Four-time NBA Champion Shaquille O’Neal wants you to join him on his post-NBA season summer break and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how this towering mogul spends his time. TNT’s Shaq Life is an immersive premium docuseries that offers unprecedented access to the day-to-day of what goes into the business of being Shaq.
“Over the years I’ve had many endeavors outside of sports but never this many all at once,” says O’Neal. “I’m ready to bring viewers along for the wild ride that is my life.”
Summer break for most involves some much-needed R&R…unless you are Shaq. Shaq Life invites viewers to tag along with the basketball legend on his relentless quest to be the ultimate businessman and entertainer.
Follow Shaq as he spends his summer on a series of DJ gigs in Las Vegas, an International DJ tour, filming commercials, shooting a film, speaking appearances, hosting the NBA Awards, running his “Big Chicken” restaurant, spending time with his five kids, and much more.
Shaq answers to many names – Big Aristotle, Shaq Diesel, The Big Shamrock, The Big Baryshnikov, Superman, Shaq Fu, Wilt Chamberneezy – all reflective of his fun-loving personality and unbelievable life experiences. In this series, fans will be given an entertaining look at this real-life Superman, with an intimate view of his gigantic heart, enormous sense of humor, and endless ambition.
Get to know Shaq as he explores his passions off the court: Spending a busy summer touring the world to establish himself as a DJ; navigating his partnership with a controversial franchise; training with UFC fighters for his first-ever MMA grappling match; raising six children and expanding his legacy. It’s time for fans to meet the man behind the legend — a man with a legendary sense of humor, an enormous heart and endless determination. Shaquille O’Neal is the ultimate renaissance man.
The new TNT Shaquille O’Neal docuseries Shaq Life debuted as part of the network’s first Thursday ShaqNight! on April 9 with episodes of the new Shaq Life narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.
Shaq Life is produced by Steve Michaels, Jodi Flynn, and James Macnab of The Content Group. Perry Rogers, Colin Smeeton and Mike Parris serve as executive producers.