Dwayne Johnson Variety Show to Debut on Spike TV in 2016

Dwayne Johnson announced the special at Saturday's grossly named Guys' Choice Awards, which is a thing that actually exists.

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson wears many hats, the biggest and most comfortable of which involves being charming enough to carry certified rotten popcorn fare like San Andreas to startling financial victories all across the globe. The Rock's latest addition to his metaphorical hat collection comes in the form of a variety special entitled Rock the Troops, set to debut via Spike TV on Veterans Day in 2016.

Johnson announced the special during Saturday's ridiculously named Guys' Choice Awards, telling EW backstage that he has plans to make the special an annual event if all goes well for the inaugural bow. According to Deadline, Rock the Troops is being described as a "grand scale music and entertainment event" slated to be filmed at a soon-to-be-announced overseas military base.

Though no guests have been announced, the special will reportedly feature top-tier talent from the worlds of "music, movies, comedy, sports, and more." Johnson cited Bob Hope as an inspiration, adding that the initial idea was to simply "create a show that was epic and big that would entertain and honor our troops." Johnson's own Seven Bucks Productions is partnering with Casey Patterson Entertainment for the special — the first production in a previously announced development deal between Seven Bucks Entertainment and Spike TV.


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