Combat Missions’ Scott Helvenston one of the civilian contractors killed in Iraq. One of the four civilian American contractors killed and mutilated in an Iraq town last week was Combat Missions‘ Scott Helvenston. In addition to being a member of Delta squad on the show, he was a Navy SEAL and stuntman/trainer for movies such… continue reading
Miami SWAT officer Dexter Fletcher wins first Combat Missions. Last week the field was narrowed to one team; for the finale of Combat Missions, the remaining team competed against each other in various challenges until there were just two men left. The final two, LAPD SWAT officer Bob Kain and Miami SWAT officer Dexter Fletcher,… continue reading
Bravo wins Combat Missions. After bickering between Helvenston and Winn threatened to hurt Delta as a team, the group pulled together and completed the final mission in 25 minutes and losing just one man. But that wasn’t enough to beat Bravo; they lost no men and completed the mission even faster, making Bravo the winning… continue reading
losing Combat Missions participants weren’t paid for their time. Officer Dexter Fletcher reveals that the losers on Combat Missions were not paid for their time in the Mojave Desert, he tells The Miami Herald. The only money awarded was the winning team’s prize of $150,000 and the final individual prize of $250,000.
some Combat Missions cameraman “had it tougher then the competitors.” A camera operator for Combat Missions writes about his experiences taping the show, which he says “was super-tough going.” And he writes that, for the most part, “[t]he competitors had it way worse, but we were right with them on those missions. … Honestly, on… continue reading
USA Network’s Combat Missions debut reaches 1.68 million homes. More than a million and a half homes and 2.1 million viewers over 18 watched Combat Missions last Wednesday. The number doesn’t sound that impressive, except for the fact that it was 261 percent more male viewers 18 to 49 than USA Network had in that… continue reading
Combat Missions debuts tonight. Mark Burnett’s Combat Missions, hosted by Survivor‘s Rudy Boesch, premieres tonight on USA Network at 10 p.m. ET. The 15 episode series “pits four elite squads comprised of six non-active military and law enforcement professionals against one another … to compete for bounty–and, more importantly, for honor and pride.” The winning… continue reading
Burnett: “people thought they could throw anything on the air and get ratings.” Mark Burnett talks about reality TV–and his upcoming series Combat Missions, which will air on USA Network starting Jan. 16. The show features competitions and challenges attempted by military and law enforcement personnel, and Burnett says “this war is perfect timing” for… continue reading
some people in the military aren’t happy about Mark Burnett’s Combat Missions. Mark Burnett’s Combat Missions, which debuts on USA this fall, has some detractors inside the military. One retired officer “has waged a campaign to stop production of the show,” according to FoxNews.com.
Mark Burnett plans Combat Missions for USA. Four-person teams of “existing and former members of elite combat units of the U.S. military” will form the cast of Combat Missions, a show Mark Burnett will produce for USA, Variety reports. Living on a military base, the cast will participate in intense exercises including rescuing hostages and… continue reading