Variety television critic Brian Lowry was not high on the “American Grit” television show concept, yet he wrote positive things about John Cena as the show’s host. Lowry wrote that the show comes across as a remake of 2001’s “Boot Camp” show, which also aired on FOX. As for Cena, Lowry wrote that he comes off as a natural and “brings energy and earnestness to the hosting chores.” Read the full review at Variety.com.
Powell’s POV: The “American Grit” premiere is Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Yes, a John Cena hosted television show is airing opposite WWE Smackdown. Perhaps that explains why WWE did not hype the premiere during Raw last night.