Spike Scores Another 13 Episodes Of Original Scripted Comedy “BMS”

February 26th, 2010 by SPIKE Press

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SPIKE TV SCORES ANOTHER 13 EPISODES OF ORIGINAL SCRIPTED COMEDY “BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE”

PRODUCED BY VARSITY PICTURES AND LIONSGATE

New York, NY, February 26, 2010 – Spike TV has picked up a second season of 13 episodes  of its first original scripted comedy series, “Blue Mountain State,” it was announced today by Kevin Kay, Spike TV president.  Produced by Varsity Pictures’ Brian Robbins and Sharla Sumpter-Bridgett and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), “Blue Mountain State” launched in January and has averaged nearly 1 million viewers, improving the timeslot in the key demographics of Men 18-24 by +165% and Men 18-34 by +86% (through six episodes).  

“Blue Mountain State” follows the on and off-field antics of incoming freshmen as they learn to adapt to life at the fictional college football powerhouse, Blue Mountain State. Former NFL running back and veteran actor, Ed Marinaro (“Hill Street Blues”), stars as the coach.  Alex, played by Emmy Award®-winner Darin Brooks (“Blue Crush”) is a talented quarterback, content to be second-string and ride the bench while partying with his best friend Sammy, played by Romanski (“The Sarah Silverman Program”).  The cast also includes Thad, played by Alan Ritchson (“Smallville”), the team’s over-the-top team captain and Denise played by Gabrielle Dennis (“The Game”). 

Brian Robbins and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett are executive producers.  Series star Romanski, along with Eric Falconer (“The Sarah Silverman Program,” “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”) also serve as executive producers and writers.

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) is the leading next generation studio with a strong and diversified presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. The Company has built a strong television presence in production of prime time cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming through Debmar-Mercury, and an array of channel platform assets. Lionsgate has nearly 20 television series airing or scheduled to air on 11 different networks from its in-house production operations and through distribution by Debmar-Mercury.  Its programming roster is headed by such critically-acclaimed and groundbreaking shows as “Mad Men,” “Weeds,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” “Meet The Browns,” “The Wendy Williams Show” and “Paris Hilton’s My New BFF.”

Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 12,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate brand remains synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

Spike TV is available in 98.6 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:   

Jenni Runyan Spike TV/LA 310-407-4771 jenni.runyan@spiketv.com

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

Leah Krantzler LippinGroup/Lionsgate 323-965-1990 lkrantzler@lippingroup.com

 

 

 

Spike.com kicks Off “Captain Morgan Bracketmaster Challenge” 2010

February 23rd, 2010 by SPIKE Press

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SPIKE.COM KICKS OFF “CAPTAIN MORGAN BRACKETMASTER CHALLENGE” 2010


Fans To Pick The Ultimate Morganette To Enter The Challenge Log Onto BracketMaster.Spike.Com

With The Grand Prize Winner Receiving A Trip For Four To Spike TV’s “2010 Guys Choice” Awards


New York, NY – February 22, 2010
Spike.com and Captain Morgan have teamed up for March Madness and will launch the “Captain Morgan BracketMaster Challenge.”  The six-week challenge kicks off on Monday, February 22 and will feature 16 of the hottest Morganettes from North, South, East and West, all vying for the title of the Ultimate Morganette. To enter the challenge, fans can log-onto BracketMaster.Spike.com and fill out a bracket with the chance of to win a V.I.P. trip for four to the Spike TV’s “2010 Guys Choice Awards and be crowned Captain BracketMaster.

The “Captain Morgan BracketMaster Challenge” will run from February 22 through April 1.  Over six weeks, guys will see either their favorite Morganettes advance to the next round or get their bracket busted.  The first round elimination on March 22 will cut the “Sexy 16” to the “Exotic 8.”  The second round cut will be on March 29 and will take the “Exotic 8” down to the “Fabulous Four.”  On April 1 the final two candidates will be announced and square off to coincide with the NCAA National Championship game.  The Ultimate Morganette and the Grand-Prize Captain Morgan BracketMaster will be revealed on April 5.  Fans may fill out brackets throughout the entire challenge, however, to be eligible for the Grand Prize all bracket entries must be completed and submitted by March 19.

Morganettes from Atlanta, New York, California, Chicago, Florida, Pennsylvania and Las Vegas have online profiles, photos and a video hub where guys can get to know each of the 16 girls at www.spike.com/girls-of-morganettes.

SPIKE TV is available in more than 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 www.spike.com/press.

Contacts:
Eugene Oh        310.907.2379       eugene.oh@spiketv.com
Aileen Budow    212.767.3952        aileen.budow@spiketv.com

“Players” Bios

February 12th, 2010 by

Background information on the stars of Players.

MATT WALSH
“Bruce Fitzgerald”

Matt Walsh returns to television as the creator, executive producer and star of a new half-hour comedy series “Players,” premiering March 2, 2010 on Spike TV.  Walsh reunites with long time comedy partner Ian Roberts in the series, playing two brothers with opposite personalities who run a sports bar together. Walsh also appears in Fox Searchlight film “Cyrus” opposite Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill and John C. Reilly, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Walsh also had a role in the Warner Brothers feature film comedy “The Hangover” with Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham and Ed Helms.

Along with Roberts, Amy Poehler and Matt Besser, Walsh is a founding member of The Upright Citizens Brigade improv comedy troupe in Chicago.  Founded in 1990, The Upright Citizens Brigade is an award-winning performing group and remains a training ground for up and coming, cutting-edge comedians.  Walsh has instructed accomplished comedians such as Ed Helms, Rob Corddry and Rob Riggle.  Walsh played the role of Trotter in the troupe’s eponymous sketch comedy series, which ran for three seasons on Comedy Central.  The first two seasons were released on DVD, and, in 2008, the UCB released ASSSSCAT!, an all-new improv DVD that breaks down each sketch for a better understanding of the UCB method.  ASSSSCAT! features guests Will Arnett, Ed Helms, Kate Walsh, Horatio Sanz and Andrew Daly.  After the success of their television series, the UCB comedy foursome went on to found two highly successful Upright Citizens Brigade comedy theaters located in New York and Los Angeles.

Previously, Walsh produced and starred in the 2006 Comedy Central mockumentary series “Dog Bites Man.”  He was a correspondent on “The Daily Show” and made regular appearances in comedy sketches on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and MTV’s “Human Giant.”

Walsh has also made memorable scene-stealing appearances in many popular comedy films over the last several years including “I Love You Man,” “Role Models,” “Step Brothers,” “Semi Pro” and “Old School.”  Walsh wrote and starred in the cult indie-comedy “Martin & Orloff” and consulted on this summer’s comedy “Bruno” starring Sacha Baron Cohen.

Walsh currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and child.

IAN ROBERTS
 “Ken”

A native of Secaucus, NJ, Ian Roberts graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa in 1987, where he was an ardent student of improv comedy.  After graduating, Roberts was one of the founding members of the sketch comedy troupe The Upright Citizens Brigade and its affiliated Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

He has appeared in such television shows as “Reno 911!,” “Parks & Recreation” and “Arrested Development,” as well as a dozen feature films, including “I Love You, Man” and “Step Brothers.”

Roberts lives in Los Angeles with his wife Katie and their two children.

JUNE DIANE RAPHAEL
 “Barb”

One of the comedy world’s most impressive new talents, June Diane Raphael, is translating her successful sketch and improv comedy background to the big screen.

Raphael most recently starred in the Harold Ramis comedy “Year One,” opposite Jack Black and Michael Cera.  She also co-wrote and co-starred in the hit comedy “Bride Wars” opposite Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway.  The comedy has grossed over $100 million at the box office.

Her next movie role has her starring in the Ryan Piers Williams’ drama “The Dry Land” opposite Emmy®-winner America Ferrera and Oscar®-nominated actress Melissa Leo.  The film centers on a U.S. soldier returning home from war who is struggling to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.

Raphael will star in Spike TV’s new comedy “Players,” which is a “Cheers” meets “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” series set in a sports bar from The Upright Citizens Brigade co-founders Matt Walsh and Ian Roberts.  She recently appeared on ABC’s “In The Motherhood,” with Emmy® winner Megan Mullally and Emmy nominee Cheryl Hines.  “In The Motherhood” premiered in March 2009 on ABC’s Thursday night lineup and is inspired by the outrageous real life experiences of actual moms.

Raphael broke onto the comedy scene with the lauded two-woman sketch comedy show, “Rode Hard and Put Away Wet” alongside “Saturday Night Live’s” Casey Wilson.  Raphael and Wilson performed it at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in New York.  “Rode Hard” was also chosen as an official selection of the 2005 HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO. Together, the pair was named Best Comedic Duo at the 2005 Emerging Comics of NY (ECNY) Awards.

She continues to perform at the The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.  She has cemented her place in comedy by working along with Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie on HBO’s “Flight Of The Conchords,” the wildly successful folk music comedy, as well as MTV’s “Human Giant.”

A skilled dramatic actress, Raphael has worked with Oscar-nominated director, David Fincher, on the thriller “Zodiac” with Oscar nominees Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey, Jr.  She previously worked with producer Judd Apatow on the comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” 

Raised in Long Island, NY, Raphael graduated from New York University and is truly making a name for herself with her authentic and innovative comedic style.

JACK MCGEE
“Hickey”

Born and raised in the south Bronx, veteran character actor Jack McGee is the youngest of eight children. Admittedly, this may have been his impetus to strive to get noticed, and successfully so, as he was the president of his senior class and a star football player.  Shortly thereafter he realized he had a knack for performing, and joined the 1960s rock band “The Young Rascals.” Eventually transitioning into acting, he was able to make ends meet by becoming a New York City firefighter in the late 1970s.  Appropriately, he got his first big role in the 1985 firefighter film, “Turk 182,” and then moved to Hollywood where he went on to appear in a series of feature films, television movies and TV series.  Jack’s most notable role has been as Chief Jerry Reilly on FX’s edgy firefighter drama, “Rescue Me.”  Most recently he has guest-starred on such TV shows as “CSI: Miami,” “Criminal Minds,” “Brotherhood,” “CSI: NY,” “The Cleaner,” “Monk” and “Castle.”  Additionally, Jack appeared in the Tom Twyker action thriller “The International” along with Clive Owen and Naomi Watts.

Later this year, McGee can be seen in the Spike TV series “Players,” as well as “The Fighter,” opposite Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo.  He will also appear in the comedies “Father of Invention,” starring Kevin Spacey and Garry Marshall’s “Valentine’s Day.”

JAMES PUMPHREY
 “Calvin”

A native of Louisville, KY, James Pumphrey is a comedic writer/performer based in Los Angeles and a member of The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater. 

Pumphrey was the official interviewer for the companion website to Fox’s cultural phenomenon “American Idol,” americanidol.com, which generates 2.6 million unique uses per month.  As a member of the UCB Theater, he made a big splash as one half of the sketch duo “Two Dudes Kissing” and now performs a new sketch show monthly with “The Midnight Show” where he is a writer and performer. FunnyOrDie.com has commissioned him to do a number of shorts for their site, and he also created the web series “House Arrest: Palm Springs 92292” for HBO’s Runaway Box site.

DANIELLE SCHNEIDER
 “Krista”

A New York native and graduate of New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, Schneider performed and taught at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City before moving to Los Angeles with her husband, fellow comedian Matt Besser. 

Schneider was a panelist on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and has appeared on FOX’s “My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss,” Nickelodeon’s “Glenn Martin DDS” and UPN’s “Love, Inc.”Her feature film credits include “Step Brothers” with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly and “Spring Breakdown” with Amy Poehler and Parker Posey.

 

“Players” Bios

February 12th, 2010 by SPIKE Press

MATT WALSH
“Bruce Fitzgerald”

Matt Walsh returns to television as the creator, executive producer and star of a new half-hour comedy series “Players,” premiering March 2, 2010 on Spike TV.  Walsh reunites with long time comedy partner Ian Roberts in the series, playing two brothers with opposite personalities who run a sports bar together. Walsh also appears in Fox Searchlight film “Cyrus” opposite Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill and John C. Reilly, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Walsh also had a role in the Warner Brothers feature film comedy “The Hangover” with Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham and Ed Helms.

Along with Roberts, Amy Poehler and Matt Besser, Walsh is a founding member of The Upright Citizens Brigade improv comedy troupe in Chicago.  Founded in 1990, The Upright Citizens Brigade is an award-winning performing group and remains a training ground for up and coming, cutting-edge comedians.  Walsh has instructed accomplished comedians such as Ed Helms, Rob Corddry and Rob Riggle.  Walsh played the role of Trotter in the troupe’s eponymous sketch comedy series, which ran for three seasons on Comedy Central.  The first two seasons were released on DVD, and, in 2008, the UCB released ASSSSCAT!, an all-new improv DVD that breaks down each sketch for a better understanding of the UCB method.  ASSSSCAT! features guests Will Arnett, Ed Helms, Kate Walsh, Horatio Sanz and Andrew Daly.  After the success of their television series, the UCB comedy foursome went on to found two highly successful Upright Citizens Brigade comedy theaters located in New York and Los Angeles.

Previously, Walsh produced and starred in the 2006 Comedy Central mockumentary series “Dog Bites Man.”  He was a correspondent on “The Daily Show” and made regular appearances in comedy sketches on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and MTV’s “Human Giant.”

Walsh has also made memorable scene-stealing appearances in many popular comedy films over the last several years including “I Love You Man,” “Role Models,” “Step Brothers,” “Semi Pro” and “Old School.”  Walsh wrote and starred in the cult indie-comedy “Martin & Orloff” and consulted on this summer’s comedy “Bruno” starring Sacha Baron Cohen.

Walsh currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and child.

IAN ROBERTS
 “Bruce Fitzgerald”

A native of Secaucus, NJ, Ian Roberts graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa in 1987, where he was an ardent student of improv comedy.  After graduating, Roberts was one of the founding members of the sketch comedy troupe The Upright Citizens Brigade and its affiliated Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

He has appeared in such television shows as “Reno 911!,” “Parks & Recreation” and “Arrested Development,” as well as a dozen feature films, including “I Love You, Man” and “Step Brothers.”

Roberts lives in Los Angeles with his wife Katie and their two children.

JUNE DIANE RAPHAEL
 “Barb”

One of the comedy world’s most impressive new talents, June Diane Raphael, is translating her successful sketch and improv comedy background to the big screen.

Raphael most recently starred in the Harold Ramis comedy “Year One,” opposite Jack Black and Michael Cera.  She also co-wrote and co-starred in the hit comedy “Bride Wars” opposite Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway.  The comedy has grossed over $100 million at the box office.

Her next movie role has her starring in the Ryan Piers Williams’ drama “The Dry Land” opposite Emmy®-winner America Ferrera and Oscar®-nominated actress Melissa Leo.  The film centers on a U.S. soldier returning home from war who is struggling to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.

Raphael will star in Spike TV’s new comedy “Players,” which is a “Cheers” meets “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” series set in a sports bar from The Upright Citizens Brigade co-founders Matt Walsh and Ian Roberts.  She recently appeared on ABC’s “In The Motherhood,” with Emmy® winner Megan Mullally and Emmy nominee Cheryl Hines.  “In The Motherhood” premiered in March 2009 on ABC’s Thursday night lineup and is inspired by the outrageous real life experiences of actual moms.

Raphael broke onto the comedy scene with the lauded two-woman sketch comedy show, “Rode Hard and Put Away Wet” alongside “Saturday Night Live’s” Casey Wilson.  Raphael and Wilson performed it at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in New York.  “Rode Hard” was also chosen as an official selection of the 2005 HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO. Together, the pair was named Best Comedic Duo at the 2005 Emerging Comics of NY (ECNY) Awards.

She continues to perform at the The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.  She has cemented her place in comedy by working along with Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie on HBO’s “Flight Of The Conchords,” the wildly successful folk music comedy, as well as MTV’s “Human Giant.”

A skilled dramatic actress, Raphael has worked with Oscar-nominated director, David Fincher, on the thriller “Zodiac” with Oscar nominees Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey, Jr.  She previously worked with producer Judd Apatow on the comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” 

Raised in Long Island, NY, Raphael graduated from New York University and is truly making a name for herself with her authentic and innovative comedic style.


JACK MCGEE
“Hickey”

Born and raised in the south Bronx, veteran character actor Jack McGee is the youngest of eight children. Admittedly, this may have been his impetus to strive to get noticed, and successfully so, as he was the president of his senior class and a star football player.  Shortly thereafter he realized he had a knack for performing, and joined the 1960s rock band “The Young Rascals.” Eventually transitioning into acting, he was able to make ends meet by becoming a New York City firefighter in the late 1970s.  Appropriately, he got his first big role in the 1985 firefighter film, “Turk 182,” and then moved to Hollywood where he went on to appear in a series of feature films, television movies and TV series.  Jack’s most notable role has been as Chief Jerry Reilly on FX’s edgy firefighter drama, “Rescue Me.”  Most recently he has guest-starred on such TV shows as “CSI: Miami,” “Criminal Minds,” “Brotherhood,” “CSI: NY,” “The Cleaner,” “Monk” and “Castle.”  Additionally, Jack appeared in the Tom Twyker action thriller “The International” along with Clive Owen and Naomi Watts.

Later this year, McGee can be seen in the Spike TV series “Players,” as well as “The Fighter,” opposite Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo.  He will also appear in the comedies “Father of Invention,” starring Kevin Spacey and Garry Marshall’s “Valentine’s Day.”

JAMES PUMPHREY
 “Calvin”

A native of Louisville, KY, James Pumphrey is a comedic writer/performer based in Los Angeles and a member of The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater. 

Pumphrey was the official interviewer for the companion website to Fox’s cultural phenomenon “American Idol,” americanidol.com, which generates 2.6 million unique uses per month.  As a member of the UCB Theater, he made a big splash as one half of the sketch duo “Two Dudes Kissing” and now performs a new sketch show monthly with “The Midnight Show” where he is a writer and performer. FunnyOrDie.com has commissioned him to do a number of shorts for their site, and he also created the web series “House Arrest: Palm Springs 92292” for HBO’s Runaway Box site.

DANIELLE SCHNEIDER
 “Krista”

A New York native and graduate of New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, Schneider performed and taught at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City before moving to Los Angeles with her husband, fellow comedian Matt Besser. 

Schneider was a panelist on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and has appeared on FOX’s “My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss,” Nickelodeon’s “Glenn Martin DDS” and UPN’s “Love, Inc.”   Her feature film credits include “Step Brothers” with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly and “Spring Breakdown” with Amy Poehler and Parker Posey. 

 

New Spike Comedy “Players”

February 4th, 2010 by SPIKE Press

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MATT WALSH AND IAN ROBERTS STAR IN NEW
SPIKE TV COMEDY “PLAYERS”

Series Follows The Hilarious Antics Of Two Completely Opposite Brothers
Who Run A Sports Bar

10 Episode Series Premieres Tuesday, March 2 at 10:30 PM

New York, NY, February 4, 2010 – Spike TV expands its comedic slate with “Players,” a series created by and starring one of the founders of the acclaimed improvisational comedy troupe, the Upright Citizens Brigade, Matt Walsh.  “Players” follows two brothers (Walsh and Ian Roberts) with conflicting personalities trying to run a successful sports bar.  Spike TV’s new original half-hour comedy premieres Tuesday, March 2 at 10:30 PM, ET/PT.

“Players” stars Walsh as Bruce Fitzgerald, a free-spirited, fun-loving, guy’s guy who is living out his fantasy of owning a sports bar that allows him to bet on games, drink for free and date the cocktail waitresses.  His older, uptight brother, Ken (Ian Roberts), tries to keep the focus on turning a profit while avoiding lawsuits and health code violations.  The series also features Krista (Danielle Schneider), the promiscuous waitress who has an affinity for B-list athletes and married men, Barb (June Diane Raphael), the insecure and neurotic waitress who falls in love with Bruce, Hickey (Jack McGee), a retired cop who got Bruce out of a gambling debt and was rewarded with a job where, instead of actually working, he spends most of his time bidding on sports memorabilia on eBay, and Calvin (James Pumphrey), the young, simple-minded bartender who lives in the store room and is an aspiring fitness model who idolizes Bruce.

Spike.com will feature original video content and editorial from the off-beat comedic minds of the show’s stars Walsh and Roberts.  The players.spike.com site will also include exclusive outtakes, cast bios and photos for each of the main characters.  After the series premiere, fans will be able to catch sneak peek scenes leading into each week’s new episode and other episodic content.

Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Jay Martel, as well as Peter Principato, Paul Young, Tucker Voorhees and John Lynch of Devlin Entertainment serve as executive producers.  Jason Woliner (“Human Giant,” “Parks and Recreation”), who directed the presentation and multiple episodes, serves as a co-executive producer.  Walsh, a Chicago native, is a former “Daily Show” correspondent who was a founding member of the successful improv comedy troupe, Upright Citizens Brigade.  Walsh has appeared in such popular comedy films as “The Hangover,” “Old School,” “Semi-Pro” and “Bad Santa.”

Spike TV is available in 98.6 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/NY              212-767-4275    shana.tepper@spiketv.com
Jenni Runyan        Spike TV/LA              310-407-4771    jenni.runyan@spiketv.com

Spike.com Presents “Commercial Bowl” 2010

February 3rd, 2010 by SPIKE Press

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SPIKE.COM PRESENTS “COMMERCIAL BOWL” 2010
Football Fans Will Get The Chance To Experience All Of The Commercials From Sunday’s “Big Game” Almost Immediately After They Air On CBS At Spike.com

Fans Can Log Onto www.spike.com/superbowl
To Re-Live Nine Years Worth of Advertisements from the “Big Game”

New York, NY – February 3, 2010 –  SPIKE.com is proud to announce “Commercial Bowl” 2010 – the premier destination for fans to get their fix of advertisements from Sunday’s “Big Game.”   For the ninth consecutive year, Spike.com will offer viewers all of the commercials almost immediately after they air on television, as well as the complete catalog of ads spanning the last eight years. 

Fans are encouraged to peruse Spike.com’s vast library of ads, which date back to 2002.   Eight years worth of some of the best all-time commercials via hundreds of advertisements, will be at the fingertips of users to view and share with their friends.  After the game is finished, Spike.com’s “Commercial Bowl” 2010 editors will select their top 10 favorite ads for this year, and allow users to voice their selection for the best advertisements.  

Spike TV is available in 98.6 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:  
Eugene Oh                 eugene.oh@mtvn.com          310-907-2379
Aileen Budow             aileen.budow@spiketv.com     212-767-3952