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Spike TV Orders Shows From 'Jersey Shore,' 'Biggest Loser' Producers

The network has ordered 20 episodes of 'Repo Games' and 10 episodes of 'Bar Rescue.'

NEW YORK -- Viacom's Spike TV has ordered two new unscripted series called Bar Rescue and Repo Games.

Sharon Levy, Spike TV’s executive vp, original series and animation, announced the order of 20 half-hour episodes of Repo Games from the producers of MTV hit show Jersey Shore and 10 one-hour episodes of Bar Rescue from the producers of The Biggest Loser.

Repo Games, produced by 495 Productions (Jersey Shore), is described as Cops-meets-Jeopardy and follows a crew of repo men who give debtors one last chance to keep their cars if they get three out of five answers correct.

Bar Rescue features in-your-face restaurant and bar consultant Jon Taffer who will give failing establishments one last chance to succeed. "The show will delve into every business facet of running a bar from creating a profitable drink/food menu to crowd management to music selection to managing disgruntled employees," Spike TV said.

The show is produced by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks US and executive producers JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson (The Biggest Loser, Master Chef).

Repo Games goes into production next month, while Bar Rescue begins shooting in April.

“The guys featured on Bar Rescue and Repo Games share that same authentic, real-life persona that will resonate with Spike’s expanding audience,” said Levy.