Zach Anner became something of an Internet darling when he famously won his own show on Oprah’s television network. You see, Anner, a 26-year-old film student from Austin, Texas, suffers from cerebral palsy, but his joie de vivre was undeniable. The Internet latched onto his campaign and Anner received Oprah’s blessing to launch his travel show — Rollin’ With Zach — in early December.
The first look at the show has finally debuted:
“I just feel so blessed,” he told People Magazine. “I am the luckiest guy in the universe and it’s so rewarding, I can’t even describe the experience in words.”
Anner, who uses a wheelchair (which makes the show title amazing), still participates in activities like rock climbing, water skiing and sailing on the show. It’s a chance to do things that people without disabilities take for granted. Even guitarist and sometimes douche John Mayer kept his promise to Zack by writing and recording the show’s theme song. That’s pretty cool when you think about it.
Here’s the show’s official synopsis: “In season one of Rollin’ With Zach, he travels from coast to coast, visiting Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Portland. Each episode is filled with humor and emotion, as Zach meets new people, indulges in his favorite treats, and attempts new and exciting experiences he never thought possible! From surfing to sailing, rock climbing to water-skiing, he challenges himself to try the unexpected, and at times – the seemingly impossible. And when things don’t go as planned, Zach embraces the problem with his sharp sense of humor and a positive attitude, because travel is an adventure and sometimes you just have to ‘roll with it!’”
Rollin’ with Zach premieres Monday, December 12th, on OWN. There’s another show about cooking that is also premiering, but, it doesn’t star Zack Anner so the Internet hasn’t felt as obligated to help promote that show. Still, Ambush Cook, looks pretty cool too.