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Mark Burnett, Dick Wolf Plan Military Reality Series

Executive Producer Mark Burnett speaks onstage during the "The Voice" panel during the NBCUniversal portion of the 2012 Winter TCA Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 6, 2012 in Pasadena, California. Mark Burnett.

Reality overlord Mark Burnett and Law & Order king Dick Wolf are finally teaming up, but sadly, it's not for Law & Order: Heroes vs. Villains. Instead, Vulture has learned that the two moguls snagged a series order from NBC for a reality show tentatively titled Stars Earn Stripes, with Fear Factor and American Gladiators alum David A. Hurwitz exec producing. Think of it as a less campy, and far more worthwhile take on Celebrity Apprentice: Nine celebs will compete in various military-themed challenges each week in an effort to raise cash for charities that serve our men and women in uniform. On each episode, the stars will assemble at a military training facility and be trained in preparation for combat-related tasks, such as a (staged) hostage rescue. They'll then square off against each other in the competition, with one celeb booted each week. "When I see someone in a military uniform I make it a point to approach them, shake their hand and say five words … 'thank you for your service,'" says Burnett. "Stars Earn Stripes is a high energy, fun, action show, but at its heart it is all about those five words." No word yet on a premiere date or host, though for the latter, we've got our finger crossed for Cyborg Bob Hope.

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