Kevin Hart Is Set To Host A Crazy New Obstacle Course Show

Kevin Hart will host new CBS series TKO: Total Knock Out
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Kevin Hart can add another job description to his already impressive resume. The comedian and actor can now include "TV host" on the list. CBS has announced that Hart will be the host of a brand new obstacle course competition series from executive producer Mark Burnett (The Amazing Race). Hart will also executive produce the series. So what is the deal with this obstacle course and how will the show determine its winner? Here is everything you need to know.

The series is called TKO: Total Knock Out. The series will debut in the summer of 2018 and run for ten episodes. The premise of TKO: Total Knock Out is straightforward and well, a knock out. In each episode, five competitors will compete for their chance at a cash prize. CBS did not disclose the amount of the prize money, but let's not digress.

As one of the competitors runs the elaborate obstacle course, their four opponents will be at their respective "battle stations." Their goal is to fire an onslaught of projectiles, in the hopes of knocking off the competition and/or slowing them down. The top two players will then go head-to-head for the final showdown, which will see one of the contestants victorious over the other, and walk away with the prize money.

TKO: Total Knock Out sounds like American Gladiators meets ABC's Wipeout. In other words, it sounds absolutely marvelous. With Kevin Hart set to host, it also sounds very funny. Potential viewers can probably count on hearing Hart's sure-to-be-hilarious commentary as the competition transpires. Hart will probably interview contestants, which can only lead to more opportunities for hilarity to commence. The show should be incredibly satisfying for fans of Kevin Hart and the genre of competitive series.

2018 is going to be another big year for the actor and comedian. Kevin Hart is already fresh off the massive box office success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which he starred in with Dwayne Johnson. Later this fall, his next movie Night School comes out. He co-wrote, produced, and will also star in the movie.

Kevin Hart's co-star in the film is Girls Trip actress Tiffany Haddish. The comedy follows Hart's character through a set of misadventures as he works to obtain his GED and finish high school. While IMDB lists the movie as a comedy, it seems like it will also include a touch of romance between Haddish and Hart's characters. Night School hits theaters September 28, well after TKO: Total Knock Out premieres on the eye network. The CBS show will deliver a dose of Kevin Hart ahead of his movie, and that can only be a good thing.

An exact premiere date for TKO: Total Knock Out has not been announced yet. The show is set to debut sometime this summer. To find out about other TV shows that are coming up on CBS, check out our guides to TV's midseason and summer premieres.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.