Spike TV Cranks Out Its First Original Comedy with “Factory”

April 28th, 2008 by SPIKE Press

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SPIKE TV CRANKS OUT ITS FIRST ORIGINAL COMEDY WITH “FACTORY”

Produced By 3 Arts Entertainment, Six-Episode Series Delves Into The Mundane
Yet Hilarious Lives Of Four Friends Working Together In A Factory

Premieres Sunday, June 29 at 10 PM Only On Spike TV

New York, NY – April 28, 2008 – Spike TV debuts it’s first original comedic series with “Factory,” a day-to-day look at the lives of four disinterested small town factory workers who spend their time fraternizing while avoiding their drab work.  Directed, produced by and starring “Strangers with Candy” co-creator Mitch Rouse, this painfully funny look at life as a factory employee premieres on Spike TV Sunday, June 29 (10:00-10:30 PM, ET/PT).

“‘Factory’ is a unique improvised comedy that captures the everyday lives of four regular guys,” says Bill McGoldrick, vice president, original programming at Spike TV. “This is Spike’s first original comedy and a great example of the type of comedic series which we are looking to develop.  The humor speaks directly to our viewers and Mitch’s sensibility is a perfect match for our brand.” 

Produced by 3 Arts Entertainment (“The Office,” “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” and “Everybody Hates Chris”), “Factory” is a send-up of blue collar America and a comedy in the vein of “The Office” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”  The series also stars Michael Coleman (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Jay Leggett (“In Living Color”) and David Pasquesi (“Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Strangers with Candy”).   In the first episode, a work-related accident results in a prime new job opening at the factory.  When the supervisor trusts the four friends to decide who among them is best for the job, the guys find themselves covertly trying to sabotage each other with hilarious results.

Bill McGoldrick is Spike TV’s vice president of original programming.  Lisa Ullmann, who brought “Factory” to the network, is executive in charge of production for Spike TV.

Spike TV is available in 96.1 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.

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Shana Tepper        Spike TV-NY        212/767-4275                shana.tepper@spiketv.com
Melissa Leung        Spike TV-LA        310/407-4729             melissa.leung@spiketv.com

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SPIKE TV Presents the Second Annual “Guys Choice”

April 21st, 2008 by Administrator

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SPIKE TV PRESENTS THE SECOND ANNUAL “GUYS CHOICE”–
EVERYTHING GUYS LOVE GOES HEAD-TO-HEAD ONE NIGHT ONLY

Premieres Sunday, June 22nd at 10 PM, ET/PT

Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner To Be Honored With “Guys Choice”
“Guycon” Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominees Include Jessica Biel, Tom Brady, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, 50 Cent,
Harrison Ford, LeBron James, Scarlett Johansson, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria,
Eli Manning, Eva Mendes, Marisa Miller, Rihanna, Chris Rock, Seth Rogen,
Jessica Simpson, Kanye West, Tiger Woods And Many More

Voting Starts Today Only At www.guyschoice.spike.com

New York, NY, April 21, 2008 — Spike TV today announced the second annual “Guys Choice” – a one night only event for guys where the year’s most hotly debated rivalries from the world of sports, comedy, film, internet and more go up against one another mano a mano with original categories that embody everything that matters in “guydom.”  This two-hour event pays homage to the things guys love most – superstar athletes, best of web, beautiful women, sports highlights of the year, hilarious comedic performances and hard rocking musical acts.  Scheduled to tape Friday, May 30 at the Sony Studios in Culver City, CA, “Guys Choice” premieres Sunday, June 22 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).

Spike TV will also pay special tribute to the most-celebrated bachelor of all-time, Playboy magazine founder, Hugh Hefner.  As the editor-in-chief and chief creative officer of Playboy, Hugh Hefner, is a man who has profoundly influenced male society in the last 50 years, during which his publication has been the world’s best-selling men’s lifestyle magazine.  This special tribute will be presented by Playboy centerfold, Pamela Anderson and other very special guests.  Playboy magazine marks its 55th anniversary in December.

Beginning today, Monday, April 21st and closing Friday, May 23rd, voting for this year’s winners is held online at www.guyschoice.spike.com.  Also online, fans can log-on to view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of “Guys Choice.”  This two-hour event will feature such categories as “Most Dangerous Man,” “Femme Fatale,” “Guy of the Year,” “Biggest Ass Kicker” and “Hottest Girl on the Planet.”  Included this year is a host of new categories such as “Hottest Eva” and “Hilarious Dot Com Award.”   Keeping with tradition, each category is narrowed down to two nominees and is settled like men: mano a mano.  The night will also feature discretionary honors to be announced shortly.

All-star nominees include Jessica Biel, Matt Damon, Tom Brady, Tina Fey, 50 Cent, Foo Fighters, Harrison Ford, Summer Glau, LeBron James, Scarlett Johansson, Milla Jovovich, Kim Kardashian, Avril Lavigne, Linkin Park, Eli and Peyton Manning, Eva Mendes, Marisa Miller, Rihanna, Chris Rock, Seth Rogen, Jessica Simpson, Tila Tequila, David Tyree, Kanye West and Tiger Woods (complete list of categories and nominees is below). 

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” are Cingular, now the new AT&T, Corona, Degree Men, Pizza Hut, Sega: “The Incredible Hulk Video” Game, SoBe and the U.S. Army.

Following are the categories and nominees for Spike TV’s “GUYS CHOICE”

BIGGEST ASS KICKER

Jason Bourne vs. Iron Man

MOST DANGEROUS MAN
Anderson Silva vs. Wladimir Klitschko

LUCKIEST BASTARD
Brian Austin Green (Megan Fox) vs. Rhys Ifans (Sienna Miller)

HOTTEST GIRL ON THE PLANET
Scarlett Johansson vs. Jessica Biel

MOST UNSTOPPABLE JOCK
Eli Manning vs. Tiger Woods

SICKEST RHYMES
50 Cent vs. Kanye West

BALLSIEST BAND
Foo Fighters vs. Linkin Park

KING OF COMEDY
Seth Rogen vs. Chris Rock

GUY OF THE YEAR
Harrison Ford vs. Matt Damon

HOT N’ FRESH
Meagan Good vs. Marisa Miller

VIRAL VIDEO
I’m F**king Damon vs. I’m F**king Affleck

PLAY OF THE YEAR
Matt Holliday vs. David Tyree

REAL SPORTS MIRACLE
Richard Zednik vs. Kevin Everett

BADASS DNA
Eli/Peyton Manning vs. Kurt/Kyle Busch

TOP FANTASY LEAGUER
LeBron James vs. Tom Brady

HOTTEST EVA
Eva Longoria vs. Eva Mendes

SO HOT THEY’RE FAMOUS
Kim Kardashian vs. Tila Tequila

SEXIEST SIREN
Avril Lavigne vs. Rihanna

FEMME FATALE
Ashley Dupre vs. Jessica Simpson

HOT & FUNNY
Sarah Silverman vs. Tina Fey

HILARIOUS DOT COM AWARD
South Park Studios vs. Funny or Die

OUTSTANDING LITERARY ACHIEVEMENT
Slash vs. The Heroin Diaries

KILLER QUOTE
“Don’t taze me, bro.” vs. “I have a wide stance.”

FIERCEST FEMALE:
Milla Jovovich (“Residential Evil”) vs. Summer Glau (“Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles”)

FOXIEST PRESIDENTIAL GROUPIE

Obama Girl vs. Hillary Hottie

Beth McCarthy-Miller and Carol Donovan will serve as executive producers along with Casey Patterson, Spike TV’s senior vice president, event production & talent development.

Spike TV is available in 96.1 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.

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Press Contacts: 

Shana Tepper         Spike TV        212/767-4275         shana.tepper@spiketv.com
Aileen Budow        Spike TV     212/767-3952                aileen.budow@spiketv.com