via press release:
DIY Network, Animal Planet and Maxim Magazine Team Up to Give New York Jets Linebacker Bart Scott a New Man Cave
DIY Network’s “Man Caves” Hosts Tony Siragusa and Jason Cameron Invite Animal Planet’s “Tanked” Hosts Brett Raymer and Wayde King to Build a Massive Aquarium in the Space
NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2011 – DIY Network, the go-to destination in home improvement television, Animal Planet and Maxim magazine, have joined forces on an upcoming episode of the DIY Network series Man Caves. Hosted by former NFL great Tony “Goose” Siragusa and licensed contractor Jason Cameron, Man Caves is all about giving guys an exclusive space to hang out in their homes. For this special episode, Cameron, Siragusa and their crew constructed a personal hangout for New York Jets star linebacker Bart Scott,with help from Brett Raymer and Wayde King, hosts of Animal Planet’s new series, Tanked. The episode premieres Sunday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on DIY Network, with an encore airing on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. ET.
The design of this unique man cave draws on inspiration from Maxim magazine and Animal Planet’s new series Tanked, giving Scott the man cave he’s always dreamed of. But before work can begin, he must go through Man Caves training camp with “Coach” Siragusa to learn how to use the tools of the trade. After the crew arrives and the complete basement overhaul is underway, Raymer and King install a massive 3,000-pound fish tank, complete with a shark. Once the transformation is complete, several of Scott’s Jets teammates, including quarterback Mark Sanchez, drop by to check out the amazing results.
This is the first time DIY Network’s Man Caves has collaborated with two partners for one episode, and it is the first time Animal Planet has partnered with a cable partner outside its Discovery family of networks. Special content is available to fans of the show from each of these partners, including a behind-the-scenes webisode series on www.animalplanet.com/tanked featuring Raymer and King of Tanked, along with Siragusa and Cameron. The four-part series will roll out weekly leading up to the premiere of the Man Caves: Maximepisode on DIY Network on Sunday, Sept. 11. In addition, Maxim magazine’s October issue, which hits newsstands on Tuesday, Sept. 20, will include an editorial feature on the renovation.
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ABOUT DIY NETWORK
From the makers of HGTV and Food Network, DIY Network is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. DIY Network’s programs and experts answer the most sought-after questions and offer creative projects for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. One of the fastest growing networks and currently in more than 54 million homes, DIY Network’s programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network’s award-winning Web site,www.DIYNetwork.com, is a leader in the Nielsen Online Home and Garden category and features multiple resources, including thousands of do-it-yourself home improvement projects, expert advice, how-to videos and images, and user-friendly guides with step-by-step instructions.