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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).

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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.

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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.

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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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William September 23, 2012 at 11:22 am

I think this show gives us a glimse of what the men and women not only of the armed forces but police and more endure to protect us us and keep us save. It also remind us to take care of them after they had given all. I think this sho

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Tired of nonsense September 17, 2012 at 7:35 pm

They should cancel this show. This thing glorifies war but doesn’t show the horror of actual combat. If we let this abomination survive, it won’t be long until we are televising actual combat, brought to by This show is an obscenity!

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Arleen September 12, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I think this show was great. I’m glad that NBC had the thought process to bring this to light and show the people of the United States what our men and women are doing for us and risking their lives. Some take for granted what we have and what we have to fight to keep. Thank you to all our armed forces, my father and my brothers. I love you all and God bless you and your families.

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clinton patterson September 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I am 13 and I love the show and this is the best show ever and if it gets canslled I will be mad I a true blever of never Leave a man behind go merens

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Phil September 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Cancelled. And the sooner the better.

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J. Nixon September 7, 2012 at 11:30 am

I say YES! The show is a keeper, it gets more pros than cons out of it. it’s worth putting up with negative letters, and it gives servicemen watching it, like myself a sense of pride, something I believe is very much needed. This show is definitely worth keeping on, and definitely worth watching!

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Doris Thomas September 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm

My husband, Lloyd Thomas served in WWll. He just had his 90th birthday, still works
5 1/2 days a week, still drives with no moving violations, and he enjoys Stars Earn Stripes.
Hope you keep this show going. It shows what our military men and women have to endure. Nothing else like it on TV. Our granddaughter has now finished her training in the U.S. Army, sta. in VA.

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Kimberlee Chesak September 4, 2012 at 7:37 am

I think the best way for people to see what military has to go through is shows like this, and I really got a birds eye view of what that is. I give great respect to all the men and women for their contribution to this country, and I give my thanks to those who served in wars past and present.

Sincerley
Kimberlee Chesak

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Carol September 4, 2012 at 5:10 am

At 56 I shot a gun for the first time, and LOVED it. I am a big fan of any show that features survival. I hope this show goes on forever!!!
I do not feel this show glorifies violence, but survival.

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KATHLEEN LENGYEL September 4, 2012 at 1:22 am

I LOVED THIS SHOW. IF EVERYONE WOULD WATCH THIS THEY WOULD BECOME BOTH AWARE AND IN AWE AT WHAT OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN THE MILITARY PUT UP WITH AND DO FOR US EACH AN D EVERY DAY. I HOPE NBC WILL RENEW THIS AND GIVE IT THE BUILD UP AND EXPOSURE THIS DESERVES.

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Tina September 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I hope Stars Earns Stripes survives. I think it is good for all military organizations that benefit from the donations but also opens ours eyes to just a taste of what our military men and women subject themselves to. It was nice to hear all the celebrities acknowledge that with gratitude.

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Pat September 3, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Great! Anytime you can walk a mile in someone’s shoes, it is a good thing. We need to watch and understand a little of a soldier’s life and just how awesome these kids are. Remember most of the soldiers are fresh out of high school. Keep the show on.

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Lauren August 27, 2012 at 7:04 pm

I enjoy this show! Seeing what kinds of thing these men do! I love it!

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Anonymous September 4, 2012 at 4:31 pm

and women!

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Bob Hutton August 19, 2012 at 7:36 am

On Monday 8/13/2012, nine Nobel Peace Prize winners, including Bishop Desmond Tutu, condenmed this show for glorifying violence. Unaware of this fact, I did the same in a letter which was publisher Sunday 8/19/2012 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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chuck valliere August 14, 2012 at 2:59 pm

This is the only network show that comes close to competing with “Deadliest Catch”. It is not only entertaining, it does pay tribute and recognition of the skills required of our military personnel to perform their jobs. I look forward to seeing more of this show in the future.

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