Spike Renews ‘Deadliest Warrior’

From THR who I am shamelessly jacking from today:

Spike TV’s “but what if they DID fight?” bar-argument-settling TV show “Deadliest Warrior” has been picked up for a second season.

The show hypothetically pits famous fighters throughout history against each other. In the ratings, the show is a strong performer for Spike, averaging 1.8 million viewers. But it’s the program’s online appeal the network is emphasizing in the pickup, with 6.2 million “show-related” video streams on Spike.com and noting “Warrior” is the best-selling series among download-to-own platforms.

“We are thrilled with the success ‘Deadliest Warrior’ has achieved both on air and online for Spike,” said Sharon Levy, senior vp, original programming, Spike TV. “The decision to pick it up is a no-brainer. Since hitting the air, fans have endlessly debated and shared online, even offering some great ideas for future match-ups.”

The second season will have 13 episodes that will deubt next year.

Hmm, I wonder if the post-department is going to be hiring again.  Heh.

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