Monday, June 25, 2012

'Stars Earn Stripes': A preview


Among the new television shows slated to begin in the fall season is a new reality competition show that can only be described as taking “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here” times 10. Eight celebrities will be paired with military or law enforcement personnel for “Stars Earn Stripes”.
Retired Army General Wesley Clark and former “Dancing with the Stars” host Samantha Harris will co-host the new show that will put the celebrities through military exercises used in actual missions.
Premiering Monday, August 13, “Stars Earn Stripes” contestants will compete each week for military and veteran charities and a chance to advance in the competition. One team will be eliminated each week.
Scheduled to compete on “Stars Earn Stripes” are champion boxer Laila Ali, actorDean Cain, actor and former football player Terry Crews, singer Nick Lachey, Todd Palin (Sarah’s husband), actor Dolvett Quince, champion skier Picabo Street, and actress Eve Torres.
Laila Ali is competing for the Military Child Education Coalition
Dean Cain is competing for the Wounded Warrior Project
Terry Crews is competing for The Pat Tillman Foundation
Nick Lachey is competing for The Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation
Todd Palin is competing for Armed Services YMCA Alaska
Dolvett Quince is competing for Got Your 6
Picabo Street is competing for Hiring Our Heroes
Eve Torres is competing for the USO
“Stars Earn Stripes” is the brainchild of “Law & Order” executive producer Dick Wolf, “Survivor” creator Mark Burnett, and David Hurwitz of “Fear Factor”.