Celebrity Circus premiered on NBC on June 11, 2008. This is a spectacular live competition series that invites celebrities to participate alongside avant garde professional circus troupes in a visually arresting new competition series. The series will pit stars in a head-to-head competition, which will showcase some of the most death-defying circus acts ever seen on television. Each week viewers will cast their votes for the best acts, and determine which of the celebrities is going home. In every episode, the stars will be joined by electrifying performers from the world's greatest circus and cirque acts. Guided by top experts in each of the individual circus disciplines, the stars will have eight weeks to train and perfect their acts. To perform at their best they will have to go beyond anything they have done before, pushing their bodies and minds to the limits. Presentation, style and the ability to create a unique character are all aspects on which the celebrities will be judged. "Celebrity Circus" will follow the journey from the star's first frightening climb up the high wire ladder to the last nerve-wracking rehearsal. Then the celebrities will put it all on the line performing in our studio in front of a live audience. The judges are experts from the finest circus and cirque shows in the world, and they will definitely let the celebrities know if their performances were up to snuff. With stunning visuals, dramatic stories, and breathtaking stunts, "Celebrity Circus" brings this incredible world into America's living rooms like never before.