The American Grit reality series, which is hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, will be returning to the FOX Network for a second season. The network announced on Friday at the TCA summer press tour that they have renewed the series for another season. The series debuted in April of 2016 and put “sixteen contestants into four teams (each led by a military veteran) through obstacles modeled after military training exercises designed to test their limits with $1 million on the line.”
While the show didn’t bomb with critics, the ratings fell flat for FOX standards, drawing a 0.6 average rating in the 18 – 49 demographic. With that being said, the show stayed consistent and even made up ground from the usual post-premiere drops to the point that the season finale nearly matched the series premiere. That is a very encouraging sign and likely part of the reason FOX renewed the series for a second season. Usually, ratings typically dwindle as the season progresses and that didn’t happen here.
Also, the show is currently casting. There is currently no word on when the series will film, although Cena is likely to take time off for that period, similar to what he did late last summer.