EXCLUSIVE: TNT is re-entering the reality arena with The Great Escape, a new action adventure series from Oscar-winning filmmakers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard and Emmy-winning Amazing Race creators Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri. The show, which has been picked up for 10 episodes for summer premiere, will be hosted by Rich Eisen (NFL Total Access). The Great Escape puts teams of ordinary people in the middle of their own epic action/adventure movie. Players must work together to evade pursuers, overcome obstacles, solve puzzles and be the first to reach freedom to win a cash prize. The Great Escape is produced by Fox TV Studios, Imagine Entertainment, The Hochberg Ebersol Co., Profiles TV Prods. and executive produced by Imagine’s Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo, Elise Doganieri, Bertram van Munster, Justin Hochberg and Charlie Ebersol. This marks TNT’s biggest foray into reality since the 2009 series Wedding Day, which was executive produced by Mark Burnett. The network has been ramping up unscripted development over the past year, with The Great Escape part of TNT’s development slate announced at the May upfront.
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