Spike Orders Three New Reality Series


Spike TV has picked up three new reality series as part of its push to appeal to a broader audience of men with its high-stakes unscripted fare.

The new series are Full Bounty, a competition series featuring 12 aspiring bounty hunters; Tattoo Nightmares, chronicling people's humorous horror stories of their awful tattoos as they attempt to get them fixed; and Rat Bastards, about a group of Louisiana men who hunt down giant swamp rats in the Mississippi wetlands. Spike has ordered six episodes of Tattoo Nightmares and Rat Bastards and 12 episodes of Full Bounty.

"These three new non-scripted shows share a theme of larger-than-life characters in extreme situations where the high stakes are real," said Sharon Levy, executive VP, original series, Spike TV. "They are perfect complements to our upcoming launches of Big Easy Justice, American Digger and Diamond Divers, which have similar distinctive characters."

Spike has also greenlit 13 new episodes of the previous series World's Wildest Police Videos, which aired on Fox from 1998-2002, and will air the two-part special Urban Jungle Man, which follows extreme animal handler John Brennan in New York City.

Premiere dates for the new series are to be announced.