Financier Anthony Scaramucci will be among 16 celebrities taking part...

Financier Anthony Scaramucci will be among 16 celebrities taking part in Fox's upcoming reality-TV series, "Special Forces: The Ultimate Test." Credit: Getty Images for F4D / Dave Kotinsky

Short-lived Trump administration spokesperson Anthony Scaramucci, of Manhasset and originally Port Washington, and former Mets great Mike Piazza are among the contenders in an upcoming Fox reality-TV competition with the working title "Special Forces: The Ultimate Test."

Fox on Wednesday announced that 16 celebrities including also former Spice Girl Mel B, reality-TV counselor Dr. Drew Pinsky and singer-actor Jamie Lynn Spears will endure what the network calls "grueling challenges from the playbook of the [U.S. military's] actual Special Forces selection process."

The show, set to premiere in January, features no voting or elimination other than self-elimination as on the wilderness-survival series "Alone." Financier Scaramucci, 58, served for several days as President Donald Trump's director of communications in July 2017 before being fired. He left "Celebrity Big Brother" after six days in 2019, with CBS saying afterward the departure had been a prearranged twist. Piazza, 54, played for the Mets from 1999 to 2005, including on the 2000 National League pennant-winning team. 

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