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TNT Greenlights 'Wake Up Call' - Starring & Exec Produced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

by Tambay A. Obenson
October 25, 2013 1:45 PM
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Dwayne Johnson

TNT has greenlit a new series starring and executive-produced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who most recently headlined TNT's The Hero

In Wake Up Call (working title), Johnson will lend a helping hand to everyday people who are facing enormous challenges in their lives. 

The Rock will tackle the worst of the worst and make them into the best of the best with his own personal brand of high-octane motivation. From dysfunctional homes and dead-beat dads to sports teams that don't gel and businesses struggling to survive, The Rock is going to descend into the chaos of everyday problems to pull good people up by the bootstraps, reminding them what hard work, passion and true discipline can accomplish.

TNT has ordered eight one-hour episodes of Wake Up Call, which is being produced by Ben Silverman's Electus, 5x5 Media and 7 Bucks Entertainment

Wake Up Call is slated to premiere in 2014.

"We had a wonderful time working with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson on The Hero, in which he challenged and mentored a group of everyday heroes," said David Eilenberg, senior vice president, unscripted development for TNT and TBS. "Wake Up Call evolved from our experience on The Hero and is its natural successor, bringing the human spirit of that show home to take on everyday challenges. In this new series, Dwayne will bring his mission of empowerment and change right to people's front doors."

The man continues to expand on his global entertainment empire. He's everywhere!

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  • D.C. Kirkwood | November 1, 2013 12:40 PMReply

    Congrats to him. Im a big fan. He is everywhere but that doesn't mean he's putting out quality work. The Empire State movie for example was just bad, bad, bad. The plot was week, acting poor, and he looked so tired and worn out in that movie. The Hero TNT show was horrible, predictable, and staged. He had great tv presence and he was a good coach but the concept of the show was executed poorly. His last wrestling match was a sloppy performance. His projects are too close together and they seem very rushed. He needs to take a break. Over saturation and overexposer can also turn fans off and Im getting close myself.

  • ROCKYFAN4EVA | February 11, 2014 8:48 AM

    You are a fan? Seems like you are not!

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