‘TKO: Total Knock Out’ is an American obstacle course competition that airs on CBS. This sports show first premiered on July 11, 2018. It is hosted by comedian Kevin Hart who is famous for his roles in the ‘Ride Along’ movies and ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle‘.
Created by Steve Hughes and Sean Kelly, the show is officially described as “a new one-hour obstacle course competition series hosted by Kevin Hart.” TKO: Total Knock Out features people from all walks of life, where one player races through daunting obstacles while four other contestants are manning battle stations along the course, firing over-the-top projectiles in an attempt to knock them off and slow them down. It’s a physical and funny “us versus them” scenario, with the fastest finisher winning a cash prize.
Obstacle courses have always gotten the blood pumping for both viewers and participants. There is a thrill in seeing contestants go through a degree of physical exertion to win a cash prize. It is almost like watching a sport, except for the fact that this is a game show. Some other popular shows in the same vein have been ‘Wipeout’ and ‘American Ninja Warrior‘.
Total Knock Out Cast: Who is in it?
Each episode features five contestants who battle it out to finish at the top. While Kevin Hart remains the host throughout the season, the contestants change in each episode. A winner emerges at the end of each episode as well and gets a cash prize. In the upcoming season too, we expect Hart to return as the host once again while we cannot wait to see who the new contestants are, and how they perform. As we already mentioned, the contestants can come from various walks of life, so there is always an increased degree of relatability among the viewers of the show.
Total Knock Out Plot: What is it about?
‘Total Knock Out’ is all about fighting your way to the top amidst all the obstacles laid down. Putting to test the contestant’s brawn and brain, this show offers a cash prize to the winner. Each episode has five contestants out of which only one can win. This race is designed in such a way that there are obstacles that the contestant has to maneuver and overcome while the others are busy targeting them with projectiles to distract the player or force them to abandon the obstacle. The contestants redesign their plans while learning from each other’s mistakes and improvising as they go. The two contestants who go to the final round battle it out between themselves and the winner is given a cash prize.