Barmageddon Press Kit Lead
Friday, December 12, 2014
truTV’s New Competition Series Barmageddon Puts Bar Owners To The Test with the Ultimate Switch
truTV is getting ready to pull the ultimate switcheroo on rival bars in the incredibly fun competition series Barmageddon. Comedian Mo Mandel (Comedy Central) hosts the new show, which seeks to settle once and for all which bar owner has the best recipe for success. truTV's Barmaggedon is set to launch Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).
In each episode of Barmageddon, Mo Mandel travels to a different city where rival bar owners are vying to be the local favorite. The goal is to see who can turn the most profit, but there’s one small catch: each bar owner has to run the other owner's bar. The result is a wild rollercoaster ride of comical conflicts and one-upmanship as the bosses compete to see who can win over new staff and customers with their charm and skill.
Mo Mandel is the hilarious hard partying host of Barmageddon on truTV. As a stand up comedian Mandel has made numerous appearances on Conan, Chelsea Lately, Craig Ferguson, and has a very highly rated half hour special playing in rotation on Comedy Central. As an actor Mandel has appeared on such hit shows as Modern Family, Castle, and Happy Endings, and stared opposite Hank Azaria in Free Agents on NBC. When Mandel is not telling jokes or hosting his new show he’s often writing sitcom pilots, which he has done for NBC, FOX, FX, FXX and The Disney Channel.
truTV has ordered eight one-hour episodes of Barmageddon from ITV Studios & Gaspin Media.
truTV takes viewers on a fun ride that surprises and entertains. The network delivers a dynamic mix of action, comedy and competition, featuring engaging characters and compelling new worlds that pull you in and leave you wanting more. Currently seen in 92 million U.S. households, truTV features such popular original series as Impractical Jokers, The Carbonaro Effect, Friends of the People, Fake Off, Hair Jacked, How to Be a Grown-Up, Jokers Wild, Hardcore Pawn and South Beach Tow, as well as the upcoming series Breaking Greenville, Branson Famous, Kart Life, Hack My Life and Barmageddon. In addition, truTV is a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
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