Battalion of the Former Network Stars
C-listers to endure boot camp on NBC's 'Stars Earn Stripes'
At least the job market for fading celebrities is improving. On "Stars Earn Stripes" -- a new reality competition debuting in August on NBC -- they'll compete in military training exercises.
According to EW.com, contestants will include Dean Cain, Nick Lachey, Todd (I'm-so-much-more-than-just- Sarah's-husband) Palin and "Biggest Loser" trainer Dolvett Quince -- in addition to boxing champ Laila Ali, former NFL player Terry Crews, Olympian Picabo Street and WWE star Eve Torres.
They'll partner with experts -- an obvious "Dancing With the Stars" grab -- to tackle missions including helicopter drops and long-range target shooting. Each week, one team will be eliminated.
Co-hosted by former NATO commander/2005 presidential candidate General Wesley Clark and "Entertainment Tonight" personality Samantha Harris, the show will be co-executive-produced by Mark ("Celebrity Apprentice") Burnett.
So, instead of being fired at the end, does that mean the loser will be fired UPON?
"Stars Earned Stripes" will premieres Monday, Aug. 13, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.