Since Ben Silverman sold “The Sheriff” to Spike TV, many of the details concerning the non-scripted show have been under wraps. Now, the network is finally revealing information about the pilot of that show and others, which are all aimed at Spike TV’s core audience, males between the ages of 18 and 34.
"Each pilot showcases real, genuine men immersed in situations where the stakes are truly significant," said Sharon Levy, the executive VP of original series at Spike TV. "We are thrilled to partner with some of the brightest minds in the industry to unearth some of these larger-than-life characters."
“The Sheriff” focuses on one man in particular—Tony Schiena, who has more than 15 years of experience in law enforcement, having worked in the intelligence community on three continents. The show will follow Schiena and his team as they battle crime, offering viewers a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into the expert’s world, from gangs to drug cartels to dangerous criminals. Each week, they’ll visit a new department facing a different issue. Judging from Ben Silverman’s past success with non-scripted and reality programming, including “The Biggest Loser” and “Mob Wives,” the network has high hopes for “The Sheriff.” Silverman has also produced “The Office,” “Friday Night Lights” and “The Tudors,” among several other shows.