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Help Me Help You: Spike TV To Air Agent-Based Reality Show
Published January 27, 2005
|Cody To Star In Spike TV’s
Sports Agent Reality Show
In “Super Agent,” a reality show to air on Spike TV this summer, NFL draft prospect Shaun Cody, formerly DE with the Univ. of Southern California, will narrow nine agents down to one over eight episodes and “make the winner his agent,” according to Michael Hiestand of USA TODAY. Filming begins today in Mobile, Alabama, at the Senior Bowl. Exec Producer Rick DeOliviera said the show is “more like ‘The Bachelor’ than ‘The Apprentice.’ It’s all about relationships.” San Diego-based agent Jack Bechta, who reps 22 NFL players, and Josh Ripple, who has repped tennis players, helped create the show. Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez will host the Universal-produced show. DeOliviera said most of the contestants are agents, “although a couple don’t have players yet” (USA TODAY, 1/27). Development of the show was first reported by sister publication SportsBusiness Journal.