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01 Aug 2011

SPIKE TV PRESENTS FIRST-EVER LIVE “DEADLIEST WARRIOR” SPECIAL ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 AT 10PM

SPIKE TV PRESENTS FIRST-EVER LIVE “DEADLIEST WARRIOR” SPECIAL ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 AT 10PM

Special Surprise Guest To Be Revealed During The Broadcast

90-Minute Special To Feature US Army Rangers Vs. North Korean Special Operations Forces

Supersized LIVE Event To Feature Special Appearances By Hosts Richard “Mack” Machowicz, Geoff Desmoulin And Dr. Armand Dorian

Fans Invited To Join LIVE Commentary By Sending Questions Via Twitter To @Warriors_Den And Encouraged To Vote At Dwlive.Spike.com

Los Angeles, CA, August 1, 2011Spike TV’s multi-platform hit show “Deadliest Warrior” continues to break the mold in its quest to enhance the viewer experience this season, announcing plans for the first-ever, LIVE “Deadliest Warrior” special event (#dwlive).  Hosts Richard “Mack” Machowicz, Geoff Desmoulin and Dr. Armand Dorian will be on hand to reveal a special surprise guest, discuss and analyze the most relevant episode-to-date, answer fan twitter questions in real time (@Warriors_Den), unveil real time fan polling results on dwlive.spike.com, reveal never-before-seen footage and make an exclusive announcement “Deadliest Warrior” fans won’t want to miss.  The supersized LIVE event of “Deadliest Warrior” premieres Wednesday, August 3 from 10-11:30PM (ET/ tape delay PT) on Spike TV.

The 90-minute LIVE special centers on the “US Army Rangers vs. North Korean Special Operations Forces” matchup.  The matchup is especially relevant today as it marks the first time in “Deadliest Warrior” history where the two warriors have a very real possibility of going to battle in a war that could erupt at any moment.  The episode features the US Army Rangers, the most elite light infantry unit that has always been first to the battlefield in every major engagement in which the US has ever been involved, facing off against the North Korean Special Operations Forces, the fanatical, extremist super commandos who spearhead the military of the world’s most dangerous rogue nation.

“We’re thrilled to provide ‘Deadliest Warrior’ fans with a complete multi-platform experience,” said Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Spike Digital Entertainment.  “The LIVE, socially driven event allows our fans to become part of the experience and join the conversation in real time.”

The special “Deadliest Warrior” LIVE event, hosted by “Deadliest Warrior – The Aftermath’” host Kieron Elliot, is sponsored by Deus Ex and will broadcast in its entirety on Spike TV, as well as on the MTV Times Square billboard.

Spike.com features exclusive “Deadliest Warrior” content, including the Web show “Deadliest Warrior – The Aftermath” – an online round table discussion following each on-air premiere of the “Deadliest Warrior,” as well as special videos and past season matchups.  Additionally, users can sign up for the Warrior’s Den newsletter at warrior.spike.com and follow @Warriors_Den and @Spike_TV on Twitter to get additional content, spoilers and information for the new season.

Other highly-anticipated matchups still to come this season include Genghis Khan vs. Hannibal, Saddam Hussein vs. Pol Pot, Crazy Horse vs. Pancho Villa, Ivan the Terrible vs. Hernan Cortes, French Foreign Legion vs. Gurkhas and our first fantasy matchup, Zombies vs. Vampires.

Deadliest Warrior” is produced by 44 Blue Productions, Inc. with Rasha Drachkovitch and Tim Warren serving as executive producers.  Sharon Levy, Tim Duffy and Jeff Savaiano are Spike TV’s executives in charge of production.

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Contact:

Aileen Budow                212.767-3952                 aileen.budow@spiketv.com

Melissa Leung Sugiura   310.407-4729                melissa.leung@spiketv.com