The Hero (2013 TV series)

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The Hero
Created by Rick Ringbakk
Presented by Dwayne Johnson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Running time 55 minutes
Production company(s) Electus
5x5 Media
Distributor Electus International
Broadcast
Original channel TNT
Picture format 1080i HDTV
Original run June 6, 2013 (2013-06-06) – August 1, 2013 (2013-08-01)
External links
Website

The Hero is a American reality competition TV series hosted by Dwayne Johnson. It premiered on TNT on June 6, 2013, and was cancelled on August 1, 2013.[1] Contestants are tested "physically, mentally, and morally" for the title of "hero" and a monetary prize.[2]

Cast[edit]

Cast member Age1 Hometown Profession
Lydia Callins [3] 31 Los Angeles, California Personal trainer/fitness instructor.[4]
Rachel Cattelan McDonald[5] 34 Little River, South Carolina Single mother who works five jobs including coaching basketball and teaching dance.[6]
Athena Lazo[7] 25 Worcester, Massachusetts Community-relations director for a fitness academy.[8]
Darnell McAdams[9] 32 Vancouver, Washington Married field-service technician repairing scales and father of two.[10]
Marty McCloskey[11] 24 Centereach, New York Construction worker.[12]
Patty O'Neil[13] 46 Ashland, Massachusetts Married mother of three who works three jobs.[14]
Dr. Dave Parkus[15] 50 Beaumont, Texas Trauma surgeon.[16]
Shaun Ricker[17] 30 Hagerstown, Maryland Professional wrestler signed with WWE[18]
Charles 39 Los Angeles, California Married police officer.[19]

^Note 1 : Age at the time of filming.

Challenges[edit]

Episode Team Hero Temptations
1 Rappel and Climb Darkness Maze 1 x $25K
2 Navigate the City Dry Dock Box 2 x $35K
3 Jungle Trek Centennial Bridge Riddle 5 x $35K
4 Bungee & Climb Mile Swim 2 x $30K
5 Honesty & Bus Searching Rock Searching 1 x $35K
6 Weapons Targets & Cavernous Abseiling Endurance Stadium Quiz 2 x $35K, 2 x $50K
7 Reverse Abseil & Tightrope Walk None 1 x $35K

Game progression[edit]

Episode Title First Air Date Inactive Heroes Team Challenge Hero's Challenge Temptations Group Pot
Stage 1 Stage 2
"Courage" June 6, 2013 Athena, Darnell, Patty Charles, Dr. Dave, Lydia, Marty, Rachel, Shaun Charles, Dr. Dave, Lydia Dr. Dave Patty
Refused $25,000
$300,000
"Teamwork" June 13, 2013 Dr. Dave, Lydia, Shaun Athena, Charles, Darnell, Marty, Patty, Rachel Athena, Darnell, Marty Darnell Darnell
Refused $35,000
$300,000
Shaun
Accepted $35,000
"Trust" June 20, 2013 Rachel, Marty, Charles Athena, Darnell, Shaun, Dr. Dave, Patty, Lydia Athena, Darnell, Shaun Darnell Patty
Refused $35,000
$300,000
Lydia
Refused $35,000
Dr. Dave
Refused $35,000
Shaun
Refused $35,000
Athena
Accepted $35,000
"Heart" June 27, 2013 Darnell, Lydia, Patty Athena, Charles, Dr. Dave, Marty, Rachel, Shaun Charles, Marty, Shaun Marty Athena
Refused $30,000
$360,000
Shaun
Refused $30,000
"Honesty" July 11, 2013 Dr. Dave, Marty Athena, Charles, Darnell, Lydia, Patty, Rachel Lydia, Patty, Rachel Lydia Patty
Refused $35,000
$430,000
"Endurance" July 18, 2013 Darnell, Lydia, Marty Athena, Charles, Dr. Dave, Patty Charles, Patty Charles Charles
Refused $50,000
$510,000
Patty
Refused $50,000
Athena
Refused $35,000
Dr. Dave
Refused $35,000
"Sacrifice" July 25, 2013 None Charles, Darnell, Dr. Dave, Lydia, Marty Patty - Patty
Refused $35,000
$610,000

Standings[edit]

Hero 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Finale
Patty Inactive Active Active Safe Safe Safe Safe The Hero
Darnell Inactive Hero Hero Safe Safe Safe Safe Second Place
Lydia Top 3 Inactive Active Safe Hero Safe Safe Third Place
Marty Active Top 3 Inactive Hero Safe Safe Safe Fourth Place
Dr. Dave Hero Inactive Active Safe Safe Safe Safe Fifth Place
Charles Top 3 Active Inactive Safe Safe Hero Eliminated
Athena Inactive Top 3 Top 3 Safe Safe Eliminated
Rachel Active Active Inactive Safe Eliminated
Shaun Active Inactive Top 3 Eliminated

Money Table[edit]

Hero Courage Teamwork Trust Heart Honesty Endurance Sacrifice Total Earnings
Individual Group Charity Individual Group Charity Individual Group Charity Individual Group Charity Individual Group Charity Individual Group Charity Individual Group Charity
Darnell $0 $0 $0 $50,000 $0 $15,000 $0 $15,000 $0 $50,000 $50,000
Dr. Dave $0 $250,000+$50,000 $10,000 $0 $0 $10,000 $0 $15,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $50,000 $0
Lydia $250,000 $10,000 $0 $0 $10,000 $0 $70,000 $15,000 $0 $50,000 $0
Marty $250,000 $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $60,000 $15,000 $0 $50,000 $0
Patty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000 $0 $0 $15,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $100,000 $50,000 $0
Charles $250,000 $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $15,000 $0 $15,000 $0 $80,000 $0 $0 $50,000 $0
Athena $0 $0 $35,000 $0 $10,000 $0 $0 $15,000 $0 $15,000 $0 $0 $0 $35,000
Rachel $250,000 $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $15,000 $0 $15,000 $0
Shaun $250,000 $10,000 $35,000 $0 $0 $10,000 $0 $0 $15,000 $35,000
Group Pot $300,000 $0 $0 $60,000 $70,000 $80,000 $100,000 $610,000
Charity $10,000 $0 $10,000 $15,000 $15,000 $0 $50,000 $100,000

Ratings[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No. Title Original air date Viewers
(in millions)
Rating
(Adults 18–49)
Rank per week
on Cable
1 Courage June 6, 2013 (2013-06-06) 1.53[20] 0.7 #8
2 Teamwork June 13, 2013 (2013-06-13) 1.08[21] 0.4 #14
3 Trust June 20, 2013 (2013-06-20) 1.02[22] 0.5 #8[23]
4 Heart June 27, 2013 (2013-06-27) 1.05[24] 0.4 #15[25]
5 Honesty July 11, 2013 (2013-07-11) 1.20[26] 0.5 #9
6 Endurance July 18, 2013 (2013-07-18) 0.84[27] 0.4 #16
7 Sacrifice July 25, 2013 (2013-07-25) 0.78[28] 0.3 #13
8 Finale August 1, 2013 (2013-08-01) 0.98[29] 0.4 #14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dehnart, Andy. "TNT dump The Hero for its "natural successor"". Reality Blurred. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Hero". (Official site) TNT. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ Lydia, Callins. "Experienced Actress/Model/Writer/Boxer/Personal Trainer Seeking to network with industry & people working towards a better tomorrow....". 
  4. ^ "Lydia" at TNT.com
  5. ^ Perttunen, Katie (June 1, 2013). "Ironwood grad to appear on new TV series". Ironwood Daily Globe (Iroan). 
  6. ^ "Rachel" at TNT.com
  7. ^ Caulway, Alexandra (June 19, 2013). "Local woman strives to earn 'Hero' win". Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Massachusetts). Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Athena" at TNT.com
  9. ^ "Local Hero Competes on TNT's 'The Hero'". Seattle, Washington: KING-TV. June 6, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Darnell" at TNT.com
  11. ^ Lovece, Frank (June 3, 2013). "Reality show 'Hero' hails from LI". Newsday. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Marty" at TNT.com
  13. ^ Orsini, Les (June 5, 2013). "Ashland's Patty O'Neil tries to become 'The Hero'". Ashland Tab (WickedLocal.com / Tab Communications). Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Patty" at TNT.com
  15. ^ Christian, Carol (n.d.). "Beaumont doctor wants to be a 'Hero'". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Dr. Dave" at TNT.com
  17. ^ Schelle, Crystal (June 5, 2013). "Holding out for 'The Hero': Hagerstown native appears on The Rock's new reality show". The Herald-Mail. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Shaun" at TNT.com
  19. ^ "Charles" at TNT.com
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