FOX has decided to renew their new competition TV series, American Grit, for a second season. The John Cena series completed its first season of 10 episodes in early June and averaged a 0.65 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.996 million viewers.
Here’s the renewal press release:
FOX ORDERS A SECOND SEASON OF COMPETITION SERIES “AMERICAN GRIT” WITH WWE® SUPERSTAR JOHN CENA TO RETURN AS HOST AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FOX has ordered a second season of AMERICAN GRIT, the competition series hosted and executive-produced by WWE® Superstar John Cena®, in which competitors are pushed beyond their limits in the ultimate test of strength, human spirit and most importantly, teamwork. The series is produced by Leftfield Pictures.
Season Two of AMERICAN GRIT is currently casting the next group of men and women who are ready to find their inner strength and transform their lives for the better. The series is looking for everyday individuals who have overcome great odds and are ready to confront their next challenge. To nominate someone, please visit FindYourStrengthCasting.com.
The first season of AMERICAN GRIT saw a diverse group of 16 contestants driven to the brink, as they faced increasingly difficult challenges. The teams were led by elite former military mentors, known as “the cadre.” The only way to leave the competition was to give up and ring out, and in the end, one woman and one man were left standing, splitting a half million dollar grand prize. During the season, John Cena launched the #ShowYourGrit social campaign, encouraging fans to share how they challenge themselves, persevere and work together to achieve a goal. More than 35 million impressions were garnered on the hashtag as fans shared their inspirational stories.
AMERICAN GRIT is produced by Leftfield Pictures and executive-produced by David George, Brent Montgomery, Adam Sher, Will Nothacker and Simon Thomas. John Cena also serves as executive producer. “Like” AMERICAN GRIT on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericanGritFOX/. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanGritFOX and join the conversation using #AmericanGrit. See photos and videos on Instagram @instagram.com/americangritfox/.
About John Cena
With more than 42 million followers on Facebook and more than eight million on Twitter, John Cena is respected by his fans for his strong work ethic and his authentic and charismatic personality. Known for his accessibility to his fans, as well as for his philanthropic work, Cena is a Celebrity Wish Granter and Ambassador for Make-A-Wish, having granted more than 500 wishes, the most ever granted by a single person in the history of Make-A-Wish. Cena, along with WWE, also launched the “Rise Above Cancer” campaign to support Susan G. Komen’s mission to save lives and end breast cancer. Cena serves as a brand ambassador for Tapout. Cena was featured in Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck,” opposite Amy Schumer; “Sisters,” alongside Tina Fey and Amy Poehler; and “Daddy’s Home.” Earlier this month, he served as host of the “2016 ESPY Awards.” He also will serve as host of TEEN CHOICE 2016 with Victoria Justice, live Sunday, July 31 on FOX.
What do you think? Did you enjoy the first season of American Grit on FOX? Are you going to watch season two?