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Local comedian Louie Anderson has close call while taping new reality show

Joyce Lupiani

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Local comedian Louie Anderson has close call while taping new reality show

CREATED Feb. 7, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- ABC has announced a new celebrity reality show -- "Splash" -- and local comedian Louie Anderson is part of the cast.

The show is scheduled to premiere on March 19.

In addition to Anderson, the show will star Drake Bell, Chuy Bravo, Nicole Eggert, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Ndamukong Suh, Katherine Webb, Kendra Wilkinson, kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Rory Bushrield.

The celebrities will train and compete in regulation platform and springboard diving in front of a weekly poolside audience.

They are currently undergoing training with diving legend Greg Louganis.

According to TMZ, Suh and Louganis recently saved Anderson after he nearly sank to the bottom of the pool from sheer exhaustion.

Anderson has been posting photos from the set on his Facebook page and Twitter account.

Anderson performs in the Louie Anderson Theater at Palace Station.

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