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Spike TV Debuts First Original Comedy Series Factory

Spike TV debuts it's first original comedic series with "Factory," a day-to-day look at the lives of four disinterested small town factory workers who spend their time fraternizing while avoiding their drab work. Directed, produced by and starring "Strangers with Candy" co-creator Mitch Rouse, this painfully funny look at life as a factory employee premieres on Spike TV Sunday, June 29 (10:00-10:30 PM, ET/PT).

"'Factory' is a unique improvised comedy that captures the everyday lives of four regular guys," says Bill McGoldrick, vice president, original programming at Spike TV. "This is Spike's first original comedy and a great example of the type of comedic series which we are looking to develop. The humor speaks directly to our viewers and Mitch's sensibility is a perfect match for our brand."

Produced by 3 Arts Entertainment ("The Office," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" and "Everybody Hates Chris"), "Factory" is a send-up of blue collar America and a comedy in the vein of "The Office" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm." The series also stars Michael Coleman ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), Jay Leggett ("In Living Color") and David Pasquesi ("Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Strangers with Candy"). In the first episode, a work-related accident results in a prime new job opening at the factory. When the supervisor trusts the four friends to decide who among them is best for the job, the guys find themselves covertly trying to sabotage each other with hilarious results.

Bill McGoldrick is Spike TV's vice president of original programming. Lisa Ullmann, who brought "Factory" to the network, is executive in charge of production for Spike TV.

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