Paid to be friends and now they are

In the second season of Better Late Than Never, the stars – (from far left) William Shatner, Jeff Dye, Terry Bradshaw, Henry Winkler and George Foreman – travel through Europe and North Africa.
In the second season of Better Late Than Never, the stars – (from far left) William Shatner, Jeff Dye, Terry Bradshaw, Henry Winkler and George Foreman – travel through Europe and North Africa. PHOTO: SONY PICTURES TELEVISION

The idea behind the travel show Better Late Than Never is simple: Take four crotchety old stars, have them criss-cross the globe, then sit back and watch the hijinks that ensue.

Yet for all their bickering on screen, actors William Shatner and Henry Winkler and sports stars George Foreman and Terry Bradshaw developed a real bond during the first season of Better Late Than Never, the reality series that became a surprise ratings hit when it debuted in 2016.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 26, 2018, with the headline 'Paid to be friends and now they are'. Print Edition | Subscribe