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Fox charges into Leftfield’s “American Grit”

U.S. broadcaster Fox has ordered the military competition series American Grit from Leftfield Pictures. (Pictured: series host John Cena)
November 19, 2015

U.S. broadcaster Fox has ordered the military competition series American Grit from Leftfield Pictures.

Hosted by WWE wrestler John Cena (pictured), the 10-episode series will see 16 men and women divided into four teams and faced with a myriad military-grade and survival-themed challenges.

Trained by a diverse group of top-ranking members of the U.S. Armed Forces, contestants will work together as teams to complete “near-impossible” challenges of mental and physical fortitude for the chance to win a US$1 million prize.

The first team to successfully complete each obstacle as a group will be safe from elimination. Meanwhile, each episode culminates in an endurance-based obstacle course code-named “The Circus.”

The mentors, known as “The Cadre,” include Rorke Denver, Noah Galloway, Tawanda “Tee” Hanible and Nick “The Reaper” Irving.

Brent Montgomery, David George, Adam Sher, Will Nothacker and Jon Kroll serve as executive producers.

American Grit is slated to premiere on Fox in 2016.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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