Ninjas, Machines and Monsters Makeup NBC’s Summer Slate

The NBC Network unveiled a peek at some of its programming which include several reality shows, something for the car enthusiast and an adaptation of a popular book.

On the reality front, the network promises a reality show with a difference with ‘Mrs. Eastwood & Company,’ a half hour series which takes viewers into the lives of Dina Eastwood, the wife of Clint Eastwood, their teenage daughters and the all-male vocal group from South Africa managed by Dina.

The series follows Dina, Francesca, Morgan and the six members of Overtone from their hometown of Carmel, CA to Los Angeles and beyond, but if audiences are expecting to see Hollywood’s iconic superstar Clint as a series regular, they will be in for a disappointment.

“He appears in a couple of episodes,” shares Dina. “When Valentino, one of the members of the group gets engaged, and we have dinner, he appears as it is a family event and he is my husband and we are having a family meal,” continues the former news anchor who has been married to Clint for 16 years.

While in South Africa with Clint three years ago filming a movie, Dina discovered the vocal group who call themselves “Overtone.” Moved by their talent and star-potential, she re-located all six young musical men to California and has been acting as their mentor, mother and manager ever since.

“Nothing is more important to me than family – no matter how you define that,” Dina continues. “People might be surprised by how we live our lives and our unconventional approach, and I also believe that it’s hard not to fall in love with my band, ‘Overtone.'”

‘Mrs. Eastwood & Company’ premieres Sunday, May 20 on E!

School teachers, fireman, police officers and other everyday heroes’ makeup the contestants for the obstacle course competition series called ‘American Ninja Warrior.’ Hosted by Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley and Comedian Matt Iseman, contestants have a shot at a $500,000 cash prize and the chance to win the coveted ‘American Ninja Warrior’ title by trying their hand at a four-stage obstacle course fashioned after the original Mount Midoriyama in Japan.

Based on a series from the Tokyo Broadcast System titled ‘Sasuke,’ the original series had 2700 competitors attempt to complete the challenge, with only three successfully completing the course.

“No American has ever completed the course. We had a 62 year-old grandmother attempt the course and it’s pretty brutal on the upper body,” says Iseman.

‘American Ninja Warrior’ will air original episodes on both G4 and NBC. The first two episodes will premiere on G4 Sunday May 20th from 9 pm–11 pm.

‘Dream Machines’ follows Florida based brothers Marc and Shanon Parker, owner of Parker Brother’ Concepts as they take the most imaginative vehicles ever seen in movies, comic books and TV shows and engineer them into on-the road realities.

Also airing on the network is ‘Grimm,’ a supernatural cop procedural drama inspired by the classic Grimms Fairy Tales.

The series follows a Portland homicide Detective called Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), who discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as Grimms, charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. As he tries to hide the dangers of his new found calling from his fiancée, Juliette Silverton, (Bitsie Tulloch), and his partner, Hank Griffin (Russell Hornsby), he becomes ever more entrenched in the ancient rivalries and alliances of the Grimm world.

“I love procedural dramas and what intrigued me about ‘Grimm’ was the execution,” shares Hornsby, a stage and screen veteran best known for his long-running lead role as Los Angeles cop Eddie Sutton in ‘Lincoln Heights.’

‘Grimm’ airs on NBC Friday’s at 9pm/ET

Top picture: Dina Eastwood, Francesca Eastwood and Morgan Eastwood (Photo by: Jeffrey Thurnher/E!)
Bottom Picture (l-r) Sasha Roiz as Captain Renard, Reggie Lee as Sgt. Wu, Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin, Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe, David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt, Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Anderson (Photo by: Eric Ogden/NBC)

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