Ink Master ‘New Year’s Ink’ Photos

December 18th, 2014 by faziod

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Jason Clay Dunn Earns The Title Of ‘Ink Master’ Of Season 5

December 17th, 2014 by faziod

New “Bar Rescue” Sunday at 9/8c on Spike TV

December 11th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

Meet The “Framework” Builders – New Original Series Premieres January 6

December 3rd, 2014 by SPIKE Press

Spike TV To Premiere “Lip Sync Battle” From Jimmy Fallon’s Eight Million Plus Productions, John Krasinski And Stephen Merchant

November 21st, 2014 by faziod

SPIKE TV TO PREMIERE “LIP SYNC BATTLE” FROM JIMMY FALLON’S EIGHT MILLION PLUS PRODUCTIONS, JOHN KRASINSKI AND STEPHEN MERCHANT

“Lip Sync Battle” To Tape in New York City This January And

Will Premiere April 2015

New York, NY, November 21, 2014 – The pop culture phenomenon of lip sync battling will now have its very own television show.  Spike TV is partnering with Jimmy Fallon and his Eight Million Plus Productions, John Krasinski (“The Office,” “Promised Land,” “It’s Complicated”) Stephen Merchant (“Hello Ladies,” “Extras,” “The Ricky Gervais Show”) and Matador (“Banksy Does New York”) to create a new, half-hour original series “Lip Sync Battle.” The announcement was made by Jimmy Fallon last night on “The Tonight Show” during his interview with Stephen Merchant.

“Lip Sync Battling is one of the coolest things happening in pop culture right now and already has a huge fan base thanks to the amazing talent involved,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Vice President, Talent Development and Production, Viacom Entertainment Group. “We’re thrilled to be in business with producers as talented as Jimmy, John and Stephen as Spike broadens its programming in new and exciting ways.”

Each “Lip Sync Battle” episode will feature celebrities going head to head – lip synching the song of their choice – battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet.

Along with serving as executive producers, Fallon, Krasinski, and Merchant will appear and perform on “Lip Sync Battle.”  The series will tape in January in New York City and will premiere Thursday, April 2, 2015.  Show host and list of talent who will be battling to be announced in the coming weeks.

Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle” will be executive produced by Jimmy Fallon’s Eight Million Plus Productions, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, Rick Schwartz of Eight Million Plus, Jay Peterson of Matador, and Casey Patterson, Executive Vice President, Talent Development and Production, Viacom Entertainment Group. Emmy®-award winning Beth McCarthy-Miller (“Saturday Night Live,” “30-Rock,” “The Sound of Music Live,” “Modern Family”) will serve as Director.

“Lip Sync Battle” is among the original series such as “Bar Rescue,” “Ink Master” and the event series, “Tut,” that target a broader audience.

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.

For more information on “Lip Sync Battle”: http://www.spike.com/shows/lip-sync-battle

Production Company Credits: Jimmy Fallon’s Eight Million Plus Productions, John Krasinski’s Sunday Night Productions, Stephen Merchant’s Four Eyes Productions, and Jay Peterson’s Matador.

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Press Contacts:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ink Master 11/25 – “Painstaking Portraits”

November 20th, 2014 by faziod

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Ink Master 11/18 – “Heads Will Roll” With Guest Judge DeAngelo Williams

November 20th, 2014 by faziod

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“Bar Rescue” Sneak Peek – New Episode Sunday, November 16 at 9/8c

November 12th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

New “Bar Rescue” – Sunday, November 9 at 9/8c

November 7th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

Spike TV to Debut First-Ever Competitive Furniture Design Series on January 6 – “Framework” Hosted by COMMON

November 5th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

SPIKE TV TO DEBUT FIRST-EVER COMPETITIVE

FURNITURE DESIGN SERIES ON JANUARY 6

 “Framework” Hosted By COMMON Features the Country’s Top

Aspiring Furniture Designers Competing for $100,000 

 

New York, NY, November 5, 2014 – Spike TV is building a new original non-scripted franchise with the first-ever furniture design competition series, “Framework,” hosted by renowned hip-hop artist, actor, and author, Common.  Premiering Tuesday, January 6 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT, “Framework” will showcase the nation’s best emerging furniture designers as they compete for a $100,000 cash prize and the opportunity to launch their furniture nationally.

Over the course of ten weeks, 13 of these innovative and inspiring builders will put their artistry and skill to the test in a series of challenges. The competitors will be pushed to the brink of their physical and creative limits with challenges that ask them to reconsider everything they know about designing and building furniture. The builders will use unconventional materials, rethink classic furniture pieces, and incorporate a variety of techniques and disciplines to demonstrate their mastery of furniture creation. In each episode, a contestant will be eliminated by a panel of judges led by host Common. Throughout his career as an artist, Common has been on the cutting edge of trends and brings his keen eye for style and understanding of consumer desire to the competition.  He will be joined by two of the most influential names in the furniture world today; Nolen Niu and Brandon Gore.

Niu, whose award-winning designs have been featured in over 300 publications worldwide and whose varied client list includes Andaz hotels, MGM Resorts International and Esquire Magazine will speak to the contestants’ designs. Gore, internationally acknowledged as an artisan who has revolutionized the use of concrete in furniture, will critique the builders on their ability to execute their designs. Gore’s furniture line, Hard Goods, has been featured in Dwell, Vogue, Wired and many other design publications and won “Best Furniture Design” at Dwell on Design 2012. As judges, Niu and Gore possess a critical eye for creativity and quality – along with constructive yet brutal honesty.  They will also serve to inspire and counsel the builders in an effort to bring out their best work.

No stranger to outstanding work, Common has inspired audiences through music, movies, television, books and his philanthropy. Common is one of hip-hop’s most poetic and respected lyricists having garnered multiple Grammy Awards throughout his career. His tenth studio album Nobody’s Smiling debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop Chart in July 2014. In addition to his award-winning music career – Common’s work in film (“American Gangster,” “Wanted,” “Terminator Salvation,”), television (acclaimed AMC series “Hell On Wheels”), and his multiple written works (The MIRROR and ME, I Like You But I Love ME, and New York Times Best Seller, One Day It’ll All Make Sense) have proven his status as a true entertainment multi-hyphenate. In addition to his music, film, and literary pursuits, Common has been the face, voice and inspiration behind some of the largest consumer brands in the country including SPRITE, Gatorade’s G Series, Diesel’s fragrance for men, “Only the Brave,” and Microsoft’s “Softwear” clothing t-shirt line.

“Framework” is a ten one-hour episode series created by Dwight D. Smith and Michael Agbabian of Mission Control Media (“Hollywood Game Night,” “Face Off”) who serve as Executive Producers.  Andrea Richter (“Ink Master”) and Common also serve as Executive Producers.

Sharon Levy is Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV and Chris Rantamaki is Spike TV’s Senior Vice President, Original Series.  Kevin Bartel, Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV will serve as the 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 Contact:

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