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Terrell Owens and Donovan Mcnabb Reunited on Spike TV's "Pros VS. Joes"
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[via press release from Spike TV]


Special "Pros vs. Pros" Basketball-Themed Episode Featuring Team Comprised Of Terrell Owens, Donovan McNabb And Antonio Gates Against Former NBA Stars

New York, NY, March 8, 2010 - Donovan McNabb will throw passes to Terrell Owens again - only this time on a basketball court in the new season of Spike TV's "Pros vs. Joes." The special episode features current NFL stars who played college basketball, Owens (Tennessee-Chattanooga), McNabb (Syracuse), and Antonio Gates (Kent St.) against former NBA greats Hakeem Olajuwon, Kenny Smith and Rick Fox.

Spike TV's "Pros vs. Joes" goes into production beginning March 9 in Los Angeles and premieres Wednesday, July 14 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. The new season, hosted by Michael Strahan and Jay Glazer, will consist of eight one-hour episodes. (The episode with McNabb and Owens tapes Friday, March 12).

The football stars showcased in the hit Spike TV original series include Warrick Dunn, Isaac Bruce, Derrick Brooks and Jeff Garcia. The basketball legends are Hakeem Olajuwon, Chris Mullin, Kenny Smith, Brent Barry, Isaiah Rider and Rick Fox.

"Pros vs. Joes" features regular guys competing against an array of popular sports legends from the last two decades. Similar to last season, there will be only one sport played in each episode featuring three skill competitions and a three-on-three game pitting the Pros against the Joes. The sports this season will be football (4 episodes) and basketball (4 episodes).

Utilizing their solid sports background and sterling track record of delivering high quality unscripted hits, A. Smith & Co. Productions' Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Frank Sinton serve as executive producers of the new season of "Pros vs. Joes" along with Michael Yudin, president of MY Entertainment and Joe Townley, COO of MY Entertainment. The same team executive produced "Pros vs. Joes 4: All Stars." Smith is CEO of A. Smith & Co. and helped launch the successful Fox Sports Net in the late 1990s as its head of programming and production. Townley is a veteran of sports television production and previously served as executive producer at MSG Network.

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

About Spike TV

Spike TV is available in 98.6 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.

About A. Smith & Co. Productions

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 1,000 hours of programming and developed and produced the number one show in America an astonishing 12 times and a top 5 show more than 50 times. The company's current production slate includes the Emmy´┐Ż Awards-nominated hit show "Hell's Kitchen" as well as "Kitchen Nightmares with Chef Gordon Ramsay;" "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura;" "Unsung; I Survived a Japanese Game Show;" "Crash Course;" the critically acclaimed documentary series "American Gangster;" and "UFC Countdown." A Smith & Co.'s highly-rated programming and executive team have been nominated for several awards including a DGA Award, an NAACP Image Award and two Rose d'Or Awards which they won in 2009 for "I Survived a Japanese Game Show."

  [march 2010]  


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