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'The Great Escape' heads to TNT

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Great Escape
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TNT has added its first-ever reality competition to its roster with The Great Escape, a series that will follow three teams each week as they surmount obstacles, fend off pursuers, and compete for cash in cinematic venues such as castles and sinking ships. “The Great Escape is a fast-paced series with all the heart-pounding excitement and nail-biting suspense of a summer popcorn movie,” said TNT’s executive vice-president of programming Michael Wright. “This is exactly the kind of fun, smart, unscripted competition show we’ve been looking for to complement TNT’s entertaining lineup of scripted dramas.”

Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and The Amazing Race‘s Bertram van Munster are among the executive producers of the show, which will be hosted by NFL Network star Rich Eisen. The series will kick off this summer.