or


[11/07/07 - 11:42 AM]
Kobayashi and Joey Chestnut Look to Gobble a World Record at Spike TV's 'Mle Chowdown: The Turkey Bowl'
The special airs on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22 at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM on Spike TV.

[via press release from Spike TV]

Kobayashi and Joey Chestnut Look to Gobble a World Record at Spike TV's 'MLE Chowdown: The Turkey Bowl'

Airs On Thanksgiving at 11 AM and 7 PM

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 -- Before bragging to your relatives about how much turkey you can eat this Thanksgiving ... Spike TV and Major League Eating present "MLE Chowdown: The Turkey Bowl" as the world's top eaters look to consume an entire 20 lb turkey in 8 minutes. The two giants in the sport, Joey Chestnut and Kobayashi, look to gobble a new world record as they battle it out with the other six top eaters.

"MLE Chowdown: The Turkey Bowl" airs on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22 at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM on Spike TV.

During the main event, Chestnut and Kobayashi will compete against current record holder for whole turkey consumption, Patrick Bertoletti, who ate 4.8 lbs of turkey in 12 minutes last November. Additional competitors include Tim "Eater X" Janus, Arturo Rios, Tim "Gravy" Brown, Rich LeFevre and Allen Goldstein.

The event's undercard will consist of other top eaters in a cranberry sauce eating contest. Appearing will be "El Toro" Jimenez, Juris Shibamaya, Micah Collins, Erik Denmark, Juliet Lee, Hall Hunt, Erik "Steakbellie" Livingston and Chris "Mad Greek" Abatsas.

The world's current #1 ranked eater, Joey Chestnut of San Jose, CA, took the eating world by storm this year when he defeated eating legend Kobayashi at the Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest held in Coney Island, NY. Chestnut devoured Kobayashi's record by three hot dogs on his way to the title and now, Chestnut plans on showing that his country's tradition of Thanksgiving is all his, while Kobayashi looks to regain the throne as the king of competitive eating. Chestnut must also be wary of the whole-turkey record holder, Patrick Bertoletti.

"MLE Chowdown: The Turkey Bowl" will mark the third such event on Spike TV. Patrick Bertoletti won the most recent event, featuring Buffalo Wild Wings(R), totaling 4.1 pounds of wings in 8 minutes. Joey Chestnut fell just short as he took second place with 4.05 pounds and, in his very first time eating chicken wings, Kobayashi was third with 3.12 pounds of wings.

Christopher Martello is vice president, sports & specials, Spike TV. Scott Fishman is executive in charge of production for Spike TV. David Baer is executive producer for Shea Baer Productions, producer of the series.

Major League Eating(TM) (MLE) is the world body that governs all stomach- centric sport. There were 100 MLE events in 2006. Major League Eating was developed by the International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE), which was established in 1997 by George and Richard Shea, who have represented Nathan's Famous since 1988 and were responsible for developing the July 4th International Hot Dog Eating contest into its current form. Major League Eating produces events in the USA, England, Japan, Germany, Thailand and Canada.

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.

SOURCE Spike TV
http://www.spiketv.com/





  [november 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[08/27/15 - 05:10 PM]
FOX Gives Midseason Drama "The Frankenstein Code" New Title of "Lookinglass"
The Rob Kazinsky-led drama is due in 2016 on the network.

[08/27/15 - 03:47 PM]
Video: VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" Season 2 Super Trailer
Premiering on Monday, September 7, the new cast is willing to lay it all on the line, striving to leave a permanent mark on the music industry despite sacrifices they may be forced to make.

[08/27/15 - 02:37 PM]
FXX to Air Special Mini-Marathon of "Archer's" Greatest Loves
Sterling Archer is reflecting on some of his greatest loves from the past with a special mini-marathon airing Saturday, September 26 from 10 PM - 1 AM ET/PT.

[08/27/15 - 01:54 PM]
"Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank" Set to Premiere on Friday, October 23rd on Showtime(R)
The film is an intimate, rollicking and entertaining look behind-the-scenes at the public and private life of one of America's greatest and, at times, controversial legislators.

[08/27/15 - 01:36 PM]
TLC Heads Back for a Second Push of "Labor Games"
The season premieres Tuesday, September 15 at 8:00/7:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[08/27/15 - 01:08 PM]
TV One's "Welcome to the Family" Reunites Half & Half Co-Stars Valarie Pettiford and Telma Hopkins
The film centers on Stella, an internet producer (Kali Hawk), who has to learn how to balance her personal and professional lives.

[08/27/15 - 12:48 PM]
"Celebrity Name Game" Rolls Out the Red Carpet More Celebrity Guests, More Comedy, More Fun Than Ever!
Hosted by funnyman Craig Ferguson and executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, the syndicated, half-hour weekday strip premieres Monday, September 21.

[08/27/15 - 11:43 AM]
Treasure Hunters Dig Deep Into American History to Search for Vanished Fortune on the Series Premiere of "Rebel Gold" Airing Tuesday, Sept 15 on Discovery
The project is an all-new series that follows an experienced group treasure hunters as they join forces to retrace Jefferson Davis' trail and search for clues that could lead them to the legendary treasure.

[08/27/15 - 11:30 AM]
Betty White to Guest-Star on FOX Drama "Bones"
She'll play an accomplished, sharp as a tack, absolutely fabulous squintern who is brought in to assist in a murder linked to fantasy football - which just happens to be one of her many areas of expertise.

[08/27/15 - 11:21 AM]
Animal Planet's "Tanked" Delivers Marvelous Masterpieces to Megastars, MVPs, Magicians and Musicians
Look for the first of 10 new episodes on Friday, September 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/27/15 - 11:09 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Tops His Broadcast Competition for the Late-Night Ratings Week of Aug. 17-21 in All Key Categories
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 17-21.

[08/27/15 - 11:01 AM]
TBS Orders Two More Seasons of "American Dad!"
In November, the network announced a 22-episode order for season 11, which is set to air on TBS and Adult Swim in early 2016.

[08/27/15 - 10:50 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases the Official Trailer for the Emmy(R) Nominated Outstanding Drama Series "Homeland"
Season five will pick up two years after Carrie Mathison's (Claire Danes) ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief.

[08/27/15 - 10:50 AM]
All-New Dance Docuseries "Step It Up" Premieres September 25 on Lifetime
Traci Young-Byron, a former Miami Heat Dancer and longtime team captain, is the owner of the elite dance company, the Young Contemporary Dance Theatre (YCDT).

[08/27/15 - 10:26 AM]
A&E and LMN to Premiere Two New Documentaries Chronicling the Troubling Persona of O.J. Simpson and the Criminal and Civil Trials Against Him
A&E will premiere the two-hour special "O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes" on Thursday, October 1 at 9:00/8:00c.