NBC Announces Contestants for 'Stars Earn Stripes'

Series to be hosted by retired General Wesley Clark and TV host Samantha Harris

NBC announced Tuesday the celebrity contestants for its upcoming military-inspired reality competition series, Stars Earn Stripes.

The eight celebrity contestants -- who are all playing for a charity of their choosing -- are female boxing champion Laila Ali; actors Dean Cain and Terry Crews; The Sing Off host Nick Lachey; Todd Palin (husband of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin); Olympic medalist Picabo Street; The Biggest Loser trainer Dolvett Quince; and WWE's Eve Torres.

The series will be hosted by General Wesley Clark (ret.) -- the former Supreme Allied Commander Europe for NATO and former presidential candidate -- and television host Samantha Harris (Entertainment Tonight, Dancing With the Stars). The eight competitors will gather at a remote training facility where they will tackle complicated and difficult missions that are inspired by real military exercises. Each contestant will be paired with a member or a former member of the armed forces or law enforcement agencies.

Stars Earn Stripes will debut Aug. 13 with a special two-hour episode at 8 p.m.