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TNT orders Dwayne Johnson's 'Wake Up Call'
TNT is going all-in on The Rock.
The cable network has ordered the eight-episode reality series "Wake Up Call," in which Dwayne Johnson will lend a helping hand to people facing challenges in their lives.
"We had a wonderful time working with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on 'The Hero,' in which he challenged and mentored a group of everyday heroes," blurbs David Eilenberg, senior vice president, unscripted development for TNT and TBS. "'Wake Up Call' evolved from our experience on 'The Hero' and is its natural successor, bringing the human spirit of that show home to take on everyday challenges. In this new series, Dwayne will bring his mission of empowerment and change right to people’s front doors."
Regarding the premise, TNT teases, "In 'Wake Up Call,' The Rock will tackle the worst of the worst and make them into the best of the best with his own personal brand of high-octane motivation. From dysfunctional homes and dead-beat dads to sports teams that don’t gel and businesses struggling to survive, The Rock is going to descend into the chaos of everyday problems to pull good people up by the bootstraps, reminding them what hard work, passion and true discipline can accomplish."
Executive producers on "Wake Up Call" will include Johnson, Ben Silverman, Chris Grant, Jimmy Fox, Craig Armstrong, Rick Ringbakk, Charles Wachter and Dany Garcia.