“Bar Rescue” – Dimples – Los Angeles, CA

March 25th, 2013 by gulatis

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“Savage Family Diggers” – Bill Paxton Joins The Dig

March 22nd, 2013 by gulatis
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Bar Rescue Season 3 – Denver – Kasbah

March 19th, 2013 by gulatis
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“WORLD’S WORST TENANTS” RETURNS TO SPIKE

March 7th, 2013 by gulatis

“WORLD’S WORST TENANTS” RETURNS TO SPIKE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 12 AT 10:00 PM, ET/PT

 Series Follows Professional Evictor Todd Howard and His Team Dealing With Some of the Most Unbelievable Landlord-Tenant Disputes Imaginable 

New York, NY – March 7, 2013Spike will once again beat down the door of some of America’s most unruly, bizarre, outrageous, and dangerous tenants with a second season of the original series, “World’s Worst Tenants.”  Consisting of ten half-hour episodes, the new season premieres starting Tuesday, March 12 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

 

“World’s Worst Tenants” follows Todd Howard, along with his team of eviction specialists, wife Randye and business partner Rick Moore, as they deal with landlords and tenants from the residential, commercial and retail units which they manage.  Howard and his team take viewers behind closed doors into the most heated, high-stakes landlord-tenant disputes.  Each mission documents the process Howard’s team undertakes in discovering where blame lies in each case, and resolving the issues at the heart of the matter by making sure, by any means necessary within the law, that the parties involved are in compliance of their rental agreement.

 

In this new season, viewers will see Todd, Rick, and Randye step into some truly intense and bizarre situations, including dealing with a billionaire leasing an auto track for his wealthy friends, investigating a foreclosure unit with an armed squatter, shutting down an illegal hotel set up in what used to be a hospital morgue, and a tenant refusing to pay rent because they believe their mansion is haunted, among others.

 

Born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Todd Howard, 47, joined the U.S. Marines in 1983 at the age of 18.  Following four years of duty, Howard left the Marines and relocated his home base to California, where he continued to work as a personal trainer and nutritionist.  In 1990, Howard met his wife Randye in Palm Springs, CA while at a bodybuilding competition.  In 1996, Howard was introduced to property management by his future business partner Rick Moore after selling him his home.  Shortly thereafter, the two started their San Diego County based business, which currently owns and manages over 100 properties with a portfolio that includes commercial, resident, and raw land development projects.  “World’s Worst Tenants” showcases the most compelling stories in his career through reenactments of many of the actual confrontations that Howard and his team have experienced over the years.

 

“World’s Worst Tenants” is produced by Barry Poznick, John Stevens and Chad Greulach of Zoo Productions, an ALL3Media company.  Sharon Levy is Spike’s Executive Vice President, Original Series, Tim Duffy is Senior Vice President of Original Series for Spike, and Chris Rantamaki and Jeff Savaiano and serve as the Executives in Charge of Production.

 

Spike 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’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike’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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Salil Gulati                  Spike               212/767-8705                      salil.gulati@mtvstaff.com

Bar Rescue Season 3 – Denver – Zanzibar

March 7th, 2013 by gulatis
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URBANTARZAN Biography

March 5th, 2013 by SPIKE Press

URBANTARZAN

Growing up just a few miles from the Bronx Zoo in New York City, URBANTARZAN (formerly John Brennan who legally changed his name to the one word URBANTARZAN) has been captivated by animals and wildlife from a very early age. He took his passion for exotic animals and turned it into a career, becoming a professional animal wrangler and expert.  URBANTARZAN has worked as a trainer, animal wrangler and consultant while building a reputation for becoming the country’s preeminent extreme animal handler.  Because of his unique connection and uncanny ability to interact with dangerous animals, URBANTARZAN’s skill, one of kind approach and look has made him the go-to animal expert for a variety of media platforms as well as professional, discreet and safe animal removal services.

URBANTARZAN often risks his own life to save the lives of people and animals.  He was once called in to help relocate an illegally owned king cobra and ended up hospitalized, in a coma for three days, due to a lethal bite. Whether it is catching feral wild cats in the basement of the five story tenement he lived in as kid, or wrestling a 25ft 250lb reticulated python alongside the late Steve Irwin the “Crocodile Hunter,” URBANTARZAN overlooks the potential danger he faces to preserve the welfare of these animals, often some of the most dangerous, unusual and exotic animals in the world.

URBANTARZAN is an animal advocate and sees himself as someone who is not just protecting people, but protecting the animal.  As part of his privately-owned exotic and dangerous animal relocation service, Urban Tarzan Animal Relocation, he is constantly challenged with the delicate task of keeping the public safe along with making sure the animal isn’t harmed in the process.  Bitten or stung by seemingly every creature in existence, URBANTARZAN relies on his intuitive sense of even the most intimidating animal.

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“Urban Tarzan”: Meet URBANTARZAN

March 5th, 2013 by SPIKE Press

“Urban Tarzan” Set to Premiere on Spike TV

March 5th, 2013 by SPIKE Press

 “URBAN TARZAN” SET TO PREMIERE ON SPIKE TV

Series Featuring Legendary Extreme Animal Handler, URBANTARZAN, Premieres

Tuesday, March 19 at 10:30 PM, ET/PT

 

New York, NY – March 5, 2013 – “Urban Tarzan” swings his way onto Spike TV on Tuesday, March 19 at 10:30 PM ET/PT. The new original series follows the country’s preeminent extreme animal handler, URBANTARZAN (formerly John Brennan who legally changed his name to the one word URBANTARZAN) who has over 20 years experience rescuing, capturing, and relocating dangerous and exotic animals.

 

This ten half-hour episode series showcases the unpredictable world of URBANTARZAN and his Urban Tarzan Animal Relocation team, a privately-owned service specializing in exotic and dangerous animals, whose hazardous missions run the gamut from capturing deadly pythons on the loose in residential neighborhoods to tracking down lions that escaped from an animal sanctuary. He also leans on the assistance of Caveman, his right-hand man and reptile expert, in each tumultuous situation. 

 

In the premiere episode, URBANTARZAN and Caveman encounter a gun toting chimp, face a raging bull that terrorizes people in a corn maze, and use their wrangling expertise when an unhinged husband harasses his estranged wife by dumping a 300 pound alligator in her pool.

 

Growing up just a few miles from the Bronx Zoo in New York City, URBANTARZAN has been captivated by animals and wildlife from a very early age. He took his passion for exotic animals and turned it into a career, becoming a professional animal wrangler and expert. URBANTARZAN is an animal advocate and sees himself as someone who is not just protecting people, but protecting the animal.  He is constantly challenged with delicate task of keeping the public safe along with making sure the animal is not harmed in the process.  Bitten or stung by seemingly every creature in existence, URBANTARZAN relies on his intuitive sense of even the most intimidating animal.

 

Fans of “Urban Tarzan” can join in the conversation about the show by following @SPIKETV on Twitter and using #UrbanTarzan.  Sneak peeks of upcoming episodes, blog posts, full episodes, biographies and more can be found on Spike.com’s dedicated “Urban Tarzan” destination, UrbanTarzan.spike.com where content will be updated throughout the season.

 

The series is shot throughout various locations in Los Angeles and uses reenactments of real stories.

 

“Urban Tarzan” is produced by Asylum Entertainment and is executive produced by Steve Michaels and Jonathan Koch from Asylum Entertainment.  The original concept for the show was created by URBANTARZAN, Lorraine Yarde and Mark Basile, who also serve as Producers. Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President of Original Series. Chris Rantamaki, Spike TV’s Vice President of Original Series and Jeff Savaiano, Director of Original Series for Spike TV, serve as the network’s Executives in Charge of Production.

 

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 Contact:

Shana Tepper             Spike TV         310-407-4728              shana.tepper@spike.com

Bar Rescue Season 3 – The Brixton – Austin, TX

March 1st, 2013 by gulatis
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Spike TV’s “Auction Hunters” and “Savage Family Diggers” Move to a New Night!

March 1st, 2013 by SPIKE Press

Spike TV’s “Auction Hunters” and “Savage Family Diggers” Move to a New Night!

Please be advised that Spike TV’s original series “Auction Hunters” and “Savage Family Diggers” are moving to Saturday evenings beginning March 2nd.

Auction Hunters

Spike TV’s “Auction Hunters” will now telecast Saturdays at 9:00 PM, ET/PT starting March 2nd.

Savage Family Diggers

Spike TV’s “Savage Family Diggers” will now telecast Saturdays at 10:00 PM, ET/PT starting March 2nd.

Artwork for both series is still available for immediate download by visiting www.spike.com/press.

Press Contacts:

Salil Gulati
212-767-8705
salil.gulati@mtvstaff.com

Shana Tepper
310-407-4728
shana.tepper@spiketv.com