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OLN Unveils First Versus Programs

Jun 19, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Gearing up for its upcoming rebranding, OLN has announced several new shows for this fall.

The new titles blend OLN’s traditional focus on outdoor adventures and the network’s upcoming emphasis on competition programming under the new moniker Versus, which the network will adopt in September.

The shows include “The Barbecue Championship Series” (working title), a sort of “Iron Chef” for brisket; “The Huntley Way” (working title), about the hunting and fishing adventures of Hollywood actor Huntley Ritter and veteran outdoorsman Ronnie Hall; “Off The Hook,” a reality series about a group of New York fishing buddies; “Shark Hunters: East vs. West,” chronicling a shark fishing tournament; and “Soul of a Champion,” a series developed in part with sports editors at USA Today that attempts to define the traits that make a true champion and to develop a test that measures such traits.