NFL Legend Michael Strahan And NFL Journalist Jay Glazer To Host “Pros vs Joes”

January 29th, 2009 by SPIKE Press

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NFL LEGEND MICHAEL STRAHAN AND ACCLAIMED
NFL JOURNALIST JAY GLAZER TO HOST
NEW SEASON OF SPIKE TV’S “PROS vs. JOES”
TV Veterans Arthur Smith and Kent Weed of Arthur Smith & Co. Productions
To Serve As Executive Producers

New York, NY, January 29, 2009 – Michael Strahan, a future NFL hall-of-famer and current television personality, joins well-respected veteran NFL journalist Jay Glazer as hosts of Spike TV’s fourth season of its hit series, “Pros vs. Joes.”  The new season, entitled “Pros vs. Joes 4: All Stars,” goes into production in sports venues around Los Angeles in February 2009 and launches in the spring.

Utilizing their solid sports background and sterling track record of delivering high quality unscripted hits, A. Smith & Co. Productions’ Arthur Smith and Kent Weed (“Trading Spaces,” “Hell’s Kitchen”) serve as executive producers of “Pros vs. Joes 4: All Stars” along with Michael Yudin, President of MY Entertainment and Joe Townley, COO of MY Entertainment.  Smith is CEO of A. Smith & Co., and helped launch the successful Fox Sports Net in the late 1990’s as its Head of Programming and Production.

Spike TV’s “Pros vs. Joes 4: All Stars” will consist of eight episodes with each installment featuring three former notable professional athletes going head-to-head against three regular Joes.  The roster of athletes will be announced at a later date. 

The new twist this season is there will only be one sport showcased in each episode instead of the variety of sports in previous seasons.  Each episode features three skills competitions and a three-on-three scrimmage pitting the Pros against the Joes.  The sports featured this season will be football (4 episodes) and basketball (4 episodes).
Strahan spent 15 seasons with the New York Giants at defensive end, culminating with a Super Bowl victory in 2008.  Named to seven Pro Bowls, he set the NFL single season sack-record with 22.5 in 2001 and was named the Defensive Player of the Year.  The likely first ballot hall-of-famer currently serves as a studio analyst for FOX Sports’ Emmy Award-winning pregame show, FOX NFL SUNDAY.

Glazer is considered to be the top “Insider” in the National Football League and currently serves in that role for FOX NFL SUNDAY where he has three segments on the show, breaking in with exclusives, late-breaking updates and injury news.  He hosts FSN’s “Pro Football Preview” show, which airs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Glazer is also a former mixed martial arts fighter who has hosted and served as color commentator for PRIDE Fighting Championships on FSN and other televised events for various MMA organizations.

“Pros vs. Joes 4: All Stars” is sponsored by Dunkin Donuts, Snickers and 2K Sports.

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

Visit Spike.com for full episodes of all of last season’s shows in high definition, as well as clips and other extended footage.  Spike.com will be hosting the same exclusive access and full episode content for “Pros vs. Joes 4: All Stars.”
Spike TV is available in 97.7 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 and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at www.spike.com/press.

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 500 hours of programming and developed and produced the number one show in America an astonishing 12 times and a top 5 show over 50 times.  The company’s current production slate includes the Emmy® nominated hit show “Hell’s Kitchen” as well as “Kitchen Nightmares” with Chef Gordon Ramsay, “I Survived a Japanese Game Show,” “Trading Spaces” with host Paige Davis, the critically acclaimed documentary series “American Gangster” and “UFC Countdown.”

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Press Contacts:   David Schwarz                Spike TV                 212-767-8639

“DEA: Detroit” DVD Arrives in Stores Feb 10

January 29th, 2009 by SPIKE Press

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SPIKE TV AND PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT HIT THE STREETS
WITH “DEA: DETROIT”  ARRIVING IN STORES ON FEBRUARY 10

Bonus Features Includes A Full Length Episode of “Real Vice Cops: Uncut”

New York, NY, January 29, 2009 – Get an uncompromising look into the gritty Detroit underworld and the inner-workings of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with the Spike TV and Paramount Home Entertainment release of “DEA: Detroit”  which arrives in stores nationwide on Tuesday, February 10.

“DEA: Detroit” DVD is a two-disc set featuring all six uncensored episodes and 276 minutes of crime-fighting action and includes the bonus material of a full-length episode of Spike TV’s “Real Vice Cops: Uncut.”

Spike TV was given exclusive access to follow a group of Special Agents and Task Force Officers in the DEA Detroit division as they risked their lives daily in the ongoing battle against illegal drugs.  The series follows DEA Special Agents as they work cases ranging from street level dealers all the way up to international drug traffickers. 

“DEA: Detroit” underscores the danger Special Agents experience on a daily basis in order to do their jobs.  Witness first-hand what it is like for DEA Special Agents to go out on undercover missions and pose as drug dealers.  Viewers are there when the DEA breaks down doors as Special Agents conduct drug raids on stash houses that put their lives directly in the line of fire.   “DEA: Detroit” takes a look at the complex relationship that DEA Special Agents have with informants, revealing the strange kinship they share with these criminals who see themselves not as arch enemies, but rather as opponents in “the game” of the illegal drug trade.

“DEA: Detroit” is produced for Spike by Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. in association with Size 12 Productions.  Executive producers for the series are Al Roker for Al Roker Entertainment and C. Russell Muth and Hank Capshaw for Size 12 Productions.  Sharon Levy and Tim Duffy are Spike’s executives in charge of production.

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation, a unit of Viacom (NYSE:VIA, VIA.B), a global entertainment company that produces and distributes filmed entertainment through the Paramount Motion Picture Group.  PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

Spike TV is available in 97.7 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 and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Contact:  Debra Fazio        Spike TV    212-767-8649        debra.fazio@spiketv.com

Spike.com Kicks-Off “Commercial Bowl” 2009

January 29th, 2009 by SPIKE Press

 

 

 

 

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SPIKE.COM KICKS-OFF “COMMERCIAL BOWL” 2009

For Eighth Year, Site To Offer Fans “The Big Game” Commercials
Immediately After They Air On NBC

During Football’s Biggest Night, Users Can Log Onto Www.Spike.Com/Superbowl
To Vote For The Best Ads As They Are Broadcast Live And Watch Seven Years Worth Of Super Bowl Commercials

New York, NY – January 28, 2009 –  SPIKE.com moves the chains during this year’s “Big Game” with the live “Commercial Bowl” 2009!   SPIKE.com will, for the eighth consecutive year, serve as the premiere destination for advertisements from football’s biggest night. “Commercial Bowl” 2009 (http://www.spike.com/superbowl) will offer fans the commercials almost immediately after they air on NBC and allow the users to vote online for best ads during the live broadcast.

Throughout this year’s Big Game, SPIKE.com “Commercial Bowl” 2009, editors will be live blogging and allowing users to voice their selection for the best advertisements.   SPIKE.com will also feature their picks for The Top 10 Funniest Super Bowl Commercials as well as the Top 10 Sexiest Super Bowl Commercials, both sure to provoke users’ memories and feedback. 

Users are also invited to peruse the vast library of football’s Biggest Game ads compiled from 2002-2008.   Seven years worth of some of the best all-time Super Bowl commercials, a library of hundreds of advertisements, will be at the fingertips of SPIKE.com users to view and share with their friends.  SPIKE.com (formally iFilm.com) was one the first Web sites to ever post commercials in real time from the Super Bowl.
SPIKE.com “Commercial Bowl” 2009 is sponsored by Oreo.

Spike TV is available in 97.7 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 and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Press Contacts:  
Salil Gulati         Spike TV        212/767-8705           salil.gulati@mtvstaff.com
Aileen Budow   Spike TV         212/767-3952          aileen.budow@spiketv.com

DEA Hits The Streets Of New Jersey For Second Season

January 26th, 2009 by SPIKE Press

 

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DEA” HITS THE STREETS OF NEW JERSEY FOR
SECOND SEASON

Nine New One-Hour Episodes, Produced By Al Roker Entertainment, Inc.
In Association With Size 12 Productions
Premiere Starting Tuesday, February 10 At 10:00 PM, ET/PT


New York, New York, January 26, 2009 –  Spike TV returns to the streets of the billion dollar illegal narcotics trade, this time in New Jersey, to offer viewers a glimpse into the inner workings of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  Produced by Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. in association with Size 12 Productions, season two of “DEA” premieres on Spike starting Tuesday, February 10 (10:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

“This season of ‘DEA’ was shot in our own back yard and is packed with action,” said executive producer Al Roker.  “We show viewers a side of drug enforcement and the life of DEA Special Agents that they won’t see anywhere else but on Spike.  Don’t miss Tuesdays at 10 PM.”     

This season, Spike was given exclusive access to follow a group of DEA Special Agents and Task Force Officers in DEA’s northern New Jersey headquarters, based in Newark, as they risk their lives daily in the ongoing battle against illegal drugs. 

After 9/11, many illegal drug dealers left New York City and set up shop across the river in New Jersey. With an influx of deadly criminals now using cutting edge weaponry, “DEA” underscores the danger DEA Special Agents experience on a daily basis in order to do their jobs.  The series follows DEA Special Agents as they work cases ranging from street level dealers up to cracking international drug syndicates. 

Viewers will witness first-hand what it is like for DEA Special Agents to go out on undercover missions.  Spike is there when DEA Special Agents bust down doors and execute drug raids that put their lives directly in the line of fire.  “DEA” also takes a look at the complex relationship that agents have with informants, revealing the strange kinship they share with these criminals who see themselves not as arch enemies, but rather as opponents in the “game” of the illegal drug trade.

“If you liked the first season of ‘DEA,’ you’ll love the second,” said special agent in charge, Mary Irene Cooper, DEA’s Chief of Congressional and Public Affairs.  “Season II delivers more episodes, more action, more dope and more money than viewers have ever seen before. You’ll have a front row seat to DEA’s hard-charging, relentless special agents risking their lives for the mission.  They’ll captivate you with their gritty determination and leave you wanting more.”

Spike.com will offer users a preview of the premiere episode of “DEA” in early February and throughout the season, full episodes will be available at DEA.Spike.com directly after their on-air debut, along with a sneak peek of the action in next week’s episode.  The site will also feature a video glossary of DEA terminology and procedures that will be illustrated by show clips featuring the DEA Special Agents themselves, creating a one-stop shop for insight into the DEA.  Users will also be able to send embeddable clips to their friends and check out video clips of DEA on their mobile phones. 

“DEA” averaged 1.3 million viewers for its premiere season (April-May, 2008) and gave the network a 132% increase in viewership in its timeslot.  “DEA” ranked #4 in all of cable in its timeslot among Men 18-34 and 18-49.

“DEA” is produced for Spike by Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. and Size 12 Productions.  Executive producers for the series are Al Roker for Al Roker Entertainment and C. Russell Muth and Hank Capshaw for Size 12 Productions.  Sharon Levy and Tim Duffy are Spike’s executives in charge of production.

About Al Roker Entertainment, Inc.:
Formed in 1994, Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. (ARE) is a thriving multimedia company based in NYC involved in the development and production of network, cable, home video and public television projects.  Al Roker is CEO.  ARE produces programming for a diverse clientele.  Recent productions include “DEA” Season 1 (Spike TV), “My Life in Food” (Food Network), “Al Roker Reporting” (MSNBC), “Profiles in Courage: A Kennedy Legacy” (NBC Station Group), “An Honor Deferred” (History Channel), “2007 Reader’s Digest National Word Power Challenge” (NBC), “Inside Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” (NBC), “Recipe for Success” (Food Network), “Renovate My Place” (TV One), “Roker on the Road” (Food Network), “Heavyweights” (Food Network), “The 2007 Quill Book Awards” (NBC), “Diabetes: The Quiet Killer” (NBC), “Brain Attack: A Stroke Survival Guide” (NBC), “Uncovered: The Hidden Lives of Miss USA” (E! Entertainment Network), “Meth, Murder & Madness” (Court TV), “Sheila Bridges Designer Living” (Fine Living), “Tribeca Film Festival: Live From The Red Carpet” (NBC), “Whoopi Goldberg” (A&E Biography Series), “Going Places” (PBS), “Intimate Portrait: Judge Judy” (Lifetime), “I Lost It – Primetime Special” (Discovery Health). For more information, visit www.alrokerentertainment.com.

About Size 12 Productions:
Size 12 is a full service production company with more than thirty years of television experience of Hank Capshaw and C. Russell Muth. The company produces process-centric, documentary style reality programming focusing on emotions, humor, family dynamics and the pathos of everyday lives.  Size 12 harnesses the creative talents behind such hit series as “American Chopper,” “American Hot Rod,” “American Casino” and “Dirty Jobs,” among many other hours of network and basic cable programming.

About Spike TV:
Spike TV is available in 97.7 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 and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Press Contacts:      

Debra Fazio-Rutt                                        Garrison Courtney
Spike TV                                                   DEA
212-767-8649                                           202-307-2402
debra.fazio@spiketv.com                            Garrison.K.Courtney@usdoj.gov

Tom Chiodo   
Rubenstein Communications (Al Roker Entertainment, Inc.)
212-843-8289
tchiodo@rubenstein.com

Spike Picks Up Popular Web Show “James Gunn’s PG Porn” For Full Season

January 26th, 2009 by SPIKE Press

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SPIKE GETS HOT FOR “JAMES GUNN’S PG PORN” AND PICKS UP FULL SEASON OF POPULAR WEB SHOW

Second Episode To Premiere On Spike.com On January 26th

LOS ANGELES, CA, January 26, 2009 – Spike TV announced today that it has picked up an additional 11 episodes of “James Gunn’s PG Porn,” rounding out a 12-episode season of the popular Web series.  The series, which has generated over 1.6 million views to date from its pilot episode on Spike.com, will premiere episode two, “Roadside Ass-Istance” on Spike.com January 26th and can be viewed at http://www.spike.com/video/roadside-ass/3101845

 “James Gunn’s PG Porn” is a comedic series aimed at people who enjoy everything about porn, except the sex.  The pilot episode, “Nailing Your Wife,” debuted on Spike.com on October 8, 2008 and became an overnight sensation.  The pilot starred Nathan Fillion (“Desperate Housewives”) and adult entertainment actress Aria Giovanni, and generated over 1 million views within five days, leading to the development of new episodes and a full season pick-up from Spike. The distribution deal was handled by Safran Digital Group, a digital media company which also produced the show in conjunction with Good Boy Productions.  Over the course of this year, one episode will launch each month on Spike.com, followed by exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the set aas well as cast and crew interviews. 

“We’re excited to team up with James and a host of top shelf talent to bring this hilarious series exclusively to Spike.com.  When you take the sex out of porn, you’re left with some hilarious situations, and based on the success of the first episode, a huge hit.” said Jon Slusser, senior vice president, digital and video games, Spike TV. 

The new episodes will follow the formula of the pilot, incorporating an actor from the traditional entertainment world alongside a popular adult entertainment star.  The second episode “Roadside Ass-Istance” premieres on January 26 featuring creator James Gunn (VH1’s “Scream Queens”) in an acting role alongside adult actress Sasha Grey.  Additional episodes in the series with ‘play-on-word’ titles include “Squeal Happy Whores,” “Helpful Bus,” “High Poon,” and “Genital Hospital” and will feature some top talent, including Michael Rosenbaum (“Smallville”), Sean Gunn (“Gilmore Girls”), Craig Robinson (“The Office”), Jerry O’Connell (“Crossing  Jordan”), Penn Jillette (Penn & Teller) and adult actresses Jenna Haze and BellaDonna, with additional casting to be confirmed.

Safran Digital’s chief operating officer Jake Zim said, “We’re thrilled to be working with Spike on PG Porn. I never thought porn without sex would be such a creatively invigorating space.”
“People are going to be shocked to see all the directions non-sexual pornography is going to take in 2009,” James Gunn added.
The series was created by James Gunn and his two brothers Brian and Sean.  James Gunn will continue to direct each episode and co-write the series with his brothers.  Each episode of the series will feature an original music score by film composer Tyler Bates (“300,” “Dawn of the Dead,” “Watchmen”).
 
Safran Digital Group (SDG) is a digital media entertainment company that finances, develops and distributes entertainment programming and technologies for digital platforms.  SDG was founded by veteran manager, Peter Safran, with Jake Zim, formerly of FoxAtomic, as chief operating officer. SDG has recently released original series “Horror Meets Comedy” on the XboxLive platform. The series provides horror directors a shot at comedy and was conceived by director James Gunn (“Slither”) and manager/spoof-comedy-producer, Peter Safran.

Spike TV is available in 97.7 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 and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Press Contacts:  

Aileen Budow      Spike TV                 Aileen.budow@mtvstaff.com       212-767-3952
Salil Gulati          Spike TV                Salil.gulati@mtvstaff.com           212-767-8705      
Dawn Miller         Miller PR / SDG        Dawn@miller-pr.com                 323-648-4151
Jocelyn Johnson  Miller PR / SDG        Jocelyn@miller-pr.com               323-648-4151

Spike TV Teams Up With NFL Legend Michael Irvin

January 22nd, 2009 by SPIKE Press

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SPIKE TV TEAMS UP WITH NFL LEGEND
MICHAEL IRVIN TO GIVE AN NFL HOPEFUL A SHOT AT MAKING THE DALLAS COWBOYS ROSTER

Network Announces New Reality Series
Produced By 3 Ball Productions

New York, NY, January 22, 2009 — NFL Hall of Famer and Dallas Cowboy icon Michael Irvin has teamed up with 3 Ball Productions, the successful reality television company, to develop an original Spike TV series.  This untitled Michael Irvin/Dallas Cowboys project was created by Irvin and his production company, Playmaker Productions, and features twelve amateur hopefuls who will move to Dallas and compete against one another to earn a shot at a coveted spot in Dallas Cowboy training camp next summer and potentially a spot on the team.

This untitled Michael Irvin/ Dallas Cowboys project will premiere in the spring of 2009 and will feature Irvin as on-air talent, keeping a watchful eye over the contestants and helping to mold them into champions as they are put through rigorous competition.  The twelve football neophytes, six wide receivers and six defensive backs, will be broken into two teams, overseen by notable former Cowboy coaches and players.  Guest judges will appear along the way including other former players, coaches, media personalities and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

“This is one of the biggest ideas we have heard and speaks straight to one of our viewers favorite sports, football,” said SVP original series Sharon Levy.  “Michael’s passion and 3 Ball’s storytelling ability is sure to make this one of our biggest shows ever.”

“This is a groundbreaking opportunity for football players and football fans,” said Irvin. “The unique element is that these men will actually be competing for a training camp roster spot in an NFL camp. There is so much great undiscovered football talent out there, guys that may have missed their shot for one reason or another.  This is about hope and a shot at greatness,” furthered Irvin.

“Sports are all about passion and to tell the true story of someone overcoming the odds to achieve a lifelong dream is reality television at its best,” said executive producer Todd Nelson.

Todd Nelson and JD Roth of 3 Ball Productions serve as executive producers.  Sharon Levy and Tim Duffy are executives in charge of production for Spike TV.

Spike TV is available in 97.7 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 and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Press Contact:   David Schwarz                Spike TV                 212-767-8639

Jesse James Takes on Death-Defying Events in “Jesse James is a Dead Man”

January 9th, 2009 by SPIKE Press

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JESSE JAMES TAKES ON DEATH-DEFYING EVENTS EACH WEEK IN SPIKE TV’S “JESSE JAMES IS A DEAD MAN”

New Series Featuring Automotive And Motorcycle Icon, Jesse James,

Premieres Sunday, May 31

Universal City, CA, January 9, 2009 – Jesse James takes on the role of a modern-day daredevil in “Jesse James Is A Dead Man,” a new, original weekly series on Spike TV premiering on Sunday, May 31 (10:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

“Our goal was to create a new and distinctive series for Jesse that is unlike anything else on television,” said Sharon Levy, senior vice president of original series for Spike TV.  “In this series, viewers will get to experience one of the most fearless guys on the planet in an entirely new way, taking on death-defying physical challenges each week.”

Each episode follows James as he readies himself for a different death-defying challenge he has always wanted to face and beat.  Preparing for the risky challenge can often be as dangerous as the challenge itself as he endures a battery of tests to prepare.  With CGI effects, viewers get a taste of the enormity of the stunt, revealing the physiological stress James’ body will endure. 

Some of the dangerous challenges he’ll be facing include the harrowing, grueling and lawless off-road race better known as the Baja 500, hitting over 200 mph on a Nitro bike supercharged by ultra-combustible nitro-methane fuel and braving harsh Artic weather conditions by riding a motorcycle in minus-60 degree temperature across the infamous Ice Highway that connects the small towns of Inuvik and Aklavik.  James will even place his life in the hands of his fans in a featured episode where he will reach out and ask his fans to come up with the craziest, most dangerous stunts imaginable for James to undertake.

Ten weekly one-hour episodes of “Jesse James Is A Dead Man” are being produced for Spike TV by executive producers Jesse James and Hildie Katibah through his production company Payupsucker Productions, in conjunction with executive producers John Brenkus and Mickey Stern of BASE Productions (“Sports Science,” “Fight Science”).  Kevin Lee also serves as executive producer.  Sharon Levy and Tim Duffy are executives in charge of production for Spike TV.

Jesse James is a custom bike and car builder, producer, publisher, television host and restaurateur.  In 2000, James started his TV career with Discovery Channel’s “Motorcycle Mania,” and in 2002 produced and starred in the international television hit, “Monster Garage.”  Before his TV gigs, James started West Coast Choppers by doing what he loved, building motorcycles in his mom’s garage.  As an expert welder, Jesse produces only 12-14 bikes a year, making a very long wait list for his coveted custom machines. 

More recently, Jesse established his own production company, Payupsucker Productions, and in 2004, he became publisher of Garage Magazine and launched Payupsucker Publications.  In 2006 he opened an eco-friendly burger joint, Cisco Burger in Long Beach, CA.

Spike TV is available in 97.7 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 and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Contact:         

 

Debra Fazio                 Spike TV                     212-767-8649                    debra.fazio@spiketv.com

Monica Huey-Jones    Monique Jones PR      310-780-3484          monique@moniquejonespr.com