Fight Master: Bellat
Spike TV was the original home of the popular ``Ultimate Fighter'' reality series for the UFC. Now the network is back in the same game, this time partnering with mixed martial arts promotion Bellator MMA to find up-and-coming fighters. The series' first season showcases the quest of 32 welterweights (170 pounds) competing for a spot in a Bellator MMA tournament and a $100,000 cash prize. The fighters are mentored by coaches Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock, Greg Jackson and Joe Warren, and in a unique twist, the competitors choose which camp to train with and which opponent they want to fight next. Bellator announcer Jimmy Smith is the series' host.
Gold Medal Families
Gold Medal Families is a docu-series on Lifetime, following six hopefuls on their journeys to the Olympics, showing the sacrifices they and their families make in order to achieve their dreams in gymnastics, boxing, diving and swimming.
Strictly Come Dancin
Zoe Ball presents this weekday BBC2 half hour fanzine show dedicated entirely to the BBC1 programme Strictly Come Dancing. Claudia interviews the dancers and celebrities performing on the show and talks to the judges and celebrity fans to elicit their views on the couples' performances. The show also features the latest footage from the rehearsal rooms and exclusive behind-the-scenes gossip.
Hidden cameras are used to figure out why a resort property is in bad shape, and after the host has seen enough, he shows the staff and owners what to do to improve.
Landscape Artist of
Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner present a new competition in which judges, Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kathleen Soriano and Kate Bryan judge contestants landscape paintings, around various National Trust locations.
Not Today Bianca
Not Today Bianca, follows Bianca Del Rio as she attempts to make it big in Hollywood. In the first installment, Del Rio attempts to get a late night booking on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, while she learns the true meaning of the holidays in the follow-up.Emmy-winning host of Drag Race, RuPaul, will guest-star on the special, as will Kristen Johnston, Tori Spelling, Michelle Visage, Ross Matthews, Charo, Marissa Jaret Winkour, Rightor Doyle, Coco Peru, and The Mindy Project’s Fortune Feimster.
In Syfy's newest reality series, Collection Intervention, premiering Tuesday, August 14 at 10PM (ET/PT), former Head of Special Collections at Christie's Elyse Luray helps couples, families and individuals whose pop-culture memorabilia collections - from Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica to Catwoman and Barbie - have become damaging obsessions, creating financial strife and a huge strain on their lives. In each of the six hour-long episodes, Elyse will create a strategy that helps these collectors curate and showcase their collection by assessing where the true value lies and then allow them to decide what's worth keeping and what they can sell. These massive collections include dining rooms stuffed with 30,000 comic books, a garage filled to the rafters with Catwoman memorabilia, and an almost uninhabitable house filled with Transformers. For each collector, parting with some of their collection may free up some much needed space in their home, provide a cash windfall to get out of debt, or even just allow a couple to become more focused on their relationship.
Following the colorful personalities who make a living buying items at auctions is a favorite subject of TV producers. "Baggage Battles", essentially a replica of A&E Network's "Storage Wars" minus the storage units, depicts the process of "auction specialists" bidding for, buying and reselling property found in unclaimed luggage. It features three teams of bidders: Laurence and Sally Martin, who have appeared on "Storage Wars" appraising items in their California antiques store; young entrepreneur Mark Meyer, who owns a Long Island, N.Y., thrift store; and Billy Leroy, the proprietor of Billy's Antiques and Props, a famous eclectic prop and antique store in the Bowery neighborhood of Manhattan.
#RichKids of Beverly
The series follows five young socialites of the 90210 who live way beyond the highlife in an extravagant world where millionaire twenty-somethings are armed with black cards, tiny dogs and loads of Louboutins. As the children of some of the most wealthy families and billionaire and millionaire moguls, this exclusive clique of friends, each with their own unique relationships, goals and heartaches, come together to party, play and relate to each other's distinctive lifestyles. The often dramatic bunch reached internet celebrity documenting their extravagant lifestyles on their Twitter and Instagram accounts. But money isn't everything and each of these outspoken young adults, some driven by their parents' looming threat to cut off their funds, are trying to find their place in the world and make names for themselves with careers and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Dating's never easy, but try dating in a Darth Vader mask or Wonder Woman ensemble. Now meet nerd-tastic Ryan Giltch, founder of Sci-Fi Speed Dating, who will bring viewers into the fun, quirky and sometimes bizarre world of geek-focused speed dating on TLC's new special GEEK LOVE.Glitch sets up speed dating at events like Comic-Con, bringing like-minded people together to embrace their quirkiness and find love. When comic and sci-fi fans can't find someone to share their passion, they turn to Glitch. Viewers will get an insider's look at the stories behind the daters and witness their journey throughout the speed dating session at New York's Comic-Con.
The Spike TV original series explores coal mining through the eyes of Mike Crowder and Tom Roberts, co-owners of Cobalt Mine in Westchester, West Virginia, and the area’s hard-working miners, families and community members.The duo leads more than 40 machine operators, foremen, electricians and drivers in one of the most dangerous workplaces on the planet. They face pressure every minute of every day to keep the mine up and running, and to keep their workers alive. Every aspect of the job will be covered, from the dangers behind the super-charged explosions needed to open surface mines, to the well publicized daily dangers of working in the dark recesses of the earth’s crust in a traditional shaft mine.Mike and Tom are loyal family men and they require the support of their loved ones to tackle the daily demands of the mine. Tom’s commitment to the job is reflected in a mining career that’s spanned more than 45 years. He has seen his share of accidents and knows that any mistake can bring disaster.
"BUCK WILD" is an authentic comedic series following an outrageous group of childhood friends from the rural foothills of West Virginia who love to dodge grown-up responsibilities and always live life with the carefree motto, "whatever happens, happens."Money might be tight in their neck of the woods, but whether they're throwing a dump truck pool party or building their own human slingshot, nothing stops them from making their own entertainment. Love and relationships come and go, but their bond with family and friends is always at the core for this eccentric group where anything goes!
These single relationship experts can’t seem to practice what they preach as Amy Laurent in New York, Emily Morse in San Francisco, and Julia Allison in Los Angeles struggle to stay afloat in the deep end of the dating pool.
An incredible team of six artists travel across the globe to create unimaginable, massive masterpieces made from sand. The SAND MASTERS build colossal works of art from sand while battling seemingly insurmountable challenges—unpredictable weather, wildly ambitious designs and overly demanding clients.
“Weed Wars" fearlessly pulls back the curtain on a once illegal and still controversial world,” said Nancy Daniels, executive VP at Discovery Channel. “From the inner workings of the business to Steve’s distinctive leadership style, "Weed Wars" is a fascinating glimpse into this highly unique setting. Like Gold Rush or Deadliest Catch, these are guys pursuing their own version of the American Dream.”
It’s cupcake vs. cupcake in Food Network’s tastiest competition yet! Each week on Cupcake Wars, four of the country’s top cupcake bakers face off in three elimination challenges until only one decorator remains. The sweet prize: $10,000 and the opportunity to showcase their cupcakes at the winning gig. Whether a special Ace of Cakes anniversary celebration, a star-studded magazine party or an A-list celebrity golf tournament, these Cupcakes Wars really heat up. Candace Nelson (owner of Sprinkles Cupcakes) and Florian Bellanger (chef and co-owner of online macaroon company MadMac) serve as permanent judges with a third rotating judge each week, and Justin Willman hosts.
24 to Life
What would you do with your last 24 hours of freedom? "24 To Life" follows eight unexpected individuals as they go through their final 24 hours before they are incarcerated. In each of the four, one-hour episodes, cameras document two seemingly normal people on their final day of freedom as they say their goodbyes and prepare their loved ones for the years they'll be away. The series offers a startling look at the consequences of crime and incarceration, from the devastation their sentences have wrought on their families to the aftermath their victims continue to endure. It’s an emotional, unexpected look inside the machinery of the criminal justice system.
The series follows the artwork and exploits of the staff at a tattoo shop unlike any other, Area 51 Tattoo, located in Springfield, Oregon. Area 51 sits at the intersection of pop culture and cutting-edge tattoo art. The artists at Area 51 specialize in hyper-realistic tattoos featuring beloved characters and scenes from favorite sci-fi films and pop culture.
Audrina follows former "Hills" star Audrina Patridge into the next stage of her life and career, introducing viewers to a whole new cast of characters, most importantly her large, outrageous, Orange County family. As the series begins, Audrina finds herself trying to balance the demands of two worlds. On one hand, there is Hollywood and its many golden opportunities in acting, modeling and business. Will she be able to parlay her fame into a career that avoids the varied potential pitfalls of stardom?
For one innovative Colorado deck and landscape company, outdoor living is art and they’ll show you how it’s done. From one-of-a-kind fire features, to entertainment systems and kitchens that rival a 5-star restaurant, they’ll create stunning transformations that break the mold of backyard living. And with a crew of guys who are easy on the eyes, it’s not just the amazing before and after that have jaws dropping
How the rise of the superhero parallels the rise of the United States as a superpower; clips from movies combined with comic book artwork tells the story of the modern era; creators, artists, filmmakers, actors, and fans provide commentary.
8 Out of 10 Cats Doe
In 2012, two of Channel 4's most popular quizzes - the topical hit 8 Out Of 10 Cats and the cerebral words-and-numbers game Countdown - came to metaphorical blows as the anarchic comedians of the former took on the brainbox format of the latter.Jimmy Carr was the host, with Sean Lock and Jon Richardson as the contestants. Jimmy was helped by Countdown regulars Susie Dent and Rachel Riley, and hindered by Joe Wilkinson.The gang returned to play Countdown a second time later in 2012.In January 2013, as part of the next Channel 4 Mash Up, Jimmy Carr, Jon Richardson and Sean Lock hijacked an episode of Deal or No Deal. A number of comedians joined in, plus Rachel Riley and Susie Dent again. Joe Wilkinson acted as the Banker's assistant.Since 2013, the show has run regularly with multiple-episode series.
When blue collar, All-American auto repair advisor David Drew Howe decided to research his ancestry online, he never imagined the shocking results would catapult him and his family into the most elite social circles overnight - ROYALTY. This new series follows David, his wife Pam, and 12-year-old daughter Grace on an adventure of a lifetime as they make the bold decision to travel 3,000 miles away to unveil what it really means to be heir to the throne of the British Isle of Man.