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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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