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Dwayne Johnson to host new reality competition show, as if he wasn't busy enough already

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Jesus, Dwayne Johnson, save some jobs for the rest of Hollywood. Despite already starring on one TV show in between headlining multiple global blockbusters a year (thereby keeping Elizabeth Warren very happy), he’s decided his remaining hour of free time could be put to better use.

And really, why dedicate that sole 60 minutes between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. for something as lazy and non-athletic as sleeping? (We’re just speculating on his window of free time here, but given the amount of late-night gym workouts he seems to do judging by his Instagram feed, it seems like a reasonable guess.) Deadline reports the Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle star is set to star in and executive produce a new reality competition series for NBC. Called The Titan Games, the show sounds a bit like a variant on American Gladiators, which makes sense, given Dwayne Johnson could essentially travel back in time and become champion of that as well, should he so choose.


Each episode, competitors from around America will enter an arena in order to face one of six “Titans.” If they succeed in defeating these reigning champs, they will “take their place as a member of the elite Titan group. Once one becomes a Titan, they will need to be victorious every week to remain at the top. The season finale will end with an epic battle where the Titans compete against one another in hopes to become the last male and female standing.” Announcing the new series during the post-Super Bowl edition of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Johnson said he was inspired by his favorite series, American Ninja Warrior, which, of course that’s his favorite program. The Titan Games has a 10-episode order, but no premiere date has been set.

In the meantime, Johnson continues to work so much that, when you ask someone if they’ve seen the new trailer for his next upcoming blockbuster, you have to say, “Which one? The giant gorilla or the giant building?”

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