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Fox Announces Revamped Thursday

'Bones' and New Reality/Competition 'American Grit' Step in for 'American Idol'

Veteran “Bones” will return for the second half of its current 11th season on Thursday, April 14 at 8 p.m. Airing out of it will be new military-themed reality/competition “American Grit” hosted by WWE legend John Cena. “American Grit” will follow 16 of the country’s toughest men and women as they are split into four teams and face a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges set in the wilderness of Pack Forest in Eatonville, WA. Cena and a group of mentors push the contestants to new heights as they vie for prize money.

“American Grit” is produced by Leftfield Pictures and executive produced by Cena, Brent Montgomery, David George, Adam Sher, Will Nothacker and Jon Kroll.

“Bones” and “American Grit” step in for “American Idol,” which concludes its 15-season run one week earlier.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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