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TNT is getting into the reality competition business.

The network has ordered The Great Escape, a competition series that drops teams into the middle of an epic action/adventure movie where they compete for a cash prize by escaping perilous locations, including a deserted island, a sinking ship or a maximum security prison.

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"The Great Escape is a fast-paced series with all the heart-pounding excitement and nail-biting suspense of a summer popcorn movie," Michael Wright, executive vice president of TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies, said in a statement. "This is exactly the kind of fun, smart, unscripted competition show we've been looking for to complement TNT's entertaining lineup of scripted dramas."

The series is executive-produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Elise Doganieri, Bertram van Munster, Justin Hochberg and Charlie Ebersol. The 10-episode series is slated to premiere in summer 2012.