June 20th, 2012
10:50 AM ET
Sarah and Bristol Palin aren't the only family members to land reality shows.
Todd Palin, husband of former Alaska Gov. Sarah and father to 21-year-old Bristol, has signed on to star in a new NBC reality competition called "Stars Earn Stripes," the network says in a statement.
We weren't aware that Todd is a "star," but no matter: He's part of a cast that includes Laila Ali; actors Terry Crews and Dean Cain; former boy band member and current TV personality Nick Lachey; Olympian Picabo Street; pro wrestler Eve Torres; and "Biggest Loser" trainer Dolvett Quince.
Palin, who's billed in the lineup as an Alaska businessman, will join the other seven contestants as they compete in challenges based on exercises used in the military.
Each contestant will be paired with an "operative" who is either a current or former member of the armed forces or law enforcement. With coaching from the "operative," the contestants will compete in the challenges with the intent of winning a cash prize for charities that give aid to the military, veterans and first responders.
Since this is a competition, one celebrity/operative team will be eliminated each week.
NBC adds that "Stars Earn Stripes" will be hosted by TV personality Samantha Harris and Gen. Wesley Clark. The show's set to debut with a two-hour premiere on August 13 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
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