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NBC Fitness Competition ‘Strong’ to Debut in April

Sylvester Stallone is One of the Executive Producers

NBC fitness competition “Strong,” executive produced by Sylvester Stallone, will launch with a two-episode Wednesday preview on April 13 from 9-11 p.m. ET out of a live edition of “The Voice.” The next night it debuts in its regularly scheduled Thursday 8 p.m. hour (in place of failing dramedy “You, Me and the Apocalypse,” which stepped in for canceled “Heroes Reborn”).

Hosted by professional volleyball play and model Gabrielle Reece, “Strong” will feature 20 contestants – 10 male trainers and 10 female trainees – who will train together and compete in physical challenges. Stallone, Dave Broome (“The Biggest Loser“), Kevin King Templeton (Creed) and Holly Wofford (American Ninja Warrior) are executive producing for Sony Pictures TV.

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 ( 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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