04 Mar 2009
The Greatest Superstar Daredevil Entertainer Of All Time Returns To Television On Spike TV
THE GREATEST SUPERSTAR DAREDEVIL ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO TELEVISION ON SPIKE TV!
Bob Einstein Returns To His Infamous Role As Stuntman “Super Dave Osborne” In Spike TV Event Series This Summer
NEW YORK, NY, March 4, 2009 – Super Dave Osborne, self-described as the greatest daredevil superstar entertainer of all time, triumphantly returns to television in a four-part event series on Spike TV premiering this summer. Played by Emmy-award winner Bob Einstein, Super Dave will be featured in this mockumentary-style series which chronicles his preparations for a weekly death-defying stunt. The half-hour series will run over four weeks this summer.
Super Dave is supposedly an “accomplished” stuntman, though he rarely succeeds when performing the stunts depicted onscreen. His signature is to perform outrageous daredevil stunts which invariably go awry and often results in grievous bodily injury.
Einstein’s “Super Dave” series originally ran on Showtime from 1980-1985. He spun off the character into the animated series “Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire”, “Super Dave’s Vegas Spectacular,” and his own feature film “The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave.” In addition to ongoing appearances as Super Dave on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Einstein’s television credits including “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Arrested Development,” and “Crank Yankers.”
Einstein will be writing the new episodes and Lee Kernis of Brillstein Entertainment Partners serves as executive producer with Einstein and Alan Blythe, the producer of the original Showtime series.
Bill McGoldrick, senior vice president of development, Spike TV, serves as executive in charge of production.
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