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American Grit - S01 E08

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WWE Superstar John Cena informs the teams of their next challenge, during which they must barricade their shelters and then retrieve their flags from an opposing team's bunker. In this round of evolution, the winner is not only safe from "The Circus," but also gets a visit from a family member, in what proves to be a very special and surprise reunion. With up to a million dollars of prize money at stake, these competitors will work together with only two options: to persevere and win or give up, "ring out" and go home.

 
Episode Title: Barricade the Bunker
Airs: 2016-06-02 at 21:00
  • Mark A. Perigard

    [Host John Cena is] smart and he’s funny when he goes off-script. He gives American Grit its shot at glory.

    Boston Herald Full Review
  • Daniel D'Addario

    There’s a certain flair in the way Cena speaks, fluently, the language of military veterans. Better still, there’s genuine grace in the way he lets the veterans themselves do most the talking.

    Time Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    Cena brings energy and earnestness to the hosting chores, as do the mentors. Yet barring audiences forging some unforeseen bond with the by-the-numbers competitors, American Grit seems too familiar and derivative.

    Variety Full Review
  • Ken Tucker

    American Grit is sluggishly paced, and plays like one of those weeks on Survivor when everyone is just waiting for the visit from their “loved ones” so they can cry and hug a little before the next test of strength.

    Yahoo TV Full Review
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