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July 24th, 2012 by gulatis

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Bar Rescue Season 2 – Piratz Tavern

July 23rd, 2012 by gulatis

“Big Easy Justice” Returns With Eight New Episodes Starting 7/23

July 9th, 2012 by faziod

“BIG EASY JUSTICE” RETURNS TO SPIKE TV WITH EIGHT BRAND

NEW EPISODES STARTING MONDAY, JULY 23

Tat-2 Gets Ready To Hit The Streets Of New Orleans Again With Weekly Back-To-Back Episodes 

New York, NY, July 9, 2012 – In New Orleans, he is the top dog of bounty hunters.  Spike TV’s 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.  “Big Easy Justice” returns to Spike for eight brand new half-hour episodes starting Monday, July 23, with back-to-back episodes at 11:00 and 11:30 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 his right-hand man Viper, tech-savvy Wally and newbie agent 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 projects for network, cable, and digital platforms.  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.

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Press Contacts:

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

Gina Salese                  Rubenstein (ARE)   212-843-9334            gsalese@rubenstein.com

Spike TV To Present Fans A Front Row Seat To “Comic-Con All Access Live,” One Of The Biggest Events Celebrating Pop Culture And Comics

July 2nd, 2012 by gulatis

 SPIKE TV TO PRESENT FANS A FRONT ROW SEAT TO “COMIC-CON ALL ACCESS LIVE,” ONE OF THE BIGGEST EVENTS CELEBRATING POP CULTURE AND COMICS

Network’s “All Access” Franchise to Feature Top Names in Pop Culture, Comics and Entertainment Including Mark Hamill, Kevin Smith, Zachary Levi’s Nerd Machine, Stan Lee, the Cast of “Doctor Who” and others

The Live Multi-Platform Event Airs on Spike TV on July 13 at 4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT

 New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA – July 2, 2012Spike TV announced today that the network’s live “All Access” multi-platform franchise, which covers the biggest events in gaming, pop culture and technology, will return with “Comic-Con All Access Live.”  The live event which airs on Spike TV, in HD, on Friday, July 13, from 4:00 – 7:00pm ET/1:00 – 4:00pm PT, will be the command center for all of the top entertainment headlines during the event, and the Comic-Con viewing party destination for fans at home.  “Comic-Con All Access Live” will cover the top panels and announcements from the event, host the hottest stars of the genre, including Mark Hamill, Kevin Smith, Zachary Levi and much more.

“We are excited to bring our ‘All Access’ multi-platform franchise to Comic-Con 2012,” said Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Sports and Multi-Platform Programming, Spike TV.  “Comic-Con is a celebration commemorating everything that fans love about comics, movies, TV shows and games, and ‘Comic-Con All Access Live’ will provide fans with an interactive and up-close experience that only Spike TV can deliver.”

Kevin Smith will join the “All Access” team to serve as moderator of “Comic-Con Bonus Round,” a live series of roundtable discussions surrounding comic books, pop culture and entertainment.  In addition, Nerd Machine’s Zac Levi, David Coleman and Alison Haislip, will return to the “All Access” franchise to give fans an exclusive sneak peek into their popular Nerd HQ event.

“Comic-Con All Access Live” will also feature an interview with Stan Lee and the creators of “Amazing Spiderman,” in honor of the superhero’s 50th anniversary, an exclusive reveal of the landmark #700 issue of “Amazing Spiderman,” interviews with Mark Hamill, Kit Harington from “Game of Thrones,” and visits from the cast of “Doctor Who,” and MMA fighter Nate Quarry who stops by to talk about his “Zombie Cage Fighter” comic book.  Dhani Jones (former NFL player and host of Spike TV’s “Playbook360”) will also be on hand to give a behind-the-scenes look into the “Walking Dead Escape” experience at Petco Park, and viewers can also watch “All Access” host, Katie Linendoll run a quarter-mile segment in the inaugural “Course of the Force” lightsaber relay, dressed in an R2D2 costume, to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation.  “Course of the Force” is a Star Wars tribute event beginning in Santa Monica and ending in San Diego.  The relay race takes place from July 7-11.

Also, in celebration of the revolutionary work in the comics, movies and sci-fi industry in the past year, Spike TV will present the “Spike’s All Access Live Comic-Con Game Changer of the Year” award to the most innovative name in the genre for 2012 and is asking fans to help choose the winner.  From visionary directors, inspired actors and comic book architects, viewers can elect Jim Lee, Joss Whedon, Christopher Nolan, Kevin Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Kirkman or David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.  Fans can vote by visiting www.spike.com/events/all-access-comic-con/game-changer-of-the-year.

“Comic-Con All Access Live” will be supported on Spike TV through “All Access Weekly” and “Playbook 360;” online on Spike.com,  GameTrailers.com and MTV Geek; socially through its Facebook and Twitter feed @SpikeTV; and through mobile phones and tablets including iPhone, iPad and Android devices.  The live special will also deliver digital pre and post shows, online simulcasts and interstitial programming throughout the weekend.

The “Comic-Con All Access Live” team includes “All Access Live” veterans Katie Linendoll (“All Access Weekly”), Geoff Keighley (“GTTV”), Justine Ezarik (“GTTV”) and Daniel Kayser (“GTTV”).

Spike TV’s “All Access” hosting team will broadcast from their own Comic-Con studio at Petco Park, overlooking the San Diego Convention Center, and will feature coverage of the most anticipated panels, breaking entertainment news and announcements, exclusive interviews with the biggest names in pop culture and entertainment and much more.  Fans can also interact with the “Comic-Con All Access Live” hosts and guests through Twitter using #SDCConSPIKE.  Show hosts will use Spike TV’s social media outlets to answer viewer questions and provide feedback in real-time throughout the live show.

Gil Colon, Kevin Kay, Geoff Keighley and Jon Slusser serve as Executive Producers for “Spike Presents Comic-Con All Access Live.”  For more information about “Comic-Con All Access Live,” please visit allaccess.spike.com.

Sponsors for “Comic-Con All Access Live” include Dodge as a convergent sponsor, Burger King and GEICO as on-air sponsors and Axe as the show’s digital sponsor.

Considered to be the home of the largest comic book and popular arts event in the world, Comic-Con 2012 will run from July 12-15, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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.

Contacts:      

Claire Delacruz          Claire.Delacruz@viacom345.com                310.907.2379

Aileen Budow            Aileen.Budow@viacom345.com                  212.767.3952