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

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November 5th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

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 “Framework” hosted by Common, comes to Spike TV on January 6, 2015

New “Bar Rescue” Episode – Sunday, October 19 at 9/8c

October 16th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

Spike Launches Its First Ever TV Everywhere App on September 30

September 30th, 2014 by faziod

SPIKE LAUNCHES ITS FIRST EVER

TV EVERYWHERE APP ON SEPTEMBER 30

 

Season Premiere of Hit Series “Bar Rescue” Starring Jon Taffer To Debut In The App

 

New York, NY, September 30, 2014Spike TV launches its first ever app on September 30 where viewers can access their favorite Spike content, highlighted by a first look at the season premiere of the hit series, “Bar Rescue.” Fans are able to download the new Spike app for free for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, available only on the App Store.

“The Spike app represents a huge step in our evolution into a network delivering broad-based original hit series to our viewers – anywhere…anytime,” said Kevin Kay, President, Spike TV.

The new app extends Spike’s critically-acclaimed and fan-craved content to a one-stop destination and presents fans with a new way to watch and share the network’s original content.  Along with a first look at the season premiere of “Bar Rescue” (which debuts on Spike TV on October 5), the app features the new episodes from “Ink Master’s” highly-compelling new season. 

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Fans who sign in via their TV service provider will be able to dive into a treasure trove of additional robust content of the network’s first-ever app including the network’s original series totaling nearly 200 episodes including “Ink Master,” “Bar Rescue,” “Auction Hunters,” “Tattoo Nightmares,” “Catch A Contractor,” “Frankenfood,” “Thrift Hunters,” and “Hungry Investors.” The Spike app will showcase the best of Bellator MMA and selected episodes of “COPS,” now a Spike original series.      

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Also available on the Spike app are vintage original series such as “Deadliest Warrior” and “1000 Ways To Die.”

The Spike app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is available for free on the App Store at http://appstore.com/spike

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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Press Contacts:  

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

 

 

Spike TV Partners with Vince Gerardis to Develop Original Scripted Series “Red Mars”

September 24th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

SPIKE TV PARTNERS WITH VINCE GERARDIS TO DEVELOP ORIGINAL SCRIPTED SERIES “RED MARS”

Series Based On Kim Stanley Robinson’s International

Best-Selling Mars Trilogy

New York, NY, September 24, 2014 – Spike TV and Vince Gerardis, Co-Executive Producer of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” have partnered to develop an original scripted series to be based on Kim Stanley Robinson’s expansive MARS TRILOGY, his series of novels about the colonization and transformation of Mars.  A recipient of the prestigious Nebula and Hugo awards, Robinson’s novels are widely regarded as the best books written on the subject, and a holy grail for science fiction fans.

The Spike series, “Red Mars,” will focus on the core question at the heart of the novels — what is it to be human when we are no longer of earth?  Are we not then Martians?

NASA has made going to Mars the organizing principal of all their programs.  Several private corporations too are establishing footholds in the race to the red planet, as evident in daily news stories.

“This series shines a light onto many views of what it means to be human – and asks if can we sustain our humanity under incredible duress,” said Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV. “We are thrilled to partner with such an accomplished producer as Vince Gerardis to tell this incredible and thought-provoking story.”

“There are many homes for large canvas television these days.  It inspires me that Sharon has offered her network as home for this and provided a canvas for me to bring the world created in these books to the screen,” said Gerardis.

In addition to “Game of Thrones,” Gerardis’ television resume includes Executive Producer on ABC’s “FlashForward.”

New York Times best-selling author Kim Stanley Robinson has previously served as member of The Mars Society and was noted by Time Magazine as “Hero of the Environment.”  He was an early advocate on key global initiatives including climate change and other environmental issues, is an honorary member of the Association of Mars Explorers.  He will consult on the series.

Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV, Ted Gold, Senior Vice President, Scripted Original Series, and Justin Lacob, Vice President, Original Series, will oversee the project.

Spike TV will premiere its first scripted event series in seven years, “Tut,” in 2015. The network recently announced script options for “The Crusaders” from Pierce Brosnan’s Irish DreamTime, Mark Sennet Entertainment, Michael Finch and Academy Award®-winning writer David Franzoni; “Deep Web” from Flying Studio Pictures, the production partnership of the world renowned actor and critically-acclaimed, award-winning filmmaking team Gary Oldman and producer Douglas Urbanski along with producer/director/writer Tony Krantz of Flame Ventures; “The Chairman,” based on the Stephen Frey best-seller; and “War at the Shore” based on Richard D. “Skip” Bronson’s book.

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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Press Contact:

 

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

 

 

Season 4 of “Bar Rescue” Premieres – Sunday, October 5 at 9/8c

September 17th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

Ink Master 9/23 – “Geishas Gone Wrong”

September 17th, 2014 by faziod

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