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Thursday, November 13, 2014
The Rock Prepares to Issue a Wake Up Call for Everyday PeopleFacing Big Life ChallengesTNT's Inspiring New Series Wake Up Call Set to Premiere Friday, Dec. 12
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will lend a helping hand to everyday people who are facing enormous challenges in their lives in TNT's Wake Up Call. From dysfunctional homes and dead-beat dads to sports teams that don't gel and businesses struggling to survive, Rock descends 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. TNT's Wake Up Call is set to air Fridays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning Dec. 12.
Each segment on Wake Up Call will be a journey for Rock and his team. With early wake-up calls, emotional reunions and near-impossible goals, everyone who comes in contact with Rock's electric sense of personal motivation will grow from it, finding inner strength and heart. Appearing throughout the season include UFC President Dana White, Chef Rocco DiSpirito, celebrity stylist and host Jeannie Mai, as well as rapper/producer Juicy J.
TNT has ordered eight one-hour episodes of Wake Up Call, which is being produced by Electus, 5x5 Media and 7 Bucks Entertainment. Serving as executive producers are Ben Silverman (The Office, Jane The Virgin), Chris Grant (Gladiators, King of the Nerds), Corie Henson (Running Wild with Bear Grylls) and Jimmy Fox (Fashion Star, King of the Nerds) of Electus; Craig Armstrong (Survivor, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Food Revolution), Rick Ringbakk (The Amazing Race, Fashion Star) and Charles Wachter (King of the Nerds, American Gladiators) of 5x5 Media; and Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia (Snitch, The Hero) of 7 Bucks Entertainment.
TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 101 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies, The Last Ship, Murder in the First, Legends, Perception and Franklin & Bash. TNT's upcoming slate of original scripted dramas includes The Librarians, Public Morals, Proof and Transporter The Series, which will make its U.S. television debut on the network this fall. TNT also features such dramatic unscripted series as Cold Justice, On the Menu and the upcoming Wake Up Call. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, Bones, Supernatural and Grimm, which joins the lineup in early 2015; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
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