Spike TV Renews Deadliest Warrior for a Third Season

Posted by at 1:29 pm on August 16, 2010

Spike TV has renewed “Deadliest Warrior,” the network’s first original franchise hit, for a third season, it was announced today by Sharon Levy, executive vice president, original programming, Spike TV. The series has averaged 1.6 million viewers over it first two seasons, the most recent airing from April-July. The season 2 finale on July 27 was the #2 ranked show on cable in its timeslot. The third season of “Deadliest Warrior” will premiere 10 episodes in Summer 2011.

Richard “Mack” Machowicz will being join the show along with series regulars Geoff Desmoulin and Dr. Armand Dorian for season 3.

Mack is a Navy SEAL and former host and producer of “Future Weapons” and “Weapons That Changed The World.” Mack should bring a warrior’s perspective to this series, as well as a weapons and battle tactician’s expertise. Mack will provide viewers a richer understanding of the men behind the weapons and provide insight into the specific military strategies of all the featured warriors. His expertise with soldier craft and military hardware comes from his experience as a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Navy SEALs. During his service tenure, he participated in numerous tactical operations with SEAL Team ONE and TWO. While at SEAL Team TWO, he was attached to the training cadre as the Leading Petty Officer of Land, Mountain and Arctic Warfare. He also has over 30 years experience in the martial arts, studying such systems as muay thai boxing, Jeet Kune Do, kickboxing, aikido, jujitsu, savate, arnis and karate.

Season 3 will also expand its scientific exploration of the warriors’ weaponry, illustrating its innovation and technology.

“We are confident the innovations to Spike’s franchise hit, “Deadliest Warrior,” will be a big hit with show’s ever-growing fan base,” said Levy. “The addition of more scientific explanation behind the weapons and the historical context of the warriors will enhance the viewers’ experience.”

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