Spike TV Announces Nominees For Scream 2009

August 31st, 2009 by SPIKE Press

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SPIKE TV ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR “SCREAM 2009”-
“STAR TREK” TOPS LIST WITH 17 NOMINATIONS

4th Annual Global Event Honoring The Blockbuster, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror and Comic Book Genres of the Year
Tapes Saturday, October 17 At The Greek Theater In Los Angeles

 “SCREAM 2009” Nominees Chosen By Advisory Board of Hollywood And Genre Leaders Including
Tim Burton, Wes Craven, Roland Emmerich, Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Eli Roth,
Zack Snyder And Many More

Two-Hour Event To Reveal Exclusive World Premiere Footage Of The Most Anticipated Releases of 2010

Voting Begins Today Only At Scream.Spike.com

New York, NY, August 31, 2009 – “Resistance is futile” this October as Spike TV presents the fourth annual “SCREAM,” the first and only global event of its kind to honor the best in  sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic genres.  Taping on Saturday, October 17 at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, “SCREAM 2009” celebrates the hottest films, tv shows, comics, actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped the industry.  This year’s show will also continue the tradition of featuring exclusive World Premieres from some of the most anticipated movies of 2010.  The two-hour extravaganza will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).  Presenters and musical performers will be announced shortly.

“Eight out of the 10 highest grossing films of all time are in  the ‘SCREAM’ genres, which is due to the incredible passion and loyalty of these fans,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer of “SCREAM 2009” and senior vice president of event production, talent development and studio relations for Spike TV.  “We’re thrilled to once again to present the only global event honoring their heroes.”

Some of the nominees’ reactions include:

 “Without all of the fans, the claws would have been sheathed a long time ago!  Thank you so much,” said Hugh Jackman after hearing he was nominated for two “SCREAM” awards and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” was nominated for 13.

“Everyone knows it’s the VILLAINS who have the most fun.  Thanks to the ‘SCREAM’ team and congrats to everyone at ‘True Blood.’  This is very exciting for the whole show,” said Best Villain nominee and star of  HBO’s “True Blood” Alexander Skarsgard.

“Thank you for the nomination and thank you for letting me frighten you.  I look forward to doing it again sometime soon,” said Ryan Kwanten after hearing he was nominated for Best Horror Actor for his role as Jason Stackhouse on “True Blood.”

“Getting nominated for kissing a Vulcan is a better fate than logic,” said “Star Trek’s” Zoe Saldana after getting word she received two “SCREAM” Awards nominations for Best Breakout Performance: Female and Best Science Fiction Actress.

J.J. Abrams’ Sci-Fi action-adventure “Star Trek” tops the list with 17 nominations including The Ultimate Scream, Best Science Fiction Movie, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Holy Sh*t Scene of the Year and a nod in the all-new Fight-to-the-Death Scene of the Year category.  Comic book-inspired blockbusters “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “Watchmen” each nabbed 13 nominations, while HBO’s vampire-themed television series “True Blood” garnered nine nominations.  A full list of categories and nominations are included below. 

Ballots were sent out to Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009” advisory board, consisting of some of the most respected and well-known members of the horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic book worlds who were responsible for advising on categories and determining nominees in each category.  All films, television shows and comic books were deemed eligible for inclusion if they were released between August 9, 2008 and July 15, 2009 and were representative of the genres listed.  Winners will be determined by online voting at scream.spike.com.

Esteemed members of this year’s advisory board* include:
*A full list of Spike TV’s 2009 Advisory Board members can be found on spike.com.

Tim Burton, (writer/director/producer “Edward Scissorhands”)
Wes Craven (writer/director “A Nightmare on Elm Street”)   
Roland Emmerich (writer/producer/director, “Independence Day,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” “2012”)
Neil Gaiman (writer/producer “Beowulf,” “Stardust,” “Mirrormask”)
Frank Miller (writer/producer/director “Sin City,” “300,” writer/producer “The Spirit”)            
Eli Roth (writer/producer/director, “Hostel,” “Cell”, “Cabin Fever”)   
Zack Snyder (director, “300,” “Watchmen”)
    
                   
Beginning today, Monday, August 31 and continuing until Saturday, October 17 fans can vote for their favorites, as well as view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of the event, by visiting scream.spike.com.

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009” are Subaru and Taco Bell.

Following are several of the categories and nominees for Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009:”  For the full list fans can go to scream.spike.com.

THE ULTIMATE SCREAM               
-“Drag Me to Hell”                       
-“Let the Right One In”                   
-“Star Trek”                       
-“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”                   
-“Twilight”                       
-“Up”                           

BEST FANTASY MOVIE
-“Coraline”
-“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”
-“Twilight”
-“Up”
-“Watchmen”
-“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”

BEST HORROR MOVIE                   
-“Dead Snow”                       
-“Drag Me to Hell”                       
-“Friday the 13th”                       
-“Let the Right One In”                   
-“My Bloody Valentine 3D”                   
-“Splinter”                       

BEST SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE
-“Knowing”
-“Moon”
-“Outlander”
-“Star Trek”
-“Terminator Salvation”
-“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”

BEST ACTOR IN A FANTASY MOVIE OR TV SHOW   
-Ed Asner; “Up”                       
-Hugh Jackman; “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”           
-Robert Pattinson; “Twilight”                   
-Brad Pitt; “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”       
-Daniel Radcliffe; “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”   
-Michael Sheen; “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”       

BEST ACTOR IN A HORROR MOVIE OR TV SHOW
-Bruce Campbell; “My Name is Bruce”
-Michael C. Hall; “Dexter”
-Kåre Hedebrant; “Let the Right One In”
-Justin Long; “Drag Me to Hell”
-Ryan Kwanten; “True Blood”
-Stephen Moyer; “True Blood”

BEST ACTRESS IN A HORROR MOVIE OR TV SHOW   
- Jennifer Carpenter; “Quarantine”               
- Jaime King; “My Bloody Valentine 3D”            
-Lina Leandersson; “Let the Right One In”           
-Alison Lohman; “Drag Me to Hell”               
-Anna Paquin; “True Blood”                   
-Monica Potter; “The Last House on the Left”

BEST ACTRESS IN A FANTASY MOVIE OR TV SHOW
-Scarlett Johansson; “The Spirit”
-Jaime King; “The Spirit”
-Rhona Mitra; “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”
-Kristen Stewart; “Twilight”
-Emma Watson; “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

BEST COMIC BOOK                   
-Green Lantern                       
-Hack/Slash                       
-Kick-Ass                           
-Thor                           
-The Walking Dead                         
-Wolverine: Old Man Logan                                   

BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE
-“Dragonball Evolution”
-“Punisher: War Zone”
-“The Spirit”
-“Watchmen”
-“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”

BEST DIRECTOR                               
-J.J. Abrams; “Star Trek”                   
-Tomas Alfredson; “Let the Right One In”           
-Michael Bay; “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”           
-Pete Doctor & Bob Peterson; “Up”               
-Duncan Jones; “Moon”                           
-Sam Raimi; “Drag Me to Hell”               

BEST VILLAIN   
-Eric Bana as Nero; “Star Trek”
-Cam Gigandet as James; “Twilight”
-Lorna Raver as Mrs. Ganush; :Drag Me to Hell”
-Liev Schrieber as Victor Creed/Sabretooth; “X-Men”
-Alexander Skarsgård as Eric Northman; “True Blood”

THE HOLY SHIT! SCENE OF THE YEAR            
-The Death Eaters Attack London; “Harry Potter and the        
Half-Blood Prince”                       
-The Destruction of Manhattan; “Watchmen”           
-Space Dive onto Orbital Drill; “Star Trek”           
-The Séance; “Drag Me to Hell”               
-The Subway Crash; “Knowing”               
-The Swimming Pool Scene; “Let the Right One In”

MOST MEMORABLE MUTILATION
-The Arm Removal Surgery; “Splinter”   
-Arms Cut Off by Rotary Saw; “Watchmen”
-The Eyeball Cake; “Drag Me to Hell”
-Head Ripped Apart by Nazi Zombies; “Dead Snow”
-The Pendulum; “Saw V”
-The Swimming Pool Scene; “Let the Right One In”   
 
BEST ACTOR IN A SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE          
OR TV SHOW                       
-Nicolas Cage; “Knowing”                   
-Josh Holloway; “Lost”                    
-Shia LaBeouf; “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”       
-Chris Pine; “Star Trek”                   
-Zachary Quinto; “Star Trek”                   
-Sam Rockwell; “Moon”                   

BEST ACTRESS IN A SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE OR TV SHOW
-Moon Bloodgood; “Terminator Salvation”
-Eliza Dushku; “dollhouse”
-Megan Fox; “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
-Lena Headey; “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”
-Katee Sackhoff; “Battlestar Galactica”
-Zoe Saldana; “Star Trek”

Casey Patterson, Michael Levitt,  and Cindy Levitt serve as executive producers for “SCREAM 2009.”  Greg Sills is supervising producer, Gary Tellalian and Austin Reading are producers and Hamish Hamilton will direct.

Spike TV is available in 98 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: 
Shana Tepper        Spike TV        212/767-4275              shana.tepper@spiketv.com
Aileen Budow        Spike TV        212/767-3952             aileen.budow@spiketv.com

Spike To Telecast Live Undercard Bouts Prior To UFC PPV For The First Time

August 21st, 2009 by SPIKE Press

 

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SPIKE TV TO TELECAST LIVE UNDERCARD BOUTS PRIOR TO A UFC PAY-PER-VIEW FOR THE FIRST TIME

Network To Telecast UFC® 103 Undercard Bouts From Dallas Live And Commercial-Free On Saturday, September 19
“The Ultimate Fighter 8” Champ, Efrain Escudero, Featured On Undercard

New York , NY, August 21, 2009 – Spike TV will air a portion of the UFC pay-per-view undercard live to its audience for the first time ever, as the network presents bouts from UFC 103 in Dallas, TX commercial-free live Saturday, September 19 at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT. This telecast will mark the first time the network will air a fight-card without commercial interruption.

“Providing an action-packed UFC pay-per-view, live and commercial free, to our viewers on both coasts, further illustrates Spike TV and the UFC’s commitment to its fans,” said Kevin Kay, president, Spike TV.
Emanating from the American Airlines Center, the undercard features high-action battles with some top rising stars in the UFC lightweight division.
“The Ultimate Fighter 8” winner Efrain Escudero (12-0), an All American collegiate wrestler fighting out of Tempe, AZ puts his undefeated record on the line against “The Ultimate Fighter 5” alum Cole Miller (15-3). Fighting with American Top Team in Coconut Creek, FL , Miller won four out of five fights in the Octagon including a victory over the controversial “The Ultimate Fighter 8” Junie Browning last April.
Also on the undercard, hard-hitting veteran Drew McFedries (8-5) fighting out of Bettendorf, Iowa , is coming off an impressive victory (TKO in the 1st) in his last fight against Xavier Foupa-Pokam. His opponent is Polish native Tomasz Drwal (16-2), training currently in San Diego who has won his last two contests in the Octagon, including a victory over Mike Ciesnolevicz in June.
Spike TV is available in 98 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:
David Schwarz Spike TV 212-767-8639
Jennifer Wenk UFC/Las Vegas 702-221-4790
Salil Gulati Spike TV 212-767-8705
Rachel Trontel UFC/Las Vegas 702-588-5516

Spike And TNA Wrestling Extend Partnership Through 2012

August 18th, 2009 by SPIKE Press

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SPIKE TV AND TNA WRESTLING EXTEND PARTNERSHIP THROUGH 2012

Deal Includes New Weekly Installments Of “TNA: iMPACT!” And
 The Addition Of New Original Series Of Specials

New York, NY, August 18, 2009 – Spike TV and Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling have agreed to a new, three-year extension of their partnership, it was announced jointly today by Kevin Kay, President, Spike TV and Dixie Carter, President of TNA Entertainment.

The deal, which begins October 1, 2009, includes three new years of TNA’s weekly “iMPACT!” show as well as the addition of a new original series of one-hour specials.  Each special (title TBD) will feature the biggest personalities and highlight some the greatest awe-inspiring bouts in the history of TNA, many of them never-before-seen on basic cable.  TNA Entertainment will produce 10 one-hour installments.

“TNA: iMPACT!” is coming off its highest-rated and most-watched quarter on Spike TV.  During 2Q09, more than 1.8 million viewers on average tuned in to “TNA: iMPACT!” on Spike each week.  Overall, “TNA: iMPACT!” saw an impressive 31% overall growth compared to YAGO, with double digit increases in the key demographics of M18-49 (+33%) and P18-49 (+40).*

“With the tremendous success and record ratings we have achieved over the past three years, we are very happy to continue as Spike TV’s wrestling partner,” said Carter.  “We are excited to continue our relationship with the fantastic team that has supported TNA from the very beginning and look forward to even greater success with all of our TNA programming on Spike TV.”  

“TNA Wrestling has consistently delivered strong ratings in key male demographics and has continually grown its weekly audience.  In the past year alone, “iMPACT!” has seen a remarkable increase of 30% in overall growth,” said Kay.  “We are excited to not only continue but also expand our relationship with the world’s fastest growing wrestling organization.”
 
“Cross The Line” to TNA Wrestling.  TNA Wrestling is the most innovative experience in professional wrestling today. Join the TNA World Heavyweight Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Sting, Mick Foley, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe, Booker T, the lovely and lethal TNA Knockouts and the no-limits X-Division inside the six-sided ring of “TNA iMPACT!” every Thursday night (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) only on Spike TV.
TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.

Spike TV is available in 98 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    Spike TV (NY)     212-767-8649        debra.fazio@spiketv.com
Steven Godfrey    TNA (Nashville)    615-244-5557        sgodfrey@tnawrestling.com

* LIVE+MC data = 2Q09 vs. 2Q08

Spike TV To Air Fights From Recent UFC 100 Pay-Per-View Event

August 12th, 2009 by

 

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SPIKE TV TO AIR FIGHTS FROM RECENT  UFC 100 PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT  SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 AT 10:00PM


Star-Studded Fight Card Features Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir and

Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson

New York, NY, August 12, 2009 – Spike TV will present a special cable telecast of some of the most exciting bouts from UFC 100, one of the biggest nights in the history of mixed martial arts, on Saturday, August 15 at 10:00pm-12:30am ET/PT.  Featuring Brock Lesnar’s coronation as heavyweight king and Dan Henderson’s must-see knockout over Michael Bisping, the Spike TV telecast marks the first time that bouts from this landmark event will be televised off of Pay-Per-View.

Emanating from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV on July 11, 2009, UFC 100 was a milestone event in the 16-year history of the UFC organization. The Spike TV telecast of UFC 100* includes the following fights:

Heavyweight Championship Bout

Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir
 
Middleweights
Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping
 
Middleweights
Alan Belcher vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama

Light Heavyweights
Stephan Bonnar vs. Mark Coleman

Lightweights
Shannon Gurgerty vs. Matt Grice

Light Heavyweights
Jon Jones vs. Jake O’Brien

*(due to time constraints- not all fights from UFC 100 can be shown)

Spike TV is the television home to the most preeminent mixed martial arts organization in the world, The Ultimate Fighting Championship, including “The Ultimate Fighter,” “UFC Fight Night,” “UFC Unleashed,” “Ultimate Knockouts,” “UFC Countdown,” “UFC All Access,” and “UFC Primetime.” 

Spike TV is available in 98 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:   David Schwarz            Spike TV                 212-767-8639
                         Jennifer Wenk          UFC/Las Vegas          702-221-4790
                         Salil Gulati                Spike TV                  212-767-8705     
                         Rachel Trontel          UFC/Las Vegas          702-588-5516

 

Spike TV To Air Fights From Recent UFC 100 Pay-Per-View Event

August 12th, 2009 by SPIKE Press

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SPIKE TV TO AIR FIGHTS FROM RECENT
 UFC 100 PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 AT 10:00PM

Star-Studded Fight Card Features Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir and 
Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson

New York, NY, August 12, 2009 – Spike TV will present a special cable telecast of some of the most exciting bouts from UFC 100, one of the biggest nights in the history of mixed martial arts, on Saturday, August 15 at 10:00pm-12:30am ET/PT.  Featuring Brock Lesnar’s coronation as heavyweight king and Dan Henderson’s must-see knockout over Michael Bisping, the Spike TV telecast marks the first time that bouts from this landmark event will be televised off of Pay-Per-View.

Emanating from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV on July 11, 2009, UFC 100 was a milestone event in the 16-year history of the UFC organization. The Spike TV telecast of UFC 100* includes the following fights:

Heavyweight Championship Bout
Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir
Middleweights
Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping
 
Middleweights
Alan Belcher vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama

Light Heavyweights
Stephan Bonnar vs. Mark Coleman

Lightweights
Shannon Gurgerty vs. Matt Grice

Light Heavyweights
Jon Jones vs. Jake O’Brien

*(due to time constraints- not all fights from UFC 100 can be shown)

Spike TV is the television home to the most preeminent mixed martial arts organization in the world, The Ultimate Fighting Championship, including “The Ultimate Fighter,” “UFC Fight Night,” “UFC Unleashed,” “Ultimate Knockouts,” “UFC Countdown,” “UFC All Access,” and “UFC Primetime.”

Spike TV is available in 98 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:   David Schwarz           Spike TV                   212-767-8639
                         Jennifer Wenk          UFC/Las Vegas          702-221-4790
                         Salil Gulati               Spike TV                   212-767-8705     
                         Rachel Trontel          UFC/Las Vegas          702-588-5516

Jesse James Sets Land Speed World Record For Series Finale

August 6th, 2009 by SPIKE Press

 

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JESSE JAMES SETS LAND SPEED WORLD RECORD FOR HYDROGEN-POWERED VEHICLE IN SEASON FINALE ON SPIKE TV

“Jesse James Is A Dead Man” Season Finale “Quest for 200 MPH”
Premieres Sunday, August 9 At 10:00 PM, ET/PT

New York, NY, August 5, 2009 – Over the course of this season, Jesse James has set himself on fire, outrun the police, ridden across the Arctic Circle on a motorcycle and driven through a minefield, among other challenges.  In the process, he’s broken three ribs and an elbow, chipped his pelvis and even had a concussion or two.  So what will this guy do for a season finale?  How about capture the land speed record for an eco-friendly, but highly volatile, hydrogen-burning vehicle?  “Jesse James Is A Dead Man” season finale “Quest for 200 MPH” will premiere on Sunday, August 9 (10:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT) only on Spike. 

In order to prepare for his quest, Jesse James first had to build a vehicle capable of handling such dangerous speeds and encountered many unforeseen construction challenges along the way.  Jesse James also had to prepare himself for a worst-case scenario, a hydrogen explosion, by learning how to escape from a burning vehicle.  The challenge ultimately takes place at the El Mirage Dry Lake Bed in California and it seems as though the universe is working against Jesse in his quest for 200 MPH.

The debut season of “Jesse James Is A Dead Man” has averaged more than 1.5 million viewers weekly.  “Jesse James Is A Dead Man” consistently ranks in the top 5 show pages on Spike.com.  The show section on the site attracts an average weekly unique audience of 42,000 and the show’s video content has generated more than 934,000 views to date.

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 (“Sport Science,” “Crime 360”).  Kevin Lee also serves as executive producer.  Sharon Levy and Tim Duffy are executives in charge of production for Spike TV.

Spike TV is available in 98 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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Contacts:
Debra Fazio-Rutt              Spike TV                 212-767-8649          debra.fazio@spiketv.com
Monique Huey-Jones         Monique Jones PR   310-780-3484          monique@moniquejonespr.com

Spike TV’s Distinctive New Series Simulates Terrifying Disasters

August 4th, 2009 by SPIKE Press

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SPIKE TV’S DISTINCTIVE NEW SERIES SIMULATES TERRIFYING DISASTERS
 TO ARM VIEWERS AND SAVE LIVES

Navy SEAL Cade Courtley To Host

Ten One-Hour Episodes
Premiere Starting Tuesday, September 1 On Spike TV

New York, New York, August 4, 2009– Picking up a few last minute items at the mall when violent gunmen storm the store…what to do?  What if, on the daily subway commute, a bio weapon is released?  Or a fire is blazing in the 12th floor office and the only way out is blocked?  Disasters can strike at the most unexpected times, but Spike TV’s new original series “Surviving Disaster,” led by Cade Courtley, vividly takes viewers through catastrophic scenarios and arms them with the knowledge needed to survive the unthinkable.  Navy SEAL Courtley is the ideal host for this timely series, having faced imminent danger for a living, conducting clandestine missions from the sea, air and land that include counter-terrorism operations, special reconnaissance and unconventional warfare.  The series premieres Tuesday, September 1 (10:00-11:00pm ET/PT) with an episode dedicated to a plane hijacking.

Each week, Navy SEAL Courtley tackles worst-case scenarios and equips viewers with the practical information needed to save their own lives and the lives of their loved ones.  Whether the threat is natural or man-made or on a national or personal level, Courtley speaks directly to the viewers and guides them through a comprehensive, step-by-step process to not only survive the big picture disaster, but endure the many dangerous obstacles that may occur within each catastrophic event.  While leading viewers out of danger, Courtley not only provides helpful tips and hands-on instruction, but swiftly points out common misconceptions and fatal mistakes.  Unlike any other series, “Surviving Disaster” may actually save lives by providing actions that anyone can perform. 

Other disaster-themed episodes this season include: Nuclear Attack, Home Invasion, Fire, Avalanche, Lost at Sea, Hurricane, Bio-Chemical Attack, Mall Shooting and Earthquake. 

A standout from the beginning of his military career as a Naval Officer, Courtley was the Class Leader in his BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training and was chosen to attend the elite SEAL Sniper school, a privilege given only to a select few.  While on active duty, he served tours in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Southeast Asia, where he led highly classified, high-risk operations.  He continued this high-risk profession with several tours to Iraq in the private sector.  His strong background in military Special Operations has given him the unmatched skills to survive and adapt in the direst of circumstances. 

“Surviving Disaster” featured content on Spike.com will present an introduction to host Cade Courtley, including videos, a biography and an exclusive multi-week breakdown of the “Top 10 Most Impressive Survival Stories of All Time,” presented by Courtley.  The promotion will be timed to lead up to the premiere of the show.  The show page will also feature exclusive downloadable survival guides based on each upcoming episode, sneak peeks, video clips and a forum for viewer commentary.  

“Surviving Disaster” is produced for Spike TV by Shed Media US (“Man On Wire,” “Supernanny,” “The Real Housewives of New York City”).  The series is executive produced by Alex Graham and Nathaniel Grouille.  Sharon Levy, Tim Duffy and Joe Weinstock are Spike TV’s executives in charge of production. 

Spike TV is available in 98 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:
Melissa Leung        Spike TV-LA        310/407-4729         melissa.leung@spiketv.com
Shana Tepper        Spike TV-NY        212/767-4275        shana.tepper@spiketv.com