Thurs 12/8: The Selection (History)
For those who have never served in any of the military branches, there will always be a looming question: Would we be able to cut it? A scrappy group of 30 civilians will get to find out through their participation in a new fitness competition series from Lone Survivor and Patriots Day director Pete Berg. The Selection takes participants through perhaps the most grueling challenges in television, both physical and mental, instructed by six veterans of U.S. Special Forces units including Navy SEALs, Special Forces Green Berets, and an Army Ranger. In their capable hands, the civilians are subject to combat training, interrogations, and tear gas exposure. What makes the show even more provocative is there is no money prize. The winner leaves with the glory, and that is enough.