COMMON

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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Spike TV Travels The Infamous Silk Road To Develop New Drama, “Deep Web,” From Tony Krantz And Gary Oldman’s Flying Studio Pictures

September 16th, 2014 by faziod

SPIKE TV TRAVELS THE INFAMOUS SILK ROAD TO DEVELOP NEW DRAMA, “DEEP WEB,” FROM TONY KRANTZ AND GARY OLDMAN’S FLYING STUDIO PICTURES 

Series Inspired By TIME Magazine Cover Story On The Notorious Illegal
Online Marketplace To Be Written By Scott Gold 

New York, NY, September 16, 2014 – Spike TV is partnering with prominent producer/director/writer Tony Krantz (“Mulholland Drive,” “Felicity,” “Sports Night” and “24”) of Flame Ventures, and Flying Studio Pictures, the production partnership of the world renowned actor and critically-acclaimed, award winning filmmaking team Gary Oldman, and producer Douglas Urbanski, to develop an original series, “Deep Web.” Scott Gold (“Under The Dome”) will serve as Executive Producer and Writer.

This Spike original series, inspired by a recent TIME Magazine cover story on the Silk Road online marketplace, is the incredible saga of an ambitious computer aficionado in Silicon Valley who, with the help of his friends, evolves into an internet underworld crime boss fueled by a web portal where one can buy anything ­ from a kidney to cocaine to a rocket-launcher.

Known for their motion pictures, this will mark a first time entry for Oldman/Urbanski as Executive Producers of a television series. “This is part of a long term strategy of spreading our creative wings into other platforms,” said Urbanski.

“The opportunity to work on a first class project with Tony, and the dedication Spike has brought to the entire enterprise is exactly what Doug and I have been seeking, and frankly, one we could not pass up,” said Oldman from London where he is currently filming.

“In this supremely competitive environment, we are thrilled to be the network to partner with Tony Krantz and filmmakers like Gary and Doug to bring this story to our ever-growing audience,” said Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV. “This project speaks to the network’s search for wholly distinctive and relevant ideas, ripped from today’s headlines, that reflects our brand’s evolvement.”

“Deep Web” will be Executive Produced by Krantz, Oldman and Urbanski. Drew Comins, who originally sourced the TIME magazine article and EVP of Flame Ventures, will serve as Co-Executive Producer.

“Deep Web” is the story of a different American dream – one driven by the national economic crisis and a culture where anything goes in order to get rich and famous overnight. From the slums of Oakland to the start-up mecca of high-flying Silicon Valley, “Deep Web” is an entirely new crime series following an upstart tech genius who masterminds an online superhighway of illegal goods and services.  As his empire grows beyond borders and government regulation, he becomes the one of the most wanted men on Earth.

Flying Studios Pictures is the production company partnership of long-term partners Gary Oldman and Douglas Urbanski. As one of the generations most acclaimed and well-known actors, the Academy Award® nominated, and BAFTA® winning actor has had a career in some of the most successful films of all time, playing some of the most iconic characters in the history of cinema. As a force of cinema nature, his career in films is like no other, the staggering film resume includes “JFK,” “Dracula,” “True Romance,” “Sid and Nancy,” “The Professional,” “Immortal Beloved,” “The Fifth Element,” “Air Force One,” “The Contender,” the recent smash “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” and also the record breaking Chris Nolan “Batman” series, one of the highest grossing franchises in cinematic history. Also as Sirius Black, in the “Harry Potter” films, one of the OTHER record breaking franchises in film history. Oldman received numerous awards and nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for his acclaimed performance as master spy George Smiley in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” In addition he has been an acclaimed film maker his film “Nil By Mouth” won Oldman the British Academy Awards for Best Screenplay and also Best British Film, in addition to prizes at Cannes and Edinburgh.

Doug Urbanski, in addition to his many Tony Award® nominated Broadway productions, is known as the nearly three decade long manager and business partner of Oldman; films he has produced include “Nil By Mouth” (British Academy Award Winner Best British Film), “The Contender” (3 Academy Award Nominations), and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (British Academy Award Winner Best British Film).

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; “The Chairman,” based on the Stephen Frey best-seller; and “War at the Shore” based on Richard D. Skip Bronson’s book.

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

 

 

Langley Productions and Spike TV to Honor “COPS” Audio Technician Bryce Dion

September 15th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

LANGLEY PRODUCTIONS AND SPIKE TV TO HONOR

“COPS”AUDIO TECHNICIAN BRYCE DION 

Special Episode One-Hour Episode Featuring Clips Of Dion’s Work To Be Showcased On Saturday, September 20 At 8:00pm ET/PT

New York, NY, September 15, 2014 – Langley Productions and Spike TV will honor the memory of long-time “COPS” audio technician Bryce Dion with a special episode featuring some of his best work on Saturday, September 20 at 8:00pm ET/PT.

Bryce Dion was a 7-year veteran of “COPS” who was tragically killed during production on August 26 in Omaha, NE.  The one-hour special will be comprised of clips from his work. The tribute displays his courage and commitment to showing the challenges faced by law enforcement.

“Bryce had a passion for life and his work, and was always the first one to help anyone in need. He will best be remembered for a smile that never faded. All of us who knew him or worked with him on “COPS”, as well as the many friends he made working on documentaries and other shows, mourn his passing,” said Morgan and John Langley, Executive Producers of “COPS.”

Bryce was considered to be the best at his craft by many who worked with him, and had recently been promoted to Audio Supervisor after seven years with Langley Productions.

Enclosed is a link to a tribute spot for the episode:  http://www.spike.com/video-clips/dfqi5j/

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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Jason Jordan

September 11th, 2014 by SPIKE Press

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Season Finale of “Hungry Investors” premieres Sunday, September 14 at 9/8c

September 10th, 2014 by SPIKE Press