ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its fourth season on 12/19/14; has yet to be renewed for a fifth season
DESCRIPTION: (from Spike TV's press release, November 2014) Dhani Jones, former NFL star and current television personality, has extended his deal with Spike TV to remain host for the series, "GT Academy" and the network's interstitial series, "Playbook 360." This is Dhani's third season hosting "GT Academy." The popular series debuts for a fourth season on Spike TV on Friday, November 7 at 11:30pm ET/PT. Dhani has hosted "Playbook 360" for Spike TV for the past four years. "GT Academy" showcases the leading Gran Turismo drivers in the world, giving them the opportunity to become a professional racing driver for Nissan. The six-part television series puts the 12 finalists through a variety of physical, psychological and athletic challenges in addition to extensive track time in Nissan 370Z(R) NISMO(R)s, Nissan GT-R(R)s and the Nissan JUKE(R) NISMO(R) on the track at Silverstone in the UK. One winner emerges as the latest NISMO athlete to drive for Nissan, beginning with the Dubai 24 Hours in January.