TNT Taps Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson For New Reality Series

TNT will once again turn to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to help build its reality series lineup.

The actor/entertainer -- who this past summer starred in TNT’s now cancelled reality series The Hero – will host a new series tentatively titled Wake Up Call, in which Johnson  lends a hand to everyday people facing enormous challenges in their lives, according to network officials. The series will be executively produced by Ben Siverman (The Biggest Loser).

Johnson's The Hero averaged 1.5 million viewers (live +7) during its eight-episode run this past summer.

"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," said David Eilenberg, senior vice president, unscripted development for TNT and TBS in a statement. "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."

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