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Spike TV announces pick-up of 1,000 Ways to Die

by Kristin Sample, posted Aug 3rd 2008 12:02PM
1,000 Ways to DieSpike TV has picked up the original, non-scripted series 1,000 Ways to Die. The title of the show says it all -- it just chronicles the many ways people leave this world. It's from Thom Beers, the same guy who produced Ice Road Truckers, The Deadliest Catch, and Ax-Men. There seems to be a theme with Beers's shows, don't you think? The show was originally a two-part special that aired in May on Spike. It performed so well that the network has order ten 30-minute episodes.

Sharon Levy, senior VP of original series over at Spike, is thrilled to be doing business with Thom Beers: "We loved the special and Thom's vision for the series combines all the things our audience wants -- outrageousness, water cooler facts and a never-before-seen-on-TV quality." Some of the deaths this season include death from eating a jalapeno pepper and a man trapped in an avalanche who dies from methane poisoning because of his own flatulence.

As for myself, I'm unconvinced about how entertaining this will be. Admittedly, I didn't see the special, but I just think this sounds morbid and I don't see how people will be amused by this show. But, if you saw the special and feel otherwise, be sure to sound off in the comments. I'd love to hear some viewers' reactions. Perhaps it's because I just read about a man getting decaptiated on a Greyhound bus so I'm a little nauseated right now to begin with.

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