Stars Earn Stripes: NEW Celebrity Reality Show on NBC

While watching the Olympics, they were advertising a new reality competition show for celebrities: Stars Earn Stripes. According to the official NBC website:

Hosted by General Wesley Clark (retired) and Samantha Harris, “Stars Earn Stripes” is an action-packed competition show that pays homage to the men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces and our first-responder services. The star-studded cast includes four-time undefeated world boxing champion Laila Ali, actor Dean Cain (“Out of Time,” Five Days of War”), actor and former National Football League player Terry Crews (“The Expendables 2,” “The Newsroom”), multi-platinum recording artist, actor, producer and television personality Nick Lachey (NBC’s “The Sing-Off”), Alaska businessman and four-time Iron Dog snowmobile race champion Todd Palin, NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” trainer Dolvett Quince, Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street, and WWE diva, Eve Torres.

In this fast-paced competition, the eight celebrities will gather at a remote training facility where they will be challenged to execute complicated missions inspired by real military exercises. From helicopter drops into water to long-range weapons fire, the contestants will be tested physically, mentally and emotionally. Each will be paired with a special operative from a military branch or one of our first-responder forces, including former U.S. Army Delta Force and Green Berets, U.S. Navy SEALS, U.S. Marines and police officers, who train alongside their partners and compete in the missions with them. Each of the teams is competing for a cash prize on behalf of a military, veterans or first-responder charity.

Committed to hiring recent vets on the crew, “Stars Earn Stripes” hopes to inspire other employers throughout the country to make similar commitments to our returning heroes to show audiences just how incredible these heroes’ missions really are. Dick Wolf (“Law & Order,” NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU”), Mark Burnett (NBC’s “The Voice,” “Survivor”) and David A. Hurwitz (“Fear Factor”) serve as executive producers. The series is a production of Universal Television, One Three Media, Wolf Reality, LLC and Bill’s Market & Television Productions.

What I find to be rather interesting is that there are two Dancing with the Stars veterans and one other whose brother will be on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars: Samantha Harris (ex-host), Laila Ali (Season 3 contestant), Nick Lachey (Season 2’s Drew Lachey’s brother). Or they were or are involved with other NBC competition shows: Dolvett Quince (trainer of The Biggest Loser) and Nick Lachey (ex-host of Sing-off).

It would also appear that the contestants involved are those known to work out heavily and / or have partaken in sports in general. I am intrigued enough to give the premiere a courtesy look if I have time… but beyond that we’ll see.

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Sing Off Christmas Show Season 3 Videos

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Sing Off Finale Results Show Season 3 Videos

Live Finale: Group Number
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Sing Off Finale Season 3 Videos

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Pentatonix performs a mastermix of “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson and “Forget You” by Cee Lo Green. Read more..

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Sing Off Week 9 Season 3 Videos

Week 9: Group Number
The top five groups open the show with a medley of “I Feel Good” by James Brown, “ABC” by The Jackson 5 and “Crazy in Love” by Beyonce. Read more..

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Sing Off Week 8 Season 3 Videos

Week 8: Pentatonix Sings “Born to Be Wild”
Pentatonix gives a head-banging performance of “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf.

Week 8: Dartmouth Aires Sing “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
The Dartmouth Aires perform “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister.

Week 8: Afro-Blue Sings “American Girl”
Afro-Blue performs “American Girl” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Week 8: Delilah Sings “Dream On”
Delilah takes on Aerosmith’s rock anthem “Dream On.”

Week 8: Urban Method Sings “Here I Go Again”
Urban Method puts its own twist on “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake.

Week 8: Vocal Point Sings “You Really Got Me”
Vocal Point proves that BYU knows how to rock with their performance of “You Really Got Me” by the Kinks.

Week 8: Dartmouth Aires Sing “Save a Horse (Ride A Cowboy)”
The Dartmouth Aires perform “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” by Big & Rich.

Week 8: Afro-Blue Sings “Need You Now”
Jazz group Afro-Blue takes on country hit “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum.

Week 8: Urban Method Sings “Before He Cheats”
Hip-hop group Urban Method goes country with their performance of “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood.

Week 8: Delilah Sings “If I Die Young”

Week 8: Vocal Point Sings “Life Is a Highway”
BYU’s Vocal Point performs “Life Is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts.

Week 8: Pentatonix Sings “Stuck Like Glue”
Pentatonix turns on the country charm with their performance of “Stuck Like Glue” by Sugarland.

Week 8: Elimination
The remaining six groups anxiously await the judges’ decision.

Week 8: Delilah’s Swan Song
Delilah sings “Survivor” for their final performance

Bringing Their A Game
The final five face off in a nail-biting matchup next Monday on The Sing Off.

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Sing Off Week 7 Season 3 Videos

Week 7: Group Number
The show starts off with a special Halloween-themed group performance.

Week 7: Vocal Point’s Elvis Medley
Vocal Point performs a medley of hits by Elvis Presley.

Week 7: Dartmouth Aires’ Queen Medley
The Dartmouth Aires perform a medley of hits by Queen.

Week 7: Urban Method’s Rihanna Medley
Urban Method performs a medley of hits by Rihanna.

Week 7: The YellowJackets’ Billy Joel Medley
The YellowJackets perform a medley of Billy Joel hits

Week 7: Delilah’s Alicia Keys Medley
Delilah performs a medley of hits by Alicia Keys.

Week 7: Afro-Blue’s Janet Jackson Medley
Afro-Blue performs a medley of hits by Janet Jackson.

Week 7: Pentatonix’s Britney Spears Medley
Pentatonix performs a medley of hits by Britney Spears.

Week 7: Guest Performance by Committed
Season 2 winners Committed return to the stage to perform of a medley of hits by Chris Brown.

Week 7: Elimination
The final seven groups anxiously await the judges’ decision.

Week 7: The YellowJackets’ Swan Song
The YellowJackets give a spirited performance of “I Get Knocked Down” for their final song

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Sing Off Season 3 Week 5 Videos

Week 5: Group Number
Ten groups come together for a collaborative performance of Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” in the biggest Sing-Off performance ever!

Week 5: YellowJackets Sing “Wannabe”
The YellowJackets kick off the night with a high-energy performance of “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls.

Week 5: Delilah Sings “Flashdance… What a Feeling
Delilah channels the ’80s with their performance of “Flashdance… What a Feeling” by Irene Cara.

Week 5: The Collective Sings “I Will Survive”
The Collective gives an emotional performance of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.”

Week 5: North Shore Sings “Power of Love”
North Shore performs “Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and the News.

Week 5: Dartmouth Aires Sing “Jessie’s Girl”
The Dartmouth Aires take on Rick Springfield’s hit “Jessie’s Girl.”

Week 5: Afro-Blue Sings “I Wanna Dance with Somebody
Afro-Blue jazzes up Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.”

Week 5: Pentatonix Sings “Video Killed the Radio Star
Pentatonix applies their electro skills to “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.

Week 5: Deltones Perform “Listen to Your Heart”
The University of Delaware Deltones take on Roxette’s hit “Listen to Your Heart.”

Week 5: Urban Method Performs “Poison.”
Urban Method goes retro with its performance of “Poison” by Bell Biv Devoe.

Week 5: Vocal Point Performs “Footloose”
Vocal Point lets loose with an energetic performance of “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins.

Week 5: Elimination Round 1
The first five groups anxiously await the judges’ decision.

Week 5: Elimination Round 2
The second set of five groups anxiously awaits the judges’ decision.

Week 5: Deltones’ Swan Song
The Deltones sing “Goodbye to You” for their final performance.

Week 5: North Shore’s Swan Song
North Shore sings “Goodnight Sweetheart” for its final performance.

Week 6 Preview
Don’t miss Vocal Point’s emotional performance, next week on The Sing-Off.

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Sing Off Season 3 Week 4 Videos

Week 4: Group Number
Six of the remaining groups come together for a collaborative performance of “Rhythm of Love” by the Plain White T’s.

Week 4: Deltones Sing “Edge of Glory”
The University of Delaware Deltones perform Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory.”

Week 4: Deltones Sing “You Can’t Hurry Love”
The Deltones perform “You Can’t Hurry Love” by The Supremes.

Week 4: Pentatonix Sings “Your Love Is My Drug”
Pentatonix puts an electro spin on “Your Love Is My Drug” by Ke$ha.

Week 4: Pentatonix Sings “Piece of My Heart”
Pentatonix takes on Janis Joplin’s classic “Piece of My Heart.”

Week 4: The Collective Sings “Rocketeer”
The Collective puts its own twist on “Rocketeer” by the Far East Movement.

Week 4: The Collective Sings “Hold On I’m Comin'”
The Collective performs “Hold On I’m Comin'” by Sam & Dave.

Week 4: North Shore Sings “Lazy Song”
North Shore steps outside its comfort zone with a performance of “Lazy Song” by Bruno Mars.

Week 4: North Shore Sings “Unchained Melody”
North Shore gets back to their ’60s roots with their rendition of “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers.

Week 4: Dartmouth Aires Sing “Animal”
The Dartmouth Aires give a high- energy performance of “Animal” by Neon Trees.

Week 4: Dartmouth Aires Sing “Pinball Wizard”
The Dartmouth Aires perform The Who classic “Pinball Wizard.”

Week 4: Sonos Sings “Viva la Vida”
Sonos performs the Coldplay hit “Viva la Vida.”

Week 4: Sonos Sings “I Want You Back”
Sonos puts a modern spin on “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5.

Week 4: Elimination
The Deltones, Pentatonix, The Collective, North Shore, the Dartmouth Aires and Sonos anxiously await the judges’ decision.

Week 4: Sonos’ Swan Song
Sonos performs “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” by Boyz II Men for their final performance.

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Sing Off Week 3 Music and Videos

Week 3: Group Number
Six of the 12 remaining groups come together in part 2 of the season premiere for a collaborative performance of “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane.

Week 3: Kinfolk 9 Sings “Price Tag”
Kinfolk 9 performs Jessie J’s “Price Tag.”

Week 3: Kinfolk 9 Sings “Let It Be”
Kinfolk 9 performs “Let It Be” by the Beatles

Week 3: Afro-Blue Sings “American Boy”
Afro-Blue put their own unique twist on Estelle’s “American Boy.”

Week 3: Afro-Blue Sings “I Heard It Through the…
Afro-Blue performs “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye.

Week 3: Delilah Sings “Whataya Want From Me
Delilah gives an emotional performance of “Whataya Want From Me” by Adam Lambert.

Week 3: Delilah Sings “Heat Wave”
Delilah takes on the ’60s hit “(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave” by Martha and the Vandellas.

Week 3: Vocal Point Sings “The Way You Look Tonight”

Week 3: Vocal Point Sings “Never Say Never”
Vocal Point channels heartthrob Justin Bieber with their rendition of “Never Say Never.”

Week 3: YellowJackets Sing “Dynamite”
The University of Rochester YellowJackets perform the Taio Cruz hit “Dynamite.”

Week 3: The YellowJackets Sing “Can’t Take My…
The YellowJackets perform “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Week 3: Urban Method Sings “Just Can’t Get Enough”
Urban Method takes on the Black Eyed Peas with their performance of “Just Can’t Get Enough.”

Week 3: Urban Method Sings “Dance to the Music”
Urban Method performs “Dance to the Music” by Sly and the Family Stone.

Week 3: Kinfolk 9’s Swan Song
Kinfolk 9 performs “Loser” by Beck for their final performance.

Week 3: Elimination Wrap-Up
Sam Tsui explains the judges’ reasoning behind the elimination of Kinfolk 9.

October 4, 2011 I Written By

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