Stars Earn Stripes

About the Show

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.

Cast Bios

General Clark
Samantha Harris
Eve Torres
Picabo Street
Leila Ali
Dean Cain
Dolvett Quince
Terry Crews
Nick Lachey
Todd Palin



General Wesley Clark

Executive Producer

Mark Burnett, Dick Wolf, David Hurwitz


Rupert Thompson

Co-Executive Producer

Michael Dietz, Peter Herschko


Jim Roush, Josh Silberman, Dean Houser, Steve Palmer, Nick Perlmuter, Ari Cheren, Genevieve Melville, Thomas Tancred, Glenn Bronson, Sue Vial, Richard Brown, Josh Douglass, Jack Isacksen, Stefani Newman

Premiere Date

Daren Woolsey

Line Producer

Gretchen Kinder

Production Designer

Derek Hughes

Director of Photography

Scott Farquharson


Lane Baker, Dave Basinski, Chad Bertalotto, Matt Blair, Jon Blando, Anthony Carbone, Jon Debiase, Eric Drisdol, Ryan Ely, Rick Enrique, Sam Escandari, Austin Flack, Steve Frederick, Dan Golding, Fred Hawthorne, Ian Kaufman, Dave Maurer, Marcus Miller, Jeff Runyan, Chris Simpson, Marty Skibosh, Jim Smith, Jason Steinberg


Los Angeles, California

Developed By

Universal Television, One Three Media, Wolf Reality LLC in association with Bill's Market & Television Productions