or


[06/28/10 - 08:16 AM]
Spike Turns Metal Into Money with "Scrappers"
The newcomer launches Tuesday, August 3 at 10:00/9:00c with back-to-back episodes.

[via press release from Spike TV]

SPIKE TURNS METAL INTO MONEY WITH "SCRAPPERS"

Ten-Episode Reality Series Set On The Streets Of Brooklyn, NY On The Hunt For The Best Scrap Metal In Town Premieres Tuesday, August 3 At 10:00 PM, ET/PT With Weekly Back-to-Back Episodes

New York, NY, June 28, 2010 - They are the best pick-up guys in the business. Of the scrap metal business, that is. Spike TV debuts the new weekly comedic reality series "Scrappers," set in the take-no-prisoners world of the Brooklyn scrap metal business, with back-to-back episodes airing on Tuesday, August 3 at 10:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT and 10:30 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT.

In 2009 the United States exported more than 22 million tons of scrap metal, raking in profits of more than 7 billion dollars.* Spike is along for the ride as three real Brooklyn, NY scrap metal crews search for their own piece of the scrap prize. In each episode, these real-life competitors and friends will find treasure in tons of twisted metal, and test their relationships on the search for the big score.

"Scrappers" is a workplace comedy like viewers have never seen it, set in one tough office, the streets of Brooklyn, where every day is a battle to make a buck. Our heroes scour the streets to find their treasure, from old appliances to abandoned cars and discarded building materials. What most people see as just a pile of junk, these guys see as a pile of cold, hard cash. Since each day is a new battle to make a buck, their search for scrap never ends. A good day means a big haul - and going home with all your fingers.

To survive in the scrap business you have to be ruthless and Spike's "Scrappers" are the toughest in the game. They've got personalities and attitudes as big as Brooklyn itself, but while they love to bust each other's chops, these longtime friends always have each other's backs.

Tough guy Frankie Noots heads up the Scrappers USA crew from the front seat of his beat-up van. Among Brooklyn scrappers, Frankie is known as the "Don of Scrap." A third generation scrapper, Frankie says he's got metal in his blood. He is like a hunter who knows his prey, where it can be found, what it's made of and most importantly, what it's worth. Rounding out Frankie's crew is smooth-talking negotiator Joe Posa and the goof-prone assistant Darren who can often be found throwing away the good metal and keeping the trash.

Sal the Barber is the man behind P&F Service and Removal who is training to become an MMA fighter in between scrap runs. Sal can be like a bull in a china shop, but he'd also be the first guy to give you the shirt off his back. Greg is Sal's right hand man on the job and in the ring as his MMA training partner. Young and inexperienced, Sal has taken Greg under his wing to show him the ways of the scrapping game.

Mimmo and Dino are the Mad Scrappers. The smallest and most slapdash of the crews, Mimmo and Dino are best pals. These two stooges have a workday that starts and ends "whenever!" They have to rent a van every day to go looking for scrap metal, so they start each day $80 in the hole.

"Scrappers" was filmed entirely on location in Brooklyn, NY and features the neighborhoods of Bayridge, Bensonhurst, Canarsie, Coney Island, East New York, Gravesend, Greenpoint, Midwood, Park Slope, Rockaway and Sheepshead Bay.

"Scrappers" is executive produced by George Verschoor through his Hoosick Falls Productions with Michael J. Weiss and Andy Weiss also serving as EPs. "Scrappers" was created by producer Frank Fidilio and the Weisses. Will Spjut is co-executive producer. Sharon Levy, Tim Duffy and Jeff Savaiano are the executives in charge of production for Spike TV.

Spike TV is available in 98.6 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 www.spike.com.

* Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) 2009 Report





  [june 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SCRAPPERS (SPIKE TV)









[03/31/15 - 02:09 PM]
"House of Lies" Renewed for a Fifth Season On Showtime(R)
"When you have a gifted acting ensemble led by Don Cheadle and smart, acerbic writing led by showrunner Matthew Carnahan you expect something special, and "House of Lies" delivers for us each season," said Gary Levine.

[03/31/15 - 12:00 PM]
FX Orders Fourth Season of "The Americans"
Four episodes remain in the current season, which will conclude with the season finale on April 22.

[03/31/15 - 10:55 AM]
Jeff Fahey Joins the Cast of El Rey Network/Miramax's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Fahey has been cast in the role of "Uncle Eddie Cruickshank," the man who raised The Gecko Brothers after their father died in a fire.

[03/31/15 - 10:11 AM]
Discovery Channel Unveils 2015-2016 Upfront Slate
"Discovery Channel is going from strength to strength this coming year," said Rich Ross. "We're adding new documentaries, scripted series and themed programming to a strong lineup of new unscripted series."

[03/31/15 - 10:10 AM]
TLC Fills Out 2015-2016 Slate Of Programming with Style, Unique Families, And Life's Most Important Moments
This mix of authentic real people, compelling transformation, and larger-than-life stories will drive the network forward in the coming year.

[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
Science Channel's 2015-2016 Upfront Programming Slate Breaks Boundaries
The passion, curiosity and bold questions that define the brand are all featured in Science Channel's provocative lineup of exciting shows.

[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
Lifetime(R)'s Hit Series, "Devious Maids" From Executive Producers Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, Returns for Third Season on June 1st
The series moves to Monday nights at 9:00/8:00c leading into the new series "UnREAL" at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/31/15 - 10:08 AM]
Velocity Adds Horse Power to Record Ratings Growth with 2015-16 Upfront Slate
Velocity's 2015-16 programming slate of 12 top returning franchises and several new series look to strengthen ratings with more than 220 premiere hours.

[03/31/15 - 10:07 AM]
Animal Planet Walks on the Wild Side with Its 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate
In 2014, Animal Planet ranked among the top-20 ad-supported cable networks in prime among Men 25-54 for the third consecutive year.

[03/31/15 - 10:06 AM]
Investigation Discovery Launches New Series Hosted by Legendary Journalist Barbara Walters
"Barbara Walters sets the bar for journalism with remarkable and iconic interviews and unparalleled instinct for getting to the heart of a story," said Henry Schleiff.

[03/31/15 - 10:05 AM]
Investigation Discovery Debuts More Than 650 Hours of Powerful Original Content This 2015-16 Upfront Season
With more than 650 hours of original content planned this season, ID is poised to continue the incredible audience growth that has made the network a serial success as one of the top destinations for women on television.

[03/31/15 - 10:04 AM]
Discovery Life Channel Announces 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate Filled with Heart-Pounding Medical Mysteries and Dramatic Series Capturing Life's Most Unexpected Moments
Discovery Life Channel delivers the heart-wrenching drama of those overcoming extreme adversity in an immersive storytelling style that captures the very best of nonfiction television.

[03/31/15 - 10:03 AM]
American Heroes Channel's 2015-16 Upfront Slate Welcomes the Return of Hit Series "Gunslingers" and "Against The Odds" to Network
AHC focuses on timeless and compelling action and adventure stories that bridge a connection between the lessons of past and the legends of today.

[03/31/15 - 10:02 AM]
Destination America's 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate Takes All-American Entertainment Across the Country
Whether cooking special sauce at a Texas BBQ competition, exploring unknown territory in Alaska, hunting for monsters in West Virginia, building an epic dream house in the Rockies, or never giving up the fight in the wrestling ring, Destination America is TV that celebrates U.S.

[03/31/15 - 10:01 AM]
Discovery Family Channel Leaps Into 2015-16 Upfront Season
Discovery Family Channel features a clever mix of entertaining, high-quality real-world content that appeals to the entire family.