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In this competition series, teams of competitors face physical challenges. Each team is led by a member with a military background, and the leader must help the civilian members of the team successfully make it through the challenges on the way to the top prize. The series is hosted by professional wrestler John Cena.

Thursday 9:00 PM et/pt on FOX
2 Seasons, 17 Episodes
April 14, 2016
Action & Adventure, Drama
7.3/10
Cast: Tony Touchdown Simmons, Jim Vaglica
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American Grit Full Episode Guide

  • After an upsetting elimination challenge, it is decided that the contestants need some tough love; gossip raises tension back at camp.

  • Contestants must race to an array of boxes and choose between helping themselves or helping their teams.

  • The teams are shocked to learn who survived elimination; each team's strategic skills are put to the test when they have to choose which prize puzzle they will solve; two contestants get closer to each other, complicating the elimination challenge.

  • Contestants must learn to work together when they are tasked with a foot race in the muck, and they are tied together for the challenge.

  • The cadre appoint team captains, who guide their teams in a boat race while their teammates are blindfolded. Later, one participant makes a shocking revelation; host John Cena surprises one competitor with a heart-felt field trip; and three rival contestants compete in the elimination challenge.

  • The contestants learns about personal sacrifice during the first team challenge; the winning cadre leader chooses three rival contestants to face off in the individual elimination challenge.

  • WWE® Superstar John Cena™, along with a brand-new group of mentors – Infantry Drill Sergeant with the U.S Army John Burk, a U.S. Marine Riki Long, an Ammunition Technician with the U.S. Marines Chloe Mondesir and Green Beret Grady Powell – welcome 17 competitors, who either lost their grit or never had it, to sunny Hampton Island, GA. There, the Cadre will hand-pick competitors to be on their teams and take them under their wings as they lead them through all-new team and individual challenges to help them find their grit. With something to prove and a quarter of a million dollars at stake, they must either wipe their tears and step up or "ring out" and go home in the

  • The teams compete in four grueling obstacles, and the winner avoids "The Circus" and secures a spot in the finals. In the final evolution challenge, the teams must suspend upside-down above a waterfall and individually make it across a wire, hand-by-hand for the fastest average score. The winner is crowned.

  • The teams compete in four grueling obstacles, and the winner avoids "The Circus" and secures a spot in the finals. In the final evolution challenge, the teams must suspend upside-down above a waterfall and individually make it across a wire, hand-by-hand for the fastest average score. The winner is crowned.

  • The competitors must barricade their shelters and then retrieve their flags from an opposing team's bunker. Meanwhile, the winner gets a special visitor from a family member.

  • The competitors must strategize when they are challenged to cross a 60-yard field without touching the ground with their feet.

  • This week the teams are tested on creating shelter, purifying water and building a fire.

  • This week the teams are tested on their observation and communication skills during physical exertion.

  • This week the teams must break down and set up camp.

  • The teams compete in the next challenge and the losing teams must send one team member to compete in "The Circus."

  • WWE Superstar John Cena and an elite group of mentors push 16 contestants beyond their limits for prize money worth up to a million dollars.

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Facing Their Fears to Find Their Grit Clip (00:30)