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SPIKE TV TAKES A RIDE WITH NEW ORLEANS’ BEST BOUNTY HUNTER WITH THE SERIES PREMIERE OF “BIG EASY JUSTICE” TUESDAY, APRIL 10 AT 10 PM ET/PT
10 Episode Series Produced By Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions,
Al Roker Entertainment And Bodega Pictures
New York, NY, March 19, 2012 – In New Orleans, he is the top dog of bounty hunters. Spike TV’s new unscripted original series “Big Easy Justice” centers on the gritty underworld of post-Katrina New Orleans and follows legendary bounty hunter Tat-2 as he hunts down some of the city’s most elusive criminals and brings them back to justice. Ten half-hour episodes of “Big Easy Justice” will premiere starting Tuesday, April 10, with two back-to-back episodes at 10:00 and 10:30 PM, ET/PT. Following the premiere, new episodes will telecast for nine weeks on Tuesdays at 10 PM, ET/PT.
With the support of local law enforcement and deep knowledge of the streets as a New Orleans native, Tat-2 (real name is Gene Thacker) has a single mission, to keep his city safe by keeping the bad guys off the street. A military veteran as well as a former police officer from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana, Tat-2 shows no fear on the job and utilizes any means, either physical or psychological, to apprehend his prey. Over his 12 year bounty hunting career, he’s brought back more than 10,000 fugitives to jail, whose crimes range from armed robbery, murder, drug possession, domestic abuse and assault, among other crimes.
As a bounty hunter, otherwise known as bail enforcement agent, Tat-2’s job is to track down and bring back fugitives who fail to honor their obligations of bond with the court system. The series chronicles Tat-2 and his Elite Fugitive Recovery Team consisting of agents Viper, Wally and Arsenio. Spike TV follows them as they kick down doors, go on stakeouts and put their lives directly in the line of fire as they track down criminals and bring them back to justice. The hours are long and grueling and the work is extremely tough, but Tat-2 and his teams are what hardened criminals fear most in The Big Easy.
Viewers can join in the conversation about “Big Easy Justice” by following @SPIKE_TV on Twitter and using #BigEasyJustice. Biographies, photo galleries, Q&A videos with Tat-2 and his Elite Fugitive Recovery Team and more can be found on Spike.com’s dedicated “Big Easy Justice” destination, bigeasyjustice.spike.com. Content will be updated regularly throughout the season to the site, including full episodes, video clips and blog posts.
“Big Easy Justice” is executive produced by Jennifer Lopez and Simon Fields of Nuyorican Productions, Al Roker of Al Roker Entertainment in association with C. Russell Muth of CRM Entertainment as well as Joshua Ackerman, Benjamin Nurick and Zachary Werner of Bodega Pictures. Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming. Tim Duffy and Alex Eastburg serve as the network’s Executives in Charge of Production.
About Nuyorican Productions:
Nuyorican Productions is the Los Angeles-based film, television, and New Media division of Jennifer Lopez Enterprises. Founded by Lopez and her business partner Simon Fields, Nuyorican is behind the ultra-successful talent search show “Q Viva!” and additional unscripted fare including “South Beach Tow.” This fall, Nuyorican will begin production on am adaptation of “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego” and is developing a remake of “Overboard.” Additionally, Nuyorican has formed a partnership with AOL and Believe Entertainment to bring the Tiger Beat brand into the new media realm, as an entertainment news and lifestyle show for teens, which will launch spring 2012.
About Al Roker Entertainment:
Formed in 1994, Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. (ARE) is a thriving multimedia company based in NYC involved in the development and production of network, cable, home video and public television projects. Al Roker is CEO. ARE produces programming for a diverse clientele. For more information, visit www.alrokerentertainment.com.
About Bodega Pictures:
Bodega Pictures is a Los Angeles based production company run by Executive Producers Joshua Ackerman, Benjamin Nurick, and Zachary Werner specializing in alternative TV, documentary and scripted material. Currently Bodega is in production on the second season of the hit show ‘South Beach Tow’ and other TV credits include ‘The Making of a Game Show.’ In addition to their television and film work, Bodega has produced commercials, promos and viral video content for companies like Target, Grey Advertising, Oribe Hair Care, GCI Health, Fox Sports, NBC, and Bravo. For more information visit www.bodegapictures.com
About Spike TV:
Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media 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. Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.
Carolyn Nurnberg Spungin
Rubenstein Communications for Al Roker Entertainment
DEADLIEST WARRIOR: ANCIENT COMBAT” INVADES NORTH AMERICAN RETAIL ON APRIL 17
345 Games Combines Downloadable Xbox LIVE Arcade/PlayStation®Network Titles “Deadliest Warrior: The Game” and “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” Together With New Weapons, Fighting Arena And Exclusive TV Show Content Onto One Retail Disc
New York, NY – MARCH 15, 2012 – 345 Games announced today that “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” is coming to North American retailers everywhere on April 17. The disc-based game/TV show hybrid, based on the successful multi-platform Spike TV series “Deadliest Warrior,” which pits two of the most feared warriors civilization has ever known against each other in a battle to the death, will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Also, gamers who preorder “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” at GameStop before April 17 will receive an exclusive DVD featuring never-before-released episodes of the hit show.
“Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” combines the wildly popular downloadable console games, “Deadliest Warrior: The Game” and “Deadliest Warrior: Legends,” in addition to all downloadable content packs, an exclusive new level, 30 new weapons and exclusive TV show content. Fans of the show will be treated to never-before-released episodes from all three seasons.
Notable features include:
- The brand new “Graveyard” arena exclusive to “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat”
- 30 new weapons, including a “Lockbar Axe” for William Wallace, the “Monk’s Spade” for Sun Tzu and a “Tsonga Battle Axe” for Shaka Zulu
- Both digital titles and all DLC included for only $29.99
- Cross-play with consumers of the original digitally-distributed titles
- Never-before-released episodes of the show exclusive to “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat”
- Preorder “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” and receive the GameStop exclusive DVD featuring two full episodes of the TV series, including one never before released on DVD!
Do you have what it takes to be the “Deadliest Warrior”? Rated ‘M’ for Mature by the ESRB, “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” will launch on April 17 at a MSRP of $29.99 at North American retailers everywhere. For more information about “Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat” please visit deadliestwarrior.spike.com or follow the game on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/deadliestwarrior.
ABOUT 345 GAMES
345 Games, the video game arm of COMEDY CENTRAL and Spike TV, develops products based on the MTV Networks Entertainment Group’s franchises and brands. The first two titles to be released under this label included COMEDY CENTRAL’s hit animated show “Ugly Americans” and Spike TV’s successful multi-platform series “Deadliest Warrior.”
ABOUT DEADLIEST WARRIOR
Each week on Spike TV’s “Deadliest Warrior,” episodes pit two of the most feared warriors civilization has ever known against each other. Along with the use of 21st century science and the latest in CGI technology, each episode enlists warrior-specific world-class fighters and experts to provide insight into what makes these combatants tick, analyzing every facet of their unique skills of destruction, culminating in a head-to-head final fight between two legends of the battlefield that will produce the deadliest warrior. Highly-lauded showdowns include: Joan of Arc vs. William the Conqueror, Saddam Hussein vs. Pol Pot, Hannibal vs. Genghis Khan, US Army Rangers vs. North Korean Special Operations Force. Check out “Deadliest Warrior” on Facebook
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SPIKE TV TO PREMIERE FIRST EVER LIVE AUCTION EVENT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 AT 9:00 PM
Mike Catherwood Hosts One Hour Live Broadcast From A High-End Auction In Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, February 29, 2012 – Spike TV raises the stakes as for the first time ever the networks highest-rated non-scripted original series “Auction Hunters” premieres a special, one hour LIVE auction event. Showcasing two of the best prospectors in the business, Allen Haff and Ton Jones, the episode will broadcast LIVE from an exclusive storage auction in Los Angeles. Hosted by “Loveline” co-host and former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Mike Catherwood, “Auction Hunters: Live” premieres Wednesday, March 21 at 9:00 PM, ET, immediately followed by the series premiere of “American Digger.”
“Auction Hunters: Live” follows Haff and Jones at a white-glove only auction in Los Angeles, as the duo is challenged to condense a week’s worth of work into one hour of LIVE television. Haff and Jones will have to hurry to buy a unit, dig through it, and select a few items to present for sale to the assembled group of on-set experts. The pressure is on as this rare auction could potentially lead to their biggest payday or greatest loss to date. With the cameras rolling and the stakes higher than ever, Spike’s “Auction Hunters” are primed for the ultimate challenge.
“Auction Hunters: Live” kicks-off season three of the series on its new day and time Wednesday, March 28 (9:00 PM, ET/PT) with back-to-back episodes filmed in Alaska. Additional locations for the new season include New Orleans, Washington D.C., New York City, Honolulu, Denver and Los Angeles.
“Auction Hunters” is produced by Gurney Productions and executive produced by Scott Gurney and Deirdre Gurney. Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President, Original Series, Tim Duffy is Senior Vice President of Original Programming for Spike TV, and Jeff Savaiano serves as the Executive in Charge of Production.
About “Auction Hunters”
Every year in America, 50,000 storage facilities hold auctions for abandoned storage units and, at these auctions, over $1 billion worth of goods changes hands. Each unit has the potential to be a goldmine or a bust for those who make their living hunting unclaimed property. “Auction Hunters” cuts the lock and opens the door into the high stakes, financial risks and potential rewards where the right purchase can bring in serious cash. The series follows Haff and Jones in their quest to win auctions, dig for abandoned historical treasure and sell them for a profit
About Spike TV
Spike TV is available in 99.8 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media 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. Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.
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