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Stars Earn Stripes: Cancelled? Returning for Season Two?

Stars Earn Stripes canceledLast summer, NBC was barraged with requests to cancel Stars Earn Stripes, their new reality competition. Eight Nobel Peace Laureates, military veterans, and numerous others protested the program because they felt it glorified and trivialized war and violence. It seems they may have ultimately gotten their wish.

While NBC has not publicly cancelled Stars Earn Stripes, the peacock network hasn’t ordered a second season for this summer, nor have they announced any plans to bring it back next season.

The protests may have influenced NBC’s decision, it was likely the show’s poor ratings that had the biggest impact. The six episodes averaged just a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with only 3.84 million total viewers.

The show was only on the air for four weeks and the numbers kept falling each episode. Had it stayed on the air longer, the ratings would surely have gotten even worse.

The sixth and final episode aired on September 3, 2012 and saw Todd Palin, Dean Cain, Picabo Street, and Eve Torres competing for the crown. The latter ended up winning the competition, benefiting the USO.

What do you think? Did you like Stars Earn Stripes? Are you unhappy that the show has been cancelled and that NBC hasn’t ordered a second season?


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Carley February 19, 2015 at 8:25 am

I loved the show. With ‘reality’ shows being less reality and more TV, I thought it brought more of the later, which is what America needs to see. I’m not a big TV watcher… That might be why I’m a little late in commenting Haha. This show was definitely worth it though.


Tim G. Mehl April 14, 2014 at 3:03 pm

This was an amazing show. It gave “realistic” scenerios to what our military and police face each and every day in order to protect this great Country of ours.

Personally, I think and truly believe that “Stars Earn Stripes” should return return, but with emphasis on honoring one of their own, Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Have the winner win the Chris Kyle Award, with the monies going towards the stars charity as well as to Chris’s cause.

Hated to see you give in to the liberals and gun grabbers (which is what I believe happened, because money brings happiness and wealth). Sorry for the bad comment, but we need more heroes like Chris Kyle and the rest of our American Heroes who live and die each dor so we can be free. Bring it back to FOX or some other station who would do it.


Netta October 18, 2013 at 3:15 pm

I loved the show, I recorded it and kept it. I will be very disappointed if it is not renewed.
I thought it honored what our men and women in service to our country do every day.


Carol October 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm

We really liked the show. I was glued to the show every week with my husband. It was so great to see what our soldiers go through and how each situation was handled. More than likely this show was canceled because a girl won.


Erich July 28, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Yeah, we really liked the show and would like to see it come back. Much better than other ” reality” shows. Much more interesting.


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