Exclusive Stars Earn Stripes First Look: Celebs Soldier Through a 'Real-Life Action Movie'

The London Olympics are only the first set of grueling physical challenges to air on NBC this summer – and we’ve got your first peek at what’s up next.

In this exclusive preview of Stars Earn Stripes, the reality show’s cast – including Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’s Dean Cain, Everybody Hates Chris’ Terry Crews, The Biggest Loser’s Dolvett Quince and retired boxer Laila Ali – plus creators Dick Wolf (Law & Order) and Mark Burnett (Survivor) give you a sense of how intense some of the military/law enforcement-inspired challenges can get.

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“It’s kind of like a real-life action movie or video game,” WWE’s Eve Torres says, while Wolf calls the series — which premieres Monday, Aug. 13 at 8/7c — a “love song toward the people who keep us safe.”

Press PLAY on the video below and then hit the comments: Will you tune in to the helicopter-and-explosion-filled competition?

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  1. Austin says:

    Her name is eve not Eva :)

  2. “The Newsroom’s Terry Crews…”

    C’mon, that just ain’t right. :S
    Everybody Hates Chris’ Terry Crews sounds better. The Family Crews’ Terry Crews as well.

  3. Laur says:

    President Camacho!

  4. Chris Halarewich says:

    Can’t watch from my location, Oh well

  5. Danielle says:

    Like DWTS, I think ultimately this show will tell the audience “Look, this is difficult at first, but after a few weeks ANYONE can be as good as the professionals.” Or even worse, it tells the audience that being in the military is, to paraphrase, like living in an action movie, which it’s not. Offensive to the people who dedicate their lives to these careers, and a stupid idea overall. Definitely will not be tuning in.

  6. Bob Macaam says:

    Must be a problem with this show because there is no clear listing of who the so call stars are. I won’t watch.

  7. sam says:

    I’d rather see Battle of the network stars where it’s basic events like the olympics with swimming, relays, running and obstacle courses.

  8. Phil DeBrier says:

    Horrible, horrible concept – trivializes the fine work of our service men and women, and completely removes the blood and gore that comes with warfighting. I won’t be watching…

  9. Proud American says:

    I enjoyed the first episode and will watch the next tonight (DVR’d it last night). Obviously the military members involved with the show found it worthwhile and are proud to be involved and show the world a little bit about just how great they are at their very difficult jobs. Gen. Wesley Clark’s presence adds a great deal of validity to the show as well. Samantha Harris is just as awkward a host here as she was on DWTS, but that’s the only negative to the show that I’ve seen so far.