10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty

December 4th, 2013 by SPIKE Press

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“10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty” Premieres Friday, January 10 at 10pm ET/PT on Spike TV

December 4th, 2013 by SPIKE Press

THE EPIC HUNT FOR THE EVER-ELUSIVE SASQUATCH KICKS OFF WHEN

“10 MILLION DOLLAR BIGFOOT BOUNTY”

PREMIERES FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 AT 10 PM ET/PT ON SPIKE TV

 

Dean Cain Hosts and Leads The Ambitious Expedition

 

World Respected Scientist Dr. Todd Disotell and Primatologist Natalia Reagan

Serve as Scientific Experts

 

New York, NY, December 4, 2013 – Bigfoot sightings have been reported for centuries, but concrete evidence of the creature’s existence has yet to reveal itself.  Spike TV is raising the stakes by not only putting a massive $10 million incentive on the line for irrefutable proof, but by hand-selecting the strongest competitors, securing top scientists, providing state-of-the-art technology and taking the hunt to the most remote corners of the Pacific Northwest, where Sasquatch sightings are most prevalent.  “10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty” debuts on Friday, January 10 at 10PM ET/PT on Spike TV.

“10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty” is a unique competition series following nine determined teams comprised of lifelong Bigfoot hunters and big game hunters as they set out to capture Bigfoot himself or provide definitive visual and DNA proof of its existence.  The “squatchers” must ply their extensive research and presumed knowledge of the legendary creature to earn their place, all while battling nature’s inhospitable weather conditions, rough terrain and combative clashing personalities.   The $10 million cash prize, underwritten by Lloyd’s of London, is one of the largest cash prizes ever offered in television history.

Avid outdoorsman and hunter Dean Cain (“Hit the Floor”) will serve as the expedition leader, helping the teams utilize their skills to the best of their ability.  Serving as scientific experts are Dr. Todd Disotell and Natalia Reagan.  Disotell holds a PhD from Harvard and is a biological anthropologist who runs New York University’s molecular primatology lab.  He has been a part of research teams that have discovered several new species and subspecies of primates.  Reagan is a primatologist with a Master’s degree in anthropology.  She specializes in primate conservation and has a wealth of experience tracking monkeys in the wild.

Each week, teams are put to the test, competing in two grueling challenges: a field test and a lengthy hunt in a famous and active Bigfoot hot zone to collect incontrovertible DNA and visual evidence of Bigfoot.

Teams will then present what they’ve gathered and their theories to a judges’ panel made up of Cain, Disotell and Reagan, who will consider and hold all evidence to the highest scientific standards.  DNA evidence will be processed utilizing Disotell’s state-of-the-art mobile DNA lab that can obtain DNA results in the most remote locations within a day – science that will forever alter the landscape of Bigfoot hunting.  In the case proof is not found, the team that presented the most compelling evidence and theory will be given a $100,000 research grant to continue their search.

 

Fans of “10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty” can join in the conversation about the show by following @SPIKETV on Twitter and using #BigfootBounty.  Sneak peeks of upcoming episodes, blog posts, full episodes, biographies and more can be found on Spike.com’s dedicated “10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty” destination, bigfoot.spike.com, where content will be updated throughout the season.  For additional series updates, follow Spike on Facebook and on Instagram.

“10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty” is produced by Charlie Corwin’s Original Media (“Swamp People,” “Ink Master”) with Corwin, Mike Riley and Emmy® Award-winner Jon Kroll (“The Amazing Race,” “Big Brother”) as Executive Producers.

Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President, Original Series and Chris Rantamaki, Senior Vice President, Original Series and Kevin Bartel serve as the network’s Executives in Charge of Production.

 

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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SPIKE TV TEAMS WITH LLOYD’S OF LONDON TO OFFER A TEN MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE TO PROVE BIGFOOT EXISTS

October 25th, 2012 by gulatis

SPIKE TV TEAMS WITH LLOYD’S OF LONDON TO OFFER A TEN MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE TO PROVE BIGFOOT EXISTS

New Competitive Reality Show Features Various Teams of Explorers on a Quest to Answer the Question of Whether Bigfoot Truly Lives

New York, NY – October 25, 2012Spike TV is raising the stakes in the endless quest to discover the truth about the legendary creature known as Bigfoot, the seemingly mythical being that roams forests of the world, avoiding mankind.  The network is announcing a new one-hour reality show, “10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty,” featuring ambitious teams of explorers on a brazen exhibition to unearth real evidence of Bigfoot’s existence.  The $10 million in cash, underwritten by Lloyd’s of London, would be the largest cash prize in television history.

“10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty” is produced by Charlie Corwin’s Original Media (“Swamp People,” “Ink Master”) with Corwin, Michael Riley and Emmy® Award-winner Jon Kroll (“The Amazing Race,” “Big Brother”) as Executive Producers.  Spike TV has ordered 8 one-hour episodes.

The network has already begun casting contestants for “10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty,” which will feature scientists, zoologists, seasoned trackers, and actual Bigfoot hunters who all believe in the infamous creature’s existence.  The teams will be faced with the daunting task of proving to a group of experts that Bigfoot, the hairy ape-like sasquatch, exists with the irrefutable evidence.  The winner will be the first team to secure proof – and win the unprecedented $10 million bounty.

Each episode will follow the different teams as they ply their extensive research and presumed knowledge of the legendary creature, often battling nature’s inhospitable conditions.

The series will be shot in various locations throughout the country.

Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President, Original Series, Tim Duffy is Senior Vice President of Original Series for Spike TV, and Chris Rantamaki and Justin Lacob serve as the network’s Executives in Charge of Production.

Show updates will become available at bigfoot.spike.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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David Schwarz          Spike TV         212-767-8639              david.schwarz@mtvstaff.com