“Deadliest Warrior” Season 3 Premiere Sneak Peek

July 8th, 2011 by leungm

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July 6th, 2011 by budowa

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Deadliest Warrior – Season 3 Teaser

June 14th, 2011 by budowa

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Spike TV’s Groundbreaking Hit Series, “Deadliest Warrior” Kicks Off A Third Season Of New Matchups On July 20

June 14th, 2011 by leungm

 

SPIKE TV’S GROUNDBREAKING HIT SERIES “DEADLIEST WARRIOR,”

WHERE THE HISTORY OF WAR COLLIDES WITH MODERN SCIENCE,

KICKS OFF A THIRD SEASON OF NEW MATCHUPS ON JULY 20

 

Navy SEAL Richard “Mack” Machowicz Joins The Cast

 Season 3 Features First Female Warrior And First Fantasy Matchup In Series History

 345 Games Set To Launch Follow-Up To Last Year’s Hit Downloadable Game,

“Deadliest Warrior: Legends,” This Summer 

 

Los Angeles, CA, June 14, 2011 – After two seasons of fervid debate, Spike TV’s multi-platform hit show, “Deadliest Warrior,” is back to put more speculation to rest, lining up more legends of war to go head-to-head in a fight to determine who will reign supreme.  This revolutionary third season will create an even more comprehensive composite of these formidable combatants than any previous season, with more in-depth segments and scientific exploration.  “Deadliest Warrior” returns with 10 one-hour episodes on a new night with more unprecedented matchups, including the first female warrior and first fantasy matchup, beginning Wednesday, July 20 (10-11p.m., ET/PT) on Spike TV.

The debut episode, “George Washington vs. Napoleon Bonaparte,” features two larger-than-life generals who both fought in the age of revolutions, now meeting for the first time on the battlefield.   America’s first great general, George Washington, who defeated the British empire against all odds to become known as the father of the world’s most powerful nation, will square off against Napoleon Bonaparte, the brutal French warlord turned emperor who terrorized Europe in his quest to conquer the world. 

Other highly-anticipated matchups this season include the series’ first female warrior Joan of Arc vs. William the Conqueror, Genghis Khan vs. Hannibal, Saddam Hussein vs. Pol Pot, U.S. Army Rangers vs. North Korean Special Operations Force, Crazy Horse vs. Pancho Villa, Ivan the Terrible vs. Hernan Cortes, French Foreign Legion vs. Gurkhas and our first fantasy matchup Zombies vs. Vampires

The new season of “Deadliest Warrior” is focused on enhancing the viewer experience and more definitively crowning a winner with several updates to the show, including:

New Co-host Navy SEAL Richard “Mack” Machowicz (“Future Weapons”): Mack brings a warrior’s perspective to this series, as well as a weapons and battle tactician’s expertise.  He provides viewers with a richer understanding of the men behind the weapons and insight into their specific military strategies.

New Armory Segment: resident weapons fabricator David Baker will discuss how he makes each weapon.  He also covers the weapon design and historical data behind the weapons. 

New Digital Combat Engine: created by game designer Robert Daly, it incorporates complex weapons data, damage probabilities and more than 100 different X factors.  The new combat engine will also simulate 5,000 battles, upped from the previous 1000. 

X factors: series will now take into account hundreds of critical intangibles that will be given numerical values based on analysis of the warriors’ lives, tactics and psychological profiles.  These can range from the warrior’s diet and physique to the terrain to what type of disease was prevalent and the extent of medical attention available at that time. 

Chalk Talk: a new segment led by Mack, where each warrior’s most infamous battle’s strategy will be drawn out on touch tables to uncover weaknesses and strengths.

Geoff’s Fabrication Lab: for the more unorthodox scenarios, co-host Geoff Desmoulin will describe in depth his thought process and the science behind the test fabrication in order to collect the most accurate data.  

Expanded role of Dr. Dorian: co-host Dorian will still analyze the trauma to the human body, but will now delve into the physical and psychological traits that have shaped each warrior – many of which become X factors.    

Warrior Specific Experts: each side will now feature one historical expert and one weapons expert.    

Spike.com will feature exclusive “Deadliest Warrior” content, including the Web show “Deadliest Warrior – The Aftermath” – an online round table discussion following each on-air premiere of the “Deadliest Warrior,” as well as special videos and past season matchups.  Additionally, users can sign up for the Warrior’s Den newsletter at warrior.spike.com and follow @Warriors_Den and @Spike_TV on Twitter to get additional content, spoilers and information for the new season. 

Leading up to the highly anticipated third season premiere, Spike.com debuts a special “Deadliest Warrior Preseason Aftermath” that will preview what viewers can expect to see from the new season, including sneak peek footage from upcoming episodes and an exclusive look at the season premiere.  Hosted by Kieron Elliot, the special will highlight popular topics from the show, such as new technology, weapons and the warrior lineup.  Hosts Richard “Mack” Machowicz, Geoff Desmoulin and Dr. Armand Dorian will be on hand to give their expert opinions on these topics and will also answer Facebook and Twitter questions from fans.  The final matchup of Season 3 will also be exclusively revealed during this special.

Each new episode of “Deadliest Warrior” will be made available in HD for download-to-own the day after the episode premieres on iTunes, Xbox, Sony Playstation and Amazon Video On Demand.    New episodes in SD will also launch day after air on Samsung’s Media Hub (Galaxy Tab and other devices). 

Building on the success of the series and last year’s hit downloadable game, “Deadliest Warrior: The Game” which sold over 400,000 units, the new warrior-based fighting video game, “Deadliest Warrior: Legends,” will reach beyond weapons and armor and put gamers back on the battlefield with the most legendary warriors in history.  This version will feature new heroic warriors, new fighting options, a more precise projectile system, more arenas and a new campaign mode.  The title, published by 345 Games, will be available on Xbox Live Arcade and Sony Playstation Network this summer. 

Deadliest Warrior” is produced by 44 Blue Productions, Inc. with Rasha Drachkovitch and Tim Warren serving as executive producers. Sharon Levy, Tim Duffy and Jeff Savaiano are Spike TV’s executives in charge of production. 

Spike TV is available in 99.4 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV 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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Melissa Leung Sugiura           310/407-4729             melissa.sugiura@mtvstaff.com

MTV NETWORKS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP’S 345 GAMES TO DEBUT NEW COMEDY CENTRAL AND SPIKE GAME TITLES

June 3rd, 2011 by SPIKE Press

MTV NETWORKS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP’S 345 GAMES
TO DEBUT NEW COMEDY CENTRAL AND SPIKE GAME TITLES

AT ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (E3)

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Spike TV’s “Deadliest Warrior: Legends”

And COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon”

To Launch This Summer On Xbox LIVE Arcade And PlayStation Network

For A Retail Price Of $10

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Sneak Peek’s And Special Announcements For Both Games To Premiere During

Spike TV’s  “GTTV Presents E3 All Access Live” On June 6

Stream Online At GameTrailers.com

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345 Games Will Be Located At Meeting Room #8413 On Concourse Level At E3

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NEW YORK, June 3, 2011 – MTV Networks Entertainment Group ‘s (MTVNE), a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), 345 Games, the video gaming arm of COMEDY CENTRAL and Spike TV, will debut and demo its two new titles at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The new titles, based on the Entertainment Group’s franchises and brands, are from COMEDY CENTRAL’s hit animated show “Ugly Americans” and Spike TV’s successful multi-platform series “Deadliest Warrior.”  This summer, both games will be available for download on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Networks  – with “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” launching mid-July and “Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon” launching in August.  The games will each retail for $10.

Fans unable to attend E3 can tune into Spike TV’s GTTV Presents E3 All Access Live” coverage on June 6 from 9:00 a.m. PT to 2:00 p.m. PT and get a front row seat to all the action.  Don’t miss a minute of E3 with GameTrailers.com Live Stream, covering highlights and special announcements June 6 through June 9, including exclusive sneak peeks of both games .

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Building on the wildly successful Spike TV show and warrior-based fighting video game franchise, “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” will reach beyond weapons and armor and put gamers back on the battlefield with the most legendary warriors in history. This version will feature nine heroic warriors, new fighting options, a more precise projectile system, more arenas and a new campaign mode. Players are armed with signature weaponry and combat skills unique to each warrior. As players complete challenges and destroy rivals, they will unlock new weapons, enhance their fighting skills and encounter the brutal realities of gritty, true-to-life combat. “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” will be available for Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network for a retail price of $10.

In conjunction with COMEDY CENTRAL’s season two launch of its hit animated series “Ugly Americans,” 345 Games will release “Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon.” Uniting the spirit and humor of the animated horror-comedy series with addictive game play, the four player co-op side scroller shooter game will feature an exclusive script written by the show writers and creators – including a new character unique to the game and custom voiceovers from the show’s actors. Players will hit the streets to clean up the chaos and prevent the impending apocalypse by resolving case files and fighting otherworldly citizens. “Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon” will be available for Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network for a retail price of $10.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL’s Internet address is www.comedycentral.com. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL’s press web site atwww.comedycentral.com/press. Follow us on Twitter @comedycentralpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

Spike TV is available in 99.4 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV 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 athttp://www.spike.com/press. Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind- the-scenes information and photos.

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world’s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company’s portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, and GameTrailers.

CONTACT:

Aileen Budow

212.767.3952

aileen.budow@comedycentral.com

MTV NETWORKS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP LAUNCHES 345 GAMES

April 7th, 2011 by SPIKE Press

MTV NETWORKS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP LAUNCHES 345 GAMES

NEW VIDEO GAME DIVISION TO DEVELOP GAMING RELATED PRODUCTS BASED ON

COMEDY CENTRAL® AND SPIKE TV FRANCHISES

Two Titles To Be Released Under New Gaming Arm

Spike TV’s “Deadliest Warrior: Legends”

And COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon”

NEW YORK, April 7, 2011 – MTV Networks Entertainment Group (MTVNE), a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is launching 345 Games, a new video gaming arm of COMEDY CENTRAL and Spike TV, it was announced today by Dan Yang, senior vice president, strategy and business development,  MTVNE and general manager, 345 Games.  The new gaming unit will develop products based on the Entertainment Group’s franchises and brands and be fully supported on-air, off-air and online.  The first two titles to be released under this new label will be from COMEDY CENTRAL’s hit animated show “Ugly Americans” and Spike TV’s successful multi-platform series “Deadliest Warrior,” which has already spawned the video game “Deadliest Warrior: The Game” and has sold nearly 400,000 downloads to date since its launch on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation.

“COMEDY CENTRAL and Spike TV squarely target the video game audience..  Our ‘Deadliest Warrior’ gaming franchise exploded out of the gate last season,” said Yang.  ”With the launch of 345 Games, we are tapping into the passionate fan base of both COMEDY CENTRAL and Spike and creating an enhanced interactive experience based on our hit shows and brands.”

345 Games will work in close collaboration with the networks’ creative talent and will be supported by the networks’ marketing, digital and publicity departments.  The gaming division also plans to partner with independent developers who are passionate about the product and the COMEDY CENTRAL and Spike brands.

This summer, 345 Games will be releasing two new titles – the mid-July launch of Spike TV’s “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” and the August launch of COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon.”

Building on the wildly successful Spike TV show and warrior-based fighting video game franchise, “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” will reach beyond weapons and armor and put gamers back on the battlefield with the most legendary warriors in history.  This version will feature new heroic warriors, new fighting options, a more precise projectile system, more arenas and a new campaign mode.  Players are armed with signature weaponry and combat skills unique to each warrior.  As players complete challenges and destroy rivals, they will unlock new weapons, enhance their fighting skills and encounter the brutal realities of gritty, true-to-life combat.    “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” will be available for Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network for a retail price of $10.

In conjunction with COMEDY CENTRAL’s season two launch of its hit animated series “Ugly Americans,” 345 Games will release “Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon.”  Uniting the spirit and humor of the animated horror-comedy series with addictive game play, the four player co-op side scroller shooter game will feature an exclusive script written by the show writers and creators – including a new character unique to the game and custom voiceovers from the show’s actors.  Players will hit the streets to clean up the chaos and prevent the impending apocalypse by resolving case files and fighting otherworldly citizens.  “Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon” will be available for Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network for a retail price of $10.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 95 million homes nationwide.  COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks.  COMEDY CENTRAL’s Internet address is www.comedycentral.com.  For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL’s press Web site at www.comedycentral.com/press.

Spike TV is available in 99.4 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV 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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CONTACT

Aileen Budow

212.767.3952

aileen.budow@comedycentral.com

Deadliest Warrior

February 11th, 2011 by SPIKE Press

Spike Games Launches “Deadliest Warrior: The Game” on Playstation 3

October 5th, 2010 by SPIKE Press

SPIKE GAMES LAUNCHES “DEADLIEST WARRIOR: THE GAME” ON PLAYSTATION 3 AND REVEALS DETAILS FOR NEW DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT
 
PlayStation 3 Owners Can Get Into Battle Starting Oct. 5; Downloadable Content To Feature Three New Warriors And New Features And Enhancements

Initial Xbox 360 Launch Has Exceeded 225,000 Downloads To Date

For More Information Visit www.DeadliestWarriorTheGame.com

New York, NY – Oct. 5, 2010 – Spike Games’ warrior-based fighting game, “Deadliest Warrior: The Game,” is available for download starting today on PlayStation Network for $9.99.  Based on Spike TV’s multiplatform hit series “Deadliest Warrior” and developed by Pipeworks Software (a part of Foundation 9 Entertainment), the game originally launched on Xbox LIVE Arcade this past summer and has exceeded 225,000 downloads  to date.  Downloadable content for “Deadliest Warrior: The Game” will launch for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in early 2011 to expand the existing warrior lineup while offering new features and enhancements.

Going into its third season, “Deadliest Warrior” has garnered success on air and as a top selling downloadable TV series on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PlayStation Network.  “Deadliest Warrior: The Game,” takes direct inspiration from the non-scripted original series and allows fighters to choose one of eight historical warriors, pitting them against one another with customizable authentic weapons, armor and fighting styles that are true to each fighter’s history.

The new downloadable content for the game will introduce three historical warriors and based on popular demand from fans on Spike.com, will include the Rajput.  A new team battle mode will allow players to pick up to four of their favorite warriors and fight consecutive one-on-one battles with each until all warriors from each side are defeated in the game.  Also included are titles for online mode for each player which will be determined based on their rank and other factors related to their in-game performance.  In addition, each of the original eight warriors will be given a new medium range taunt which can be performed if the character is in their medium weapon stance.

“With the game exceeding our expectations on every level and having been a consistent top-selling title on Xbox LIVE Arcade since launch, we’re thrilled to give PlayStation 3 fans the same experience that has resonated with both enthusiast and casual gamers alike,” said Dan Yang, senior vice president, strategy and business development for MTVN Entertainment Group and studio head for Spike Games.

“We’re looking forward to expanding the game’s fan base and giving even more gamers an engaging and fun title that has high replayability while being true to the franchise.”

Similar to the Xbox 360 version, PlayStation 3 fans can enjoy a slew of in-game rewards and extras available for purchase, including avatars and a theme which are available on PlayStation Network today.  The game is available to all PlayStation 3 owners in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
 
SPIKE TV is available in 98.6 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of VIACOM (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV 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.

Media Contacts:
Eugene Oh            eugene.oh@mtvn.com           (310) 907-2379
Aileen Budow         aileen.budow@mtvn.com        (212) 767-3952

Paramount Brings Spike TV’s “Deadliest Warrior” To The Big Screen

September 16th, 2010 by SPIKE Press

PARAMOUNT BRINGS SPIKE TV’S “DEADLIEST WARRIOR” TO THE BIG SCREEN


HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 14, 2010)
– Paramount Pictures announced today it has made a deal for Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment to do a big-screen adaptation of sister company Spike TV‘s original hit series “Deadliest Warrior.”  The announcement comes on the heels of the show’s Season 2 finale, which brought about exceptional ratings for the network. Spike TV has renewed the series for a third season.

This partnership by Paramount and Spike TV marks the first time that the Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) owned companies have worked together.  “Spike has some of the most innovative and forward-thinking content on television today, “Deadliest Warrior” being no exception. The property has proven its ability to engage audiences across multiple platforms,” said Paramount Film Group President Adam Goodman.  “We hope this is the first of much future collaboration with Spike.”

“Deadliest Warrior” pits history’s greatest warriors against one another to determine who reigns supreme. Along with the use of 21st century science and the latest in CGI technology, the series enlists world-class fighters, historians and weapons experts to provide insight into the unique history and style of these combatants which culminates in a head-to-head final fight between two warriors to declare which one would have been the deadliest.   The first two seasons showed such memorable battles as Spartan vs. Ninja, Viking vs. Samurai, Pirate vs. Knight, Yakuza vs. Mafia and Comanche vs. Mongol.

The film’s storyline is being kept under wraps.

Shawn Levy and 21 Laps President Dan Levine will produce the film, with the possibility that Levy may direct. The property fits within Levy and 21 Laps’ ongoing expansion from family comedies to event action movies, following the “Night and the Museum” franchise and Levy’s current action drama “Real Steel” with Hugh Jackman for DreamWorks.  

ABOUT PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The company’s labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies.  PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group, and Worldwide Television Distribution.
 
ABOUT SPIKE TV

Spike TV is available in 98.6 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV 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.

ABOUT  ”DEADLIEST WARRIOR”

“Deadliest Warrior,” which just completed its second season in late July, is Spike TV’s most successful original franchise. The series is a hit with the network’s male fan base, ranking #2 in its timeslot on Tuesday nights with Men 18-34 on cable.  “The Deadliest Warrior” Xbox LIVE Arcade game has been a top-selling title on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, selling over 190,000 units within the first month of its July 14 release.  Season three premieres on Spike TV next summer with all new legends of the battlefield and unprecedented matchups.  Richard “Mack” Machowicz, a Navy SEAL joins the cast for the new season, which includes Geoff Desmoulin and Dr. Armand Dorian.

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Contact:
 
Katie Martin Kelley
EVP, Publicity, Paramount Pictures
323-956-2821
KMK@Paramount.com

David Schwarz
VP, Communications, Spike TV
212-767-8639
david.schwarz@mtvstaff.com

More Epic Battles Between History’s Greatest Warriors

August 16th, 2010 by SPIKE Press

MORE EPIC BATTLES BETWEEN HISTORY’S GREATEST WARRIORS!

Spike TV Renews The Multi-Platform Hit Series
“Deadliest Warrior” For A Third Season

Navy SEAL Richard “Mack” Machowicz Joins The Cast

Los Angeles, CA, August 16, 2010 – History’s most lethal combatants will continue the fight for ultimate supremacy as Spike TV renews “Deadliest Warrior,” the network’s first original franchise hit, for a third season, it was announced today by Sharon Levy, executive vice president, original programming, Spike TV.  The series has averaged 1.6 million viewers over it first two seasons, the most recent airing from April-July.  The season 2 finale on July 27 was the #2 ranked show on cable in its timeslot.  The third season of “Deadliest Warrior” will premiere 10 episodes in Summer 2011. 

Mack, a Navy SEAL and former host and producer of “Future Weapons” and “Weapons That Changed The World,” joins the cast for the new season.   Mack brings a warrior’s perspective to this series, as well as a weapons and battle tactician’s expertise.  Mack will provide viewers a richer understanding of the men behind the weapons and provide insight into the specific military strategies of all the featured warriors.  His expertise with soldier craft and military hardware comes from his experience as a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Navy SEALs.  During his service tenure, he participated in numerous tactical operations with SEAL Team ONE and TWO.  While at SEAL Team TWO, he was attached to the training cadre as the Leading Petty Officer of Land, Mountain and Arctic Warfare.  He also has over 30 years experience in the martial arts, studying such systems as muay thai boxing, Jeet Kune Do, kickboxing, aikido, jujitsu, savate, arnis and karate.

Mack joins series regulars Geoff Desmoulin and Dr. Armand Dorian for season 3. Desmoulin, a biomedical engineer and karate black belt, is in charge of creating and executing all of the various and often intricate tests that are performed and subsequently entered into the show’s computer system.  Dorian analyzes the lethal potential of each attack on the human body and discusses the type of medical treatments which were available at the time to treat such wounds.

“Deadliest Warrior” is produced by 44 Blue Productions, Inc. with Rasha Drachkovitch and Tim Warren serving as executive producers.

The new season will delve deeper into the history of the legendary warriors to create an even more comprehensive composite of these formidable combatants.  Season 3 will also expand its scientific exploration of the warriors’ weaponry, illustrating its innovation and technology.    

“We are confident the innovations to Spike’s franchise hit, “Deadliest Warrior,” will be a big hit with show’s ever-growing fan base,” said Levy.  “The addition of more scientific explanation behind the weapons and the historical context of the warriors will enhance the viewers’ experience.”  

“Deadliest Warrior: The Game” for Xbox LIVE Arcade has been a top-selling title on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, selling over 190,000 units within the first month of its July 14 release.

Also returning for a new season in conjunction with the new episodes will be Spike.com’s, original round table discussion series, “Deadliest Warrior – The Aftermath.”  For Season 2, it continued to be hugely successful, maintaining the online interest between episodes and generating a total of 2.7 million video views.  “Deadliest Warrior” also performed well on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, ranking as one of the highest selling TV series on the platform.  In fact, since launching in April 2009, over 380,000 “Deadliest Warrior” episodes have been downloaded across various download-to-own platforms (iTunes, Xbox, PSN, etc).

“Deadliest Warrior” show pages on Spike.com attracted a season average of over 227,000 weekly unique visitors.  Show-related videos generated over 16.6 million video views during the course of the season. 

Along with the use of 21st century science and the latest in CGI technology, the series enlists warrior-specific, world-class fighters and experts to provide insight into what makes these combatants tick, analyzing every facet of their unique skills of destruction, culminating in a head-to-head final fight between two legends of the battlefield that will produce the deadliest warrior.  The recent second season featured such iconic warriors such as SWAT, Attila the Hun, Alexander the Great, Aztec Jaguar, Jesse James Gang, Al Capone Gang, Roman Centurion, India’s Rajput Warrior, Somali Pirate, KGB and CIA.

About Spike TV
Spike TV is available in 98.6 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV 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 www.spike.com/press.

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Press Contacts:  
David Schwarz                          212-767-8639         david.schwarz@mtvstaff.com
Melissa Leung Sugiura              310/407-4729         melissa.sugiura@mtvstaff.com