Get ready to move over TUF, because there’s about to be a new MMA-based reality show in town!
According to an official announcement from Spike TV, the network will begin broadcasting a series focused on Bellator starting in 2013. To assist with production Emmy-winning reality show creator/executive Bertram van Munster will helm the effort. Spike TV will also feature live Bellator events next year making for a perfect marriage of programming.
“Some of the most physically-gifted and fascinating athletes in the world fight in Bellator, and I believe they make ideal subjects for an innovative new non-scripted series,” said Van Munster in a press release promoting the upcoming series.
No name or concept have been revealed yet though it’s likely the format will be similar to that of the Ultimate Fighter. TUF ran on Spike TV for fourteen seasons before the UFC’s contract with the network expired, allowing them to sign with FOX and take the groundbreaking brand to FX.