From a media release:
marblemedia is delighted to announce that season two of All-Round Champion, its premium, unscripted kids and family series, has been greenlit and gone into production. This news comes ahead of the season one premieres of All-Round Champion on BYUtv in the US on 19th March and on TVO in Canada on 25th March. The series will also air on Canadaâ€™s Knowledge Network this summer.
Hosted by Canadian Olympian and World Champion hurdler, Perdita Felicien, All-Round Champion (11 x 60â€™) is an inspirational and feel-good challenge series that features ten of North Americaâ€™s most celebrated young athletes competing in each otherâ€™s sports. Rising stars aged 12-15 from sports as diverse as swimming, golf, and gymnastics, test their abilities in a new discipline in every episode and score points based on skill, sportsmanship, and general improvement over the series. Each week, theyâ€™ll receive coaching from a major sporting star, such as American gymnast Alicia Sacramone Quin, whoâ€™ll help them overcome their fears and provide tips and help with technique. The non-elimination format sees all ten young sporting stars remain until the final episode when scores are added up and one athlete is declared the All-Round Champion.
In season two, also 11 x 60â€™, the focus has shifted to 10 winter sports, all different activities from season one. Featured celebrity guests include three-time X Games Champion Max Parrot (snowboarding), Olympic gold medal-winner Derek Parra (speed skating) and World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (ski jumping).
marblemedia acquired the format rights for a North American version of All-Round Champion from Beta Film. It was originally created by NRK in Norway, where, as Best I Mest, it was hugely successful, winning a Prix Jeunesse as well as an International Emmy Kids Award for Non-Scripted Entertainment.
All-Round Champion is a marblemedia production for BYUtv, TVOKids and Knowledge Network. Producers are Matt Hornburg, Mark Bishop and Steve Sloan from marblemedia; Michael Dunn, Andra Johnson Duke and Jim Bell from BYUtv, and Marney Malabar from TVO.