Sneak Peek – New “Bar Rescue” Sunday, March 30th at 9pm ET/PT

March 28th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

Spike TV Orders Fourth Season of “Bar Rescue”

March 21st, 2014 by SPIKE Press

SPIKE TV ORDERS A FOURTH SEASON OF “BAR RESCUE”

Network Greenlights 20 More Episodes of Network’s Highly Rated Series

 Starring Jon Taffer

New York, NY, March 21, 2014Spike TV has greenlit 20 more episodes of the network’s popular original series, “Bar Rescue” starring renowned bar and nightlife expert Jon Taffer.  From the producers of ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” and Syfy’s “Opposite Worlds,” the series follows Taffer as he utilizes his nearly three decades of experience in the restaurant, bar and nightclub business to help give failing establishments one last chance to transform themselves into profitable businesses.

The new season will debut on Spike TV this fall.

“Bar Rescue” is among Spike TV’s original series that have successfully managed to broaden the network’s audience base. A new batch of original episodes (part of season three) kicked off on Sunday, March 9 at 9:00pm ET/PT, and have averaged 1.8 million viewers and improved the timeslot by a staggering +173% with Adults 18-49 and +131% with total viewers.

In “Bar Rescue,” Taffer travels nationwide, targeting a different failing establishment in each episode.  His approach may ruffle feathers along the way, but Taffer pulls no punches and values bottom lines above hurt feelings.  Owners and employees he believes are standing in the way of success are urged to check their egos at the door while he employs a proven scientific approach to solving the problems befalling bars.

“Bar Rescue” is produced by Eyeworks USA and Executive Producers JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, DJ Nurre, Tim Warren and Jon Taffer.

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

Taffer will also be featured in the new Spike TV series, “Hungry Investors,” premiering in May. With Eyeworks USA producing, Taffer teams up with acclaimed celebrity chef and author John Besh and “Top Chef All-Star” Tiffany Derry, to seek out “diamonds in the rough” — establishments that are struggling, despite having amazing potential to succeed.

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:

 

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

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

 

 

Sneak Peek – New “Bar Rescue” Sunday, March 23rd at 9pm ET/PT

March 20th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

“Bar Rescue” –

February 18th, 2014 by SPIKE Press
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Statement Regarding “Bar Rescue”

November 25th, 2013 by faziod

In our last minute effort over the weekend to pull the “Bar Rescue” episode featuring the Pit and Barrel, we regretfully did not remove a late-night telecast of the episode. We apologize to all those affected by the terrible tragedy over the weekend and to Jon Taffer, the production team, and our advertisers for our unfortunate human error.

Bar Rescue – Bungalow Bar – Rockaway Beach, NY

October 3rd, 2013 by SPIKE Press

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Spike TV Orders 20 More Episodes of Bar Rescue

May 9th, 2013 by SPIKE Press

SPIKE TV ORDERS ANOTHER ROUND OF EPISODES OF “BAR RESCUE” 

Network Orders 20 More Episodes of Hit Original Series Starring Jon Taffer

To Premiere this Fall   

New York, NY, May 9, 2013Spike TV has greenlit 20 more episodes of the network’s popular original series, “Bar Rescue” starring renowned bar and nightlife expert Jon Taffer.  From the producers of “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” and the first 11 powerhouse seasons of “The Biggest Loser,” “Bar Rescue” features Taffer, as he wields his nearly three decades of experience in the restaurant, bar and nightclub business to help give failing establishments one last chance to transform themselves into profitable businesses.

“Bar Rescue” is among Spike TV’s original series that have successfully managed to broaden the network’s audience base. The third season, which premiered on Sunday, February 10  averaged a robust 1.8 million viewers, its highest ever, and improved the timeslot by a staggering +282% with Adults 18-34 and +195% with Adults 18-49.  The series drew a franchise-high 2.2 million viewers on April 7 and delivered more Men 18-49 than the highly-acclaimed “Mad Men.”

In “Bar Rescue,” Taffer travels nationwide, targeting a different failing establishment in each episode.  His approach may ruffle feathers along the way, but Taffer pulls no punches and values bottom lines above hurt feelings.  Owners and employees he believes are standing in the way of success are urged to check their egos at the door, as he employs a proven scientific approach to solving the problems befalling bars.

“Bar Rescue” is produced by Eyeworks USA and Executive Producers JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson Brant Pinvidic, DJ Nurre, Tim Warren and Jon Taffer.  Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President, Original Series, Tim Duffy is Senior Vice President of Original Series for Spike TV, and Justin Lacob, Director of Original Series, serves as the network’s Executive in Charge of Production.

Spike TV also has announced that Taffer will be featured in the Spike pilot “Hungry Investors.” With Eyeworks USA producing, Taffer teams up with two fellow restaurant industry experts to seek out “diamonds in the rough” — neighboring establishments that are struggling, despite having amazing potential to succeed. The ‘Hungry Investors’ puts two restaurants to the test in a head-to-head, challenge-based competition and the one enterprise that shows the most promise of turning things around earns a significant cash investment. Executive Producers are JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic, DJ Nurre, Andy Scheer and Jon Taffer.

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:

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

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

 

Bar Rescue – Season 3 – Stand Up Scottsdale

April 11th, 2013 by gulatis

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Bar Rescue – Season 3 – Phoenix, AZ

April 4th, 2013 by gulatis

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“Bar Rescue” – Dimples – Los Angeles, CA

March 25th, 2013 by gulatis

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