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[04/02/14 - 09:58 AM]
Spike TV Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is When "Hungry Investors" Premieres May 11
In the series, Jon Taffer teams up John Besh and Tiffany Derry to vet competing restaurants and decide which is worthy of a significant investment.

[03/21/14 - 10:09 AM]
Spike TV Orders a Fourth Season of "Bar Rescue"
The new season - featuring 20 more episodes of the network's popular original series - will debut on Spike TV this fall.

[02/26/14 - 11:45 AM]
"Bar Rescue" Is Back in Business! All New Episodes Return Sunday, March 9th at 9:00 PM ET/PT
This time around, "Bar Rescue" rehabilitates a selection of bars across US cities including: Omaha, NE, Los Angeles, CA, Kansas City, MO, and Dallas, TX.

[11/25/13 - 11:42 AM]
Spike TV Adds Tori Socha to Its Original Series Team
Socha joins Spike TV having most recently served as Director of Alternative Programming at Syfy where she developed and oversaw production on several new unscripted series.

[10/10/13 - 11:44 AM]
"Bar Rescue" Debuts Special Hurricane Sandy Episode Sunday, October 27 at 10 PM
In the fall of 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated the Bungalow Bar and Grill, a once-booming Rockaway Beach, NY establishment.

[08/21/13 - 09:03 AM]
Spike TV Banks on New Original Series "Hungry Investors"
Each week, the "Hungry Investors" team - Jon Taffer, John Besh and Tiffany Derry - puts two struggling restaurants to the test to prove they deserve a second chance at success.

[07/08/13 - 07:10 PM]
Q2 in Review: How 436 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date through the second quarter of 2013.

[06/25/13 - 09:58 AM]
"Bar Rescue" Season 3 Continues Sunday, July 7 at 9:00 PM on Spike TV
The series features renowned bar and nightlife expert, Jon Taffer, as he gives failing establishments one last shot at success.

[06/05/13 - 10:17 AM]
Spike TV Bolsters Original Series Department with New Additions and Key Promotions
Chris Rantamaki is promoted to Senior Vice President, Original Series while Justin Lacob is promoted to Vice President, Original Series.

[05/23/13 - 12:43 PM]
Hollywood's Hottest Talent Added to Spike TV's "Guys Choice" Lineup
Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, Vin Diesel, Jeff Bridges, Jason Sudeikis, Jackie Chan, Andrew Luck, Chrissy Teigen, Katherine Webb and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are slated to appear.

[05/09/13 - 10:51 AM]
Spike TV Orders Another Round of Episodes of "Bar Rescue"
The network has greenlit 20 more episodes of the popular original series for the fall.

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

[04/09/13 - 09:44 AM]
More Guys Would Rather Have a Drink with Jon Taffer of Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" Than "Mad Men's" Don Draper
Spike TV spins the numbers for Sunday, April 7.

[04/02/13 - 06:07 PM]
Q1 in Review: How 280 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date for the first quarter of 2013.

[12/12/12 - 09:13 AM]
Spike TV's Hit Original Series "Bar Rescue" Returns for a Third Round on Sunday, February 10 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT
New Orleans, Austin and Denver are among this season's new locales.

[08/22/12 - 10:57 AM]
Spike TV Orders Another Round of Episodes of "Bar Rescue"
Look for 20 new episodes beginning in the first quarter of 2013.

[07/23/12 - 09:27 AM]
Spike TV - "Bar Rescue" and "Flip Men" Premiere Dates Final Change
"Bar Rescue" will now return Sunday, July 29 with "Flip Men" following on Sunday, August 5.

[07/19/12 - 01:07 PM]
Spike TV - "Bar Rescue" and "Flip Men" Premiere Date Second Change
Said duo has been pushed back again, this time to Sunday, August 5 and Sunday, August 19, respectively.

[07/16/12 - 11:55 AM]
Spike TV - "Bar Rescue" and "Flip Men" Premiere Date Change
"Bar Rescue" will now debut on Sunday, July 29 with back-to-back episodes with "Flip Men" now due on Sunday, August 5.

[06/13/12 - 08:35 AM]
Spike TV's Hit Original Series "Bar Rescue" Returns for a Second Round on Sunday, July 22
Jon Taffer hosts the series, airing Sundays at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[02/13/12 - 11:00 AM]
Spike TV Orders Season Two of "Ink Master"
Season two's episode order of 13 is an increase over season one, which consists of eight episodes.

[02/01/12 - 09:09 AM]
Spike TV Announces Season Two of "Flip Men"
12 new episodes are on tap for the show's second season.

[09/14/11 - 10:09 AM]
Spike TV Picks Up a Second Season of "Bar Rescue" After Posting Series High Ratings This Past Sunday Night
Production will begin this winter from venues all around the country and the new episodes will air in the summer of 2012.

[08/11/11 - 07:35 AM]
Spike TV Announces the Pick-Up of Four New Non-Scripted Original Series
Plus: freshman "Repo Games" has been picked up for another 20 episodes.

[07/07/11 - 07:41 AM]
Spike TV's Hit Series "Auction Hunters" Returns With New Episodes of Season 2 on Tuesady, July 19 at 10:00 PM
Plus: a special new New England-area-based episode will air Sunday, July 17 at 9:30/8:30c as a lead in to the premiere of "Bar Rescue."

[06/15/11 - 07:01 AM]
Spike TV and Renowned Nightlife Consultant Jon Taffer Aim to Raise the Bar With the Series Premiere of "Bar Rescue"
The 10-episode series launches Sunday, July 17 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[01/31/11 - 08:39 AM]
Spike TV Picks Up New Original Series, "Bar Rescue" and "Repo Games"
"Bar Rescue" begins shooting in April while "Repo Games" goes into production in February.

[05/11/10 - 06:46 AM]
Spike TV Promotes Sharon Levy to Executive Vice President, Original Series and Animation
Levy will continue to oversee production and development for all of Spike's expanding portfolio of original series.

[05/04/10 - 06:14 AM]
Spike TV Presents New Slate of Non-Scripted Original Pilots
Meanwhile the scripted front includes "Rebel League," "Kings By Night," "Fort Bush," "Back Nine" and "Playing With Guns."







BAR RESCUE (SPIKE TV)
Returns in Fall 2014 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/17/11 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (20 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's fourth of 20 episodes) on 3/21/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from Spike TV's press release, March 2014) Spike TV has greenlit 20 more episodes of the network's popular original series, "Bar Rescue" starring renowned bar and nightlife expert Jon Taffer. From the producers of ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" and Syfy's "Opposite Worlds," the series follows Taffer as he utilizes his nearly three decades of experience in the restaurant, bar and nightclub business to help give failing establishments one last chance to transform themselves into profitable businesses. The new season will debut on Spike TV this fall. "Bar Rescue" is among Spike TV's original series that have successfully managed to broaden the network's audience base. A new batch of original episodes (part of season three) kicked off on Sunday, March 9 at 9:00pm ET/PT, and have averaged 1.8 million viewers and improved the timeslot by a staggering +173% with Adults 18-49 and +131% with total viewers.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jon Taffer as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· D.J. Nurre as EP
· J.D. Roth as EP
· Jon Taffer as EP
· Justin Lacob as EIP (Spike TV)
· Tim Warren as EP
· Todd A. Nelson as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Eyeworks USA