Did you miss CNN’s airing of “More Than a Game” last week? Or what about “Becoming,” the Disney XD cable show that kicked off on Sunday with an episode about LeBron James’s childhood?
While the former, a documentary about James’s high-school experience, has been available on DVD since 2010, the latter show is brand new. The program, geared toward children, profiles star athletes’ childhoods. It’s set to re-air on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. on ESPN, a Disney partner, and at 8 p.m. again on Disney XD.
But that’s not all for LeBron TV. Besides all the NBA games he’ll be playing when the Cavs’ regular season gets underway on Thursday, James also is slated to appear on HGTV’s “Rehab Addict” starting on Nov. 20, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. The show, hosted by Nicole Curtis, has dedicated five episodes to a project spearheaded by the LeBron James Family Foundation, and James and his sons are scheduled to show up in at least one of them to get their hands dirty renovating a house for an Akron resident named Mariah Riley, a student in James’s Wheels for Education program, and her family.
Per Cleveland’s Fox 8:
Riley was selected during a drawing, and for seven full days people from the Akron community, HGTV’s ‘Rehab Addict’ and LeBron worked diligently on the renovations.
It was described as non-stop work, 24/7.
“The real reason we are here and have smiles on our face is for this group of five right here,” James said (via Fox 8) in August when the show was taping.
Still not satisfied? The premium network Starz recently began airing “Survivor’s Remorse,” an R-rated dramedy produced by James’s Springhill Productions about a star NBA player. Although the story isn’t about James, per se, it’s easy to imagine that several aspects of the program may have been borrowed from James’s own life (although the writers deny it). New episodes air Saturdays at 9 p.m. EDT.
True fans will want to look out for James on the big screen next year, as well: James landed a part in the Judd Apatow production “Trainwreck,” alongside Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton.