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    GSN to premiere "Extreme Dodgeball" on June 15

    It's Not Your Grade School's Dodgeball ... It's Extreme Dodgeball!

    New GSN Series Features Own League of Extreme Teams in Eight-Week Tournament -
    Series Premieres Tuesday, June 15 at 10 PM

    'Dream Job's' Zach Selwyn Serves as Color Commentator, Comedian Bil Dwyer as
    Play-By-Play Announcer and Jerri Manthey of 'The Surreal Life' as Courtside
    Line Reporter

    Coca-Cola(C) Signs On as First-Time Sponsor for the Network

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Bullies and jocks loved it.
    Nerds and frail little girls hated it. Well, hike up your tube socks and put
    that safety strap on your glasses because Dodgeball is back and this time,
    it's EXTREME! GSN, the network for games, has completed production on
    original series EXTREME DODGEBALL, a tongue-in-cheek look at the sport where
    the battle between GSN's own league of eight teams of five players is waged in
    a hockey style arena in front of a live audience. The series is sponsored by
    Coca-Cola(C), which is a first-time advertiser on the network.
    Premiering on Tuesday, June 15 at 10 PM ET/PT, the eight-episode series
    consists of four regular season episodes (each episode features 3-6 games)
    followed by two playoff episodes (two games each episode), a semi-finals
    episode featuring two games and a championship episode where the two best
    teams in the league battle it out for $10,000. Comedian Bil Dwyer
    ("Battlebots") will call the action as play-by-play announcer, Zach Selwyn
    (ESPN's "Dream Job") will serves as color commentator and Jerri Manthey ("The
    Surreal Life") will contribute reports from the side lines.
    The eight EXTREME DODGEBALL teams consist of five players each. Teams
    include: "Armed Response" (real life security guards); "Curves of Steel"
    (four physically fit women and one man in swimsuits); "SBD Mimes" ('Silent But
    Deadly;' actual trained mimes); "Certified Public Assassins" (CPAs); "The Sumo
    Storm" (Sumo wrestlers including one woman); "Stallion Battalion" (horse
    racing jockeys); "Ink Inc." (hard-core tattoo players); and the "Barbell
    Mafia" (power weightlifters). Each team will wear their job-related attire as
    they develop and execute extreme strategies to annihilate their opponents
    As play-by-play announcer, Bil Dwyer will cover all technical aspects of
    the battles, from throw-to-kill ratios to backcourt strategies. Zach Selwyn
    will track every glorious dive, dodge and headshot. Together they will
    compare their own fourth-grade experiences to the game high above the arena in
    the EXTREME DODGEBALL skybox. Courtside will be Jerri Manthey who will
    interview players and fans.
    EXTREME DODGEBALL will include elements unique to the series such as the
    "Last Man Standing" option by which the last person on a team can hit a target
    and re-activate all of their eliminated team members. Also included is the
    "Dead Man Walking" rule where one player on each team becomes the player to
    protect, for if that player is hit, the other team will automatically win.
    The game will also have other novel rules such as 2-minute games in a best of
    three match. The ball size will also be a factor as in the first game two
    small balls will be used and in the second game two small balls and one giant
    ball will be used. The third game is Dead Man Walking. Players can also
    return to the game in the order they were eliminated if its team catches a
    ball.
    EXTREME DODGEBALL is executive produced by Mark Cronin and James Rowley of
    Mindless Entertainment, who also produced two other series for GSN, CRAM and
    WHO WANTS TO BE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA? THE DEBATING GAME. Taped in front of
    a live audience on April 17 and 18, the series features eight teams of five
    players each. The eight-episode series will look at the sport with instant
    replay, highlights and player interviews, and consist of four regular season
    games, followed by a playoff game and ultimate championship for $10,000.

    Mark Cronin's Mindless Entertainment has several other series in
    production including the hit "Surreal Life 3" for VH-1, "Life Is Too Short,"
    an NBC half-hour reality comedy pilot starring two-foot-eight actor Verne
    Troyer and his surrogate family, and the IFC eight-part series "Ultimate Film
    Fanatic," a competition show in search of the nation's biggest film buff
    premiering this July.
    GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated
    to game-related programming and interactive game playing. The network
    features game shows, reality series, documentaries, video game programs and
    casino games. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN features 84 hours
    per week of interactive programming, which allows viewers a chance to win
    prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via gsn.com. Reaching 54
    million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major cable
    systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony
    Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media
    information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.

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    Now I really want to get GSN.
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    I only want GSN because they've picked up "Street Smarts" for the summer, which means WGN will no longer be running it.

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    Is anyone else watching this series? It really is one of the funniest things to watch. Ahhhh, the muscle heads getting beat down by the number-crunching nerds... Good times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConfusedONE
    Is anyone else watching this series?
    I love Extreme Dodgeball! It's hilarious.

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    Oh my gosh, I'm watching this for the first time tonight. This is a genius piece of television. And Jerri Manthey as courtside reporter? Brilliant! .
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    I'm watching the All-Star game. The mime just regenerated his whole team. I'm in love with this show.
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    I watched a few episodes of this show.. it was just horrid.. lol.. not to be mean, but seriously, lets just rip off a really sub-par movie.. Dodgeball players had a BEST WEEK EVER.. and I am sure some people say that show sucks too, but I love it.. lol
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    I've watched (I think) every episode, and I LOVE IT! The CPA's are really good, but I really do like the mimes! They crack me up when trying to dodge a ball, and they're miming! Also, the one guy on the team can slide on the floor on his head!!

    I haven't seen who is the ultimate Dodgeball champion team yet. Does anyone know who won the $10K??
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