Merrick, New York, USA. 11th June 2017. "American Grit" TV contestant CHRIS EDOM (wearing white GOT GRIT? T-shirt), 48, of Merrick, hosts backyard Viewing Party for Season 2 premiere. Edom family relatives and neighbors watched Episode 1 of FOX network reality television series that Sunday night outdoors. Edom was last contestant picked for a team that episode.