Bill Romanowski To Guest Star On Blue Mountain State

June 28th, 2010 by SPIKE Press

BILL ROMANOWSKI TO GUEST STAR ON SPIKE’S
 “BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE”

Season 2 Of Spike’s Scripted Comedy Series Premieres This October



New York, NY, June 28 2010
– NFL veteran Bill Romanowski has filmed a guest appearance for Season 2 of Spike TV’s scripted comedy series “Blue Mountain State” which will premiere this October. 

Season two of “Blue Mountain State finds Coach Marty Daniels (Former NFL-er Ed Marinaro) under pressure to deliver a winning season after an embarrassing showing last year that almost ruined his legacy and put his five national college football titles into question.   Desperate to change the team’s fortunes, Coach Daniels brings in Romanowski, starring as himself, to instruct the team in the ways of unnecessary roughness.

During his 16-year NFL career, Bill Romanowski played for theSan Francisco 49ers (1988–1993), Philadelphia Eagles (1994–1995), Denver Broncos (1996–2001), and Oakland Raiders (2002–2003). He played 243 consecutive games, an NFL record among linebackers, won 4 Super Bowl Championships, and is the only linebacker to start 5 Super Bowl Games. He is one of only three players in NFL history to win back to back Super Bowls with two different organizations (San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos). During his 16 year career, Romanowski compiled 1,105 tackles, 39.5 sacks, 18 forced fumbles, and 18 interceptions, which he returned for a net total of 98 yards and 1 career touchdown. Romanowski was a Pro Bowl selection twice, in 1996 and 1998, both during his tenure with the Denver Broncos.

Spike’s half-hour scripted comedy series “Blue Mountain State” surrounds the on and off-field antics of the fictional college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State.  In addition to Coach Daniels (Marinaro), the BMS Goats are led on the field by overzealous team captain Thad Castle (Alan Ritchson) and top recruit Radon Randell (Page Kennedy) whose talent is matched only by his outrageous behavior and huge ego.  Off the field, the team is led by Alex Moran (Darin Brooks), the second string quarterback who is content riding the bench, and his best friend and team mascot Sammy Cacciatore (Romanski).  Sammy’s troubles will also multiply this season when his wild, crazy and sexy party-girl sister Mary Jo (Frankie Shaw), transfers to BMS.

The debut season of “Blue Mountain State” was seen by more than 40 million people in the United States.  On Spike.com, show-related videos generated over 3.5 million video views during the course of the season.  “Blue Mountain State” is also seen in 30 countries 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 Contact:  
Debra Fazio-Rutt    Spike TV              212-767-8649    debra.fazio@spiketv.com

Spike Turns Metal Into Money With “Scrappers”

June 28th, 2010 by Administrator

SPIKE TURNS METAL INTO MONEY WITH “SCRAPPERS”

Ten-Episode Reality Series Set On The Streets Of Brooklyn, NY
On The Hunt For The Best Scrap Metal In Town

Premieres Tuesday, August 3 At 10:00 PM, ET/PT
With Weekly Back-to-Back Episodes

New York, NY, June 28, 2010 – They are the best pick-up guys in the business.  Of the scrap metal business, that is.  Spike TV debuts the new weekly comedic reality series “Scrappers,” set in the take-no-prisoners world of the Brooklyn scrap metal business, with back-to-back episodes airing on Tuesday, August 3 at 10:00 – 10:30 PM, ET/PT and 10:30 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT.


In 2009 the United States exported more than 22 million tons of scrap metal, raking in profits of more than 7 billion dollars.*  Spike is along for the ride as three real Brooklyn, NY scrap metal crews search for their own piece of the scrap prize. In each episode, these real-life competitors and friends will find treasure in tons of twisted metal, and test their relationships on the search for the big score.

“Scrappers” is a workplace comedy like viewers have never seen it, set in one tough office, the streets of Brooklyn, where every day is a battle to make a buck.  Our heroes scour the streets to find their treasure, from old appliances to abandoned cars and discarded building materials.  What most people see as just a pile of junk, these guys see as a pile of cold, hard cash.  Since each day is a new battle to make a buck, their search for scrap never ends.  A good day means a big haul – and going home with all your fingers.

To survive in the scrap business you have to be ruthless and Spike’s “Scrappers” are the toughest in the game.  They’ve got personalities and attitudes as big as Brooklyn itself, but while they love to bust each other’s chops, these longtime friends always have each other’s backs.

Tough guy Frankie Noots heads up the Scrappers USA crew from the front seat of his beat-up van.  Among Brooklyn scrappers, Frankie is known as the “Don of Scrap.”  A third generation scrapper, Frankie says he’s got metal in his blood.  He is like a hunter who knows his prey, where it can be found, what it’s made of and most importantly, what it’s worth.  Rounding out Frankie’s crew is smooth-talking negotiator Joe Posa and the goof-prone assistant Darren who can often be found throwing away the good metal and keeping the trash.

Sal the Barber is the man behind P&F Service and Removal who is training to become an MMA fighter in between scrap runs.  Sal can be like a bull in a china shop, but he’d also be the first guy to give you the shirt off his back. Greg is Sal’s right hand man on the job and in the ring as his MMA training partner.  Young and inexperienced, Sal has taken Greg under his wing to show him the ways of the scrapping game.

Mimmo and Dino are the Mad Scrappers.  The smallest and most slapdash of the crews, Mimmo and Dino are best pals.  These two stooges have a workday that starts and ends “whenever!” They have to rent a van every day to go looking for scrap metal, so they start each day $80 in the hole.

“Scrappers” was filmed entirely on location in Brooklyn, NY and features the neighborhoods of Bayridge, Bensonhurst, Canarsie, Coney Island, East New York, Gravesend, Greenpoint, Midwood, Park Slope, Rockaway and Sheepshead Bay.

“Scrappers” is executive produced by George Verschoor through his Hoosick Falls Productions with Michael J. Weiss and Andy Weiss also serving as EPs.  “Scrappers” was created by producer Frank Fidilio and the Weisses.  Will Spjut is co-executive producer.  Sharon Levy, Tim Duffy and Jeff Savaiano are the executives in charge of production for Spike TV.

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 Contact:

Debra Fazio-Rutt    Spike TV (NY)        212-767-8649    debra.fazio@spiketv.com

* Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) 2009 Report

Spike TV And GameTrailers.com Draw Over 10 Million Viewers During The Electronic Entertainment Expo

June 24th, 2010 by SPIKE Press


SPIKE TV AND GAMETRAILERS.COM DRAW OVER 10 MILLION VIEWERS
DURING THE ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (E3) 2010

Live Press Conferences From Top Publishers On GameTrailers.Com Attract
The Most Streams In MTV Networks History

On-Air, Online And On-Site Programming And Content Give Spike And GT Their Best E3 To Date

Los Angeles, CA – June 24, 2010Spike TV and GameTrailers.com have had their most successful Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) show coverage to date with over 10 million combined online and on-air viewers.  The week-long coverage kicked off with the Spike TV premiere of GameTrailers TV Presents: E3 All Access on Friday, June 11 and continued online through Friday, June 18.  Spike TV’s three hours of on-air E3 coverage was seen by more than 4.6 million people, including 3.1million men*.  E3 coverage on GameTrailers.com garnered more than 12 million visits and 6 million unique visitors throughout the entire week of the convention**.

Spike TV programming included the Friday, June 11 airing of GameTrailers TV Presents: E3 All Access, which presented world premieres of triple-A videogame titles, “GTTV Presents Xbox 360: The Future Revealed,” a program that exclusively covered the Microsoft E3 press conference on-air on Monday, June 14 and “GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley,” the network’s weekly show that featured interviews with executives from Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft and aired on Friday, June 18.

GameTrailers.com coverage features over 900 published videos from E3 alone – more than double the video output of the closest competitor.  On Tuesday, June 15, the Web site had the most traffic in a single day in the history of GameTrailers with 2.5 million visits and 1.7 million unique visitors**.  The live streaming press conferences of Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Nintendo and Sony totaled more than 2.1 million live sessions, which were the most in Viacom history***.
 
This year’s sponsors included Toshiba, NOS and American Express, whose brands took advantage of the record audiences that came to GameTrailers.com during the week of E3.  Coverage from the convention will continue on GameTrailers with their Best of E3 Awards, which will be revealed starting today.

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 www.spike.com/press.

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*Nielsen Npower, Unification: 6/11/10-6/18/10, 1+ Min Qualifier, MC, Spike Coverage
**Omniture
***Akamai

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

Spike TV Announces 2010 “Guys Choice” Winner

June 8th, 2010 by SPIKE Press

SPIKE TV ANNOUNCES 2010 “GUYS CHOICE” WINNERS

FOURTH ANNUAL SHOW PROVES ONCE AGAIN TO BE THE BIGGEST BOYS NIGHT OUT OF THE YEAR, PREMIERING ON
SPIKE TV SUNDAY, JUNE 20 AT 10:00 PM ET/PT

Sandra Bullock Makes First Public Appearance in Months to Receive
“Troops Choice” Award for Entertainer of the Year


Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta Become Made Men As “GoodFellas” Is Inducted Into “Guy Movie Hall Of Fame,” Receiving Award From James Gandolfini, George Clooney Named “Guy Of The Year”

Show Features Appearances By Jessica Biel, George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Brooklyn Decker, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey, Jr., James Gandolfini, LeBron James, Scarlett Johansson, Kid Rock, Marisa Miller, Liam Neeson, Chris Rock, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Charlize Theron, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog And Many More

To View Exclusive Footage From “Guys Choice” Log-On to www.spike.com


Los Angeles, CA, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 – Winners were announced on Saturday night during the fourth annual tribute to all things male, as Spike TV “Guys Choice” was held at the Sony Studios in Los Angeles.  The star studded celebration of testosterone premieres on Spike TV Sunday, June 20 (10:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT).

Sandra Bullock shocked everyone in attendance as she strode on stage to accept the Troops Choice” Award for Entertainer of The Year.  She was greeted with an extended standing ovation as she appeared on stage with representatives of the US Army, the US Marine Corps and the US Coast Guard.  The Academy Award winner made her first public appearance since the Oscars, where she won for Best Actress for her role in “The Blind Side.”  

The entire audience served as witnesses to the ceremony in which Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta became Made Men, as both were on hand to accept “GoodFellas” induction into the “Guy Movie Hall of Fame” from presenter and three time Emmy Award-winner, James Gandolfini.

 Also on hand was South African stunner Charlize Theron, who accepted the “Decade of Hotness” award from presenter Ben Affleck.  Additionally, twenty years since his “Saturday Night Live” debut, four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards later, Chris Rock was named “Funniest M.F.”

George Clooney was the recipient of the night’s top honor, as the debonair Academy Award nominated star of “Up In The Air” was voted “Guy of the Year” by Spike TV viewers, beating out breakout star of “The Hangover,” Zach Galifianakis, in the process.

In addition, Leonardo DiCaprio made a rare public appearance as he was on hand, along with co-star Joseph Gordon Levitt and director Christopher Nolan, to accept the “Most Manticipated Movie” award for the forthcoming “Inception.”
Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” featured talent including: Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Brooklyn Decker, Robert Downey, Jr., LeBron James, Scarlett Johansson, Kid Rock, Marisa Miller, Liam Neeson, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Georges St-Pierre, Kiefer Sutherland, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog, and many more.

A full list of winners is included below:

GUY OF THE YEAR
George Clooney

TROOPS CHOICE: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Sandra Bullock

FUNNIEST M.F.
Chris Rock

GUY MOVIE HALL OF FAME
“GoodFellas”

BIGGEST ASS KICKER
Jack Bauer

HOLY GRAIL OF HOT
Jessica Biel

GUYCON
Sylvester Stallone

MOST UNSTOPPABLE JOCK
LeBron James

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Shaun White

MOST DANGEROUS MAN
Georges St-Pierre

DECADE OF HOTNESS
Charlize Theron

JEAN CLAUDE GAHD DAM
Scarlett Johansson
 
GUY MOVIE OF THE YEAR
“The Hangover”

MOST MANTICIPATED MOVIE
“Inception”

OUTSTANDING LITERARY ACHIEVEMENT
Ozzy Osbourne “I Am Ozzy”

TOP FANTASY LEAGUER
Chris Johnson

HOTTEST “OLIVIA
Olivia Wilde

HOTSHOT
Lindsey Vonn

COMEDY MVP
Tracy Morgan

HOT AND FUNNY
Sofia Vergara

DEADLIEST WARRIOR
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man

BALLSIEST BAND
Stone Temple Pilots

To view exclusive footage, interviews, behind-the-scenes access and more from “Guys Choice,” log-on to www.spike.com

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” are AT&T, AutoTrader.com, AXE Hair, Captain Morgan, Corona and Pizza Hut.

Casey Patterson, Carol Donovan and Beth McCarthy-Miller serve as executive producers.

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.

Press Contacts:
Kevin Sornatale          kevin.sornatale@spiketv.com
Aileen Budow             aileen.budow@spiketv.com

Academy Award Winner Sandra Bullock Makes Surprise Apperance At Spike’s Guys Choice

June 7th, 2010 by SPIKE Press

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER SANDRA BULLOCK MAKES SURPRISE APPEARANCE AT SPIKE TV’S “GUYS CHOICE”
HONORED AS TROOPS CHOICE FOR ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR


Fourth Annual Show Premieres Sunday, June 20th at 10 PM, ET/PT


Los Angeles, CA, June 5, 2010
— In her first public appearance in recent months, Sandra Bullock shocked the crowd with a surprise appearance on stage during Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” event tonight the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA. “Guys Choice” premieres Sunday, June 20 (10:00 PM – Midnight, ET/PT).


Bullock, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress this year for her role in “The Blind Side,” accepted the “Troops Choice” Award for Entertainer of The Year. The award was voted on by members of the military worldwide exclusively on the Spike website. The star-studded audience greeted Bullock with an extended standing ovation as she appeared on stage with representatives of the US Army, the US Marine Corps, and the US Coast Guard.

“Iron Man 2” star Robert Downey, Jr. presented Bullock with her award and also announced that “Guys Choice” is the kick-off event honoring America’s men and women in uniform via the network’s year-round pro-social initiative, “Spike Salutes.”  Spike, as a brand targeting men, is uniquely positioned to help raise awareness, garner support, and raise funds in support of our brave servicemen and women. “Spike Salutes” will connect viewers with ways to support our heroes in the armed services.

The action-packed night also featured appearances by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Robert De Niro, LeBron James, Ben Affleck, and “Iron Man 2” star Scarlett Johansson.  Additional appearances included: James Gandolfini, Sylvester Stallone, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Rock, Brooklyn Decker, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Liam Neeson, Sir Ben Kingsley, Ozzy Osbourne, Charlize Theron and many more.
Fans can log-on to www.guyschoice.spike.com to view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of “Guys Choice.”

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” are AT&T, AXE Hair, Captain Morgan, Corona and Pizza Hut.
Casey Patterson, Carol Donovan, and Beth McCarthy-Miller are executive producers.

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:
Aileen Budow                    212 767 3952                     aileen.budow@spiketv.com
Kevin Sornatale                 212 767 8621                     kevin.sornatale@spiketv.com

George Clooney Joins Super Star Line Up At Spike’s Guys Choice

June 2nd, 2010 by SPIKE Press

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GEORGE CLOONEY JOINS SUPER-STAR LINE-UP
AT SPIKE’S “GUYS CHOICE”

Additional Talent Added To The Roster Include LeBron James, Ben Affleck,
Sir Ben Kingsley, Kiefer Sutherland And Cast Of “The Hangover”

Premieres Sunday, June 20th at 10 PM, ET/PT


New York, NY, June 2, 2010
- Academy Award-winner George Clooney will join the all-star line-up at Spike TV‘s “Guys Choice.” Additional talent added to the star studded roster include; Le Bron James, Ben Affleck, Sir Ben Kingsley, Kiefer Sutherland and cast of the top box-office grossing comedy of 2009, “The Hangover.”

These Hollywood heavyweights join previously announced super-star participants including: Robert De Niro, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Rock, James Gandolfini, Scarlett Johansson, Charlize Theron, Sylvester Stallone, Samuel L. Jackson, Ray Liotta, Ozzy Osbourne, Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody, Jessica Biel, Shaun White, Dwayne Johnson and many more.   

The fourth annual exclusive event that celebrates everything that Man-matters will take place on Saturday, June 5 in Los Angeles and air Sunday June 20th at 10:00 pm EST/PST.

Spike also announced today that “Guys Choice” will be a kick-off event to raise awareness for the network’s year-round pro-social initiative, “Spike Salutes,” honoring America’s men and women in uniform.  Spike, as a brand targeting men, is uniquely positioned to be a voice to help raise awareness, garner support, and raise funds in support of our brave servicemen and women. “Spike Salutes” will connect viewers with ways to support our heroes in the armed services.

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” are AT&T, AutoTrader.com, AXE Hair, Captain Morgan, Corona, and Pizza Hut.

Casey Patterson, Carol Donovan, and Beth McCarthy-Miller will serve as Executive Producers.

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:

Aileen Budow                    212 767 3952                   aileen.budow@spiketv.com
Kevin Sornatale                 212 767 8621                   kevin.sornatale@spiketv.com

Spike’s Guys Choice To Induct Academy Award Winning GoodFellas Into Guy Movie Hall Of Fame

June 2nd, 2010 by SPIKE Press

SPIKE TV’S “GUYS CHOICE” TO INDUCT ACADEMY AWARD WINNING “GOODFELLAS” INTOTHE GUY MOVIE HALL OF FAME MARKING 20th ANNIVERSARY
Robert De Niro And Ray Liotta To Be Honored  
Premieres Sunday, June 20th At 10 PM, ET/PT

New York, NY, June 1, 2010 Spike TV will induct quintessential mob classic and iconic movie “GoodFellas” into the Guy Movie Hall of Fame during the fourth annual “Guys Choice,” taping Saturday, June 5 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA.  Film stars Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta will reunite on stage to be honored, celebrating the 1990 cinematic masterpiece.  This appearance at “Guys Choice” marks the first time the Hollywood heavyweights will come together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the six time Academy Award-nominated “GoodFellas.” The award will be presented by Emmy and Golden Globe winner James Gandolfini.


“’GoodFellas’ exploded into the culture, and with time we only appreciate it more. The film, the actors and the characters endure as part of one of the most important movies of all-time for our audience. I can’t imagine anything our guys would like to see more than this reunion,” says Guys Choice executive producer Casey Patterson.

Based on the true-life best seller “Wiseguy” by Nicholas Pileggi, the film follows the rise and fall of a trio of gangsters from a blue-collar Italian section of Brooklyn, NY, Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), Jimmy Conway (Robert De Niro) and Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci),over the course of 30 years.

“GoodFellas” is the fourth movie to earn this prestigious honor.  Previous winners include comedies “Swingers” (Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau) and “There’s Something About Mary,” (Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz) as well as last year’s inductee “Fight Club” with Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and director David Fincher all on-hand to accept.

Additional honors previously announced include ‘Funniest M.F.’ to be presented to Chris Rock, ‘Decade of Hotness’ to Charlize Theron, ‘Chairman of the Board’ to Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, and a special tribute to Sylvester Stallone. 

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” are AT&T, AXE Hair, Captain Morgan, Corona, and Pizza Hut.
Casey Patterson, Carol Donovan, and Beth McCarthy-Miller will serve as Executive Producers.

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:

Aileen Budow                      212 767 3952             aileen.budow@spiketv.com
Kevin Sornatale                   212 767 8621             kevin.sornatale@spike.com