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Elvira is NOT a Witch!

November 8, 2010

 

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ABC Planning Live Action Incredible Hulk Series

October 15, 2010

source superherohype

ABC is currently developing a live-action television series based on The Incredible Hulk, reports Deadline.

The character of the Hulk and his alter-ego, Bruce Banner, first appeared in 1962’s The Incredible Hulk #1. A scientist, Banner’s accidental exposure to Gamma rays causes him to becoming an uncontrollable, rampaging beast whenever he is enraged.

Outside of comics, The Incredible Hulk is perhaps best known as a CBS series that ran from 1978 to 1982, starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno. More recently, the character has spawned two films, 2003’s Hulk (starring Eric Bana) and 2008’s The Incredible Hulk (starring Edward Norton). Mark Ruffalo is attached to take over the role for 2012’s The Avengers.

Although there is some planned continuity between the latter two films, it is unknown whether or not that plan will carry over for the ABC series, which is currently seeking writers.

UPDATE: Heat Vision is reporting that Marvel is also looking at developing the characters of Cloak and Dagger for the small screen.

Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen are, respectively, the superhero duo, who first appeared in 1982’s The Spectacular Spider-Man #64. Both runaway teens, Cloak and Dagger become the victims of a criminal heroin dealer whose experimentations awaken latent mutant abilities. Cloak’s powers allow him to engulf criminals in a world of darkness within himself while Dagger has the ability to create and manipulate daggers of light.

The article notes that Cloak and Dagger could be a candidate for ABC Family. While there is, again, not necessarily a continuity planned between film and television, the characters of Cloak and Dagger made a popular appearance in the original arc of Runaways, which is heading into production as a feature adaptation soon.

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PROFILES IN HISTORY TO PARTNER WITH VARIETY, THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION’S TEAM FOX FOR A CHARITY AUCTION EVENT NOVEMBER 6 LIVE FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

October 4, 2010

Profiles in History, the world’s largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, will partner with Variety – the Children’s Charity of Southern California and the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Team Fox for a unique, four-section auction of over 150 iconic film and television props and costumes, taking place live from The Globe Theatre on the Universal Studios, Hollywood lot on November 6, 2010.

Also featured will be items from several Syfy network shows as well as a taste of Profiles in History upcoming December auction of Hollywood memorabilia. Worldwide bidding begins at 6pm PST. Bids can be placed in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet by visiting HYPERLINK “http://www.profilesinhistory.com/” \o “http://www.profilesinhistory.com/

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“This is a special sale for Profiles in History as we are working with two amazing groups. I feel so fortunate to be able to work side by side with Variety as it approaches its 70th anniversary, and we’re thrilled to assist such a worthy cause as The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Team Fox,”

said Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History.

The first section of this auction contains wonderful items which will be sold to benefit Variety – the Children’s Charity of Southern California.

The monies generated from the sale of these items will fund much needed lifesaving support for disabled, abused, physically challenged and underprivileged children in the Southern California community. Highlights from this group include:

·               Identity Disk from Tron: Legacy ($2,000-$3,000)

·               Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope one-sheet poster signed by 6

principle cast members ($1,000-$2,000)

·               The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers one-sheet poster signed by 10

principle cast members ($1,000-$2,000)

·               Screen-used Scotty Dog puppet and taxidermy puppet from Coraline

($1,000-$2,000 EACH)

·               Megan Fox “Mikaela Banes” Smithsonian costume from Transformers: Revenge

of the Fallen ($1,000-$2,000)

·               Pair of tickets to the premiere of Tron: Legacy ($400-$600)

·               Prop tape recorder bomb from “24” ($200-$300)

·               Spider-Man 2 one-sheet poster signed by Stan Lee and Kirsten Dunst

($200-$300)

·               Original Bones script signed by Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz

($200-$300)

·               Director’s chair back signed by Christopher Nolan, Jodie Foster, Robert

Downey, Jr., Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl ($100-$200 EACH)

In the auction’s second section, Profiles in History is going back-“Back to the Future” with the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Team Fox and Bob Gale to raise money for Parkinson’s research.  Mr. Gale has donated many items from his personal Back to the Future collection and his sales proceeds will go to Team Fox.  Other collectors have consigned their Back to the Future items, designating a percentage of their sales directly to Team Fox.  Highlighting this group is The most technically accurate reproduction of the iconic DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future ever built ($80,000-$100,000) and The Bob Gale Experience, in which Bob Gale will dine with the lucky winning bidder and a guest in Los Angeles, while helping to support The Michael J. Fox Foundation in their fight against Parkinson’s Disease. The winner and a guest can have lunch with Bob Gale in Los Angeles, subject to his schedule, OR a 1 hour-long phone call if travel to L.A. isn’t possible.  Lunch will be paid for by the Profiles in History team and the television show, Hollywood Treasure, on Syfy.  The winner will also receive a Back to the Future poster, personally autographed by Mr. Gale. ($600-$800) Other items from this section include:

·               Hero screen-used Michael J. Fox “Marty McFly” Year 2015 “resizing”

future jacket worn in Back to the Future II ($25,000-$50,000)

·               Marty McFly Year 2015 future Nike “Mag” self-lacing shoe worn in Back to

the Future II ($12,000-$15,000)

·               Screen-used Gray’s Sports Almanac 1950-2000 from Back to the Future II

($3,000-$5,000)

·               Prop Hill Valley map from Back to the Future III ($8,000-$10,000)

·               Very rare prop SFX “transformation” photos of Eric Stoltz as “Marty

McFly” from Back to the Future ($300-$500)

The next section features great items from several hit Syfy network television shows, including Stargate SG-1, Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Caprica. Highlights include:

·               Holoband device from Caprica ($8,000-$12,000)

·               Teal’c Serpent Helmet from Stargate SG-1 ($7,500-$9,500)

·               Ori Control Chair from Stargate SG-1 ($3,500-$4,500)

·               Tesla gun used by Warehouse Agents Myka Bering, Pete Lattimer and Artie

Nielson in Warehouse 13 ($400-$600)

·               Caprica City Buccaneers Pyramid jersey from Eric Stoltz “Daniel

Graystone’s” private game box in Caprica ($400-$600)

·               Colin Ferguson “Sheriff Jack Carter” costume from Eureka ($300-$500)

The final section is a variety of items Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History, has collected in his travels to hunt down Hollywood’s lost treasures, and is a sample of what’s to come in their December Auction. Highlights of this section include a special addition to the auction-an extremely rare “Superman #1” comic book ($100,000-$200,000) and an original hero K.I.T.T. car from NBC’s 2008-9 series, Knight Rider ($25,000-$35,000). Other highlights include:

·               Batman comic strip original art by Bob Kane 1943 ($20,000-$30,000)

·               Screen-used “Daffy” puppet from Gremlins 2: The New Batch ($15,000-$20,000)

·               Michael Jackson’s stage-worn Victory Tour sunglasses ($10,000-$15,000)

·               Original screen-used Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate

Factory ($8,000-$12,000)

·               Spider-Man and Stan Lee original artwork for How to Draw Comics the

Marvel Way by John Romita ($4,000-$6,000)

·               Screen-used Naboo Palace Guard jacket from Star Wars Episode 1: The

Phantom Menace ($4,000-$6,000)

·               Butch Patrick “Eddie Munster” first season velvet coat from The Munsters

($3,000-$5,000)

·               The Art of Animation signed by Walt Disney and Disney’s “Nine Old Men”

($2,000-$3,000)

Joe Maddalena and his company, Profiles in History are the stars of Hollywood Treasure, a new television show premiering October 27on Syfy.

Profiles in History’s next general Hollywood auction is scheduled for early December, 2010. A few items have been announced, including Brandon Routh’s hero Superman costume from Superman Returns; a ¼ scale special effects Batmobile from Batman Returns; a large collection of stop-motion hero principal character puppets from Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride; a hero Golden Ticket from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and a hero T-600 Terminator puppet from Terminator Salvation.

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Hollywood’s Iconic Action Props Are On The Auction Block During Premiere Props’ Live Auction

September 9, 2010

On Saturday, September 11

Premiere Props announced today they will be hosting their LIVE September Auction Extravaganza, featuring over 500 movie props and costumes from Hollywood’s iconic action films, used by today’s hottest stars.

In honor of the movie opening that same weekend, hundreds of costumes and props used in the making of the hotly anticipated 3D chapter of Screen Gems’ Resident Evil: Afterlife, including knives, bombs and Alice’s katana swords, along with her hero wardrobe, are available for fans to bid on and call their own. From the 10-foot bloody free standing pods to Alice’s iconic hero red and white umbrella pin, all will be available.  The fourth installment of the hugely successful RESIDENT EVIL franchise, RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE is again based on the wildly popular video game series, and will this time be presented in 3-D.

Additionally, rare movie props will be on display and up for bid, including John Dillinger’s (Johnny Depp) pistol from PUBLIC ENEMIES and Lt. Aldo Raine’s (Brad Pitt) screen used star dagger, dog-tags and snuff box from The Weinstein Company’s smash hit Inglourious Basterds. Collectors can own the knives and bats used by Lt. Aldo Raine and Sgt. Donny Donowitz (Eli Roth) in their bloody war against Nazis. Bikinis and bloody and torn costumes from Piranha 3D, worn by the film’s sexy stars, are also up for auction. More artillery and items from Battlestar GALACTICA, Star Wars: Return of the jedi, Conan the Barbarian, Outlander and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves will be on the auction block, including knives, battle axes and ankle bombs. Collectors will also have the opportunity to bid on costumes and props used by Brad Pitt, Robert Pattinson, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Sean Connery, Viggo Mortensen, Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Jessica Szohr, Kelly Brook, Wentworth Miller and many more!

Premiere Props has also teamed with Lionsgate to promote the Movies On Demand premiere of KILLERS on September 7th.  KILLERS, the action-packed romantic comedy starring Hollywood favorites Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl, is also available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Download.  Over 50 items from the film, including hero costumes, accessories, prop guns and more will be available during the auction. The proceeds from the sale of these items will benefit Katherine Heigl’s chosen charities The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation and Dress for Success.

The live auction takes place on Saturday, September 11, at Premiere Props’ warehouse in El Segundo, California (128 Sierra Street, El Segundo, CA 90245). There will be a preview from 9am – 11am PST, before the auction starts at 11am. The September Auction Extravaganza will be hosted by Leo Quinones from “The Film Freak Movie Talk Show” on KFWB NewsTalk 980AM Los Angeles and can be seen on Premiere Props’ 3 camera LIVE broadcast show online. The catalog is online now and more major props and costumes will be added daily!  Pre-register now to be part of this amazing live event!

The LIVE September Auction Extravaganza will feature movie collectibles and props including: 

  • Public Enemies– John Dillinger’s (Johnny Depp) ’38 Detective Special’ Colt pistol
  • Inglourious Basterds– Lt.  Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) screen used, hero, brown, gold, and metallic rubber dagger with black leather case and star
  • Inglourious Basterds– Sgt. Donny Donowitz (Eli Roth) screen used, dark brown leather necklace with metal tag with scratches and blood stains
  • Inglourious Basterds– Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) screen used, traditional aluminum dog tags
  • Inglourious Basterds– Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) screen worn hero very bloody bullet holed red dress
  • Inglourious Basterds– screen used, black and silver plastic and metal ankle bomb timer with yellow blasting cap
  • Inglourious Basterds– Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) screen used, hero, black binoculars with brown leather carrying case
  • Inglourious Basterds– Sgt. Donny Donowitz (Eli Roth) screen used, hero, white and black glove gun with blood
  • Remember Me– Tyler Hawkins (Robert Pattinson) hero brown wood baseball bat used in the alleyway fight
  • Killers– Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kutcher) hero screen worn ‘Cole Haan’ sunglasses
  • Killers– Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kutcher) screen used, hero black rubber ‘Kansas City, ‘Cal. 9 Luger’ prop gun
  • Killers– Jen Kornfeldt (Katherine Heigl) screen worn, hero, white metal and plastic faux ‘Chanel’ watch
  • Killers– Jen Kornfeldt (Katherine Heigl) hero tan long sleeve ‘Faconnable’ coat, black ‘Vince’ skirt, black pleather ‘Piper & Blue’ slip on shoes. Includes wardrobe tag
  • Killers– Metal with magnet bottom, clear hard plastic casing with red ‘Danger Semtex-A’ on each side and LED computer part in the middle bomb, black plastic with buttons and grey cord detonator, and black neoprene tube for the bomb
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife– Alice screen worn hero, green with dirty tan fur fold up hood, military style jacket, custom made vest, black ‘Wilfred’ t-shirt, black, ‘Lululemon Athletica’ athletic pants, black leather gloves with cut-off fingers and dirty leather ‘Joie’ knee high boots. Includes wardrobe tag.
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife– Albert Wesker screen used, hero, metal ‘VICI Micro-Flo’ high pressure syringe with long needle
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife– Alice silver metal with black graphite-like core grenade
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife– Alice black with ‘Alice’ on one side and ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’ on the other in red, chairback
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife– Axeman screen worn hero, brown foam with plastic nails protruding , velcro and broken zipper on the back, muscle and veins upper body suit, and brown twin with bloody splatter all over, plastic nails protruding, black thin cord inside hood
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife– Plastic red body with battery inside, six silver and black legs, black and blue head, custom made Scarab with tape on the bottom
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife– Alice hero, bloody, silver painted wooden dummy katana
  • The Book of ELI –Eli (Denzel Washington) screen worn, hero, bloody, dirty, brown fleece aged crew neck ‘Redhead’ sweatshirt, white ‘Hanes’ t-shirt, dirty and bloody, dark tan ‘Charhartt’ painter pants, and dirty, green wool knit fingerless gloves. Includes wardrobe tag
  • 300– Silver fiberglass spear tip the went on the Spartan’s spear
  • Piranha 3D– Danni Arslow (Kelly Brook) screen worn hero, grey and white tye dye, racerback tank top, (no size, label) red metallic ‘Turtle Beach’ two piece string bikini and black ‘Report Signature’ platform heels.  Includes wardrobe tag
  • Piranha 3D– Kelly Driscoll (Jessica Szohr) screen worn, stunt, white ‘ella moss’ racerback tank top, ‘Rip Curl’ spaghetti strap, reversible bikini top, ‘Rip Curl’ swim shorts, denim ‘Guess’ short jean shorts, and pink, white, black and teal print, large ‘Ogio’ purse. Includes wardrobe tag
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi– unfinished piece of the Death Star that is was cast from the original molds at Industrial Light and Magic
  • Battlestar Gallatica– Joe Johnston original illustrations. A set of three conceptual drawings of “Daggit” from Battlestar Galactica.  These are the original concepts created for the vintage film and were achieved in pen, pencil and marker.  Also included is the original template that was used to make the drawings
  • Battlestar Gallatica– Screen used child’s wrist communicator made of resin and medical gauze, this piece has been hand painted and decorated

 

Authentic props and costumes from some of the hottest new theatrical releases are coming soon to Premiere Props! Visit Premiere Props for the chance to bring home one-of-a-kind, screen-used movie memorabilia from Devil, Red, Faster, Season Of The Witch, Beastly, Priest, Easy-A, Adjustment Bureau and more!

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New Shrek and Kung Fu Panda Holiday Specials Coming

September 8, 2010

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

NBC will air new half-hour “Shrek” and “Kung Fu Panda” specials. The network is partnering with DreamWorks Animation for the specials “Scared Shrekless” and “Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special.”

NBC will air the Halloween-themed “Shrekless” on Oct. 28, partnering it with a re-airing of “Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space.” “Panda” will air Nov. 24, paired with an encore of “Merry Madagascar.”

“NBC is proud to team with DreamWorks Animation to broadcast such quality holiday programming that includes some of their many popular film characters,” said Angela Bromstad, president of primetime entertainment at NBC and Universal Media Studios. “These animated specials will provide top-flight family entertainment for fans of all ages.”

In “Shrekless,” Shrek challenges Fiona, Donkey, Puss in Boots and the other fairy-tale characters to spend the night in Lord Farquaad’s haunted castle telling scary stories. In “Panda,” the lovable Po has to choose between his family obligations and his duty as Dragon Warrior when he’s ordered to host a formal winter feast at the Jade Palace.

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And The Winners Are?

August 30, 2010
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

ERIC STONESTREET as Cameron Tucker ABC

Modern Family

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

STEVEN LEVITAN, Writer ABC

CHRISTOPHER LLOYD, Writer

Modern Family Pilot

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

JANE LYNCH as Sue Sylvester FOX

Glee

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

RYAN MURPHY, Director FOX

Glee

Pilot – Director’s Cut

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

JIM PARSONS as Sheldon Cooper CBS

The Big Bang Theory

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

EDIE FALCO as Jackie Peyton SHOWTIME

Nurse Jackie

OUTSTANDING REALITY – COMPETITION PROGRAM

TOP CHEF BRAVO

Dan Cutforth, Executive Producer

Jane Lipsitz, Executive Producer

Liz Cook, Executive Producer

Casey Kriley, Executive Producer

Andrew Cohen, Executive Producer

Dave Serwatka, Executive Producer

Rich Buhrman, Co-Executive Producer

Gayle Gawlowski, Co-Executive Producer

Fred Pichel, Co-Executive Producer

Tom Colicchio, Co-Executive Producer

Nan Strait, Co-Executive Producer

Erica Ross, Supervising Producer

Julia Cassidy, Senior Producer

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

MATTHEW WEINER, Writer AMC

ERIN LEVY, Writer

Mad Men

Shut The Door. Have A Seat.

 
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

AARON PAUL as Jesse Pinkman AMC

Breaking Bad

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

ARCHIE PANJABI as Kalinda Sharma CBS

The Good Wife

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

BRYAN CRANSTON as Walter White AMC

Breaking Bad

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

STEVE SHILL, Director SHOWTIME

Dexter

The Getaway

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

KYRA SEDGWICK as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson TNT

The Closer

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL

DAVE BOONE, Writer CBS

PAUL GREENBERG,

Special Material Written By 63rd Annual Tony Awards

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL

BUCKY GUNTS, Director NBC

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART COMEDY CENTRAL

Jon Stewart, Executive Producer/Host

Rory Albanese, Executive Producer

Josh Lieb, Executive Producer

Kahane Cooperman, Co-Executive Producer

Steve Bodow, Supervising Producer

Jennifer Flanz, Supervising Producer

Hillary Kun, Supervising Producer

Adam Lowitt, Supervising Producer

Jim Margolis, Supervising Producer

Jill Katz, Producer

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

JULIA ORMOND as Eustacia (Temple’s Mom) HBO

Temple Grandin

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

DAVID STRATHAIRN as Dr. Carlock HBO

Temple Grandin

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL

ADAM MAZER, Writer HBO

You Don’t Know Jack

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

CLAIRE DANES as Temple Grandin HBO

Temple Grandin

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL

MICK JACKSON, Director HBO

Temple Grandin

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

AL PACINO as Dr. Jack Kevorkian HBO

You Don’t Know Jack

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES

THE PACIFIC HBO

Tom Hanks, Executive Producer

Steven Spielberg, Executive Producer

Gary Goetzman, Executive Producer

Tony To, Co-Executive Producer

Graham Yost, Co-Executive Producer

Eugene Kelly, Co-Executive Producer

Bruce C. McKenna, Co-Executive Producer

Cherylanne Martin, Producer

Todd London, Producer

Steven Shareshian, Producer

Tim Van Patten, Supervising Producer

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE

TEMPLE GRANDIN HBO

Alison Owen, Executive Producer

Paul Lister, Executive Producer

Anthony Edwards, Executive Producer

Dante Di Loreto, Executive Producer

Emily Gerson Saines, Executive Producer

Gil Bellows, Executive Producer

Scott Ferguson, Produced By

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

MAD MEN AMC

Matthew Weiner, Executive Producer

Scott Hornbacher, Executive Producer

Lisa Albert, Supervising Producer

Blake McCormick, Producer

Dwayne Shattuck, Producer

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

MODERN FAMILY ABC

Steven Levitan, Executive Producer

Christopher Lloyd, Executive Producer

Jason Winer, Co-Executive Producer

Danny Zuker, Co-Executive Producer

Dan O’Shannon, Co-Executive Producer

Bill Wrubel, Co-Executive Producer

Paul Corrigan, Co-Executive Producer

Brad Walsh, Co-Executive Producer

Jeff Morton, Producer

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Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior, Season Three!

August 16, 2010

MORE EPIC BATTLES BETWEEN HISTORY’S GREATEST WARRIORS!

Spike TV Renews The Multi-Platform Hit Series

“Deadliest Warrior” For A Third Season

Navy SEAL Richard “Mack” Machowicz Joins The Cast

Los Angeles, CA, August 16, 2010 – History’s most lethal combatants will continue the fight for ultimate supremacy as Spike TVrenews “Deadliest Warrior,” the network’s first original franchise hit, for a third season, it was announced today by Sharon Levy, executive vice president, original programming, Spike TV.  The series has averaged 1.6 million viewers over it first two seasons, the most recent airing from April-July.  The season 2 finale on July 27 was the #2 ranked show on cable in its timeslot.  The third season of “Deadliest Warrior” will premiere 10 episodes in Summer 2011.

Mack, a Navy SEAL and former host and producer of “Future Weapons” and “Weapons That Changed The World,” joins the cast for the new season. Mack brings a warrior’s perspective to this series, as well as a weapons and battle tactician’s expertise.  Mack will provide viewers a richer understanding of the men behind the weapons and provide insight into the specific military strategies of all the featured warriors.  His expertise with soldier craft and military hardware comes from his experience as a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Navy SEALs.  During his service tenure, he participated in numerous tactical operations with SEAL Team ONE and TWO.  While at SEAL Team TWO, he was attached to the training cadre as the Leading Petty Officer of Land, Mountain and Arctic Warfare.  He also has over 30 years experience in the martial arts, studying such systems as muay thai boxing, Jeet Kune Do, kickboxing, aikido, jujitsu, savate, arnis and karate.

Mack joins series regulars Geoff Desmoulin and Dr. Armand Dorian for season 3. Desmoulin, a biomedical engineer and karate black belt, is in charge of creating and executing all of the various and often intricate tests that are performed and subsequently entered into the show’s computer system.  Dorian analyzes the lethal potential of each attack on the human body and discusses the type of medical treatments which were available at the time to treat such wounds.

“Deadliest Warrior” is produced by 44 Blue Productions, Inc. with Rasha Drachkovitch and Tim Warren serving as executive producers.

The new season will delve deeper into the history of the legendary warriors to create an even more comprehensive composite of these formidable combatants.  Season 3 will also expand its scientific exploration of the warriors’ weaponry, illustrating its innovation and technology.

“We are confident the innovations to Spike’s franchise hit, “Deadliest Warrior,” will be a big hit with show’s ever-growing fan base,” said Levy.  “The addition of more scientific explanation behind the weapons and the historical context of the warriors will enhance the viewers’ experience.”

Deadliest Warrior: The Game” for Xbox LIVE Arcade has been a top-selling title on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, selling over 190,000 units within the first month of its July 14 release.

Also returning for a new season in conjunction with the new episodes will be Spike.com’s, original round table discussion series, “Deadliest Warrior – The Aftermath.”  For Season 2, it continued to be hugely successful, maintaining the online interest between episodes and generating a total of 2.7 million video views.  “Deadliest Warrior” also performed well on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, ranking as one of the highest selling TV series on the platform. In fact, since launching in April 2009, over 380,000 “Deadliest Warrior” episodes have been downloaded across various download-to-own platforms (iTunes, Xbox, PSN, etc).

    Deadliest Warrior” show pages on Spike.com attracted a season average of over 227,000 weekly unique visitors.  Show-related videos generated over 16.6 million video views during the course of the season.

    Along with the use of 21st century science and the latest in CGI technology, the series enlists warrior-specific, world-class fighters and experts to provide insight into what makes these combatants tick, analyzing every facet of their unique skills of destruction, culminating in a head-to-head final fight between two legends of the battlefield that will produce the deadliest warrior.  The recent second season featured such iconic warriors such as SWAT, Attila the Hun, Alexander the Great, Aztec Jaguar, Jesse James Gang, Al Capone Gang, Roman Centurion, India’s Rajput Warrior, Somali Pirate, KGB and CIA.