WWE Superstar John Cena and the cadre reveal the next evolution to test the competitors' observation and communication skills during physical exertion as they are challenged to memorize and recreate specific sets of symbols. The cadre will be forced to strategize how best to lead their teams, because only one team will shine during the evolution and be safe from facing "The Circus". 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:||Charlie Foxtrot|
|Airs:||2016-05-05 at 21:00|
[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
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
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
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