Bounty hunters and bad tenants highlight new Spike TV slate
The Spike cable channel has picked up four new reality series designed to appeal to its core adult-male audience. The shows share a common theme of putting dynamic characters in high-pressure situations, executives said.
The new series include:
"Big Easy Justice": Bounty hunter Tat-2 and his "Elite Recovery Team" hunt down elusive criminals in post-Katrina New Orleans. Production companies headed by Jennifer Lopez and "Today" weathercaster Al Roker are behind the project.
"American Digger": Former professional wrestler turned modern-day relic hunter Ric Savage visits battlefields and historical sites in the hopes of digging up artifacts and striking it rich. But first he and his crew must convince homeowners on the properties to allow them to dig.
"World's Worst Tenants": Professional evictor Todd Howard confronts "the most despicable, dirty, outrageous, dangerous and insane tenants imaginable, and forcibly removes them."
"Undercover Stings": Undercover cops track down criminals with sting operations.
Spike has also ordered a new season of "Repo Games," the game show in which unsuspecting debtors get a chance to keep their possessions by answering trivia questions.
-- Greg Braxton
Photo: "Repo Games'" Josh Lewis and Tom DeTone. Credit: Shannon Faulk / Spike TV