Spike TV Unveils Unscripted Development Slate That Includes Projects With Graham Elliot, Adam Carolla & Jon Taffer

Spike TV has announced its 2013 development slate that features unscripted projects starring Graham Elliot, Adam Carolla, and Bar Rescue’s Jon Taffer that tackle such topics as shoddy contractors and auto body shop mechanics, underground restaurants, small company acquisitions, money lending and negligent homeowners and hail from Eyeworks USA, Shine America, Thinkfactory, THE Co., Stone & Co., Matador, and Left/Right Prods. The new projects are designed to capitalize on the recent success of Ink Master, Tattoo Nightmares and Bar Rescue, said  Spike TV’s EVP original series Sharon Levy. “They all share high stakes, smart edge and credible, charismatic TV personalities.” All of the shows also target the adult 18-49 demographics. Originally focused on males 18-34, Spike TV in the past couple of years had focused on expanding its reach to the older range of the 18-49 spectrum, while holding onto its young viewers. The network’s median age is now 40 for original series. In addition to its unscripted efforts, Spike TV is making a big push in scripted, looking to re-enter the space. Here are descriptions of Spike’s reality development slate:

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, and Kevin Harris. (more…)

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