or


[01/31/11 - 08:39 AM]
Spike TV Picks Up New Original Series, "Bar Rescue" and "Repo Games"
"Bar Rescue" begins shooting in April while "Repo Games" goes into production in February.

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Picks Up New Original Series, "Bar Rescue" and "Repo Games"

Network Orders 20 Episodes Of "Repo Games" From The Producers Of "Jersey Shore" And 10 Episodes Of "Bar Rescue" From The Producers of "The Biggest Loser"

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2011 -- Spike TV has ordered two new, distinctive unscripted series, "Bar Rescue" and "Repo Games," it was announced today by Sharon Levy, Spike TV's executive vice president, original series and animation. The network will pick up 20 half-hour episodes of "Repo Games" from the producers of MTV's hit series, "Jersey Shore," and 10 one-hour episodes of "Bar Rescue" from the producers of "The Biggest Loser." "Bar Rescue" begins shooting in April while "Repo Games" goes into production in February.

"The guys featured on 'Bar Rescue' and 'Repo Games' share that same authentic, real-life persona that will resonate with Spike's expanding audience," noted Levy. "We are thrilled to partner with the incredibly creative production teams that developed 'The Jersey Shore' and 'The Biggest Loser' to bring these unique concepts to life."

In Spike TV's new series, "Bar Rescue," Jon Taffer, one of the country's top restaurant and bar consultants, will give failing establishments one last chance to succeed. The show will delve into every business facet of running a bar from creating a profitable drink/food menu to crowd management to music selection to managing disgruntled employees. This marks the first food/beverage-themed show for Spike TV, furthering its effort to expand and broaden its audience.

Taffer will use his "in-your-face" style along with his renowned method of management called "Taffer Dynamics" to transform the bar into a vibrant, profitable establishment. He will utilize everything from state-of-the-art science such as eye tracking technology, monitoring of body temperature and even reading pheromone output in patrons in order to create an ambitious plan of action. Taffer will focus on one establishment per episode from cities all around the country. Taffer's wife, Nicole, will appear in the show along with a rotating group of experts.

"Bar Rescue" is produced by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks US, and Executive Producers JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson ("The Biggest Loser," "Master Chef," "I Used to be Fat," "Flying Wild Alaska").

"Repo Games" is an innovative game-show series with one big twist. The series, a combination of "Cops" meets "Jeopardy," follows a crew of real-life repo men, Josh Lewis and Tom Detone, who give debtors one last chance to keep their cars but only if they're willing to play for it. The debtors get five questions and if they get three answers correct, the car will be paid off on the spot. If the debtors fail, the car gets a new home at the impound lot. The series will be shot on location throughout the country.

"Repo Games" is produced by 495 Productions ("Jersey Shore," "More to Love," "Tool Academy," "My Big Friggin Wedding"). Sally Ann Salsano serves as executive producer.

Spike TV is available in 99.4 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.





  [january 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· BAR RESCUE (PARAMOUNT)
· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (USA)
· COPS (PARAMOUNT)
· FLYING WILD ALASKA (DISCOVERY)
· I USED TO BE FAT (MTV)
· JEOPARDY (SYNDICATION)
· JERSEY SHORE (MTV)
· MASTERCHEF (FOX)
· MORE TO LOVE (FOX)
· MY BIG FRIGGIN' WEDDING (VH1)
· REPO GAMES (SPIKE TV)
· TOOL ACADEMY (VH1)





[01/25/21 - 02:03 PM]
90 Day Franchise Expands with Brand New Series "90 Day: The Single Life" Premiering on Discovery+ February 21 with Companion Series "Pillow Talk"
Whether they are truly ready or not remains to be seen, but these singles are starting to mingle after their 90 Day relationships crashed and burned.

[01/25/21 - 11:11 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: AFC Championship Delivers Big for CBS
The Eye's primetime coverage dominates the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/25/21 - 11:02 AM]
NBC Renews Global Game Show Phenomenon "Weakest Link" for Second Season
Production on the new season, set for 13 episodes, will begin later this year.

[01/25/21 - 11:01 AM]
Video: HBO Max Debuts Official Trailer & Key Art for Max Original Limited Series "It's a Sin," Premiering February 18
Set in 1981, Ritchie (Olly Alexander), Roscoe (Omari Douglas) and Colin (Callum Scott Howells) are young lads, strangers at first, leaving home at 18 and heading off to London with hope and ambition and joy... and walking straight into a virus that most of the world ignores.

[01/25/21 - 11:00 AM]
ABC Announces Spring Series Premiere Dates
"Pooch Perfect," "Home Economics" and "Rebel" are the newcomers on tap.

[01/25/21 - 09:09 AM]
The "2021 Billboard Music Awards" Set to Air Sunday, May 23 at 8 P.M. ET/ 5 P.M. PT Live on NBC
Additional details regarding production of the show will be announced at a later date.

[01/25/21 - 09:07 AM]
Video: Apple TV+ Releases Official Trailer for All-New Original Series, "The Snoopy Show," Premiering Globally on February 5, 2021
"The Snoopy Show" is an animated series for kids of all ages that stars the internationally beloved beagle and his feathered best friend Woodstock as they tackle all-new adventures.

[01/25/21 - 09:05 AM]
Video: YouTube Originals Debuts First-Look Trailer of "Life in a Day 2020"
Ten years after the original "Life in a Day," YouTube and the filmmakers asked people all over the world to record their lives to tell the story of a single day on Earth.

[01/25/21 - 09:01 AM]
Gerard McMurray Returns to Netflix with "The Formula" with Robert De Niro and John Boyega Attached to Star
In the film, a Formula One racing prodigy is forced to become a getaway driver to save the only family he has left.

[01/25/21 - 09:01 AM]
The Jim Henson Company Officially Begins Production of New "Fraggle Rock" Series in Calgary, Alberta
The series will reunite the original stars - Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley, and Uncle Travelling Matt - for new songs and adventures, with the same spirit as the classic.

[01/25/21 - 09:00 AM]
The History(R) Channel Reunites America's Favorite Duo Tim Allen and Richard Karn in the New Competition Series "Assembly Required" Premiering Tuesday, February 23 at 10PM ET/PT
In this new hourly, 10-episode competition series Allen and Karn spotlight the best and brightest makers from across the country, as they compete head-to-head, to create mind-blowing builds.

[01/25/21 - 08:45 AM]
Sunny Anderson Hosts New Food Network Baking Competition "Easter Basket Challenge"
The five-episode series premieres Monday, March 1 on Food Network and discovery+.

[01/25/21 - 06:16 AM]
Netflix Announces First Cast for "The Witcher: Blood Origin"
Jodie Turner-Smith will play √Čile, a fierce warrior with the voice of a goddess.

[01/25/21 - 06:00 AM]
Video: "Little Coincidences" - Official Trailer - Prime Video Spain
Look for the show's third season beginning Friday, February 5.

[01/25/21 - 04:45 AM]
Peacock to Become the Exclusive Home of WWE Network in the U.S.
Peacock will launch WWE Network on March 18, beginning the roll-out of more than 17,000 hours of new, original, and library WWE Network programming on demand and on a 24/7 channel.