After Sarah Palin took it from politics to entertainment and had succes, her husband, Todd Palin decided to take the same step. Todd Palin joined NBC’s “Stars Earn Stripes”, the upcoming boot camp reality show.
The Palin family seems to have discovered entertainment pays better than politics. Sarah Palin had her first show soon after the dropped her position as Alaska Governor. Daughter Bristol Palin scored a reality show gig too, and her show premiered earlier this week. The last one to join the family under the spotlight is Todd Palin, the Governor’s husband.
Many have stipulated that Todd Palin isn’t quite a “star”, at least not yet. So it’s a bit contradictory that NBC chose Sarah Palin’s husband to join the show. Some noticed that Mark Burnett is part of NBC’s executive-producing team for the show. He also produced Sarah Palin’s reality show.
Todd Palin has joined NBC’s “Stars Earn Stripes”, a reality show that has celebrities paired with former and active members of the military. Laila Ali, boxing champion, Dean Cain, actor, Terry Crews, former NFL star, Nick Lachey, singer, Picabo Street, Olympic medalist, Eve Torres, WWE wrestler and Dolvett Quince, trainer, are also on the show.
NBC’s upcoming reality show will be hosted by Wesley Clark, retired General, and Samantha Harris, a longtime celebrity on TV. “I am thrilled to join Stars Earn Stripes as host and look forward to watching the celebrity cast members test themselves as they step up to take on these tough challenges” said Wesley Clark.
“This new series” he said, “pays tribute to members of our dedicated armed forces and civil law enforcement and I know that the winnings…will make a difference and send an important message. The winnings will be send to charity and veterans groups.
Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming at NBC, said earlier this week: “The general’s legendary record in the U.S. Armed forces commands respect as he brings so much practical knowledge that will infuse the show with priceless insight”.
The competitors have some challenging tasks at hand, based on real life military training. They will have to succeed at exercises such as shooting at long-range, helicopter drops. The new reality show will premiere this August with a special two-hour episode. So you’d better put a memo for August 13, at 8 p.m. to make sure you won’t miss it.