Spike To Provide Alternative Late-Night Alternative


Spike TV is making another jaunt into late-night with a new comedy, talker from producer Thom Beers.

Beers, whose 1000 Ways to Die series on Spike was just renewed for a third campaign, will produce a weekly late-night series through his production company Original Productions, owned by FremantleMedia.

Instead of a celebrities touting an upcoming project, the series will put the spotlight on guests from different walks of life who find themselves in extraordinary situations: a convenience store clerk who defended himself against would-be criminals, or a former stock broker who quit his job to join the Green Berets in Afghanistan.

The show will have two hosts and various correspondents. Spike is currently scouring the country to cast the series pilot with the right fresh face and regular guy-image. 

It will also feature comedy bits, as well as "manformation," the kind spouted on Spike late-night program Manswers.

"This won't be your typical late-night series with typical celebrity chit-chat," said Spike senior vice president of original programming Sharon Levy in a statement. "This show will come with that distinctive and irreverent Spike voice and point-of-view our viewers have come to expect from us. We are looking to provide our young male audience with water cooler chatter for the next day."