Spike TV Chronicles the Behind-the-Scenes Action At a Las Vegas Hot Spot In 'The Club'

New Series Premieres Tuesday, October 12 at 10:00pm ET/PT

Aug 02, 2004, 01:00 ET from Spike TV

    NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Spike TV goes behind the velvet rope and
 past the burly bouncers at the one of Las Vegas' hottest nightclubs to present
 a 10-episode series, "The Club," premiering Tuesday, October 12 (10:00-11:00pm
 ET/PT). The one-hour series chronicles all the trials and tribulations that go
 into running a nightclub as it undergoes a makeover to compete with the gaming
 hotels on the Vegas Strip.
     "The Club" creator and executive producer, Ben Silverman ("The
 Restaurant," "Blowout," "Nashville Star") and his production company,
 Reveille, have joined forces once again with Robert Riesenberg, President and
 CEO of Full Circle Entertainment, a unit of Omnicom Media Group.  Mr.
 Riesenberg will also serve as executive producer.
     On the eve of the first anniversary, the only stand-alone night club in
 Las Vegas, ICE is getting a new look. ICE Founder and CEO Ed Williams, is
 reinventing his club with new faces and a new sound. From the stirring music
 of world renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold, to the dancers to the new Hollywood hot
 shot promoter, Allison Melnick, "The Club" will follow the pressures and
 demands the people behind the party face in making ICE the ultimate nightlife
 experience. From the bachelor and bachelorette parties to the celebrity stop-
 bys, cameras will be ever-present as ICE's guests revel in the excess and put
 the club's new changes to the test.
     Among the interesting personalities "The Club" will follow include:
     Ed - The Owner
     This Chicago native is the Founder and CEO of ICE is an imposing,
 intimidating figure who is determined to make the club the hottest destination
 in town. He doesn't like losing -- and has no problem sending those not on the
 same page packing.
     Paul Oakenfold - DJ
     One of the world's pre-eminent DJs for the best part of two decades and
 the driving force behind their rise to prominence Paul's musical talents have
 spawned a generation of club-goers around the globe. Oakenfold was one of the
 dominating forces that transformed the island of Ibiza into the most popular
 party destinations in Europe and now he is setting his sights on Las Vegas.
     Allison - The Promoter
     The "It Girl" -- Allison is a renowned and highly-sought after party
 promoter who is bringing her superior socialite skills to Vegas. Can she apply
 her Midas-touch to ICE that has proved effective in the hottest night spots in
 New York and Los Angeles?
     Chuck - Director of Food and Beverage
     This self-proclaimed 'Maverick' of the Vegas nightlife created a persona
 based on the films of Tom Cruise. Even so it's every cocktails girl's dream to
 become one of "Chuckie's Angels".
     Michael - Efficiency Expert
     Michael was brought in by owner Ed Williams for restructuring of ICE. This
 heavy hitter has no problem with the phrase, "You're Fired".  He's going to be
 watching everyone at ICE very closely...one wrong move and you're out!
     Marc - The PR Guy
     This affable Englishman has a rolodex that everyone in Las Vegas would die
 for and works tirelessly to make sure that everyone knows about ICE.
     Michelle - Cocktail Waitress
     Michelle is new to ICE and, socially speaking, is on the outside looking
 in.  Some find her intimidating.  She has a problem with the high school
 cliques like Chuckie's Angels.
     Andrea - Cocktail Waitress
     Andrea looks wholesome and reserved, but there is a wild side to this
 legal eagle.  She put herself through law school and works at ICE for extra
 money.  She's got student loans, a car payment and a stay at home fiancee to
     "The Club" is produced for Spike TV by Reveille and Full Circle
 Entertainment. Ben Silverman, Robert Riesenberg, and Kevin Dill serve as
 executive producers along with co-executive producers Mark Koops, Tracy Dorsey
 and H.T. Owens.
     Spike TV, the first network for men, is available in 87 million homes and
 is a division of MTV Networks. MTV Networks, a division of Viacom
 International Inc. (NYSE:   VIA, VIA.B), owns and operates the following
 television programming services -- MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, mtvU, VHI,
 services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also has
 licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its
 programming services can be seen worldwide.
     The unit now known as FULL CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT was launched with the
 hiring of Mr. Riesenberg in February 2004 to develop and produce programming
 with advertising clients, talent, leading producers and distribution networks.
 Full Circle Entertainment is part of Omnicom Media Group, the media services
 division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE), which also includes media agencies OMD
 Worldwide and the PHD Network, as well as ICON International, Novus Print
 Media and DaVinci Selectwork.
     REVEILLE, a joint venture between Ben Silverman and NBC Universal
 Television, develops, produces and distributes new and non-traditional
 programming formats for television and motion pictures across a variety of
 genres, including comedy, drama, game, and reality for American and
 international markets. In addition to selling television formats for
 independent producers such as NBC Universal Television Studios (USA Network,
 Sci Fi Channel), BBC Worldwide, Renegade and Princess Productions, Reveille
 sells its own produced program formats such as "The Restaurant" (NBC), "Blow
 Out" (Bravo) and "30 Days" (FX). Reveille also distributed the internationally
 renowned, award-winning "911" documentary and is a world leader in creating
 integrated marketing opportunities for leading advertisers, developing
 alternative financing paradigms and selling and distributing television
 formats in markets worldwide.
     In television, Reveille has developed projects such as, "Coupling," "The
 Restaurant," "The Biggest Loser" and "The Office" for NBC. Cable projects
 include "Blow Out" for Bravo, "The Club" on Spike, "Scream Play" for E!
 Entertainment, USA Network's "Nashville Star" and the Morgan Spurlock project
 "30 Days" for FX Networks.