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John Cena’s ‘American Grit’ premieres April 14

John Cena’s new reality show “American Grit” is set to air at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 14 on FOX following the return of “Bones.”

“American Grit” is a military-inspired, challenge-course-based series.

Cena himself is the host and one of the executive producers. The show follows 16 of the toughest men and women from across the country who were handpicked to compete in teams of four.

Each team will be put through “punishing, military-based exercises” says Cena in the show’s trailer video on YouTube and FOX.com. The contestants will be competing for a prize of $1 million.

Leading and mentoring these groups will be four representatives of different branches of the military: Navy Seal Commander Rorke Denver, Army Sergeant Noah Galloway, Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tawanda “Tee” Hanible and Army Ranger Nick “The Reaper” Irving.

“The U.S. Military is the epitome of resolve and dedication, which is why I am so excited to be a part of ‘American Grit,’” said Cena on FOX.com. “This show will not only be a challenging and fierce competition, but it will give viewers a glimpse into the perseverance and training of the men and women of the armed forces.”

Fox has set the show up to be a 10-episode series.

“‘American Grit’ is a bold, aspirational competition series that aligns with the spirit of the Fox unscripted brand,” said David Madden, the president of Fox Broadcasting Company, according to Fox’s website. “The team at Leftfield and the incredible John Cena have created a series built on the pillars of determination, dedication and strength that we know will resonate with our audience. John is not only a phenomenal athlete but a motivational force, who inspires fans around the world, and we are thrilled he is leading the charge.”

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Madison Spector

Madi Spector, aka Madi Channing, is a junior double majoring in journalism and English with a minor in creative writing. She is originally from Coral Springs, Florida where she spent every waking moment of her life being a marching and concert band kid with her French horn and mellophone. She specializes in entertainment and pop culture and has a hot passion for E! News, dark chocolate, proper grammar and Chuck Bass. When she’s not writing (which is a very rare occurrence), you can find her crying over Harry Potter, being unsure if she wants to devote her time to binge-watching another show on Netflix or trying to convince people that she has phenomenal abs while at the gym.

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