1000 Ways to Die

1000 Ways to Die
Written by
  • Tom McMahon
  • H.A. Arnarson
  • Geoff Miller
Directed byWill Raee (pilot), Tom McMahon
Narrated by
  • Thom Beers (pilot, U.S. broadcast)
  • Ron Perlman (seasons 1–6 U.S. broadcast)
  • Joe Irwin[1] (season 6, U.S. broadcast)
  • Alisdair Simpson (pilot & series 1–2 UK broadcast)
  • Howard Ritchie (series 3–6 UK broadcast)
  • John Moore (pilot & series 1–6 Australian broadcast)
Music byJohnathan Thomas Miller
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes74 (list of episodes)
  • Tom McMahon
  • Thom Beers
Running time21 minutes
Production companyOriginal Productions
Original release
ReleaseMay 14, 2008 (2008-05-14) –
July 15, 2012 (2012-07-15)[2]
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1000 Ways to Die is an American docufiction anthology television series that aired on Spike from May 14, 2008, to July 15, 2012, and also aired on Comedy Central during its run.[2] The program recreates unusual supposed deaths, true events, and debunked urban legends,[3] and includes interviews with experts who describe the science behind each death. Up until the end of season one, the final story of each episode showed actual footage of dangerous situations that almost ended in death, along with interviews of those involved in the situations. A portion of these deaths have been nominated for or have received a Darwin Award. Ron Perlman served as the narrator on every episode since the third episode (with Thom Beers narrating the first two episodes); beginning with the episode "Tweets From the Dead", Joe Irwin was featured as the replacement narrator.[4]

Spike burned off the final four episodes, ending the series with the airing of "Death, The Final Frontier". 1000 Ways to Die was cancelled after the producers and stars of the show ran a strike against the network.[5]

  1. ^ "1000 Ways To Die | Free Full Episodes". Spike. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "1000 Ways to Die Episode Guide 2012 Season 6 – Death, the Final Frontier, Episode 8". TV Guide. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
  3. ^ Conroy, Tom (December 4, 2009). "'1000 Ways to Die,' this show being 1001". Media Life Magazine. Archived from the original on December 5, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2011.
  4. ^ Episodes:
  5. ^ Verrier, Richard (February 29, 2012). "'1000 Ways to Die' halts production". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 29, 2012.