By Jethro Nededog
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Keeping our watering holes open one business at a time, "Bar Rescue" is moving on to a fourth season on Spike TV. The cable network announced on Thursday that it has ordered 20 episodes to begin airing in the fall.
Host, bar and nightlife expert Jon Taffer will return to offer his almost three decades of knowledge to give failing businesses another chance at becoming profitable.
The renewal order follows a very successful Season 3 for the series, which averaged 1.8 million viewers per episode, a pretty staggering 195 percent increase in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic over the prior season.
Produced by Eyeworks USA, "Bar Rescue" is executive produced by J.D. Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic, D.J. Nurre, Tim Warren and Taffer.
In an effort to broaden its programming, Spike recently announced a new slate of scripted fare last month, including a project about recently apprehended gangster Whitey Bulger and a series about corruption in the 1970s music industry from Kiss tongue-wagger Gene Simmons.