Versus Looks for a ‘Contender’


Versus Tuesday announced that it will air the fourth season of the boxing reality show The Contender, beginning in December.

Tony Danza will host the fourth iteration of the series produced by Mark Burnett Productions and DreamWorks Television.

The 12-episode run will produced in Singapore in cooperation with Mark Burnett Productions Asia which is providing production and logistical support, Versus officials said Tuesday.

"We are thrilled to announce our alliance with Mark Burnett, DreamWorks Television and The Contender brand,” Marc Fein, the network’s executive vice president of programming, said in a statement. “As Versus continues to build upon its ratings momentum, The Contender is a perfect complement to our ever-growing portfolio of programming in the genre such as WEC, TapouT and Fight Night.”

The fourth season of The Contender features 16 cruiserweights from around the world who will face each other in a 12-episode competition. With former boxer and television star Danza serving as host and mentor and veteran Tommy Brooks and John Bray serving as trainers, these fighters will go through the most intense training of their lives and battle in the most challenging fights of their careers. In the end, the two left standing will get into the ring to fight for the coveted title of Contender Champion.