Spike TV Orders 20 More Episodes of Bar Rescue

May 9th, 2013 by SPIKE Press

SPIKE TV ORDERS ANOTHER ROUND OF EPISODES OF “BAR RESCUE” 

Network Orders 20 More Episodes of Hit Original Series Starring Jon Taffer

To Premiere this Fall   

New York, NY, May 9, 2013Spike TV has greenlit 20 more episodes of the network’s popular original series, “Bar Rescue” starring renowned bar and nightlife expert Jon Taffer.  From the producers of “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” and the first 11 powerhouse seasons of “The Biggest Loser,” “Bar Rescue” features Taffer, as he wields his nearly three decades of experience in the restaurant, bar and nightclub business to help give failing establishments one last chance to transform themselves into profitable businesses.

“Bar Rescue” is among Spike TV’s original series that have successfully managed to broaden the network’s audience base. The third season, which premiered on Sunday, February 10  averaged a robust 1.8 million viewers, its highest ever, and improved the timeslot by a staggering +282% with Adults 18-34 and +195% with Adults 18-49.  The series drew a franchise-high 2.2 million viewers on April 7 and delivered more Men 18-49 than the highly-acclaimed “Mad Men.”

In “Bar Rescue,” Taffer travels nationwide, targeting a different failing establishment in each episode.  His approach may ruffle feathers along the way, but Taffer pulls no punches and values bottom lines above hurt feelings.  Owners and employees he believes are standing in the way of success are urged to check their egos at the door, as he employs a proven scientific approach to solving the problems befalling bars.

“Bar Rescue” is produced by Eyeworks USA and Executive Producers JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson Brant Pinvidic, DJ Nurre, Tim Warren and Jon Taffer.  Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President, Original Series, Tim Duffy is Senior Vice President of Original Series for Spike TV, and Justin Lacob, Director of Original Series, serves as the network’s Executive in Charge of Production.

Spike TV also has announced that Taffer will be featured in the Spike pilot “Hungry Investors.” With Eyeworks USA producing, Taffer teams up with two fellow restaurant industry experts to seek out “diamonds in the rough” — neighboring establishments that are struggling, despite having amazing potential to succeed. The ‘Hungry Investors’ puts two restaurants to the test in a head-to-head, challenge-based competition and the one enterprise that shows the most promise of turning things around earns a significant cash investment. Executive Producers are JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic, DJ Nurre, Andy Scheer and Jon Taffer.

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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SPIKE TV PICKS UP NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, “BAR RESCUE” AND “REPO GAMES”

May 23rd, 2011 by gulatis

SPIKE TV PICKS UP NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, “BAR RESCUE” AND “REPO GAMES”

Network Orders 20 Episodes Of “Repo Games” From The Producers Of “Jersey Shore” And 10 Episodes Of “Bar Rescue” From The Producers of “The Biggest Loser”

New York, NY, January 31, 2011 – Spike TV has ordered two new, distinctive unscripted series, “Bar Rescue” and “Repo Games,” it was announced today by Sharon Levy, Spike TV’s  executive vice president, original series and animation.   The network will pick up 20 half-hour episodes of “Repo Games” from the producers of MTV’s hit series, “Jersey Shore,” and 10 one-hour episodes of “Bar Rescue” from the producers of “The Biggest Loser.”  “Bar Rescue” begins shooting in April while “Repo Games” goes into production in February.

 

“The guys featured on ‘Bar Rescue’ and ‘Repo Games’ share that same authentic, real-life persona that will resonate with Spike’s expanding audience,” noted Levy. “We are thrilled to partner with the incredibly creative production teams that developed ‘The Jersey Shore’ and ‘The Biggest Loser’ to bring these unique concepts to life.”

 

In Spike TV’s new series, “Bar Rescue,” Jon Taffer, one of the country’s top restaurant and bar consultants, will give failing establishments one last chance to succeed.  The show will delve into every business facet of running a bar from creating a profitable drink/food menu to crowd management to music selection to managing disgruntled employees.  This marks the first food/beverage-themed show for Spike TV, furthering its effort to expand and broaden its audience.

Taffer will use his “in-your-face” style along with his renowned method of management called “Taffer Dynamics” to transform the bar into a vibrant, profitable establishment.  He will utilize everything from state-of-the-art science such as eye tracking technology, monitoring of body temperature and even reading pheromone output in patrons in order to create an ambitious plan of action.  Taffer will focus on one establishment per episode from cities all around the country.  Taffer’s wife, Nicole, will appear in the show along with a rotating group of experts.

“Bar Rescue” is produced by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks US, and Executive Producers JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson (“The Biggest Loser,” “Master Chef,” “I Used to be Fat,” “Flying Wild Alaska”).

“Repo Games” is an innovative game-show series with one big twist.  The series, a combination of “Cops” meets “Jeopardy,” follows a crew of real-life repo men, Josh Lewis and Tom Detone, who give debtors one last chance to keep their cars but only if they’re willing to play for it.  The debtors get five questions and if they get three answers correct, the car will be paid off on the spot.  If the debtors fail, the car gets a new home at the impound lot.  The series will be shot on location throughout the country.

“Repo Games” is produced by 495 Productions (“Jersey Shore,” “More to Love,” “Tool Academy,” “My Big Friggin Wedding”). Sally Ann Salsano serves as executive producer.

Spike TV is available in 99.4 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV 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.

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