“WORLD’S WORST TENANTS” RETURNS TO SPIKE

March 7th, 2013 by gulatis

“WORLD’S WORST TENANTS” RETURNS TO SPIKE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 12 AT 10:00 PM, ET/PT

 Series Follows Professional Evictor Todd Howard and His Team Dealing With Some of the Most Unbelievable Landlord-Tenant Disputes Imaginable 

New York, NY – March 7, 2013Spike will once again beat down the door of some of America’s most unruly, bizarre, outrageous, and dangerous tenants with a second season of the original series, “World’s Worst Tenants.”  Consisting of ten half-hour episodes, the new season premieres starting Tuesday, March 12 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

 

“World’s Worst Tenants” follows Todd Howard, along with his team of eviction specialists, wife Randye and business partner Rick Moore, as they deal with landlords and tenants from the residential, commercial and retail units which they manage.  Howard and his team take viewers behind closed doors into the most heated, high-stakes landlord-tenant disputes.  Each mission documents the process Howard’s team undertakes in discovering where blame lies in each case, and resolving the issues at the heart of the matter by making sure, by any means necessary within the law, that the parties involved are in compliance of their rental agreement.

 

In this new season, viewers will see Todd, Rick, and Randye step into some truly intense and bizarre situations, including dealing with a billionaire leasing an auto track for his wealthy friends, investigating a foreclosure unit with an armed squatter, shutting down an illegal hotel set up in what used to be a hospital morgue, and a tenant refusing to pay rent because they believe their mansion is haunted, among others.

 

Born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Todd Howard, 47, joined the U.S. Marines in 1983 at the age of 18.  Following four years of duty, Howard left the Marines and relocated his home base to California, where he continued to work as a personal trainer and nutritionist.  In 1990, Howard met his wife Randye in Palm Springs, CA while at a bodybuilding competition.  In 1996, Howard was introduced to property management by his future business partner Rick Moore after selling him his home.  Shortly thereafter, the two started their San Diego County based business, which currently owns and manages over 100 properties with a portfolio that includes commercial, resident, and raw land development projects.  “World’s Worst Tenants” showcases the most compelling stories in his career through reenactments of many of the actual confrontations that Howard and his team have experienced over the years.

 

“World’s Worst Tenants” is produced by Barry Poznick, John Stevens and Chad Greulach of Zoo Productions, an ALL3Media company.  Sharon Levy is Spike’s Executive Vice President, Original Series, Tim Duffy is Senior Vice President of Original Series for Spike, and Chris Rantamaki and Jeff Savaiano and serve as the Executives in Charge of Production.

 

Spike 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’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike’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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Salil Gulati                  Spike               212/767-8705                      salil.gulati@mtvstaff.com

SPIKE TV INKS NEW SERIES, “TATTOO RESCUE”

November 13th, 2012 by faziod

PHOTO CAPTION:  Joey Tattoo (right) and his sidekick, Sammy The Builder (left)

SPIKE TV INKS NEW SERIES, “TATTOO RESCUE”

New 10-Episode Series Features Joey Tattoo Who Helps Turn Failing Tattoo Parlors Into Profitable Businesses

Network Also Announces A Second Season For “World’s Worst Tenants”

New York, NY –November 13, 2012Spike TV has ordered 10-episodes of a new, one-hour original series “Tattoo Rescue.” The show follows renowned tattoo expert Joey Germinario (aka “Joey Tattoo”) and his team of experts as they travel the country transforming failing tattoo studios into profitable ventures.

“Tattoo Rescue” is produced by Charlie Corwin’s Original Media. Vem Miller’s Sweatshop Media also serves as executive producer. The series is scheduled to debut next summer.

At one time, they were the symbol of the culture’s dark underbelly, but now tattoos have gone mainstream with an industry gross of well over $2.3 billion. Despite the fact that more Americans than ever crave permanent ink to wear like a badge of honor, every day countless tattoo shops go out of business, many falling to the stereotypes of being dark, inhospitable and full of unsavory characters.

Joey Tattoo, a native of Hoboken N.J. will use his 22 years of experience in the tattoo business and his larger-than-life personality to rescue these establishments from financial ruin before it’s too late. His knowledge of the tattoo industry is well-known in his home state of New Jersey where he has personally guided a bevy of shops into economic success.

In “Tattoo Rescue,” Joey will often have to deal with belligerent owners, obstinate tattoo artists and shops with massive health code violations in his seemingly impossible weekly quest.

Also, Spike TV will once again beat down the door of the most despicable, outrageous, dangerous and insane tenants with a second season of the original series, “World’s Worst Tenants.” The premiere season of “World’s Worst Tenants,” (airing June-August), averaged a robust 1 million viewers and improved the timeslot in Men 25-34 by 96% and Persons 18-34 by 114%.

The half-hour series follows Todd Howard, along with his team of eviction specialists, business partner Rick Moore and wife Randye, as they forcibly remove problematic tenants from any of the residential, commercial and retail units in which they manage. Howard and his team will take viewers behind closed doors into the most heated, high-stakes disputes between landlords and their tenants. Each mission documents the process and procedure that allows this no-holds-barred team to operate within legal guidelines to resolve each case on behalf of their clients.

“World’s Worst Tenants” is produced by Barry Poznick and John Stevens of Zoo Productions.

Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President, Original Series and Tim Duffy is Senior Vice President of Original Series for Spike TV. Justin Lacob serves as the network’s Executive in Charge of Production for “Tattoo Rescue” and Chris Rantamaki and Jeff Savaiano for “World’s Worst Tenants.”

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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World’s Worst Tenants

June 7th, 2012 by gulatis

Spike TV Evicts Nightmare Neighbors With New Original Series “World’s Worst Tenants”

May 8th, 2012 by SPIKE Press

SPIKE TV EVICTS NIGHTMARE NEIGHBORS WITH NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “WORLD’S WORST TENANTS”

Series Follows Professional Evictor Todd Howard and Team as They Remove Unscrupulous Tenants from Their Property

Show Premieres Tuesday, June 12 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT

Los Angeles, CA, May 8, 2012 – Spike TV beats down the door of the most despicable, outrageous, dangerous and insane tenants in the new original series, “World’s Worst Tenants.”  Premiering Tuesday, June 12 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT, the half-hour series follows Todd Howard, along with his team of eviction specialists, business partner Rick Moore and wife Randye, as they forcibly remove problematic tenants from any of the residential, commercial and retail units in which they manage.

Howard and his team will take viewers behind closed doors into the most heated, high-stakes disputes between landlords and their tenants. Each mission documents the process and procedure that allows this no-holds-barred team to operate within legal guidelines to resolve each case on behalf of their clients.  In season one, viewers will see Howard, Rick, and Randye step into several tumultuous situations, including an organized illegal fight club, a marijuana grow farm, and an unlicensed cosmetic surgery clinic, amongst many others.

Born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Todd Howard, 47, joined the U.S. Marines in 1983 at the age of 18.  Following four years of duty, Howard left the Marines and relocated his home base to California, where he continued to work as a personal trainer and nutritionist.  In 1990, Howard met his wife Randye in Palm Springs, CA while at a bodybuilding competition.  In 1996, Howard was introduced to property management by his future business partner Rick Moore after selling him his home.  Soon after the two started their San Diego County based business, which currently owns and manages over 100 properties with a portfolio that includes commercial, resident, and raw land development projects. The series showcases the most compelling stories in his career through reenactments of many of the actual confrontations that Howard and his team have experienced over the years.

Spike TV will telecast 10 episodes of “World’s Worst Tenants,” produced by Barry Poznick and John Stevens of Zoo Productions.  Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President, Original Series, Tim Duffy is Senior Vice President of Original Series for Spike TV and Jeff Savaiano and Chris Rantamaki serve as the Executives in Charge of Production.

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.

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Press Contact:

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

Salil Gulati                    Spike TV         212/767-8705              salil.gulati@mtvstaff.com