Television to die for


Spike TV has ordered 10 episodes of “1000 Ways to Die,” with each 30-minute episode featuring different and bizarre ways that people have managed to meet their maker. The series will air this fall.

Originally a two-part special, Spike said the May premiere of "1000 Ways to Die" performed well in its timeslot, averaging a robust 0.9 rating in M18-34 and an average audience of 1.0 million viewers. Compared to the ratings in the timeslot the previous year, "1,000 Ways to Die" was up +133% among M18-49 +104% in M18-34.

The series is executive produced by Thom Beers, who was also behind "Deadliest Catch," "Ice Road Truckers" and "Ax Men."

“We may not readily admit it, but we all have a strange fascination with death, particularly all the gruesome details of how it occurs. The bizarre humor in some of these cases is undeniable," Beers said.