Spike TV Celebrates 'MXC, The Original, Not The Ripoff, Weekend' July 5-6
They say imitation is the best form of flattery...
NEW YORK, July 3 -- Spike TV realizes that in the summer,
some broadcast networks might be "lost" like a "desperate housewife" or an
"ugly betty" in search of "bachelor" so they turn to imitating shows on
cable. In honor of this, Spike TV celebrates "MXC, The Original, Not The
Ripoff, Weekend" on July 5-6 as an homage to the network's original series
based on a wacky Japanese game show which debuted five years ago.
Using the actual footage from one of the most popular primetime
Japanese reality game shows, "Takeshi's Castle," Spike TV's "MXC" is
re-written to create an entirely new comedic storyline. The series is not
dubbed and there is not a single trace of literal translation from the
original show. "MXC" has become so popular that many of the games featured
in the Spike series such as Mudslingers and Log Jam can be seen in
surprisingly similar forms on other networks.
"MXC, The Original, Not The Ripoff, Weekend" airs on Spike TV on
Saturday, July 5 (9:00am - 11:30am ET/PT) and Sunday, July 6 (3:30pm - 5pm
Paul Abeyta, Peter Kaikko, and Larry Strawther of R.C. Entertainment
serve as Executive Producers and writers for "MXC." The show is written and
voiced by seasoned actors Victor Wilson, Christopher Darga, Mary Scheer and
Spike TV is available in 96.1 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 http://www.spike.com.