NBC has announced a few more details about its competition reality show Stars Earn Stripes. Set to premiere August 13th, the show will be hosted by Ret. General Wesley Clark and will gather nine celebrities at a secret training facility where they will be “challenged to execute complicated missions inspired by real military exercises.”
The “celebrities” include former Alaska First Husband Todd Palin, former Jessica Simpson husband Nick Lachey, former Superman Dean Cain, former Olympic skier Picabo Street and a few more folks you might recognize if you watch more TV than we do. The big news this week is the announcement of the veterans who have been hired to train the celebs and compete alongside them to win the big prize. +Continue Reading
It’s almost been a whole year since the Osama bin Laden takedown and now we’re getting down to the real cultural legacy of Seal Team Six. NBC has announced a new reality show called Stars Earn Stripes, where “nine celebrities from music, sports and Hollywood will be paired with trainers at a top-notch, secret training facility” and “will face weekly challenges such as hostage-rescue exercises or placing a laser target atop a mountain.”
First, let’s hope vets are getting paid some big bucks to show their faces on TV and drag these divas through their training exercises. It’s difficult to imagine that whatever they’re doing will be that dangerous or challenging because these are the kind of folks who break down crying on Dancing With the Stars.
Still, there’s hope: Stars Earn Stripes is a coproduction between Survivor’s Mark Burnett and Law & Order creator Dick Wolf. Those guys know how to make TV that doesn’t suck.
Aside from high-profile aspiring Marine Katy Perry, who should NBC cast on this show and what challenges should they face?