Spike Orders Four Unscripted Series
Spike TV has ordered four new unscripted series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"These shows all share one thing in common: at the heart of each of them is a dynamic personality in a high-stakes, reward vocation," Spike executive Sharon Levy said.
American Digger follows former professional wrestler Ric Savage and his company American Savage, which tries to find — sometimes by persuading people to allow them to rip up their properties — and sell artifacts. "We loved the idea that this was yet another out-of-the-box original way to enter the treasure space ... and we thought a perfect companion piece for Auction Hunters," Levy said.
Big Easy Justice stars bounty hunter Tat-2 and his team as they hunt down some of New Orleans' biggest criminals. The series, scheduled to debut next year, is produced by Al Roker Entertainment in association with CRM Entertainment, Bodega Pictures and Jennifer Lopez's company, Nuyorican Productions.
World's Worst Tenants features Todd Howard, a former U.S. Marine who now makes a business out of confronting and evicting "despicable, dirty and sometimes dangerous" tenants.
Undercover Stings — which comes from Cops creators John and Morgan Langley — delves into the world of police stings and busts.
Spike has also renewed Repo Games, a game show where the hosts ask owners of vehicles in danger of being repossessed trivia questions to give them a chance to keep their car. The show is averaging 1.1 million viewers in its first season, which began in April.