The Olympian: Jesse Owens, the African-American track & field athlete who won gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics -- and embarrassed the heck out of Hitler by defeating the Aryans he competed against.
Hard-knock life: Racism, segregation, legal trouble
Extra obstacle: Honestly, do you need any more than those?
And featuring: Levar Burton! Tom Bosley!
Should it air on Lifetime? It won a primetime Emmy. It's probably too good for the channel.