Nickelodeon’s reality competition series Soccer Superstar has been picked up for a second season!
Announced this afternoon via press release, the network revealed that the series will begin production on six half-hour episodes this month and premiere this summer in Nicktoons’ NickSports TV block. Three-time Olympic gold medalist Heather Mitts will return as host, along with an acclaimed panel of judges including National Soccer Hall of Famer Marcelo Balboa, two-time Olympic gold medalist Angela Hucles and youth development expert Dan Metcalfe.
“Hosting the first season of Soccer Superstar was an amazing experience, and I was so impressed with the determination and skills of this next generation of female soccer players,” said Mitts. “We’re raising the bar this season with technique challenges and exciting competitions that will have viewers at the edge of their seats as these girls’ abilities are put to the test.”
Soccer Superstar is holding its first showcase today at FC Dallas GOAL Week in Dallas, Texas, followed by showcases in Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 20), Denver, Colo. (Feb. 27) and San Diego, Calif. (March 5). The top three players selected from each showcase will join the top 12 roster in LA and compete for the coveted title of Soccer Superstar. More information can be found on NickSports.
NickSports celebrates kids’ love for the action and excitement of sports with an all-access pass to their favorite athletes, teams and leagues. Airing every Friday (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on Nicktoons, the primetime programming block for kids and families features a lineup of original and acquired sports-themed programming including series, specials, movies and documentaries from major professional sports leagues including the NFL, MLS, NASCAR, WWE, MLB and PGA, and professional athletes.