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New G4 Series "Human Wrecking Balls" Features Ultimate Demolition Tag Team Craig and Paul Pumphrey
The new half-hour series premieres this fall on G4.

[via press release from G4]


Half-Hour Series Combining Strength, Science and Destruction Debuts this Fall on G4

Los Angeles, CA, August 14, 2008 � G4 announces a new series with brothers Craig and Paul Pumphrey who demolish everything from boats and cars to houses and bars using only their bare hands. With their outrageous sense of humor and daredevil attitudes, the Pumphrey brothers are out to show the world that with the right approach and enough physical toughness almost anything is possible. The new half-hour series, "Human Wrecking Balls," premieres this fall on G4.

"Guys seem to have an innate fascination with watching demolition," said Neal Tiles, President of G4. "Add to this the science behind it and the idea of two brothers doing all the demolition physically, and we think 'Human Wrecking Balls' is an excellent addition to our programming line-up with."

The Pumphreys are far from your average brothers with a combined weight of 550 pounds. Craig is a decorated police officer and world champion mixed martial artist. He recognized his gift of surviving hard crashes at a young age after falling 20-feet on to a steel construction bolt that shattered his skull only to bounce back days later. His brother, Paul, is a construction worker and has been twice crowned World Creative Breaking Champion, once after breaking through six-feet of ice.

The Pumphreys are strategic in their passion for dismantling things. For each challenge, they join forces with a team of experts in material science and engineering to review the object of their destruction from every possible angle before taking it apart, using physics and know-how to determine the most effective approach. The duo also enjoys a little friendly competition throughout the challenges such as who can break out of a jail cell the fastest and which Pumphrey makes a better bouncer based on who can most successfully destroy a bar.

Additionally, each episode reveals the final outcome of the Pumphrey's ripping and smashing, as well as the various experiments they put to the test. Is a foreign or domestic car easier to dismantle? Did the "Three Little Pigs" get it right when it comes to the strength of building materials? Leave it to the Pumphrey brothers to find out with their bare hands.

"Human Wrecking Balls" was developed by BASE Productions with John Brenkus, Mickey Stern and Rob Dorfmann, who will serve as Executive Producers. Jason King is the Producer and Director for the series.

About Comcast Entertainment Group

Based in Los Angeles, Comcast Entertainment Group operates E! Entertainment Television, the 24-hour network with programming dedicated to the world of entertainment, and E! Online; The Style Network, the destination for women 18-49 with a passion for the best in relatable and inspiring lifestyle programming; and G4 offering the last word on gaming, technology, animation, interactivity, and "Internet culture" for the male 18-34 demo. E! is currently available to nearly 94 million cable and direct broadcast satellite subscribers in the United States. In 2006, E! launched the E! Everywhere initiative underscoring the company's dedication to making E! content available on all new media platforms any time and anywhere from online to broadband video to wireless to satellite radio to VOD. The Style Network currently counts 59 million cable and satellite subscribers and G4, the #1 podcasted cable network in America, is available in more than 64 million cable and satellite homes nationwide.

About Base Productions

BASE Productions is a 5-time Emmy Award and 10-time IDEA Award-winning production company based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., with extensive experience in broadcast television, feature films and live event production. BASE has established its reputation as an industry leader in cutting-edge production, from stunning visual style, to unprecedented use of technology, to unparalleled CGI animation.

  [august 2008]  


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