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Hero" review by Suzanne
Premieres Thursday, June 6 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT
If you like uplifting competition reality shows, this is
a good one. 9 contestants work to prove who is the biggest
Hero. However, it's not just physical feats but also you
have to prove character and morality. In the end, only one
person wins the money, but they sort of have to work
together (cooperate) as well as compete against each other.
It's a really interesting idea.
The Rock hosts the show and talks to the contestants
periodically to test them. The contestants are from
all walks of life, everything from a waitress to a doctor.
They not only have to prove themselves and work together,
but they have to make sacrifices.
I don't watch reality shows, but if I did, I would
probably watch this one. Check it out!
TNT Announces Nine Competitors
Ready to be Pushed to the Limits
By Dwayne Johnson in TNT's
Upcoming New Series The Hero
America Ultimately Decides Who Deserves the Title of
in this New Action-Packed Competition Series
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson makes this summer epic for
a diverse group of nine individuals as
TNT announces the contestants that will face
extraordinary situations testing strength, courage and
integrity in its new unscripted competition series The
Hero airing Thursdays at
8 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning
June 6. A complete list
of the first season's competitors is included below.
Hero, headlined by Johnson,
will bring nine people together
tackling extraordinary feats in an unexpected and dramatic
setting. Each week, the contestants will be tested
physically, mentally, and morally, as they try to prove that
they truly deserve the title of "The Hero"
and the life-changing chance of winning up to a million
dollars in prize money. With temptations around every
corner, America will watch to see what the contestants are
willing to overcome, undergo, and sacrifice on behalf of
themselves and others. In the end, it’s America’s call on
who will be "The Hero."
Hero is executive-produced by
Electus (Ben Silverman, Chris Grant
and Jimmy Fox); 5x5 Media (part of the Electus
studio system led by Craig Armstrong and Rick
Ringbakk); Charles Wachter; Dwayne Johnson;
and Dany Garcia. The series was created by Armstrong
and Ringbakk of the Emmy®-winning 5x5 Media (Survivor,
Fashion Star, TBS's King of the Nerds), along
with Wachter (Fashion Star, Food Revolution)
and Electus' Silverman (Fashion Star, The Biggest
Loser, The Office). Electus International,
Electus' global distribution arm, is handling all
international distribution for The Hero.
25, – Worcester, Mass. – Some might wonder what could
possibly make a former professional cheerleader a
hero. But dig a little deeper. She’s
been taking care of her brother ever since they were kids,
and she’s not going to let anyone or anything stand in her
39 – Los Angeles, Calif. – A decorated cop and devoted
husband and son. But he’s still plagued by self-doubt, and
wants to use this experience to find out if he has what it
takes when it matters most.
32 – Vancouver, Wash. – A committed father and husband, he’s
now going to be asked to exhibit raw strength and courage
beyond anything he’s ever imagined.
50 – Beaumont, Texas – As a trauma surgeon, he saves
lives every day. But it’s hard for him to trust anyone else,
and that trait may make it hard for him on this show.
31 – Los Angeles, Calif. – A tough young woman who almost
literally raised herself under the most adverse
circumstances you can imagine.
24 – Centereach, N.Y. – A young man who desperately wants to
prove himself and do the right thing, but does he have the
temperance and wisdom to be The Hero?
46 – Ashland, Mass. – A fiercely loyal mother and wife,
she’s here to find the courage within.
34 – Little River, S.C. – The single mom who works five jobs
to get her hearing-impaired son the care he needs. She’s out
to prove to him that nothing is impossible.
30 – Hagerstown, Md. – A struggling pro wrestler who has all
the makings of a hero… honesty,
strength, charisma. But does he have the compassion?
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