series. With Celebrity Circus greenlit for six episodes, competition under the big top should be getting underway.
ABC is in prime position to land Circus of the Stars after a bidding war with one other network. The show will feature celebrity competitions and continue until one is crowned top clown. Already a hit in Europe, ABC is hoping to have a hit on their hands. Fox and CBS hope to have their deals ready as well.
This summer the circus will be in town on both NBC and ABC.