Late Night Wars Get Manly

January 29, 2010

While NBC continues to sort out its problems in late night, Spike announced on Friday morning that the network for men has inked a deal with Thom Beers, Philip Segal, and Original Productions to produce the ballsiest late night show on TV.

The weekly half-hour show will be “a combination of talk and comedy with a focus on ‘manformation’ for the true guys’ guy,” said Sharon Levy, senior vice president, original programming for Spike TV, and Thom Beers, CEO of Original Productions.

In true Spike form, this won’t be just another talk show with the same old celebrities plugging their latest movie. A show made for the guys’ guy calls for some real guys’ guys, and that’s just what this show is all about. Think convenience store clerk defending himself against criminals –and we’re talking real criminals, not this guy. Or a stock broker who quit his job to join the Green Berets in Afghanistan. 

The show will have two hosts and various correspondents and the network is currently scouring the country to cast the series pilot with the right fresh face and regular guy-image.  Additional details will be announced at a later date.  Click here for the full press release.

Spike TV has also ordered a third season of Original’s 1,000 Ways to Die, the second highest-rated original series in the history of the network.

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