June 19, 2012 01:00 PM by Melissa Stavarski
Stars Earn Stripes debuts on Monday, August 13 on NBC. The premise of the show is similar to Dancing with the Stars, where one celebrity will be paired with one expert and they’ll compete in challenges as a team. Among the cast, Superman Dean Cain and daddy-to-be Nick Lachey! Continue reading for all the details!
Also competing on Stars Earn Stripes will be Laila Ali, Terry Crews, Todd Palin, Dolvett Quince, Picabo Street, and Eve Torres.
Laila Ali is a boxer and appeared on Dancing with the Stars.
Dean Cain used to save the world as Superman and recently appeared on NBC‘s The Choice.
Terry Crews might be best known for playing Julius on Everybody Hates Chris. He’s also a former NFL football player.
Nick Lachey is a singer and host of NBC‘s The Sing-Off.
Todd Palin is celebrity enough for this? Is there an honorary “celebrity” badge if you serve enough years on reality TV? The Palin’s list includes Sarah Palin’s Alaska, Dancing with the Stars, Bristol‘s Life’s a Tripp, and now Stars Earn Stripes.
Dolvett Quince is a trainer on NBC‘s The Biggest Loser.
Picabo Street is an Olympic skier.
Eve Torres is a professional wrestler for WWE’s Raw.
Stars Earn Stripes is executive produced by Mark Burnett (The Voice), Dick Wolf (Law & Order) and David A. Hurwitz (Fear Factor). From helicopter drops to long range weapons fire – the competitors will be tested physically and emotionally as they play to win and to earn a cash prize for military, veterans, and first-responder based charities. Each week one of the teams will be eliminated. The series will be hosted by General Wesley Clark (ret.), the former Supreme Allied Commander Europe for NATO and former presidential candidate, and Samantha Harris, Dancing with the Stars.
“I am thrilled to join Stars Earn Stripes as host and look forward to watching the celebrity cast members test themselves as they step up to take on these tough challenges,” said General Wesley Clark . “This new series pays tribute to members of our dedicated armed forces and civil law enforcement and I know that the winnings, which will be donated to first-responder charity and veterans’ groups, will make a difference and send an important message.”
Will you be tuning in to watch Stars Earn Stripes?
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