FOX will add a new military-inspired competition series called “American Grit” to the Thursday night lineup. The network will be filling in for “American Idol,’ which is ending this year. The reality competition will debut Thursday, April 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the spring return of BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
“American Grit” will star WWE Superstar John Cena, and follows 16 of the country’s toughest men and women as they are split into four teams and face a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges set in the wilderness of Pack Forest in Eatonville, WA.
Cena and an elite group of mentors from the nation’s most exclusive military units – including Navy Seal Commander Rorke Denver, Army Sergeant Noah Galloway, Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tawanda “Tee” Hanible and Army Ranger Nick “The Reaper” Irving – will push these fierce competitors beyond their limits. With up to a million dollars of prize money at stake, this is the ultimate test of strength, grit, the human spirit and, most importantly, teamwork.
Fans that have been eagerly awaiting the return of “Bones” only have a few more weeks left before the big premiere. The drama will return that same Thursday to celebrate its spring premiere, at 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT.
Picking up after the explosive fall finale, the all-new episode, “The Death in the Defense,” finds Hodgins (TJ Thyne) eight weeks into his rehabilitation and forced to navigate life in a wheelchair. Meanwhile, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) investigate the death of a public defender who had multiple defendants from previous cases with motives to kill her.
AMERICAN GRIT is produced by Leftfield Pictures and executive-produced by Brent Montgomery, David George, Adam Sher, Will Nothacker and Jon Kroll. John Cena also serves as executive producer.
BONES is from Far Field Productions and Josephson Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created by Hart Hanson. Hanson, Barry Josephson, Stephen Nathan, Randy Zisk, Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson are executive producers.