or


[01/29/09 - 08:17 AM]
NFL Legend Michael Strahan and Acclaimed NFL Journalist Jay Glazer to Host New Season of Spike TV's 'Pros VS. Joes'
The new season goes into production in sports venues around Los Angeles in February and launches in the spring.

[via press release from Spike TV]

NFL Legend Michael Strahan and Acclaimed NFL Journalist Jay Glazer to Host New Season of Spike TV's 'Pros vs. Joes'

TV Veterans Arthur Smith and Kent Weed of Arthur Smith & Co. Productions To Serve As Executive Producers

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 -- Michael Strahan, a future NFL hall-of-famer and current television personality, joins well-respected veteran NFL journalist Jay Glazer as hosts of Spike TV's fourth season of its hit series, "Pros vs. Joes." The new season, entitled "Pros vs. Joes 4: All Stars," goes into production in sports venues around Los Angeles in February 2009 and launches in the spring.

Utilizing their solid sports background and sterling track record of delivering high quality unscripted hits, A. Smith & Co. Productions' Arthur Smith and Kent Weed ("Trading Spaces," "Hell's Kitchen") serve as executive producers of "Pros vs. Joes 4: All Stars" along with Michael Yudin, President of MY Entertainment and Joe Townley, COO of MY Entertainment. Smith is CEO of A. Smith & Co., and helped launch the successful Fox Sports Net in the late 1990's as its Head of Programming and Production.

Spike TV's "Pros vs. Joes 4: All Stars" will consist of eight episodes with each installment featuring three former notable professional athletes going head-to-head against three regular Joes. The roster of athletes will be announced at a later date.

The new twist this season is there will only be one sport showcased in each episode instead of the variety of sports in previous seasons. Each episode features three skills competitions and a three-on-three scrimmage pitting the Pros against the Joes. The sports featured this season will be football (4 episodes) and basketball (4 episodes).

Strahan spent 15 seasons with the New York Giants at defensive end, culminating with a Super Bowl victory in 2008. Named to seven Pro Bowls, he set the NFL single season sack-record with 22.5 in 2001 and was named the Defensive Player of the Year. The likely first ballot hall-of-famer currently serves as a studio analyst for FOX Sports' Emmy Award-winning pregame show, FOX NFL SUNDAY.

Glazer is considered to be the top "Insider" in the National Football League and currently serves in that role for FOX NFL SUNDAY where he has three segments on the show, breaking in with exclusives, late-breaking updates and injury news. He hosts FSN's "Pro Football Preview" show, which airs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Glazer is also a former mixed martial arts fighter who has hosted and served as color commentator for PRIDE Fighting Championships on FSN and other televised events for various MMA organizations.

"Pros vs. Joes 4: All Stars" is sponsored by Dunkin Donuts, Snickers and 2K Sports.

Sharon Levy and Tim Duffy are executives in charge of production for Spike TV.

Visit Spike.com for full episodes of all of last season's shows in high definition, as well as clips and other extended footage. Spike.com will be hosting the same exclusive access and full episode content for "Pros vs. Joes 4: All Stars."

Spike TV is available in 97.7 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com.

Founded by Arthur Smith and Kent Weed in 2000, A. Smith & Co. Productions generates some of the most innovative, highly-rated and high quality unscripted programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. Since its launch the company has created over 500 hours of programming and developed and produced the number one show in America an astonishing 12 times and a top 5 show over 50 times. The company's current production slate includes the Emmy(R) nominated hit show "Hell's Kitchen" as well as "Kitchen Nightmares" with Chef Gordon Ramsay, "I Survived a Japanese Game Show," "Trading Spaces" with host Paige Davis, the critically acclaimed documentary series "American Gangster" and "UFC Countdown."





  [january 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· HELL'S KITCHEN (FOX)
· PROS VS. JOES (SPIKE TV)
· TRADING SPACES (TLC)





[01/16/17 - 11:39 AM]
"Taboo" Delights in FX Premiere
FX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 10.

[01/16/17 - 10:02 AM]
"The Great British Baking Show" Returns to PBS for a Fourth Season of Merriment in the Kitchen
PBS also announced it has committed to a fifth season of the series that has previously aired on the BBC.

[01/16/17 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Honors Extraordinary Achievements and Explores Important Conversations as Part of Black History Month Programming
PBS kicks off a new year with documentaries and specials that highlight the African-American experience through content on-air on PBS member stations and online through the PBS Black Culture Connection.

[01/16/17 - 09:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoffs Score Big for NBC, FOX
Nearly 49 million viewers turned into FOX at its peak for its Packers-Cowboys showdown.

[01/16/17 - 07:38 AM]
Steelers-Chiefs Score a Record Overnight Rating for a Primetime NFL Wild Card or Divisional Playoff Game
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 15.

[01/16/17 - 05:06 AM]
TEGNA and MGM Launching BOLD, a Live, Interactive, Multi-Platform Program
BOLD will be the industry's first live multi-daypart syndicated show, spotlighting the day's essential stories, information and trending social media content in real-time across multiple screens.

[01/15/17 - 10:05 AM]
PBS and Stations Launch 24/7 PBS Kids Channel, Expanding Access to the #1 Children's Educational Media Brand on TV and Digital Platforms
The free service ensures that PBS Kids' high-quality content is available to all children and caregivers on a platform and at a time that works for them, including primetime, weekends and other out-of-school times when they are most likely to tune in.

[01/15/17 - 10:04 AM]
PBS and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios Celebrate 40th Anniversary of NASA Voyager Launch in "The Farthest" (w.t.)
The twin Voyager spacecraft revolutionized planetary science, resolved key questions about the outer planets and raised intriguing new ones about the evolution of our solar system.

[01/15/17 - 10:03 AM]
PBS and Time Inc. Announce "Beyond a Year in Space"
The two specials explore the human limitations for space travel and what a mission to Mars will require.

[01/15/17 - 10:02 AM]
PBS Announces New Summer of Adventure
Look for six new limited series that take viewers to some of the world's most amazing places and cultures.

[01/15/17 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Series "Nova" Shares the Great American Solar Eclipse with Audiences Across the U.S. in Special Day-of-Event Presentation
On Monday August 21, 2017, America's eyes will be glued to the skies as the mainland United States experiences the first total solar eclipse since 1979.

[01/15/17 - 09:38 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoff Coverage Tops Charts for CBS
The Eye's telecast of the Texans/Patriots showdown easily wins the night.

[01/15/17 - 08:41 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Is the #1 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/14/17 - 05:06 PM]
AMC Announces 2017 Winter and Spring Premiere Dates for New and Returning Original Series
The cable channel sets premieres for the martial arts drama "Into the Badlands," new epic "The Son" and the Emmy(R)-nominated "Better Call Saul."

[01/14/17 - 05:05 PM]
On the Heels of Three Golden Globe(R) Wins for "The Night Manager" AMC and the BBC Team Up Again with Best-Selling Author John le Carre
"The Spy" is being distributed internationally by Paramount and adapted by Academy Award winner Simon Beaufoy.