NBC Reveals the Celebrity Cast of Stars Earn Stripes

The cast has been announced for NBC’s new competition series honoring America’s Armed Forces, Stars Earn Stripes. The celebrities who will be competing on behalf of military, veterans and first-responder based charities are:

Laila Ali – 4-time undefeated world boxing champion, playing for Military Child Education Coalition (http://www.militarychild.org)

Dean Cain – actor, playing for Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org)

Terry Crews – actor and former National Football League player, playing for The Pat Tillman Foundation (http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org)

Nick Lachey – multi-platinum recording artist, actor, producer and television personality, playing for The Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation (www.bohmf.org)

Todd Palin – Alaska businessman, playing for Armed Services YMCA Alaska (http://www.asymcaofalaska.com)

Picabo Street – Olympic gold medalist, playing for Got your 6 (www.gotyour6.org)

Dolvett QuinceThe Biggest Loser trainer, playing for Hiring Our Heroes (www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes)

Eve Torres – WWE Diva, playing for USO (www.uso.org)

Stars Earns Stripes Cast
Season: 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Front row: Nick Lachey, Dean Cain; Standing: Terry Crews, Picabo Street, Eve Torres, Todd Palin; On top: Laila Ali, Dolvett Quince -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/© NBCUniversal, Inc.)
Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe for NATO and former presidential candidate General Wesley Clark (ret.) and Samantha Harris will host the show which is set to debut on Monday, August 13th (8-10pm ET).

“We are honored to have a much-decorated and beloved military figure such as General Clark joining Stars Earn Stripes. The general’s legendary record in the U.S. armed forces commands respect as he brings so much practical knowledge that will infuse the show with priceless insight,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC. “Our cast is ready to be put to the test – using the same physical and mental challenges that prepare our nation’s bravest men and women to defend our nation – and their arduous journey will make for riveting television.”

“I am thrilled to join Stars Earn Stripes as host and look forward to watching the celebrity cast members test themselves as they step up to take on these tough challenges,” said Clark. “This new series pays tribute to members of our dedicated armed forces and civil law enforcement and I know that the winnings, which will be donated to first-responder charity and veterans’ groups, will make a difference and send an important message.”

How It Works:

“The eight competitors will gather at a remote training facility where they will tackle complicated and difficult missions that are inspired by real military exercises. Each will be paired with an “operative” who is a member or a former member of our armed forces or law enforcement agencies. The operative will coach and guide their celebrity teammate on their training and each of their missions and will compete along-side them. From helicopter drops to long range weapons fire – the competitors will be tested physically and emotionally as they play to win and to earn a cash prize for military, veterans and first-responder based charities. Each week one of the teams will be eliminated.”

Source: NBC