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Dwayne Johnson Plans to 'Rock the Troops'

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Dwayne Johnson, long a vocal supporter of men and women in uniform, has announced plans to produce "Rock the Troops," a music and entertainment variety program designed to honor and entertain US troops deployed overseas. The special, which will be filmed at a yet-to-be-announced base overseas, is set to air Veterans Day 2015 on the Spike TV network.

Young folks might think this is a great new idea, but old folks will appreciate that someone's finally trying to revive those Bob Hope USO specials we all grew up watching.

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Bob's specials ran on NBC back in the day when there were only 3 major networks, so there was always a huge viewership. Spike doesn't have quite that big an audience on cable, but the network's have a surge of popularity with its breakout hit Lip Sync Battle.

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We'll have more details about the event once they figure out the time and location of the taping. Johnson made the announcement last Saturday night at a taping for Spike's Guys Choice Awards when he was awarded the Troops' Choice Award. The network will air the taped show on June 18th at 9/8 central.

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