Spike TV Announces New Slate of Original, Non-Scripted Pilots
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 -- Spike TV announces today a new,
distinctive slate of non-scripted original pilots covering a broad spectrum
of themes including action, comedy, and factual entertainment, from some of
the most successful producers in television and film. The pilots in
development feature deadly warriors, treasure hunters, a scientific
exploration of death, terror survival tips and an elaborate, high-octane
"Our development slate represents the wide scope of guys' interests,
presented in an authentic way that only Spike can provide," said Sharon
Levy, senior vice president, development, Spike TV.
Spike TV has partnered with some of the most successful producers and
production companies in Hollywood and the UK for its new pilot slate. This
list includes Thom Beers, behind two of cable's top series, "Ice Road
Truckers" and "Deadliest Catch;" 44 Blue who produced "Survive This!" and
"Lockup;" Tom DeSanto, who served as producer for the mega-blockbuster
theatricals "Transformers" and "X-Men;" and Ricochet, producer of
Spike TV's original non-scripted pilot slate includes:
"1000 WAYS TO DIE"
Did you know that 107 people die every minute? Why are we so fascinated
with death? This fast-paced show will be a voyeuristic journey into the
real ways in which people die.
Production: Thom Beers Original Productions ("Deadliest Catch," "Ice
"CAUGHT IN THE ACTION"
Each week, friends set up their unsuspecting friends to be placed in
the center of their own action movie. From bar room brawls, to car chases,
to hostage negotiations, "Caught in the Action" places people in the middle
of an elaborate high-octane hoax.
Producer: Hallock Healey Entertainment ("Scare Tactics") Eps Scott
Hallock, Kevin Healey
"THE DEADLIEST WARRIOR"
Who is the Deadliest Warrior of all time? Each week this series
examines two groups of the world's most lethal men in a historical and
action-packed narrative. From their weapons, to their armor, even what they
had available to eat at the time, "Deadliest Warrior" will take an in-depth
look at the most feared men on the planet. Each episode will culminate by
actually pitting the warriors against each other in a computerized battle
that will calculate a winner using the latest in CG technology.
Production: Gary Tarpanian and Paninee Theeranuntawat of Morningstar
Entertainment ("Battlegrounds: The Art or War," "Jesse James: Legend,
From U.S. Navy Seals to Green Berets to Delta Force, these highly
trained special operation American military teams conduct "top secret"
missions in the most hostile environments imaginable. These missions have
been classified top secret -- until now! "Declassified" is a primetime
television series that captures the drama and heroic spirit of some of the
most daring U.S. Special Ops missions ever conducted. Each one-hour episode
will feature one mission, played out in a hybrid mix of scripted action and
Production: Production: 44 Blue Productions and Tom DeSanto Productions
/ EPs Tom DeSanto ("Transformers," "X-Men"), Rasha Drachkovitch ("Survive
"DIVE FOR TREASURE"
Greed and obsession collide as a rag-tag crew of treasure hunters hit
the open ocean in search of their riches, with former Marines as escorts.
Production: Ricochet Television ("Supernanny") EPs Nick Powell, Nick
Is New York City prepared for a nuclear attack? Are you and your family
safe from biological weapons? In today's America, it's important to know
how to survive terror. From escape routes, to shelter building, to what to
eat during a nuclear winter, this series is a survivalist's look at how
Americans can arm themselves with knowledge that could save their lives in
the event of a terrorist attack.
Production: Wall to Wall Media ("Frontier House," "Spymaster," "Joe
Millionaire UK," "Ancient Egyptians," "Smallpox") EPs Alex Graham, Jonathan
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*all above are working titles
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