Spike TV Greenlights 3 Unscripted Series, Revives 'World's Wildest Police Videos'

Spike TV is bringing back one-time Fox reality staple World’s Wildest Police Videos. The cable channel, which previously syndicated the show, has ordered 13 new episodes of the series, a compilation of outrageous police footage. Spike also has picked up three new original unscripted series: Full Bounty, a reality competition featuring aspiring bounty hunters, which has received a 10-epidode order; Tattoo Nightmares, chronicling the stories behind unfortunate tattoos and their owners’ attempts to have them fixed, which has been picked up for six episodes; and Rat Bastards, following a group of guys in Louisiana who hunt down giant swamp rats, which has been ordered also for six episodes. Additionally, Spike has greenlighted a two-part special, Urban Jungle Man. “These three new non-scripted shows share a theme of larger-than-life characters in extreme situations where the high stakes are real,” said Spike’s EVP original series Sharon Levy. “They are perfect complements to our upcoming launches of Big Easy Justice, American Digger and Diamond Divers, which have similar distinctive characters.” Here are descriptions of Spike’s newly ordered series: (more…)

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