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'DR. Steve-O' Accepting Patients This Fall on USA Network
The newcomer, in which Steve-O helps "de-wussify wimps, nerds and couch potatoes," will follow "WWE Raw" on Monday nights this fall.

[via press release from USA]

'DR. STEVE-O' Accepting Patients This Fall on USA Network

NEW YORK, June 21 -- USA Network announced today that it has ordered seven episodes of DR. STEVE-O, a reality program starring Jackass alum Steve-O ("Jackass," Wildboyz") that is set to debut Monday, October 1st 11pm/10c on USA Network. DR. STEVE-O will follow WWE Monday Night RAW, the highest-rated weekly year-round series on cable.

Produced by Bunim/Murray Productions ("Real World," The Simple Life"), DR. STEVE-O will follow the adventures of one-of-a-kind personality Steve-O, a member of a dying breed of live-life-to-the-max daredevils who is disgusted with the alarming number of "wussified" men in America. He travels around the country on a mission to "de-wussify" wimps, nerds and couch potatoes who have been nominated by their buddies, girlfriends, wives, mothers, coworkers or even have nominated themselves. Administering his brand of "extreme attitude adjustments," including shockingly hilarious stunts and embarrassingly funny and demented dares specifically tailored to each patient of the doctor on call, Steve-O will confront the guys, infiltrate their lives and shock them out of their shells.

"We are thrilled to be collaborating with USA Network in bringing back someone with such a sizable, existing fan base on cable," said Jonathan Murray, President, Bunim-Murray Productions. "Steve-O is certain to complement USA's innovative programming."

"Steve-O brings his unique personality and sensibility to USA's incomparable line-up of characters," said Jeff Wachtel, executive vice president original programming, USA Network. "By joining him with WWE Monday Night RAW, USA will guarantee the most thrilling night for male viewers on cable."

The national casting search for "Dr. Steve-O" has begun, if you know of a wussy or are a wussy yourself and need special treatment from Dr. Steve-O you can visit http://usanetwork.com for more information. The executive producers of "Dr. Steve-O" are Jonathan Murray and Jeff Jenkins.

About USA Network

USA NETWORK is cable television's leading provider of original series and feature movies, sports and entertainment events, off-net television shows, and blockbuster theatrical films. The #1 basic cable network across the board in 2006, USA Network is seen in 90 million U.S. homes. The USA Network Web site is located at http://www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

About Bunim-Murray Productions

Bunim-Murray Productions is a leading independent producer of innovative entertainment content. The company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (now in its 18th season on MTV). Bunim-Murray's other current programming includes Real World Road Rules Challenge (MTV), The Simple Life (renewed for its fifth season on E!), Bad Girls Road Trip (premiered in June on Oxygen) and The Bad Girls Club (renewed for its second season on Oxygen). Launched in 2006 to better reach the Digital Generation, Bunim-Murray's M Theory Entertainment is a spin-off entity focusing on new media initiatives. Bunim-Murray also recently launched BMP Films, a documentary film division, which premiered its first documentary, Autism: The Musical, at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Bunim-Murray Productions is based in Van Nuys, CA. It was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim.


  [june 2007]  


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