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The Wednesday Playlist: 60 Minutes' Sports Spinoff, Stars Take a Dive, People's Choice

Kaley Cuoco | Photo Credits: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Showtime’s competitive juices aren’t limited to the arena of scripted entertainment. Now the pay cable network is challenging HBO’s Real Sports franchise by turning to masters of long-form narrative with the launch of 60 Minutes Sports (10/9c). Among the segments in Wednesday’s premiere: a closer-up profile by Bob Simon of FC Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi, whose prowess at 25 was demonstrated in last Sunday’s 60 Minutes piece on the Barcelona team.

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