or


[12/02/04 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV and Bruce Willis Explore the Importance of Fatherhood in America with an Unprecedented Two Hour Primetime Special

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV and Bruce Willis Explore the Importance of Fatherhood in America With an Unprecedented Two Hour Primetime Special

'True Dads with Bruce Willis' Premieres on Spike TV Friday, December 17@9pm

Celebrity Dads Matt Lauer, Cedric the Entertainer, Alec Baldwin and NY Yankee Jorge Posada Share Their Wit and Wisdom as Fathers and Sons

Original Documentary Executive Produced by Four-Time Peabody(R) Award-Winning Team Paul & Holly Fine

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 -- There is a family crisis in America -- one out of every four homes with no father in sight. With a two hour special dedicated to tackling the issue, Spike TV examines the lives of men who've discovered the immeasurable rewards of being a father. Hosted by Emmy(R)-Award winning actor and father of three, Bruce Willis, "True Dads with Bruce Willis," premieres on Spike TV Friday, December 17 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

"Today's men are looking for new role models about how to be a dad - you can't just come home and watch TV anymore. According to research from Spike TV's recent nationwide study of men*, we found that nearly half of the men surveyed said they don't spend as much time as they would like with their kids," says Albie Hecht, President of Spike TV. "We hope this documentary will help to inspire a new generation of fathers."

More than ever, fathers are taking a more active role in their children's lives and are finding fatherhood to be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. "True Dads with Bruce Willis" paints an evolving picture of fatherhood from the perspective of six everyday dads. Through their personal stories and experiences, viewers witness the full spectrum of fatherhood and see that although it can be challenging at times, fatherhood can also be the most creative, fulfilling and enriching experience of a man's life. Spike TV's "True Dads with Bruce Willis" features the following stories:

-- NASCAR legacy Kerry Earnhardt talks candidly about the influence the relationship with his famous father, Dale Earnhardt, Sr. had on his own experience as a father. Kerry pushed racing aside to be present in his children's lives, but has recently decided to pursue the sport that took his own father's life;

-- Dr. Jonathan Clark, husband of late astronaut Laurel Clark who was killed in the 2003 Columbia Space Shuttle tragedy. Now a single parent, Dr. Clark has taken on the challenge of raising his now nine- year-old son on his own; This story includes never seen before NASA footage of Laurel talking to her husband and son from space;

-- The Daniel Men: the story of African-American father and son, Professor Jack Daniel and Poet Omari Daniel, who have penned a candid tale about their sometimes stormy relationship in their book, "We Fish: The Journey to Fatherhood;"

-- James Madison University football coach Mickey Matthews thought life was perfect when his son became a star quarterback. But after a car accident paralyzed his son, Coach Matthews' life goal shifted from doing whatever it takes to win games to doing whatever it takes to get his son to walk again;

-- Joseph T. Jones, a one-time heroin addict and deadbeat dad, Jones changed his life around and now wages a tenacious crusade to save Baltimore's children from the same fate, one father at a time;

-- First time father, Ben Passmore, experiences the amazing moment of the birth of his child -- a life altering event that reconnects him with his own father and teaches him that becoming a dad, is becoming a fully adult man.

In addition to these moving stories, Spike TV's "True Dads with Bruce Willis" will include commentary from some of America's most famous dads. Celebrities including Matt Lauer, Cedric the Entertainer, Alec Baldwin and NY Yankee catcher Jorge Posada offer their personal insight and advice about fatherhood.

"True Dads with Bruce Willis" is a production of Fine Films. Paul and Holly Fine serve as Executive Producers; Sean Fine, their son, and his wife, Andrea Nix, produced the special. Cindy D'Agostino was the Editor. Keith Brown is the Executive Producer of Spike TV Documentaries.

* Spike TV's "Men's State of the Union" study March 2004, conducted by Penn, Schoen and Berland (PSB) and Insight Research Group and covered a host of issues including relationships, the economy, family life, politics, sex, and religion. The margin of error is + or - 2.9%

Spike TV, the first network for men, is available in 87 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), owns and operates the following television programming services -- MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, mtvU, VH1, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, MTV INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 12 digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

SOURCE Spike TV
Web Site: http://www.spiketv.com





  [december 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[03/27/17 - 01:44 PM]
New Season of "Property Brothers: Buying and Selling" Premieres on HGTV Wednesday, April 19
Each episode follows contractor Jonathan and real estate expert Drew as they combine their skills to help families tackle two critical real estate activities - selling one home and buying another.

[03/27/17 - 01:02 PM]
"RuPaul's Drag Race" Sashays Over to VH1 with Most Watched Episode in Franchise History
VH1 spins the numbers for Friday, March 24.

[03/27/17 - 01:02 PM]
OWN Orders Two New Docu-Series "Released" and "Checking Inn" to Join Its Saturday Night Programming Line-Up
"OWN's Saturday night lineup features entertaining and thought-provoking docu-series focused around conversations our audience is having in their everyday lives," said Erik Logan.

[03/27/17 - 12:51 PM]
2017 NCAA Tournament Scores Increases in Television Viewership Through Elite 8, Along with All-Time Records Across Digital and Social Platforms
CBS and Turner spin the numbers for their NCAA coverage to date.

[03/27/17 - 12:50 PM]
"Big Little Lies" Achieves Series High as It Approaches Finale This Sunday, April 2
HBO further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[03/27/17 - 12:31 PM]
Andrea Riseborough, Rory Culkin, Paul Sparks and Shea Whigham Join Cast of "Waco"
The series will be produced by Weinstein Television and will air on Paramount Network in 2018.

[03/27/17 - 12:22 PM]
Hulu Announces New Sarah Silverman Straight-to-Series Pick-Up: "I Love You, America"
Silverman stars in a 10-episode order of a weekly half-hour topical show to discuss the current political/emotional landscape of the country.

[03/27/17 - 12:22 PM]
Kid Grill Masters Compete for BBQ Glory in Return of "Kids BBQ Championship"
New co-host Damaris Phillips is joining returning co-host Eddie Jackson to lead the fiery action.

[03/27/17 - 11:30 AM]
AMC Partners with Citizens Parking to Bring Los Pollos Hermanos to Los Angeles and New York City!
Fans on both coasts will have the opportunity to enjoy Gus Fring's famous curly fries in Los Angeles on March 29 and 30 and New York City on April 9 and 10.

[03/27/17 - 11:16 AM]
Wendy Williams Returns to Host Don't Mess with Mommy Weekend on LMN
Said stunt features three world premiere movies airing May 11-14.

[03/27/17 - 10:41 AM]
VH1's "Basketball Wives" Premieres Monday, April 17th at 9PM
This season, several new faces will join series veterans Evelyn Lozada, Tami Roman, Jackie Christie, Malaysia Pargo and Shaunie O'Neal.

[03/27/17 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates
Said dates run from Friday, April 14 for "MacGyver" through Thursday, June 1 for "The Amazing Race."

[03/27/17 - 09:30 AM]
Academy Award-Winner Hans Zimmer and Bleeding Fingers Music to Create Score for BBC America's "Blue Planet II"
The brand new seven-part series comes from the world's leading BBC Studios Natural History Unit.

[03/27/17 - 09:06 AM]
Johnny Galecki and Science Channel Join Forces for Prank Series "Scijinks" (WT)
The series will use cutting-edge science as the foundation for outrageous stunts and practical jokes, creating the smartest prank show on television.

[03/27/17 - 09:03 AM]
Hulu Summer 2017 Programming Slate
"Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine," "Becoming Bond" and "Batman & Bill" are among the projects joining new seasons of "Casual" and "Difficult People."