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'Stars Earn Stripes' Co-Stars Pay Tribute To Navy Seal Chris Kyle

Dean Cain has paid tribute to his former Stars Earn Stripes mentor, retired Navy Seal Chris Kyle, following his sudden death on Saturday. The marksman was shot dead at a gun range in Glen Rose, T... //www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2013/02/04/stars_earn_stripes_costars_pay_tribute?ref_src=news_rss

TV ratings: 'Hotel Hell' finale and 'Bachelor Pad' top a quiet Labor Day

Fast National ratings for Monday, Sept. 3, 2012Ratings on Labor Day were down pretty much across the board, although ABC's "Bachelor Pad" did improve some over last week. The finale of "Hotel Hell" on FOX drew the night's best adults 18-49 numbers, but "Grimm" was off a bit and "Stars Earn Stripes" ended with more of a whimper than a bang.CBS led the night in viewers, scoring 4.6 million and a 3.1 rating/5 share in households in primetime. FOX (4.4 million, 2.6/4) was close behind in second. ABC finished third with 4.1 million viewers and a 2.9/5, and NBC (3.4 million, 2.1/3) came in fourth. The CW drew just over 700,000 people and a 0.5/1.FOX led the 18-49 demographic with a 1.7 rating. CBS grabbed second with a 1.3, and ABC and NBC tied for third at 1.1. The CW trailed with a 0.3.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/09/tv-ratings-hotel-hell-finale-and-bachelor-pad-top-a-quiet-labor-day.html

'Stars Earn Stripes' Todd Palin: 'Out minds think we're 20, but our bodies remind us that we're not'

Zap2it: Did your son, Army Sgt. Track Palin (who deployed to Afghanistan earlier this year) or your wife, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, influence you to participate in a show ("Stars Earn Stripes") that pairs celebrities with military operatives and first responders on simulated missions?Todd Palin: No. 1 would be the cause, the military charity. Track was major, Sarah was major, and then my working experience on "Sarah Palin's Alaska," knowing (producer] Mark Burnett puts out a great product.Zap2it: Did you bond with your military operative partner?Todd Palin: My guy was [former Marine] J.W. Cortes. Our common ground is he has a son with autism, and I've got a son with Down syndrome. Just being a father, you have a bond. With the additional challenge, there's that extra bond. I'm a little older than he is, and I'm like, "We are blessed. There's a reason why God put this child in our hands, in our... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/09/stars-earn-stripes-todd-palin-out-minds-think-were-20-but-our-bodies-remind-us-that-were-not.html

TV ratings: Gordon Ramsay gives FOX a Monday win while 'Grimm' is steady for NBC

Fast National ratings for Monday, Aug. 27, 2012FOX's all Gordon Ramsay, all the time lineup of "Hotel Hell" and "Hell's Kitchen" gave the network an across-the-board ratings win Monday night, with "Hotel Hell" improving a good amount on its numbers from last week.NBC's "Grimm" held fairly steady in its third Monday airing, dropping a little bit in viewers but maintaining its 18-49 rating from a week ago. "The L.A. Complex" posted some of its best numbers of the summer for The CW.FOX brought in 6.45 million viewers and a 3.9 rating/6 share in households Monday, beating out CBS (5.7 million, 3.8/6) for the top spot. ABC (4 million, 3.8/5) edged NBC (3.95 million, 2.5/4) for third. The CW drew 761,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.FOX's lead in the adults 18-49 demographic was wider -- its 2.6 rating was a point better than CBS' 1.6. NBC finished third in the demo with a 1.2. ABC averaged 1.1... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/tv-ratings-gordon-ramsay-gives-fox-a-monday-win-while-grimm-is-steady-for-nbc.html

'Stars Earn Stripes': J.W. Cortes encounters Good Samaritan and fellow former U.S. Marine in New York City

After 13 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, J.W. Cortes now works as an officer for the New York MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) Police Department. For a short time earlier this summer, he headed to California to participate in filming for the NBC Monday-night reality series "Stars Earn Stripes," which has its first-season finale next week.The show partners celebrities with "operatives" -- who feature a mix of military and law-enforcement experience -- competing on simulated military-training missions to earn money for charities supporting both service personnel and first responders.Cortes is paired with Todd Palin, four-time Iron Dog Snowmobile Race champion, outdoorsman and husband of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was the 2008 GOP vice-presidential candidate and currently works as a Fox News contributor.But on this particular Monday (Aug. 27) morning, a regular day on the job in Gotham for Cortes turned into a celebrity encounter -- for Cortes, that is, who got to meet... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/stars-earn-stripes-jw-cortes-encounters-good-samaritan-and-fellow-former-us-marine-in-new-york-city.html

TV ratings: 'Hell's Kitchen' leads Monday for FOX as 'Grimm' slips a little

Fast National ratings for Monday, Aug. 20, 2012"Hell's Kitchen" trimmed the field to its final four chefs Monday and also racked up the night's biggest audience on broadcast TV -- even though it was down from last week. NBC's "Grimm," meanwhile, dipped some in its second episode of the season, and "Stars Earn Stripes" was also down.Elsewhere, "Bachelor Pad" improved a little for ABC compared to last week, but few people cared to see who won "The Glass House."FOX averaged 5.7 million viewers and a 3.3 rating/5 share in households Monday night, beating out CBS (5 million, 3.3/5). NBC's 4.4 million viewers and 2.7/4 was good for third, while ABC (4.1 million, 2.9/5) came in fourth. The CW drew a little over half a million people and a 0.4/1.FOX scored a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49, leading the rest of the field by a full point. There was a three-way tie for second as ABC,... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/tv-ratings-hells-kitchen-leads-monday-for-fox-as-grimm-slips-a-little.html

‘Stars Earn Stripes’ Attacked by Nobel Laureates

NBC's new reality series "Stars Earn Stripes" premiered Monday night and immediately drew criticism from a group of Nobel Peace Prize laureates.WSJ's Alexandra Cheney tells Wendy Bounds why the military-themes reality series featuring celebrities Dean Cain and Terry Crews, among others, attracted the ire of the Peace Prize winners. //blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/08/15/stars-earn-stripes-attacked-by-nobel-laureates/?mod=WSJBlog

TV ratings: 'Grimm' gets a small Olympic bump Monday while 'Hotel Hell' has an OK start

Fast National ratings for Monday, Aug. 13, 2012The Season 2 premiere of "Grimm" got a bit of a boost from its heavy promotion during NBC's Olympics coverage, scoring its second-highest adults 18-49 rating ever on Monday.NBC's other premiere, "Stars Earn Stripes," had a somewhat more modest start. FOX's "Hotel Hell" put up decent premiere numbers, but not on the level of Gordon Ramsay's other shows. Thanks to a solid performance from "Hell's Kitchen," FOX led Monday's ratings pack with 5.8 million viewers and a 3.3 rating/5 share in households. NBC (5.3 million, 3.1/5) was not far off the pace in second. CBS (4.9 million, 3.2/5) came in third, and ABC (3.4 million, 2.4/4) finished fourth. The CW  drew 606,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.FOX also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.3 rating. NBC took second with a 1.8, half a point better than CBS' 1.3. ABC averaged 1.1 in the demo and The CW... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/tv-ratings-grimm-gets-a-small-olympic-bump-monday-while-hotel-hell-has-an-ok-start.html

'Stars Earn Stripes' premiere: Is it all it can be?

"Stars Earn Stripes" debuted on NBC Monday night (Aug. 13), featuring eight celebrities paired with eight actual military personnel, embarking on training missions and competing for cash prizes to be donated to their various first-responder and military-related charities.After each celeb was paired up with his or her military counterpart, they were assigned an amphibious assault mission to destroy a cache of weapons. But before they could embark on the mission, the celebrities had to be trained -- which actually did not seem like it lasted very long at all. And then it was mission time.The mission involved being dropped out of a helicopter, swimming to a Zodiac boat, taking out a guard tower with a grenade launcher and targets with a machine gun, then crawling under barbed wire, breaching a shack and moving ammo into the shack. Once clear, they destroy the shack. The celebrities from the slowest team later face off in a shoot-out... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/stars-earn-stripes-premiere-is-it-all-it-can-be.html

‘Stars Earn Stripes’ Battles Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Even before Mark Burnett’s new reality show, "Stars Earn Stripes," made it to air, NBC has battled to keep it on track. //blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/08/13/stars-earn-stripes/?mod=WSJBlog