Fox has renewed WWE star John Cena’s competition series “American Grit” for a second season, the network announced on July 29.
Season one of “American Grit” ended June 9 and met less than stellar numbers. The show, hosted by Cena and produced by Leftfield Pictures, features competitors split off into teams led by military veterans and engaged in contests of strength. The season finale drew a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49 in Nielsen live-plus-same day numbers. It had been regularly been among the least viewed shows in its timeslot while it was on the air.
Producers are also casting now for season two. To nominate a potential contestant, go to FindYourStrengthCasting.com.
“The U.S Military is the epitome of resolve and dedication, which is why I am so excited to be a part of AMERICAN GRIT,” said Cena in a press release from Fox. “This show will not only be a challenging and fierce competition, but it will give viewers a glimpse into the perseverance and training of the men and women of the Armed Forces.”
Cena is also an executive producer on the show. As he starts transitioning into more and more television and movie roles other than WWE, it is probable that the 15-time world champion will miss time in the ring, as he previously did for when he was filming the first season of the show. This month, Cena hosted the 2016 ESPY Awards on ABC. On July 31, he co-hosts the 2016 Teen Choice Awards with Victoria Justice.