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14 Sep 2011

SPIKE TV PICKS UP A SECOND SEASON OF “BAR RESCUE”

SPIKE TV PICKS UP A SECOND SEASON OF “BAR RESCUE” AFTER POSTING SERIES HIGH RATINGS THIS PAST SUNDAY NIGHT

New York, NY, September 14, 2011 – Spike TV will pick up a second season of 10 episodes of its original series, “Bar Rescue,” it was announced today by Sharon Levy, Spike TV’s executive vice president, original series.

“Bar Rescue,” one of Spike’s new, successful original series reaching a broader audience, has delivered a steady increase in ratings since launch earlier this summer.  In fact, this past Sunday’s telecast, against strong NFL competition, drew a series high of 1.3 million viewers, nearly doubling the premiere’s viewership of 742,000 on July 17.

“Bar Rescue” is hosted by Jon Taffer, one of the country’s top restaurant and bar consultants.  The show gives failing nightlife establishments one last chance at success.  Over the course of the series, one bar per week in cities all around the country will be reborn under the watchful eye of Taffer.  With each venue, Taffer delves into every business facet of running a bar, from creating a profitable drink/food menu, to music selection, to managing crowds as well as dealing with disgruntled employees.

“Bar Rescue” is a ten one-hour episode series produced by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks US and Executive Producers JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson (“The Biggest Loser,” “Master Chef,” “I Used to be Fat,” “Flying Wild Alaska”).   Tim Duffy, senior vice president of original programming for Spike TV, oversees “Bar Rescue” for the network.

Production for season 2 will begin this winter from venues all around the country and the new episodes will air in the summer of 2012.

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