Retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark is embarking on a reality TV career. The former Supreme Allied Commander Europe for NATO and former presidential candidate is set as host of NBC’s upcoming celebrity reality competition series Stars Earn Stripes, aimed at honoring America’s armed forces. The show, executive produced by Mark Burnett, Dick Wolf and David A. Hurwitz, will be co-hosted by TV personality Samantha Harris (Dancing With The Stars).
Stars Earn Stripes, which will premiere August 13 and air Mondays at 9 PM, will feature a celebrity cast that includes boxing champion Laila Ali, Sarah Palin’s husband Todd Palin, actor Dean Cain, actor and former NFL player Terry Crews, TV personality Nick Lachey, Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street, The Biggest Loser trainer Dolvett Quince, and WWE star Eve Torres. In the vein of Dancing With The Stars, the eight competitors will gather at a remote training facility where they will tackle difficult missions inspired by real military exercises. Each will be paired with an “operative” who is a member or former member of the armed forces or a law enforcement agency. The operative will coach and guide their celebrity teammate and compete alongside them. Each week one of the teams will be eliminated. All celebrities play for military-related charities.