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[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.

[06/05/13 - 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.

[05/06/13 - 10:01 AM]
Spike TV Announces Cast of "Fight Master: Bellator MMA"
The 10-episode series launches Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[02/05/13 - 12:02 PM]
Spike TV and Randy Couture Ink Multi-Year Partnership
The deal includes multiple non-scripted projects, two of which have been greenlit to air.

[02/05/13 - 11:34 AM]
Randy Couture, Greg Jackson, Frank Shamrock and Joe Warren to Train Up-and-Coming Mixed Martial Arts Fighters in "Fight Master: Bellator MMA"
The 32 fighters, competing for a spot in the welterweight tournament in the Fall of 2013, will live and train together in four camps led by the aforementioned legendary coaches.

[04/03/12 - 10:01 AM]
Spike TV Teams Up With Bertram van Munster, Co-Creator of "The Amazing Race," for a New Bellator Fighting Championships Reality Show
The one-hour original series will premiere in 2013 and will showcase the fighters from the emerging mixed martial arts league.







FIGHT MASTER: BELLATOR MMA (SPIKE TV)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/19/13 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 8/29/13; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Spike TV's press release, May 2013) The inaugural season of Spike TV's "Fight Master: Bellator MMA" brings together 32 of the best welterweight (170 lbs) fighters on the planet to compete for a spot in the Bellator MMA Tournament, the toughest tournament in sports, and a $100,000 prize. The series premieres on Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT, featuring legends of the sport, Randy Couture, Greg Jackson, Frank Shamrock, and Joe Warren, as coaches. From Salvador, Brazil to Newcastle, United Kingdom to Great Falls, MT, the 32 fighters have traveled from all corners of the globe to the bayou of New Orleans, and will live and train together in four camps led by the aforementioned legendary coaches. This series is much more than just a tournament, as it will capture the reality of the competitors and the grueling training regimen it takes to become a world-class MMA fighter. The concept of "Fight Master: Bellator MMA" is unprecedented in that the fighters control their own destiny. They will choose which camp to train with and which opponent they want to fight next. The 32 fighters will partake in qualifying bouts over the first three episodes of the series. The finale will be telecast live on Spike with the winner moving on to an upcoming tournament. Bellator announcer Jimmy Smith will serve as host.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Frank Shamrock as Coach
· Greg Jackson as Coach
· Jimmy Smith as Host
· Joe Warren as Coach
· Randy Couture as Coach
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrea Richter as EP
· Bertram van Munster as EP
· Elise Doganieri as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Profiles Television Productions