Anthony Anderson will host the original Golf Channel series “Golf in America,” which launches June 23.
Staked with a 10-episode order, the 10 p.m. Tuesday skein will pursue original, newsworthy stories about golf aimed to be in the style of HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel.”
The series is about “real stories, real lives and real people … soldiers, kids and celebrities (who) come from all different walks of life but can share the same passion for the game of golf,” said Golf Channel senior veep of programming, production and operations Tom Stathakes.
Indeed, “Golf in America” will feature the famous (Justin Timberlake, Donald Trump, Jerry Weintraub, Greg Norman and Chris Evert) as well as features on a golf course in Iraq that is overrun by insurgents and on amateur golfers traveling on the US Airways plane that made an emergency landing in New York’s Hudson River.
“Golf in America” correspondents will include Rich Lerner, Kelly Tilghman, Jim Gray, Brandel Chamblee and John Feinstein.
Anderson plays Det. Kevin Bernard on “Law and Order.”