Rob Gronkowski to star in new CBS game show

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By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com

Rob Gronkowski has taken another television job after retiring from the NFL earlier this year.

Gronk will star in the new CBS game show GAME ON! The network announced on Wednesday that the new program will be hosted by actor Keegan-Michael Key and will feature Gronkowski and tennis great Venus Williams.

CBS is describing the program as a "comedy and game show" that is based on a British show called "A League of Their Own."

Equal parts comedy and game show, the genre-busting GAME ON! pits two teams of three, including captains Williams and Gronkowski...and a rotating mix of sports stars, comedians, and celebrities, against one another.

Teams will go head to head in over-the-top physical challenges, from seeing who can dunk the most basketballs over a tank of water while harnessed on a bungee cord, to taking on a sumo wrestler in the ring.

They will also have their sports-related knowledge tested with trivia questions, such as "which football player cried the longest after winning a championship?" and "which of these athletes was the largest baby when they were born?"

The network did not announce when the show would premiere.

This marks Gronk's latest retirement venture. He recently started working with Fox Sports as a NFL analyst and endorsed a CBD company this summer.

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