Spike TV’s Top Real Estate Duo Is Back At It When An All-New Second Season Of “Flip Men” Kicks Off On July 22

June 27th, 2012 by gulatis

SPIKE TV’S TOP REAL ESTATE DUO IS BACK AT IT WHEN AN ALL-NEW SECOND SEASON OF “FLIP MEN” KICKS OFF ON JULY 22

 Hit Original Series Follows Two Real Estate Investors Who Hope to Turn Foreclosed Property into Profit 

New York, NY, June 27, 2012 – Spike TV’s hit original unscripted series “Flip Men” is back for a new season, following Doug Clark and Mike Baird, Utah-based entrepreneurial partners and real estate gurus, as they gamble their financial fates week-after-week by buying and flipping foreclosed properties.  The stakes are higher than ever this season, as the pair encounters a myriad of bizarre developments, including a house infested with bees, a drive-thru meth lab, a horrific crime (or potential murder) scene, a drug den and a hoarder’s haven.  Ten all-new half-hour episodes of “Flip Men” premiere starting Sunday, July 22 at 10PM ET/PT on Spike TV.

In the premiere episode, Mike and Doug find themselves in unfamiliar, dangerous territory when they realize the house they’ve just purchased has been ransacked by thieves and stripped of all its valuable copper wiring and plumbing. It’s an incredibly expensive job to replace the copper and the guys find themselves running a sting operation and coming face-to-face with the returning thieves in a late night showdown.

Nearly 3,000 homes go into foreclosure every day in America and banks auction off hundreds of them daily.  “Flip Men” spotlights the fierce, daily bidding war at housing auctions, where Doug and Mike stake large sums of money to acquire foreclosed homes, often sight unseen.  The high-risk decisions are made under intense circumstances, where there is no time for second thoughts, no guarantees and no turning back.  Following the purchase, cameras follow them as they enter a newly-purchased house and discover what or who is lurking behind the door.  Time is of the essence as they clean up the place, renovate it, stage it, put it on the market and flip it.  It’s a race against time, because every passing day means thousands of dollars out of their pocket.  Along the way, the hosts take viewers step-by-step through the demanding process, providing useful tips, facts and analysis.

Viewers can join in the conversation about “Flip Men” by following @SPIKE_TV on Twitter and using #FlipMen.  Biographies, photo galleries, sneak peeks of upcoming episodes and more can be found on Spike.com’s dedicated “Flip Men” destination, flipmen.spike.com.  Content will be updated regularly throughout the season, including full episodes, video clips and blog posts.

“Flip Men” is executive produced and created by Dave Broome (“Biggest Loser”) and 25/7 Productions and is shot on location in Salt Lake City.  Rob Fox, Yong Yam and Suzy Unger also serve as Executive Producers.  Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming.  Alex Eastburg, Vice President of Original Series, 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.

About 25/7 Productions

25/7 Productions is a leading independent production company launched in 2003 by Dave Broome. The company produces innovative entertainment programming in television, online and full-length documentaries for national and prime cable networks. The company maintains its full-service production facility in Los Angeles.

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Spike TV Press Contact:   

 

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


SPIKE TV ANNOUNCES SEASON TWO OF “FLIP MEN”

February 1st, 2012 by SPIKE Press

SPIKE TV ANNOUNCES SEASON TWO OF “FLIP MEN”

Original Series Follows Two Real Estate Investors Who Turn

Foreclosed Property Into Profit

New York, NY, February 1, 2012 – Spike TV has picked up 12 episodes for a second season of “Flip Men,” the network’s successful original non-scripted series.  The announcement was made today by Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV.

In its first season, “Flip Men” improved its Tuesday timeslot by +74% with Men 18-49, 61% in Persons 18-49, and 34% in total viewers. “Flip Men” is the latest original series that aims at broadening Spike’s audience.  The network has found similar success with originals “Auction Hunters,” “Bar Rescue,” and “Ink Master.”

“Flip Men” showcases the young, entrepreneurial duo of Utah-based Doug Clark and Mike Baird, who constantly roll the dice with their financial fates by buying and flipping foreclosed property.  In each episode, the hosts walk viewers through the often-tenuous process that is involved and provide tips and analysis along their journey.

The show spotlights the fierce, daily bidding war at housing auctions where Doug and Mike acquire foreclosed homes often sight unseen.  Following the purchase, cameras follow them as they enter a newly purchased house, where you never know what’s behind the door:  a biohazard, a meth lab, or a squatter who just doesn’t want to leave. Time is of the essence as they have to clean up the place, renovate it, stage it, get it to market and flip it.  It’s a race against time because every day means thousands of dollars out of their pocket.

“Flip Men” is executive produced and created by Dave Broome (“Biggest Loser”) and 25/7 Productions and is shot on location in Salt Lake City.  Production details and air dates for season two will be announced shortly.

Spike TV is available in 99.8 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 25/7 Productions

25/7 Productions is a leading independent production company launched in 2003 by Dave Broome. The company produces innovative entertainment programming in television, online and full-length documentaries for national and prime cable networks. The company maintains its full-service production facility in Los Angeles.

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Press Contacts:   David Schwarz              Spike TV                             212-767-8639

 

 

 

SPIKE TV TO ANNOUNCE “FLIP FOR CASH” SWEEPSTAKES DURING SPECIAL LIVE EVENT ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 10:00PM

November 9th, 2011 by gulatis

SPIKE TV TO ANNOUNCE “FLIP FOR CASH” SWEEPSTAKES DURING SPECIAL LIVE EVENT ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 10:00PM

The Hosts Of Auction Hunters And Flip Men To Appear In The Live And Interactive Multi-Platform Broadcast Special

New York, NY, November 9, 2011Spike TV presents a special live event on Tuesday, November 15 at 10:00pm featuring Allen Haff and Ton Jones from “Auction Hunters” and Doug Clark and Mike Baird from “Flip Men.”  Emanating from Los Angeles, LIVE interstitials will wrap around new episodes of Spike’s hit series “Auction Hunters” and “Flip Men.”  During the broadcast, Spike will announce a sweepstakes where one lucky viewer will have the opportunity to have the “Flip Men” hosts come to their house to recommend house renovations and present a $50,000 check.  Viewers will be able to enter the sweepstakes via Spike.com or Twitter.  Full details will be announced during the live broadcast.

Spike has also created the web site Flipforcash.spike.com for the special event which will host live polling questions about the night’s episodes and reveal poll results in real-time.  Viewers will be instructed on how to participate in the sweepstakes on the page, as Spike will also award 50 viewers with $500 towards home improvements in addition to the big $50,000 prize.

During the special live event, viewers will also be able to interact directly with the hosts by tweeting questions or comments to @SPIKE_TV or post pictures of items and needed home renovations on the SPIKE Facebook page.  Viewers will then receive answers and live consultations from the hosts throughout the special event in real-time.

Spike aired a similar live special event for the season finale of “Deadliest Warrior,” which drew season-high ratings for the show and used social media polling to affect the show’s outcome.

About “Auction Hunters”:

Every year in America, 50,000 storage facilities hold auctions for abandoned storage units and, at these auctions, over $1 billion worth of goods changes hands.  Each unit has the potential to be a goldmine or a bust for those who make their living hunting unclaimed property.  “Auction Hunters” cuts the lock and opens the door into the high stakes, financial risks and potential rewards where the right purchase can bring in serious cash.  The series follows Haff and Jones in their quest to win auctions, dig for abandoned historical treasure and sell them for a profit.

About “Flip Men”:

“Flip Men” will showcase the young, entrepreneurial duo of Utah-based Doug Clark and Mike Baird, who constantly roll the dice with their financial fates by buying and flipping foreclosed property.  In each episode, the hosts will walk viewers through the often-tenuous process that is involved and provide tips and analysis along their journey.

About Spike TV

Spike TV is available in 99.8 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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Press Contacts:

Kevin Sornatale                                  310-407-4745                          kevin.sornatale@spike.com

Flip Men

October 18th, 2011 by SPIKE Press

SPIKE TV ANNOUNCES THE PICKUP OF NEW, ORIGINAL SERIES, “FLIP MEN”

July 17th, 2011 by SPIKE Press

SPIKE TV ANNOUNCES THE PICKUP OF NEW, ORIGINAL SERIES,
“FLIP MEN”

Unscripted Series To Follow Two Real Estate Investors Who Turn
Foreclosed Property Into Profit

New York, NY, July, 2011 – Spike TV has picked up 12 episodes of a new, original series, “Flip Men.” The half-hour, unscripted series will premiere Tuesday, October 25 at 10:30pm ET/PT and is executive produced and created by Dave Broome (“Biggest Loser”) and 25/7 Productions.

“Flip Men” will showcase the young, entrepreneurial duo of Utah-based Doug Clark and Mike Baird, who constantly roll the dice with their financial fates by buying and flipping foreclosed property. In each episode, the hosts will walk viewers through the often-tenuous process that is involved and provide tips and analysis along their journey.

“The heart of the series is our enterprising, ambitious hosts who look to persevere in the financially precarious world of real estate,” said Tim Duffy, senior vice president, original series, Spike TV.

The show will first spotlight the fierce, daily bidding war at housing auctions where Doug and Mike acquire foreclosed homes often sight unseen. Following the purchase, cameras will follow them as they enter a newly purchased house, where you never know what’s behind the door: a biohazard, a meth lab, or a squatter who just doesn’t want to leave. Time is of the essence as they have to clean up the place, renovate it, stage it, get it to market and flip it. It’s a race against time because every day means thousands of dollars out of their pocket.

“When Doug and Mike fix up a once-dilapidated property, the positive effect on a community is tremendous,” said Sharon Levy, executive vice president of original series and animation for Spike TV. “Their efforts help strengthen a neighborhood which, in turn, has shown to help reduce crime.”

The series will be shot on location in Salt Lake City this summer.

“Flip Men” is the latest original series that aims at broadening Spike’s Male 18-34 audience. The network has found success with “Auction Hunters,” currently the network’s second highest-rated unscripted series and “Coal,” both delivering strong demo ratings.

About Spike TV
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.

About 25/7 Productions
25/7 Productions is a leading independent production company launched in 2003 by Dave Broome. The company produces innovative entertainment programming in television, online and full-length documentaries for national and prime cable networks. The company maintains its full-service production facility in Los Angeles.

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Press Contacts: David Schwarz Spike TV 212-767-8639