- 1 Season
The Hero stars the former WWE wrestling star, and Hollywood actor, Dwayne The Rock Johnson. This reality competition show pits contestants against each other to win America's votes. The goal is to be labeled "The Hero" and take home the cash grand prize. Throughout the show the contestants are faced with physical and mental challenges, from climbing buildings to crawling through a spider filled corridors. The contestants are attempting to prove, not to each other, and not to Dwayne Johnson, but to the viewers, that they have what it takes to be a hero. Each week there are two challenges. The first is a team challenge. This challenge requires the competitors to work together to accomplish a goal. These challenges are designed to build teamwork, and showcase the physical prowess a hero should have. The prize at the end of the team challenges is money donated to the American Red Cross, and extra time on the second weekly challenge. The second challenge is called The Hero's Challenge. This is an individual challenge for one contestant only. Each week a contestant is voted into this challenge by their teammates. The goal here is to complete the challenge, usually a combination of physical prowess and mental acuity, to win fifty thousand dollars in cash. The contestant has two choices if they complete the challenge. The money they won can either go into the pot for the grand prize, or they can take it home with them. What does a hero do? Take the money to help their family and their community? Or give the money back to the team? The show revolves around the question: what is a hero? How does a hero behave? The contestants answer this question through facing fears, physical feats and facing temptations. The game is never the same twice. The Hero competitors must be ready for anything, and to prove that no matter what, they are heroic. Contestants must make choices about money, about betraying teammates, and even about putting themselves in jeopardy. And in the end, America gets to vote on which contestant is the winner.