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Andy Samberg Takes Home Mantlers for Primetime Award – Guys Choice 2014 airs June 11th at 9/8c

June 10th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

Spike TV Develops Script for Original Series Based on Stephen Frey’s Best-Selling Novel, “The Chairman”

June 10th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

SPIKE TV DEVELOPS SCRIPT FOR ORIGINAL SERIES BASED ON STEPHEN FREY’S BEST-SELLING NOVEL, “THE CHAIRMAN”

Ben Silverman’s Electus To Executive Produce

 Actor/Producer Julian McMahon, David Schiff, Greg Suess of ROAR, Jeremy Elice of Elice Island, and Dana Vachon To Serve As Executive Producers

 

New York, NY, June 10, 2014 –Spike TV has joined forces with Ben Silverman’s Electus to develop a script for an original series, “The Chairman,” based on the best-selling novel by acclaimed author Stephen Frey.

Award-winning producer Ben Silverman (“The Office, “The Tudors,” “Ugly Betty,” “The Biggest Loser”) of Electus, Jeremy Elice of Elice Island, renowned actor Julian McMahon (“Nip/Tuck”), and David Schiff are the Executive Producers for “The Chairman” with Sean Canino of Electus as Co-Executive Producer.  Dana Vachon, “Mergers & Acquisitions” author and Vanity Fair contributor, serves as Executive Producer and Writer. Greg Suess from ROAR will serve as Executive Producer as well.

“When Julian McMahon and Greg Suess brought us this great book series, we knew it could be the basis of a stylized, smart, aggressive, character-driven story in the financial world unlike anything that has previously been on television,” says Silverman. “We’re collectively so thrilled to both be a part of Spike’s emerging scripted brand and make talked-about TV with our fantastic writer, Dana Vachon.”

“The Chairman” is the story of Christian Gillette, a Gulf War veteran who is charismatic, powerful, cool under fire, and tremendously connected. Gillette takes over a billion dollar private equity fund after its founder’s mysterious death. As his new powers open secret doors he realizes that the world of apparently gentrified Manhattan finance is closely tied to the brutal realm of war that still haunts him — and that some of its most dangerous players are now his inherited enemies.

“The Chairman” is a suspense thriller following Christian’s odyssey through worlds of ill-gotten riches in an age of extreme inequality; a tale of money, exile and murder playing out in the blackened heart of the American dream.

Stephen Frey is a New York Times best-selling author.  Since 1995, he’s had 20 novels published with Penguin, Putnam, Random House, Simon & Schuster and Amazon Publishing. His latest work, “Red Cell 7,” the sequel to “Arctic Fire,” was published in January.  Frey’s next novel, “Kodiak Sky,” will be published in November 2014 by Amazon Publishing.  He is represented by the Cynthia Manson Literary Agency and Steve Fisher at APA.

Julian McMahon is represented by Paradigm and The Schiff Company.

Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV and Justin Lacob, Vice President, Original Series, will oversee the project.

Spike TV will premiere its first scripted event series in seven years, “Tut,” in 2015. The network recently announced script options for “War At the Shore” based on Richard D. “Skip” Bronson’s book and “Basket Case” by prominent author and journalist Carl Hiaasen.

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.

About Electus:

Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof and produce all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world, including: broadcast, cable, digital, OTT and various emerging technologies. The company connects advertisers, distributors and content creators early on in the development process, enabling marketers and advertisers to be true partners in campaigns and content creation.

About ROAR:

ROAR is a talent, music, and brand management firm with expertise in career & business development, strategic partnerships, and marketing solutions. The ROAR team comes from diverse, yet complementary backgrounds in music, motion picture, television, publishing, concert & event production, branded entertainment, digital marketing, media strategy, corporate partnerships, retail, finance and legal, offering a true 360 degree approach to client service. ROAR clients include leading musicians, actors, writers, directors, comedians, entertainment & lifestyle companies, experts & icons, and family offices engaged in entertainment and lifestyle initiatives.  www.roar.la

 

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Press Contacts:

David Schwarz      Spike TV           (212) 767-8639              david.schwarz@mtvstaff.com

Sandra Bullock Accepts “Decade of Hotness” Honor From Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant and Keanu Reeves at Spike TV’s 2014 “Guys Choice”

June 10th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

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SANDRA BULLOCK ACCEPTS “DECADE OF HOTNESS” HONOR
FROM MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, HUGH GRANT AND KEANU REEVES
AT SPIKE TV’S 2014 “GUYS CHOICE”

Mark Wahlberg Honored with “Troops Choice” Entertainer of the Year
While Surrounded by Members of the United States Armed Forces

Rihanna Presented with “Most Desirable Woman” Award
by 
“King of Comedy” Winner Kevin Hart

Other Winners Include Andy Samberg, Norman Reedus, Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge, Lauran Cohan, Emily Ratajkowski and Chrissy Teigen

“Guys Choice” Premieres Wednesday, June 11 at 9:00 PM ET/PT

LOS ANGELES, CA, June 10, 2014 – Spike TV’s “Guys Choice,” the unfiltered, unpredictable and can’t-miss event for Hollywood’s elite, took place Saturday night at the Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles with many unforgettable moments. The two-hour event premieres on Spike TV Wednesday, June 11 (9:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET/PT).

Matthew McConaughey took home the night’s top honors, as the Academy Award®-winning actor was presented his prize by longtime friend and “Dazed and Confused” castmate, Cole Hauser. Upon receiving the award, Hollywood’s reigning man attributed his success to the leading women in his life and challenged his fellow brothers to always strive to be the good guys.

“Decade of Hotness” honoree and Academy Award®-winning actress, Sandra Bullock, became teary-eyed after a surprise reunion with her former co-stars Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant and Keanu Reeves, who all celebrated, reminisced and toasted Bullock on her “hotness.”

Funnyman Kevin Hart presented international superstar, Rihanna, with the “Most Desirable” award while also being crowned “King of Comedy” by “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” cast, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Jaime King. 

Norman Reedus was named this year’s “Biggest Ass Kicker,” accepting his award from fellow bad ass, “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul. Contesting his title, Reedus admitted he’s nothing like his ass-kicking alter ego and has been known to run from spiders.

Mark Wahlberg was brought onstage by the United States Armed Forces to accept this year’s “Troops Choice” Entertainer of the Year award for his portrayal of former Navy SEAL, Marcus Luttrell, in “Lone Survivor.” Wahlberg humbly thanked the American men and women who so bravely fight for their country and presented Luttrell, himself, with an award on behalf of the troops.

Chris Hardwick proved he deserved his “Smartacus” award by reciting the hundred digits of pi and “Sports Illustrated” cover models Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge were presented the “Holy Grail of Hot” award by “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington.

Other celebrities appearing at “Guys Choice” include: Chuy, Josh Capon, Lauren Cohan, Cheech & Chong, Cameron Diaz, Chris Hardwick, Charlie Hunnam, Jake Johnson, Olivia Munn, Key & Peele, Emily Ratajkowski, Rob Riggle, Jeff Ross, Raphael Saadiq, Andy Samberg, Jason Segel, Damon Wayans Jr., and Scott Wilson.

The list of “Guys Choice” winners included the following:

Guy of the Year

Matthew McConaughey

Decade of Hotness

Sandra Bullock

Most Desirable Woman

Rihanna

King of Comedy

Kevin Hart

Biggest Ass Kicker

Norman Reedus

Troops Choice Entertainer of the Year

Mark Wahlberg

Smartacus

Chris Hardwick

Primetime

Andy Samberg

Guycon

Johnny Knoxville

Hottest Couple

Key & Peele

Our New Girlfriend

Emily Ratajkowski

Holy Grail of Hot

Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge

Jean-Claude Gahd Dam

Lauren Cohan

Most Dangerous Man

Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus)

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rihanna   andysamberg

mark   kitharrington

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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.

 

Press Contacts:

Aileen Budow                212.767.3952                 aileen.budow@spiketv.com

Matt Conte                    212.767.4091                 matt.conte@spiketv.com

 

International Superstar Rihanna to be Honored with “Most Desirable Woman” at Spike TV’s “Guys Choice

June 5th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

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INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR RIHANNA
TO BE HONORED WITH “MOST DESIRABLE WOMAN”
AT SPIKE TV’S “GUYS CHOICE”
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Hollywood’s Hottest Talent Added to Star-Studded Line Up
Presenters Include: Keanu Reeves, Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Aaron Paul,
Jessica Alba, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Kit Harington, Olivia Munn,
Lauren Cohan, Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, and Cheech & Chong
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House Band Headlined by Grammy Award® Winning Singer, Songwriter and Producer Raphael Saadiq
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NEW YORK, June 5, 2014 – Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” (#GuysChoice) announced today that Rihanna will be adding Mantlers to her impressive trophy case as she is to receive the first-ever “Most Desirable Woman” honor. The event will also feature an all-star roster of presenters as Keanu Reeves, Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Aaron Paul, Jessica Alba, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Kit Harington, Olivia Munn, Lauren Cohan, Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Cheech & Chong have been added to this year’s line-up. Additionally, fans will be treated to the Hipster Soul sounds of the Grammy Award®-winning Raphael Saadiq as he headlines the “Guys Choice” house band. The 2014 “Guys Choice” Awards tapes on Saturday, June 7 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA, and premieres on Wednesday, June 11 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT on Spike TV.

Previously announced A-list attendees being honored with the coveted mantlers include: Matthew McConaughey (“Guy of the Year”), Sandra Bullock (“Decade of Hotness”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Hot and Funny”), Kevin Hart (“King of Comedy”), Mark Wahlberg (“Troops Choice”), Andy Samberg (“Primetime”), Norman Reedus (“Biggest Ass-Kicker”), Emily Ratajkowski (“Our New Girlfriend”), Key & Peele (“Hottest Couple”), Chris Hardwick (“Smartacus”), Johnny Knoxville (“Guycon”), and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover models Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge (“Holy Grail of Hot”).

The full list of categories and nominees can be found at guyschoice.spike.com.

Attendees will include MTV’s “Awkward” cast members Jillian Rose Reed & Nikki DeLoach, Scott Wilson, Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors and Ty Lawson of the Denver Nuggets with more to be announced.

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” are Captain Morgan® White Rum, AT&T, SNICKERS® Brand, GEICO, BURGER KING®, AXE Peace, Kia Motors and Dr Pepper, a brand of Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS).

Casey Patterson and Carol Donovan will serve as Executive Producers. Ryan Polito is Director and Tim Bruno serves as Executive in Charge for SPIKE.

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

All New “Hungry Investors” this Sunday, June 8th at 9/8c – Sneak Peek

June 4th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

Spike TV to Premiere New Documentary Celebrating the Life and Work of Hollywood Legend Steve McQueen

June 3rd, 2014 by SPIKE Press

 

SPIKE TV TO PREMIERE NEW DOCUMENTARY CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND WORK OF HOLLYWOOD LEGEND STEVE McQUEEN

 

“I Am Steve McQueen” Debuts Tuesday, June 24 Featuring Compelling Interviews With McQueen’s Close Group Of Friends And Family And An All-Star Cast

 

New York, NY, June 3, 2014 – Spike TV pays homage to one of Hollywood’s iconic movie stars, Steve McQueen, in the original Spike TV documentary “I Am Steve McQueen.” The 90-minute special, narrated by Robert Downey Jr., will premiere on Spike TV, Tuesday, June 24 at 9:00pm ET/PT.

“I Am Steve McQueen” tells the incredible life story of this legendary actor, racer, and cultural icon. Extensive interviews, movie clips, archival footage and sound bites chronicle his extraordinary career while focusing on the correlation between his on-screen and off-screen experiences.  The film is produced by Derik Murray and directed by Jeff Renroe.

“I Am Steve McQueen” is told through the eyes of the people that knew him best including much of his family that followed his path into acting including son Chad, (“Karate Kid”), his grandson Steven (“Vampire Diaries”), granddaughter Molly (“Carjacked”) and former wives Neile Adams McQueen (“This Could Be The Night”), Ali MacGraw (“Love Story”), and his widow former model Barbara Minty McQueen.  Also featured will be an array of luminaries from Hollywood including Gary Oldman, Pierce Brosnan, Marisa Miller, Robert Vaughn, Randy Couture, John Gilmore, Zoe Bell, Norman Jewison, Kristin Kreuk, and Ben Mankiewicz.

Known as the “King of Cool,” McQueen will forever be known in cinematic lore by his rugged good looks, bad-boy persona, and searing charisma. He grew from a small-town thug to become the highest paid and most sought-after actor of his generation. McQueen’s credits include “The Sand Pebbles” (for which he was nominated for an Academy Award), “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “The Getaway,” “Papillon,” “The Magnificent Seven,” and “The Towering “Inferno.”

McQueen lived fast and drove faster, channeling his passion for racing cars and motorcycles into seminal stunts and chase scenes in classic movies like “The Great Escape” and “Bullitt.”

“In a time of social upheaval, McQueen’s art imitated his life through the cinematic expression of his own true essence,” said Derik Murray, Executive Producer.  “McQueen became a symbol of American freedom and individuality and this documentary truly captures his unforgettable spirit.”

Spike TV’s Kevin Kay, Christopher Martello, and Jaimee Kosanke serve as Executive Producers along with Chad McQueen, and Dave Green from McQueen Racing LLC; Tim Gamble from Thunderbird, and Derik Murray, Paul Gertz, Kent Wingerak, Robert Pirooz, David Reeder, and Ali Pejman from Network Entertainment.

The documentary is the latest in Spike TV’s original “I Am” series. The network debuted the critically-acclaimed ‘I Am Bruce Lee” in 2012, also produced by Derik Murray.

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

 

Spike TV Gets into Shape with “Gym Rescue”

June 2nd, 2014 by SPIKE Press

 SPIKE TV GETS INTO SHAPE WITH “GYM RESCUE”

New York, NY, June 2, 2014 – Spike TV is getting in shape for summer with “Gym Rescue” hosted by MMA legends Randy Couture and Frank Shamrock. The 3-episode series premieres Sunday, August 10 at 9:00pm ET/PT.

More and more Americans every year are joining gyms to stay in shape and live healthier and more productive lives. However, running a successful gym is fraught with economic peril as many end up closing due to grievous mismanagement.

MMA legends Randy Couture and Frank Shamrock use their years of expertise in the business of mixed martial arts to help turn struggling gyms into thriving enterprises.  Couture currently owns a successful chain of gyms, Xtreme Couture MMA while Shamrock runs the acclaimed Shamrock MMA.  Together this dynamic duo has the know-how and track record to help take a failing gym on the ropes and turn it into a champion.

From traditional gyms to military-style boot-camps to yoga studios, Couture and Shamrock will do whatever it takes to whip the failing gyms into shape. From re-defining the gym’s identity, to renovating the outdated workout equipment to revising their marketing strategies, no problem is too big for this team of heavyweights. The hosts will also confront the gym owners with their assessment and plan of attack. No detail will go unnoticed as they scour the facility’s procedures from top to bottom. At the end of every episode, the new gym is revealed and it’s determined if the once failing gym has become a winning success.

The series was shot on location in Florida and Colorado.

“Gym Rescue” is produced by Kinetic Content with Chris Coelen, Couture and Samuel Spira as Executive Producers.

Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President, Original Series, Chris Rantamaki is Spike TV’s Senior Vice President, Original Series and Jeff Savaiano serves as the network’s Executive 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 Contacts:

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