A new reality series, “Stars Earn Stripes”, which caused the recent announcement of Sharon Osbourne stepping-down from “America’s Got Talent” because the show fired her son Jack, dares to push celebrities to war-type missions in support of various life-saving themed charities. In a recent preview video by NBC, executive producers, hosts, celebrities and trainers talk about being on the new reality show.
Executive Producers Mark Burnett and Dick Wolf talk about their new reality competition series, “Stars Earn Stripes” that pairs Military and law enforcement trainers with celebrities. These trainers include: U.S. Navy Seal, S.W.A.T commander, Green Beret Delta Force and a New York Police Officer.
Celebrities talk about being on “Stars Earn Stripes” in video player below:
Each week, celebrities and trainers take-on challenges that mimic real missions. The celebrities are Nick Lachey (The Sing Off), Dean Cain (Lois and Clark), Terry Crews (Everybody Hates Chris), Dolvett Quince (The Biggest Loser), Picabo Street (Olympic Skier), Laila Ali (Boxing Champion), Eve Torres (WWE Diva), and Todd Palin (Snowmobile Champion) who are all on the show to raise money for military, veterans and first responders charities.
Hosts are General Wesley Clark, who is a four-star General, and Samantha Harris (Entertainment Tonight). The military trainers for this series are: Chris Kyle (US. Navy Seal), J.W. Cortes (U.S.M.C./N.Y. Police), Grady Powell (U.S. Army Green Beret), all, who producer Wolf says are as interesting to watch as the celebrities. After one challenge, Chris Kyle stated that Palin is like God walking on mud, and said “forget about Chuck Norris, send in Todd Palin”.
Burnett says overall, the story is the connection of two people that make-up a team- celebrity and trainer. “This is a love song to the people that keep us safe” says Wolf is the show’s dedication.
“Stars Earn Stripes” premieres Monday, August 13 at 8/7 c on NBC.