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TNT greenlights reality series “The Great Escape”

Melissa Hayer Published: January 9, 2012
Ron Howard is an executive producer for "The Great Escape" - AP Photo
Ron Howard is an executive producer for "The Great Escape" - AP Photo

 

TNT has ordered its first-ever reality competition series, “The Great Escape.”

The action-packed show comes to the network from Fox Television Studios, Imagine Entertainment, The Hochberg Ebersol Company and Profiles Television Productions, with Duncan-born Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”), Brian Grazer (“24″), Francie Calfo (“Scoundrels”), Elise Doganieri (“The Amazing Race”), Bertram van Munster (“The Amazing Race”), Justin Hochberg and Charlie Ebersol serving as executive producers, according to a news release.

Ten episodes of “The Great Escape” have been ordered, with the series scheduled to join TNT’s lineup in summer 2012.

Rich Eisen (“NFL Total Access”) hosts the show, which features teams of ordinary people being dropped into the middle of their own epic action/adventure movie.

Three pairs of players will compete each week for a cash prize by escaping from locations including a seven-story castle, a deserted island, a sinking ship or a maximum security prison.

Contestants are required to use their wits, skills and whatever tools they can find to overcome obstacles, avoid pursuers and make their way to freedom.

 

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