'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
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
SOURCE USA Network