We’ve never really had much success in the reality show department.  Mostly because for some reason no one seems to be interested in doing a Canadian edition of Survivor or The Amazing Race and subsequently cast me in said shows.

But one show that debuted last year and killed in the ratings was CBC’s Battle of The Blades.  Since it was such a hit, it was obvious that CBC would bring it back for a second season.  In case you’ve never seen the show, it is basically Dancing with the Stars but with former NHLers and championship figure skaters battling for the top prize, which I can only assume is a sparkly hockey puck.

The cast for the real-life Cutting Edge was just announced and I would make a comment about not knowing anyone, but I’m guessing the small, bald Canadian blogger is in the minority.

This year’s hockey players are:

Patrice Brisebois
Valeri Bure
Kelly Chase
Russ Courtnall
Theo Fleury
Georges Laraque
PJ Stock
Todd Warriner

And this season’s figure skaters include:

Violetta Afanasieva
Shae-Lynn Bourne
Isabelle Brasseur
Ekaterina Gordeeva
Christine Hough-Sweeney
Kyoko Ina
Anabelle Langlois
Jamie Salé

BATTLE OF THE BLADES: GAME ON premieres on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m.

Mike Morrison

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