Spike Secures Miniseries Pair

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Spike TV has secured the off-network rights to a pair of disaster-themed miniseries airing on NBC this summer.
The acquisitions of Meteor and The Storm will provide promotional platforms for the male-targeted service's debut of original series Surviving Disaster on Sept. 1.
Deal terms were not disclosed; both projects were produced by RHI Entertainment.
Originally airing on NBC on July 12 and 19, Meteor features two scientists who discover the giant meteor Kassandra, approximately three times the size of Mt. Everest, has been knocked out of its orbit and is now barreling straight toward Earth. The first part is set to premiere on Spike on Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), with the second installment immediately following at 10 p.m.
The Storm, scheduled to air July 26 and August 2 on NBC, chronicles where the changeable forces of nature combine - in the air, on land, in the seas - as the world counts down its final, catastrophic hours. It will bow on Spike on Aug. 31 at 8 p.m., with the second installment at 10 p.m. that night.
Surviving Disaster, hosted by Navy SEAL Cade Courtley, takes viewers through catastrophic scenarios and arms them with the knowledge needed to survive the unthinkable. The original series launches on Spike on Sept. 1 at 10 p.m.
"These two high-action, dramatic miniseries that will serve as the perfect platform to promote our exciting and informative new series, Surviving Disaster, that might actually save your life," said Spike vice president of programming John Griffin in a statement.