'Stars Earn Stripes' a reality series with celebrity-military mix

TV kingpins Dick Wolf and Mark Burnett are joining forces on an NBC reality competition series that will feature celebrities alongside American military veterans and servicepersons.

NBC has ordered “Stars Earn Stripes,” in which nine celebrities will each be paired with trainers who will prepare them for military-like challenges, such as a staged hostage rescue, from each of the five branches of the armed services, joint ops and Special Forces. Prize money will go to a military charity.

David A. Hurwitz will also exec produce with “Law & Order” veteran Wolf and “Survivor” guru Burnett.

” ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ is a high energy, fun, action show, but at its heart it is all about those five words: ‘Thank you for your service,'” Burnett said. “Our celebrities are going to experience the high adrenaline that special forces and law enforcement encounter and will realize how very hard and scary it is to do those jobs.”

Wolf added that “this is a unique opportunity to pay a tribute to our troops and first responders who put their lives on the line every day.”

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