TV is staging “The Great Escape.” And it sounds like an adventure we can get behind. Especially after we learned of the “Amazing” team behind the new reality show for TNT.
Ron Howard and his producing partner Brian Grazer (behind the pulse-pounding “24″) are teaming with “Amazing Race” executive producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri for a reality competition that launches its contestants into the middle of their own action/adventure movie and challenges them to escape the “extreme environment” scenarios.
Each week, the participants will be forced to perform tasks, solve puzzles, and try to free themselves from “big-screen-inspired situations,” such as escaping prison, a deserted island or a sinking ship.
Casting has begun, with producers looking for “energetic, confident and competitive” teams of two “that are ready for the ultimate rush to try and win a huge cash prize.”