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April 29th, 2014 by faziod

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INESS PLEUS PROMOTED TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS, BRAND MARKETING & CREATIVE, SPIKE TV

April 29th, 2014 by faziod

INESS PLEUS PROMOTED TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS, BRAND MARKETING & CREATIVE, SPIKE TV

New York, NY, April 29, 2014 – Iness Pleus has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations, Brand Marketing & Creative, it was announced today by Frank Tanki, EVP, Brand Marketing & Creative, Spike TV, to whom she will continue to report.  In her new role, Pleus will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations across the creative and marketing groups at Spike including project management, staffing, and all support technologies.  Pleus previously served as Vice President, Operations, Creative Group, Spike TV.

Pleus joined Viacom in 1992 as a production assistant at Nickelodeon. After stints at Lee Hunt Associates, a global entertainment branding and promotion boutique, and Razorfish, Inc., a global broadband and broadcast agency, Pleus returned to Viacom in 2002 as an operations consultant at TNN.

In 2003, Pleus served an integral role as a member of the Operations Team that launched Spike TV. Pleus was promoted one year later to Senior Director, On Air Promotions for Spike TV’s Creative Group, where she has coordinated all on-air operations for the network.

Pleus holds an associate’s degree from Fashion Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree from the College of Staten Island in Communications.  She currently resides in Cranford, NJ, with her husband and two children.

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:

David Schwarz           Spike TV         212-767-8639              david.schwarz@spike.com

 

“Hungry Investors” Premieres May 4 at 10pm ET/PT

April 28th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

Sneak Peek – New “Bar Rescue” Sunday, April 27th at 9pm ET/PT

April 24th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

“Hungry Investors” Premieres May 4 at 10 PM, ET/PT

April 21st, 2014 by SPIKE Press

SPIKE TV PROMOTES MATT CALIFANO TO VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMMING SCHEDULING

April 21st, 2014 by faziod

SPIKE TV PROMOTES MATT CALIFANO TO VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMMING SCHEDULING

 

New York, NY, April 21, 2014 – Matt Califano has been promoted to Vice President, Program Scheduling, it was announced today by Tom Zappala, Executive Vice President, Programming and Scheduling, to whom he will continue to report.  In his new role, Califano will plan and execute the program scheduling and acquisitions strategy for Spike TV along with supervising the day-to-day operations supporting new distribution models (HD, VOD, DTO, and 3D) and implementing new systems. Califano most recently served as Senior Director of Program Scheduling for Spike TV.

Califano is a ten year veteran at Viacom, launching his career in television in 2006 as Supervisor, Commercial Operations, for Nick at Nite. He later joined Spike TV as Manager, Commercial Operations in 2007.

Califano earned a B.A. from Albright College where he majored in Political Science and was a standout member of the tennis team.  Califano currently lives in New Jersey with his fiancé.

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:

David Schwarz          Spike TV         212-767-8639  david.schwarz@spike.com

David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Tracy Morgan, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro to Headline Spike TV’s “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles”

April 17th, 2014 by faziod

DAVID LETTERMAN, JERRY SEINFELD, JON STEWART, TRACY MORGAN, MARTIN SCORSESE AND ROBERT DE NIRO TO HEADLINE

SPIKE TV’S “ONE NIGHT ONLY: AN ALL-STAR COMEDY TRIBUTE TO DON RICKLES” 

Event to Celebrate Comedy Legend Don Rickles’ Groundbreaking Career

Tapes on Tuesday, May 6 at New York’s Legendary Apollo Theater and Premieres Wednesday, May 28 on Spike TV 

Additional Talent to be Announced 

New York, NY – April 17, 2014The biggest superstars in comedy will come together on Spike TV to celebrate the legendary career of one of their most beloved icons – Don Rickles.  “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” will feature luminaries from the world of comedy, television and the silver screen including David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Tracy Morgan, Jimmy Kimmel, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett and many more.

“One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” (#OneNightOnly) tapes at the storied Apollo Theater in New York City, Rickles’ hometown, on Tuesday, May 6.  The 90-minute special, produced in conjunction with Don Mischer Productions, airs on Spike TV on Wednesday, May 28 at 9:00pm ET/PT.

“We’re thrilled that David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Robert De Niro and so many more will be coming out to entertain and celebrate our hero – Don Rickles,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer and Executive Vice President, Event Production & Talent Development, Viacom Entertainment Group. “The genius of Rickles is in the danger, nobody is safe, and what you can expect is a night of comedy from these superstars worthy of a legend.  It truly will be One Night Only.”

“One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” will include stand-up performances; short films; pre-taped tributes and personal stories as told by Rickles’ closest friends, co-stars and comedians he has influenced.  The evening will culminate with Rickles getting the chance to address his friends and colleagues in attendance in his own words and his own inimitable style.

Spike TV’s “One Night Only” is an annual original franchise that celebrates the true legends of comedy – those who have shaped generations with their groundbreaking styles. It is a truly memorable event – a night of nonstop comedy, untold stories and heartfelt admiration.  The inaugural show, Eddie Murphy: One Night Only, paid homage to another comic great, Eddie Murphy, and was the highest rated event program in the network’s history.

Spike TV has been an industry leader in original event programming honoring male icons and heroes from the worlds of comedy, sports and entertainment.   Recent honorees at various signature events include Eddie Murphy, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Robert Downey Jr, LeBron James, Adam Sandler, Kobe Bryant and more.

Don Mischer, Casey Patterson, Charlie Haykel, serve as Executive Producers for “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” with Juliane Hare as Producer.   Tim Bruno will serve as EIC for the network. Vernon Lynch will serve as a consultant.

Sponsors include Burger King, the 2014 Dodge Dart, and DISH.

For more information and photo highlights from the groundbreaking career of Don Rickles, fans can go to the event site at onenightonly.spike.com

Don Mischer is an internationally acclaimed producer and director of television and live events.  He has been honored with 15 Emmy® Awards, a record 10 Directors Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, 2 NAACP Image Awards, a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting and Europe’s prestigious Golden Rose of Montreux. Mischer was also honored by the Producers Guild of America when he received the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television.

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:

Aileen Budow              212.767.3952              aileen.budow@spiketv.com

Matt Conte                  212.767.4091              matt.conte@spiketv.com

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April 17th, 2014 by faziod

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Spike TV Orders a Second Season of “Catch a Contractor”

April 16th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

SPIKE TV ORDERS A SECOND SEASON OF “CATCH A CONTRACTOR” STARRING ADAM CAROLLA

The New Episodes Will Be Extended From 30 Minutes To One Hour

 

New York, NY, April 16, 2014 – Spike TV has ordered a 10-episode second season of its new original series, “Catch A Contractor,” starring Adam Carolla and produced by Eyeworks USA. The announcement was made today by Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV.  The new episodes will be an hour long, up from season one’s half-hour episodes.

Season two will go into production this summer, and debut in fall 2014.

“Catch A Contractor” debuted Sunday, March 9, and, after seven original telecasts, is averaging 1.2 million viewers. The premiere episode was the most-watched debut of a Spike original series in nearly three years.

“We are thrilled to partner with Adam and his team for another season of a show that, in only a few weeks, has resonated with our growing gender-balanced audience,” said Levy. “Season two is certainly great news for the audience, and even better news for homeowners.”

“Catch A Contractor” is created and produced by Eyeworks USA (“Extreme Weight Loss,” “Bar Rescue”) with JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic, DJ Nurre, Andy Scheer and Adam Carolla serving as Executive Producers.  Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President, Original Series, Chris Rantamaki is Senior Vice President of Original Series for Spike TV, and Jeff Savaiano serves as the network’s Executive in Charge of Production.

In “Catch a Contractor,” host and master carpenter Adam Carolla and his team, consisting of no-nonsense, expert contractor Skip Bedell and his wife, private investigator Alison Bedell, are on a mission to track down shady, evasive contractors and drag them back to the scene of their crimes to face the music and fix the disasters they left behind.

About Eyeworks USA

Eyeworks USA, run by CEOs and executive producers JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson, with Brant Pinvidic serving as president, s one of television’s most prolific producers of reality and non-fiction programming, both for broadcast and cable, producing shows grounded in the ability of people to make real change and transform their lives. Eyeworks USA series include “Extreme Weight Loss,” in season four for ABC; “Bar Rescue” in season three for Spike; “My Cat from Hell,” in season five for Animal Planet; “LA Hair,” in season three for WEtv; new hit Syfy series “Opposite Worlds;” “Catch a Contractor” for Spike, and the upcoming “Funniest Wins” for TBS, as well as “Hungry Investors” for Spike.

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 Contact:

Melissa Sugiura         Spike TV         310-407-4729              melissa.sugiura@spike.com

David Schwarz           Spike TV         212-767-8639              david.schwarz@spike.com

Spike TV Orders 5th Season of “Auction Hunters”

April 11th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

 

SPIKE TV ORDERS 20 EPISODES OF “AUCTION HUNTERS,” THE NETWORK’S LONGEST RUNNING ORIGINAL NON-SCRIPTED SERIES

New York, NY, April 11, 2014 –– Spike TV has ordered a new season of 20 episodes of “Auction Hunters,” the network’s longest-running non-scripted original series that has successfully broadened and expanded the channel’s audience.  The fifth season of “Auction Hunters” will go into production this summer and debut this fall.

For the new season, the show’s stars, Allen Haff and Ton Jones, will expand their horizons to more than just storage unit auctions. This dynamic duo will traverse the country in search of the best deals, from cattle auctions to police auctions to, of course, their favorite storage auctions – all in the goal of finding fortune.    

The current season of “Auction Hunters” (January 18-April 5) has averaged 1.5 million viewers and has improved the timeslot on Saturdays at 9pm in the key demographic of Adults 18-34 by 25%.

“We are thrilled to bring back another season of ‘Auction Hunters’ which after four years, continues to resonate with our growing gender-balanced audience,” said Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV.   

About “Auction Hunters:”

Launched in 2010, “Auction Hunters” stars the two best prospectors in the business, Allen Haff and Ton Jones. The series cuts the lock and opens the door into high stakes, financial risks and potential rewards, where the right purchase can bring in serious cash. 

“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 of Original Series and Chris Rantamaki is Senior Vice president, Original Series. Dallas Dunn serves as Executive in Charge of Production for Spike.

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 Contact:             Shana Tepper                Spike TV                   310-407-4728

*Information provided by Nielsen Media Research (based +7 DVR ratings)