Stars Earn Stripes

NBC TV show Stars Earn StripesNetwork: NBC
Episodes: Six (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: August 13, 2012 — September 3, 2012
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: General Wesley Clark (retired) and Samantha Harris (hosts).

TV show description:      
This reality competition TV series is hosted by General Wesley Clark (retired) and Samantha Harris and pays homage to the men and women who serve in the US Armed Forces and first-responder services.

In this fast-paced game, eight celebrities gather at a remote training facility where they are challenged to execute complicated missions inspired by real military exercises. From helicopter drops into water to long-range weapons fire, the contestants are tested physically, mentally and emotionally. Each will be paired with a special operative from a military branch or first-responder force, including former US Army Delta Force and Green Berets, US Navy SEALS, US Marines, and police officers. They’ll train alongside their partners and compete in the competition missions with them. Each of the teams is competing for a cash prize on behalf of a military, veterans or first-responder charity.

Committed to hiring recent veterans on the crew, the producers of Stars Earn Stripes say they hope to inspire other employers throughout the country to make similar commitments to returning US heroes — and to show audiences just how incredible their missions really are.

The celebrity competitors in season one include four-time undefeated world boxing champion Laila Ali, actor Dean Cain, actor and former National Football League player Terry Crews, multi-platinum recording artist, actor, producer and television personality Nick Lachey, Alaska businessman and four-time Iron Dog snowmobile race champion Todd Palin, The Biggest Loser trainer Dolvett Quince, Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street, and WWE diva, Eve Torres.

The operatives include Andrew McLaren, Brent Gleeson, Chris Kyle, Dale Comstock, Grady Powell, J.W. Cortes, Talon Smith, and Tom Stroup.

Series Finale:     
Episode 6 — Harbor Demolition
In the final episode, Todd Palin, Dean Cain, Picabo Street, and Eve Torres competed for the crown. Torres ended up winning the competition, benefiting the USO. Street came in second and Cain was third.
First aired: September 3, 2012.


What do you think? Do you like the Stars Earn Stripes TV series? Do you think it should be renewed for another season or cancelled?

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  1. Erich says

    My wife and I really liked the first show. Hope they make more. Looking forward to watching MANY more episodes. Yeah, it is ” make believe” but fun to watch. We all know it is NOT meant to be to the death as in real combat. Take it for what it is.

  2. Roger 100% Disabled Veteran says

    Me and my Wife both liked the show. We hope that it will come back on for another season

  3. says

    I really liked this show. I think it reminds all of us that these heroes put their lives on the line for us every day. I’m for anything that supports our troops. This show brings home the danger they live with and the bravery they exhibit on daily basis, often for many years with very few breaks. Please keep it going.

  4. Carol says

    I loved this show. Coupled with the book No Easy Day it makes me proud to be an American! Anything that supports our vets is on my A list.

  5. Jeff Roth says

    The pretenders on this display of ignorance will never have to pick up body parts, smell the stench of blood or watch a brother or sister die. They will not come back with PTSD or their bodies mangled. My nephew, having survived two deployments to Iraq just laughs at the”Fools”and their make believe action. Let the “stars” enlist and volunteer for a combat mission. Bet they will not. Wesley Clark and his cohorts should be ashamed of themselves! David Hackworth must be crying in his grave.

    • Dave says

      Lighten up rambo. I survived 12 years as a Ranger, just like a lot of other guys. That don’t make me special, it’s just a job, brother. It showcases the dedication and skill of the men and women in spec ops, and let’s the civilian population see a little of what the job entails. From the comments, It’s a win for the military, as people get to see the skill sets needed to operate under adverse conditions in a variety of tasks. Sorry your nephew is so tore up he can’t stand to watch TV. Get him to the VA hospital ASAP. Obviously, not one of those military men had a problem with being on the show, understanding the positive instaed of the negative it brought with it.

  6. William says

    I think this show need the support of all of us to stay. It gives us a glimse of what all these men and women endure to keep us save and remind us to take care of them after they had given all. My gratitute to them for keeping us save and enjoy our liberty.

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