Spike cuffs 'Vice Cops' from U.K.


Spike TV has acquired Associated Television International's unscripted series "Real Vice Cops Uncut."

The series, which airs in the U.K. on ITV, features ride-along access to vice squads in Memphis and Orlando as they tackle crimes involving narcotics, prostitution and gambling. Six half-hour episodes will premiere on Spike TV at 10 p.m. Aug. 6.

"Nonstop, action-packed programs speak directly to our audience," Spike TV's John Griffin said.

Added ATI's Jim Romanovich, "These are some of the toughest officers I have ever seen doing the toughest job imaginable." (partialdiff)