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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Discovery orders Renegade83's hardcore reality competition 'One Man Army,' military's toughest face off --


by James Hibberd



See One Man Army Trailer on EW.com



Discovery is taking the competition series to a new extreme by pitting Special Forces and law enforcement personnel against each other in challenges that would be impossible for most reality TV contestants.

The network has ordered One Man Army, hosted by former Green Beret Mykel Hawke (Man, Woman Wild). Each episode features four new competitors, including men from the Navy Seals, Marines, Air Force, Army, U.S. Marshals Service, SWAT, and other law enforcement agencies, as well as top fighters from mixed-martial arts and other extreme sports.

The contestants compete in challenges like freeing themselves from a rope hanging them upside down, breaking through a series of walls, figuring out the best tactics to escape from a locked cell. The contestant with the slowest time will be eliminated until there’s only one man standing to claim at $10,000 prize. The show, produced by Renegade 83

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