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'1000 Ways to Die' Lives On for Third Season

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Feb 1st 2010 1:45PM
1000 Ways to DieComing soon to Spike TV: an original late-night talk show, new episodes of '1000 Ways to Die' and reality shows on hardcore little wrestlers and Brooklyn "scrappers."

According to a network press release, the chat fest will be outside of the traditional late-night zone. Instead of stars promoting flicks, it will spotlight ordinary people in extraordinary situations, such as 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 is said to be "manformation" for the "true guys' guy," according to network Senior Vice President Sharon Levy. Hosts are still to be named.1000 Ways to DieComing soon to Spike TV: an original late-night talk show, new episodes of '1000 Ways to Die' and reality shows on hardcore little wrestlers and Brooklyn "scrappers."

According to a network press release, the chat fest will be outside of the traditional late-night zone. Instead of stars promoting flicks, it will spotlight ordinary people in extraordinary situations, such as 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 is said to be "manformation" for the "true guys' guy," according to network Senior Vice President Sharon Levy. Hosts are still to be named.

One of the partners in the late-night project -- Original Productions, part of FremantleMedia -- has also received Spike's go-ahead to produce a third season of '1000 Ways to Die,' one of the network's highest-rated shows for their sought-after 18-24 male demographic. The show traces the true, bizarre and sometimes ridiculous stories of how people have perished.

In the meantime, Spike is also ramping up its quotient of reality shows. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the net has picked up 'Half Pint Brawlers,' six-episode series that follows a traveling troup of little wrestlers, led by Puppet the Psycho Dwarf (real name: Steve Richardson). And out of New York will come 'Scrappers,' a 10-episode venture focused on competing crews who search for the best -- you guessed it -- "crap" in Brooklyn.

Several episodes of 'Half Pint' are already pinned down; 'Scrappers' begins its garbage picking in March.

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