Spike TV Adds a Mix of Insanity, Absurdity & Mayhem to New Comedy Block Starting Thursday, July 6
Network Debuts Unscripted Comedy 'Raising the Roofs' and Introduces Hit
International Sensation, 'The Dudesons'
NEW YORK, April 3 -- What happens when a Hollywood actor
invites his back-country family to Los Angeles for an extended vacation? Or
when a group of four daredevil life-long friends from the Arctic Circle turn
the mundane realities of everyday life into crazy stunts, laughter and
occasional pain? Find out with Spike TV's new comedy-themed original
programming block starting Thursday, July 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
"Both Raising the Roofs and The Dudesons are about guys being guys, and
all that entails," said Sharon Levy, Senior Vice President, Alternative
Programming for Spike TV. "The comedy comes from the natural bonds of family
and lifelong friends. But I don't know anyone with families like these,
complete with never ending pranks, uncontrolled bodily functions, and physical
stunts that land them in the hospital."
"Raising the Roofs" (10:00-10:30 PM, ET/PT) is a six-episode unscripted
comedy series that stars working actor Michael Roof, Jr., and his prank-
pulling, beer-swilling, over-the-top, back-country family. Michael Jr. was
born and raised in a small town of Dunnellon, Florida, with a population of
2,000, where his extended family still resides. In search of fame and
fortune, he moved to Hollywood and has landed a number of supporting roles in
films such as "The Dukes of Hazzard," "Black Hawk Down" and "XXX." Michael
Jr. is a working actor, but to his family and his hometown, he is a bona fide
celebrity. "Raising the Roofs" explores what happens when his family -- his
father, Michael Sr. and Uncle Stevie -- pack their bags, their pet pig, Babe
Roof the Fifth, and take on the bright lights and big city of Los Angeles for
an open ended visit. Can these small town, larger-than-life characters adapt
to big city life? And more importantly, will Michael Jr. and his career
survive the family's visit?
Spike TV introduces America to the international sensation, "The Dudesons"
(10:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT), a huge hit for the past four years on Finnish TV.
This extreme stunt comedy comes to Spike TV with eight episodes and features
the wild antics of four loveable, yet lunatic childhood best friends who live
life to the fullest in the desolate Arctic Circle. Despite broken bones,
countless trips to the hospital and near death experiences, "The Dudesons"
continue to perform the craziest and most dangerous stunts imaginable. From
perilous car and motorcycle jumps to indoor bonfires to being a human
dartboard, life holds no limits and there are no rules in these inventive
"Raising the Roofs" is produced by The Jay & Tony Show, Inc. Jay
Blumenfeld and Anthony Marsh (America Undercover: Smalltown Ecstasy, The Missy
Elliott Project, Family Business) will serve as Executive Producers. "The
Dudesons" is produced by Rabbit Films, Ltd. Sharon Levy, Senior Vice
President of Alternative Programming is executive in charge of production for
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