NEW SPIKE TV SERIES HELPS FAMILIES IN FINANCIAL CRISIS
“Family Takeover” Showcases Renowned Business Strategist Victor Antonio Who Leads Families Out of Economic Adversity With Expert Advice And Tough Love
New York, NY, January 28, 2015 – Financial troubles can affect any family, from the wealthy to the blue-collar middle class, to the young family just starting out. But so often these monetary issues can be solved with some expert guidance and some tough love. That’s where Victor Antonio, a Fortune 500 business strategist, comes in.
In the new series, “Family Takeover,” Spike TV has partnered with Ugly Brother Studios and Victor to help families pull themselves out from the economic abyss. Victor believes that the family finances should be run like a major corporation and that by streamlining operations, families can avoid financial ruin.
In each episode, Victor will meet a different family who is facing a fiscal calamity. Using his proven methods from years of experience, Victor will work tirelessly to help the family out of their monetary pit. Victor’s guidance and supervision often reveals that money troubles are just a symptom of a family’s deeper issues.
Spike TV has greenlit 10 one-hour episodes of “Family Takeover.” Production begins in Los Angeles this spring and will debut on Spike TV in the fall. The series was created by Ugly Brother Studios, a Sky Vision partner, with Tim Duffy and Mike Duffy serving as Executive Producers.
“Family Takeover is extremely relevant to our growing gender-balanced audience as financial distress can happen to any family,” said Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV.
“This is a compelling and timely issue that touches the entire country,” jointly said by Tim and Mike Duffy. “By teaching these families to run like a business, Victor has found an innovative solution that yields potentially life-changing takeaway for the average viewer.”
“Family Takeover” is the latest Spike original non-scripted series that targets a broad audience joining network hits such as “Bar Rescue,” “Ink Master,” “Catch A Contractor,” and the upcoming “Coaching Bad.” Chris Rantamaki is Spike TV’s Senior Vice President, Original Series, Hayley Lozitsky is Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV and Jeff Savaiano will serve as the Executive in Charge of Production.
About Victor Antonio:
Fortune 500 strategist Victor Antonio rose up from the streets of Chicago to become one of America’s most celebrated Hispanic executives. As CEO of Force, Inc, President of Global Sales and Marketing for the $420M New World Network and Vice President of International Sales for the $3B Fortune 500 company ADC Telecommunications, he developed a reputation as a shrewd executive and a strong family man.
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.
Ugly Brother Studios is a full-service TV production and content creation company based in Culver City, Ca. Ugly Brother’s catalog is distributed by their international co-production partner, Sky Vision. Founded by veteran TV producers Mike and Tim Duffy in 2013, the company specializes in non-scripted content. Co-founder Mike previously ran development at Zodiak USA where he created and produced some of their biggest hits including TruTV’s smash Hardcore Pawn. He also ran Branded Content for Ben Silverman’s Electus where he worked with some of the world’s largest advertisers like Walmart and P&G. Co-Founder Tim was SVP, Development for Spike TV spearheading hits like Bar Rescue, D.E.A., Deadliest Warrior, Pros Vs. Joes, among others. Ugly Brother’s most recent series, House of Food, aired on MTV last summer.
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