Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hosts TNT’s new action reality competition series “The Hero,” premiering Thursday night, that tests the “strength, courage, and integrity” of its competitors.
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Filmed in Panama, the eight-episode series pits nine contestants against each other in a series of extreme challenges — think leaping tall buildings in a single bound — while confronted with “temptations around every corner,” for a shot at the potential $1 million prize.
Among the contestants are a professional wrestler, a police officer, a personal trainer, a construction worker, a surgeon, a former NFL cheerleader, a choreographer, a field service tech and a realtor.
But their grand heroics must impress the viewers most of all, because in the end, America will choose the winner, and the ultimate “Hero” will win all of the money collected in the team pot.
“The Hero” premieres Thursday at 8/7c on TNT.
Watch a Five-Minute Sneak Peek of “The Hero”: