TV briefs: 'American Muscle'

The Fresno BeeJune 16, 2014 

Strong lineup: Discovery is teaming up with Mike Barwis, a strength training coach, for the reality show "American Muscle." It will debut at 9 p.m. July 9.

At the Barwis Methods Training Center, Mike Barwis and his staff take on everyone from NFL players, to Wild West bull riders, to paraplegics looking to walk again. They will be working with several professional athletes including: Richard Sherman (Seattle Seahawks), Nick Swisher (Cleveland Indians), Rashad Evans (UFC), Ndamukong Suh (Detroit Lions), DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers), Pierre Garcon (Washington Redskins), Shawne Merriman (former NFL player), Baron Davis (former NBA player), and many more.

Web wonder: Internet star Lia Marie Johnson, whose character Terry the Tomboy on AwesomenessTV helped to skyrocket her to fame, will be featured in her first TV movie. "Terry the Tomboy." It debuts at 8 p.m. June. 21.

"Terry the Tomboy" centers around a confident, bacon-loving and shower-deficient tomboy whose summer goal is to win the county fair pie-eating contest. After meeting her new neighbor Brett (Charlie Depew), she isn't so interested in pie anymore and realizes the worst thing has happened — she is a tomboy who has fallen in love.

It's no longer just a man's world: Oxygen introduces the next generation of female emcees in "Sisterhood of Hip Hop" premiering at 9 p.m. Aug. 12.

The series showcases female artists chasing their dreams in a music genre traditionally dominated by men. Discovered and mentored by the biggest names in hip hop, Bia, Brianna Perry, Diamond, Nyemiah Supreme and Siya each bring a unique voice and style to the table.

The eight-episode series also will include appearances by hip hop icons, mentors and friends such as Eve, Lil Jon, Travie McCoy, Rick Ross, Tank, and Irv Gotti among others.

 

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