NBC Cancels Series, Entire Cast Of 'Stars Earn Stripes' Killed In Afghanistan
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - The entire cast of the the military-themed reality television show Stars Earn Stripes has been killed in Afghanistan, according to a statement released today from NBC.
"This is really an unfortunate tragedy," said NBC Executive Andrew Jacobson. "These stars were trained by real professionals and given lots of fake Hollywood-style action shots. We thought that it would be fitting for the final assault of the season to take place in Afghanistan on the front lines with no help from their professional instructors."
While many critics accused the show of using excessive special effects with fake explosions and bullets, NBC felt it was necessary to respond and change course in the season finale.
"We thought the best way to portray the hardships of being in the military was to use a real setting and a real mission, which is what we did by placing the stars in a real combat scenario. Unfortunately, the stars' training didn't cover actual military…
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