“Bar Rescue,” the reality television now airing on Spike TV and starring NCB Media Group President Jon Taffer, will return next year for a second season, the network announced today. Seven episodes into the premier season, the overwhelmingly positive response and consistently increasing ratings prompted the network to confirm season two.
We at Nightclub & Bar are extremely proud of Taffer and the spotlight the show shines on this vibrant industry and the passionate people who make it all happen. Stay tuned to Nightclub.com and Nightclub & Bar magazine as well as our e-newsletters for updates on season two. Perhaps you or your place could wind up on TV!
Spike TV will pick up a second season of 10 episodes of “Bar Rescue,” announced Sharon Levy, Spike TV’s executive vice president of original series.
“Bar Rescue” has delivered a steady increase in ratings since its launch earlier this summer. In fact, this past Sunday’s telecast, against strong NFL competition, drew a series high of 1.3 million viewers, nearly doubling the premiere’s viewership of 742,000 on July 17.
Hosted by Taffer, also one of the country’s top restaurant and bar consultants, the show gives failing nightlife establishments one last chance at success. Over the course of the series, one bar per week in cities all around the country are reborn under Taffer's watchful eye. With each venue, Taffer delves into every business facet of running a bar, from creating a profitable drink/food menu, to music selection, to managing crowds as well as dealing with disgruntled employees.
“Bar Rescue” the one-hour episodes are produced by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA and Executive Producers JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson (“The Biggest Loser,” “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” “Flying Wild Alaska”). Tim Duffy, senior vice president of original programming for Spike TV, oversees “Bar Rescue” for the network.