Over the last year, Spike TV’s West Coast development team has cranked out a slew of highly-rated series that have connected with Spike’s audience on television and online. From “Auction Hunters” to “Bar Rescue” to “Ink Master,” Tim Duffy, Senior Vice President, Original Programming for Spike TV, has been on the frontlines in the creation, development and execution of the network’s biggest original series hits. Currently, he’s working on a slate of new originals that continue to aim at broadening and expanding Spike’s audience, including highly-anticipated series “Big Easy Justice,” “Diamond Divers,” “Rat Bastards,” “Tattoo Nightmares,” and “American Digger.”
Duffy has emerged as a major voice in the direction of Spike’s original productions. Duffy’s acumen for creating shows that appeal to a wider audience has proved instrumental to the network in its goals to target audience expansion. The result has been hit shows, as Duffy has overseen production of four of the network’s highest-rated series to date.
Duffy joined the network in 2004 and initially served as Director, Original Programming for Spike TV. During that time, he headed the production of several Spike TV series including “Pros vs. Joes,” “King of Vegas,” and “Bullrun.” In April 2005, Duffy was promoted to Vice President, Original Programming for Spike TV, where he spearheaded the production of several successful programs including the aforementioned “Auction Hunters” and “1000 Ways To Die,” along with “Deadliest Warrior,” “DEA,” “Pros vs. Joes,” “MANswers,” “4th and Long” and “Jesse James Is A Dead Man.” In February 2011, Duffy was promoted to senior vice president, original programming for Spike TV, where he has since overseen production for new hit programs, “Bar Rescue,” “Repo Games” and “Flip Men.”
Before his work at Spike TV, Duffy was Director of Development at Game Show Network. Prior to GSN, Duffy was a freelance producer with credits that include Dick Clark Production’s “Greed” and “64K Dollar Questions,” “Weakest Link” and Steven Spielberg’s millennium documentary “The Unfinished Journey.”