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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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