Spike TV and Bellator Fighting Championships
are partnering with eight-time Emmy Award winner Bertram van Munster, the co-creator of "The Amazing Race," to create a cutting-edge new unscripted reality show. The one-hour Spike original series will premiere in 2013 and will showcase fighters from Bellator.
"Some of the most physically-gifted and fascinating athletes in the world fight in Bellator, and I believe they make ideal subjects for an innovative new non-scripted series," noted van Munster.
"We are thrilled to partner with an industry legend such as van Munster, whose creativity and ingenuity will help expose Bellator to an expanded new audience next year on Spike," said Bjorn Rebney, CEO and Founder of Bellator.
"The concept of this ground-breaking new series will broadly appeal to not only mixed martial arts fans, but to reality show enthusiasts as well," said Sharon Levy, Spike TV's Executive Vice President of Original Programming.