More 'MANswers' at Spike


Spike TV has ordered a second season of its late-night series "MANswers."

The cable network has given a 10-episode pickup to the show, which revolves around male-oriented trivia.

Each half-hour episode of "MANswers" features re-enactments, expert one-on-ones and man-on-the-street interviews intended to educate Spike viewers on taboo topics in terms relatable to men.

In its first season, "MANswers" averaged 1.1 million viewers and ranked No. 2 with men 25-34 and No. 3 with men 18-34 in its 11 p.m. Wed¬nesday slot (first-run episodes ran from September-November). A combination of new and mostly repeat episodes also has been outperforming repeats of the broadcast networks' late-night talk shows in the males 18-24 demographic since the writers strike started, according to Spike TV research.

"A new season of 'MANswers' means more answers to the questions guys really want to know," Spike senior vp original programming Sharon Levy said. "We like to think it is our way of providing a public service for our guy audience."

"MANswers" is from Fujisankei Communications International and Super Delicious. Akifumi Takuma and Michael Schelp are executive producers for Fujisankei, while Adam Cohen, Cara Tapper and Joanna Vernetti exec produce for Super Delicious. Mike J. Miller also exec produces.