TODAY | May 16, 2013
>>> dean cain is well known for playing the heroic clark kent or superman in the mid '90s, and now on to a new adventure. in the new vh1 series called " hit the floor ."
>> he plays a professional basketball coach who gets recruited to pick the beautiful dancers who cheer on the team. they play the devil girls, take a look.
>> the entrance to the gym is this way.
>> there's no point in my being there.
>> oh, come on. you're judging finals, former all-star come back to coach your old team. this is an awesome promotion for you.
>> they're not promoting basketball. this is about the dancers who have gotten completely overmarketed by the way. they're marketed like blow-up dolls.
>> then it goes downhill from there.
>> although. it was great to see you. hi, dean. you've done ten episodes, a scripted series for vh1.
>> it's the second one they've tied. the cast is ridiculous. all the dancer girls, we'll sit around and have a cast read-through. kimberly least plays opposite of me and we'll look around the cast, are you kidding me, they're ridiculously gorgeous.
>> did you die when you got the script? did you say this is perfect for me.
>> the guy's a professional basketball coach and he gets to judge girls' dancing. i could spend my whole life wanting this.
>> it's almost a porno.
>> but it's legal.
>> did you play sports when you were younger?
>> i played professional football for the buffalo bills for half a season. well, okay, for 15, 20 minutes .
>> were you hurt?
>> i got hurt as a rookie. but i know the world.
>> your dreams were shattered?
>> they weren't.
>> they weren't?
>> i was probably 30 years old before i said i'm not going to play in the nfl any more. i was already shooting "lois and clark" before i thought i would hang it up. all of my friends are real coaches like jason garrett , coach of the dallas cowboys .
>> that's your -- that's your posse, huh?
>> posse is good.
>> now when you you played superman and people remember you as that. is it difficult to get cast in other roles sometimes because of something like that?
>> it can be. for me it's been no problem. i've done maybe 100 movies since then and it's great. i love the work i'll work on a $50 million movie or a $1 million movie.
>> and you have another mouth to feed by the way because your 13-year-old son lives with you.
>> he is a cutie.
>> we got to see his picture.
>> he looks just like me if i was blonde and perfect.
>> like everybody on your show.
>> how have your dance-judging skillsors, where do they come from?
>> from years of meticulously honing them on the dance floors. i've driven by scores.
>> there's video that you were there.
>> are you a good dancer?
>> am i a good dancer? it depends on when you ask me that question.