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[04/16/13 - 09:32 AM]
Spike TV Announces Ambitious New Non-Scripted Development Slate
Highlights include projects from Graham Elliot and Adam Carolla.

[via press release from Spike TV]

SPIKE TV ANNOUNCES AMBITIOUS NEW NON-SCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT SLATE

New York, NY - April 16, 2013 - Spike TV announces its boldest non-scripted development slate yet featuring authentic, dynamic and confident personalities including Graham Elliot and Adam Carolla. Building on the ratings success of "Bar Rescue," "Ink Master" and "Tattoo Nightmares," the aggressive slate aims at continuing the network's mission to broaden its viewership to a more balanced, general audience.

Spike TV's 2013 development slate features many of the leaders in the non-scripted genre, including Eyeworks USA, Shine America, Thinkfactory, THE Co., Stone & Co., Matador, and Left/Right Productions.

"Our 2013 development slate reflects Spike's ongoing commitment to develop original programming that features big stakes and engaging personalities who are leading authorities in their respective fields," said Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV. "We're partnering with some of the most innovative and creative producers in non-scripted entertainment to produce series that further our goal of widening our audience."

TO CATCH A CONTRACTOR

Adam Carolla is not just a renowned television, radio, and internet personality with one of the most-downloaded podcasts in the world, he is also a passionate, knowledgeable construction expert. In this pilot, Carolla serves as a vigilant watchdog to homeowners or businesses who have been cheated by a contractor and left with an unfinished disaster. Carolla, along with no-nonsense contractor Skip Bedell, hunts down the shoddy builder and gets retribution for the owner by making them fix the disaster and finish the job. Eyeworks USA created the pilot for Spike TV. Executive Producers for Eyeworks USA are JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, DJ Nurre, Brant Pinvidic, and Kevin Harris.

COVERT KITCHENS

Graham Elliot, award-winning chef, restaurateur and acclaimed judge on hit series "MasterChef," gives viewers an exclusive invitation into the underground restaurant world in "Covert Kitchens." Now a fixture all across America, these one-night-only culinary events are put on by some of the world's top chefs in alleyways, train cars, and even tattoo parlors. It all has to come together in one day - the food, the setting and the service. Can they pull it off? Find out on "Covert Kitchens," a pilot from Shine America, the studio behind such popular series as "MasterChef" and "The Biggest Loser."

BIZ BROKERS

The buying and selling of businesses is a high stakes game where fortunes can be made and lost in mere moments. Business brokers act as the shrewd and astute middlemen behind these high-pressure deals and reap a percentage on the sale of companies they represent. In this Spike pilot, an aspiring small business owner is presented with three companies that are up for sale. With the guidance of a seasoned business broker, the fledgling business owner decides which company to purchase. Several months later, the show follows up to find out whether the small business owner succeeded in making their dream purchase into a moneymaker. "Biz Brokers" comes to Spike TV from The T Group.

FRANKENFOOD

Superstar chef, Eric Greenspan, is going across the country to create culinary history by finding Americans with the most incredible and unique food creations. In each episode, the top food innovators will go head-to-head in order to get their mouthwatering, unexpected food combinations onto the menu of a restaurant, win a cash prize, and possibly create the next big food craze. Greenspan is the chef and owner of The Foundry and The Roof on Wilshire, and once defeated the legendary Bobby Flay on the television series "Iron Chef America." Sharp Entertainment brought the presentation to Spike TV.

AUTO BODY AVENGERS

With over 200 million registered vehicles in the United States, it's no surprise that auto repair shops are a booming business. Unfortunately, you don't always get what you pay for. While the majority of auto body shops are fair and honest businesses, there are unscrupulous ones who seek to rip off unrespecting car owners by charging them for unnecessary or shoddy repairs. In "Autobody Avengers," a team of operatives go undercover to spotlight the garages suspected of fraud. Matador produced the presentation.

PROPERTY MONSTROSITY

It seems every neighborhood has a property monstrosity which is in such disarray that it's diminishing the value of all of the houses on the block. In this Spike TV original pilot, a concerned group of neighbors joins forces to confront their negligent neighbor. The exasperated group sternly offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to renovate and fix the disastrous house as long as the neighbor-from-hell moves out and leaves the renovation in the hands of the concerned neighbors. The pilot is produced by Thinkfactory Media, the driving force behind the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-nominated hit mini-series "Hatfields & McCoys."

REPOSA JUSTICE

Outrageous criminal defense attorney Adam Reposa is a powerful voice for the underdog and a dedicated champion for justice who loves taking the path of most resistance as he defends "the least among us." Based in Austin, TX, Adam takes on shady salesmen, nasty neighbors, lousy landlords, and anyone else who stands in the way of "Reposa Justice." The show comes to Spike TV from Left/Right and Watson Pond Productions.

TAKE THIS JOB AND LOVE IT

Job applicants unwittingly compete for a full-time position as hidden cameras capture their reactions to being put through extreme on-the-job tests designed to find the perfect hire. The applicant who handles the situation best under pressure, judged by a hiring expert and the business owner, is given the chance to fill a lucrative position within the company. The pilot is being produced for Spike by Scott Stone, Ross McCall, and Stone & Company.

WE'RE THE BOSS

Can you imagine having the opportunity to choose your next boss? In this workplace reality series, everyday employees across America will get to be in charge for one week. By week's end, the company will be changed - hopefully for the better. The Hochberg Ebersol Company (THE Co.) created and is producing the pilot. Justin W. Hochberg and Charlie Ebersol are Executive Producers.

HARD MONEY

This pilot takes viewers inside the fast-paced, high-stakes world of hard money lending, a practice that is, in essence, legal loan-sharking. These hard money lenders offer short-term loans at steep interest rates guaranteed by significant collateral. If the loans default, they collect collateral worth many times the amount of the loan itself. This series follows three successful hard money lenders and documents their never-ending rollercoaster ride in the world of high financial desperation. The lenders work individually but there is constant competition among them for the best loans. "Hard Money" comes to Spike TV from Matador.

About Spike:

Spike is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike's Internet address is www.spike.com.

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· AUTO BODY AVENGERS (SPIKE TV)
· BAR RESCUE (SPIKE TV)
· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· BIZ BROKERS (SPIKE TV)
· CATCH A CONTRACTOR (SPIKE TV)
· COVERT KITCHENS (SPIKE TV)
· FRANKENFOOD (SPIKE TV)
· HARD MONEY (CNBC)
· HATFIELDS & MCCOYS (HISTORY)
· HIRING SQUAD (SPIKE TV)
· INK MASTER (SPIKE TV)
· IRON CHEF AMERICA (FOOD)
· MASTERCHEF (FOX)
· PROPERTY MONSTROSITY (SPIKE TV)
· REPOSA JUSTICE (SPIKE TV)
· TAKE THIS JOB AND LOVE IT (SPIKE TV)
· TATTOO NIGHTMARES (SPIKE TV)









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