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Spike TV Highlights - January 2005

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Highlights - January 2005

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 --

SPIKE TV SPECIAL EVENTS AND ORIGINAL SERIES PREMIERES

AUTOROX

Premieres Tuesday, January 25 (9:00-10:30 PM, ET/PT); encores Tuesday, January 25 (10:30 PM-Midnight, ET/PT), Saturday, January 29 (2:00-3:30 PM, ET/PT), and Sunday, January 30 (Midnight-1:30 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV presents AUTOROX, the first ever nationally televised Auto Awards Show honoring and celebrating America's passion for automobiles. The star- studded homage to cars, taped at the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles, will feature categories ranging from Car of the Year ("The Ride of '05") to the The Mid-Life Crisis Car 2005

Series Premiere!

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER

Series premieres Monday, January 17 (11:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT). New episodes premiere Mondays (11:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT); encores Fridays (Midnight-1:00 AM, ET/PT), Saturdays (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) and Sundays (5:00- 6:00 PM, ET/PT).

This new 13-episode reality series, co-hosted by recording artist and model Willa Ford and UFC(TM), Dana White, provides an inside look at the process to locate, develop and train the professional Ultimate Fighters(TM) of the future. Coached by UFC legends Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture, eight middleweight and eight lightweight mixed martials train together, live together and compete against each other for a three year, six figure deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championships.

FLEX SUPER SERIES

Premieres Friday, January 21 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Sunday, January 23 (9:00-11:00 AM, ET/PT & 12:00-2:00 AM, ET/PT).

The FLEX SUPER SERIES is an auto racing invitational hosted by the legendary DJ and car aficionado Funkmaster Flex. The race brings drivers from all over the country together to compete for a large reward of cash and prizes.

"THE CLUB" MARATHON

Telecasts Sunday, January 2 (9:00 PM-3:00 AM, ET/PT)

Viewers can catch up on the episodes they may have missed when Spike TV showcases the six best episodes of the season with a "THE CLUB" MARATHON. THE CLUB chronicles all the trials and tribulations that go into running a nightclub as it undergoes a makeover to compete with the gaming hotels on the Vegas Strip.

NEW YEAR'S DAY AUTO MARATHON

Spike TV kick-starts the New Year with a HORSEPOWER TV marathon on Saturday, January 1 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT).

UNSEEN & UNTOLD: ANIMAL HOUSE

Telecasts Tuesday, January 11 (11:30-12:30 PM, ET/PT).

This one-hour original special, immediately following Spike TV's presentation of NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE on Tuesday, January 11 (9:00- 11:30 PM, ET/PT), takes an in-depth look at one of the most memorable motion picture comedy blockbusters. UNSEEN & UNTOLD: ANIMAL HOUSE explores the fascinating stories behind the making of the movie, how the movie was developed, how talent was chosen, the audience reaction and the legacy that was left behind.

STAR TREK MOVIE MARATHON- MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

Spike TV honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a STAR TREK movie marathon. Telecasts Monday, January 17 (10:00 AM-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

10:00 AM-1:00 PM, ET/PT -- STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (1979, TV-PG) When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.

1:00 PM-3:30 PM, ET/PT -- STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK (1984, TV- PG) In a desperate attempt to save Spock, Captain Kirk is forced to illegally commandeer the Enterprise and fly across space in the face of a Klingon attack.

3:30 PM-6:30 PM, ET/PT -- STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME (1986, TV-PG) In an attempt to save Earth from a catastrophic alien probe, Admiral Kirk and his crew go back in time to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it, humpback whales.

6:30 PM-9:00 PM, ET/PT -- STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER (1989, TV-PG) The Starship Enterprise crew takes the ultimate voyage as they search for God and the mysteries of Cosmos, both believed to be found on the legendary planet Shakaree.

ORIGINAL SERIES

Season Finale!

I HATE MY JOB

New episodes premiere Wednesdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Former Democratic Presidential candidate, Reverend Al Sharpton, serves as the ultimate career counselor and motivational coach in Spike TV's I HATE MY JOB. The series follows eight guys who quit their jobs and are given three months to pursue and obtain the job they've always wanted.

Season Finale!

Wednesday, January 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)

Season Finale!

THE CLUB New episodes premiere Wednesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturdays (Midnight-1:00 AM, ET/PT) and Sundays (11:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT & 2:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV goes behind the velvet rope and past the burly bouncers at ICE, one of Las Vegas' hottest nightclubs to present THE CLUB. This one-hour series chronicles all the trials and tribulations that go into running a nightclub as it undergoes a makeover to compete with the gaming hotels on the Vegas Strip.

Season Finale!

Wednesday, January 26 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturday, January 29 (Midnight-1:00 AM, ET/PT), and Sunday, January 30 (11:00-Midnight, ET/PT & 2:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT).

HEY! SPRING OF TRIVIA

New episodes premiere Thursdays (10:00-10:30 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturdays (10:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

HEY: SPRING OF TRIVIA is a high-speed procession of fascinating trivia and outrageous information. In Japan viewers send in more than 20,000 trivia suggestions per week covering topics ranging from pop culture and science to sports and history. From these submissions, the best trivia ideas are selected and video demonstration segments are produced with the accuracy of each segment rigorously verified. Spike TV's version of the series is translated into English from its Japanese origin.

UNTOLD

Premieres Fridays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Sundays (10:00-11:00 AM, ET/PT & Midnight-1:00 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV takes an in-depth look at some of sports' most compelling figures and the challenges they've endured in UNTOLD. Hosted by sports announcer Marv Albert, each installment presents a first person account of the seemingly insurmountable obstacles each featured athlete had to overcome.

Friday, January -- RICKY WILLIAMS

Spike TV profiles the retired Miami Dolphin's running back Ricky Williams. Through interviews with friends, teammates, and coaches, the special reveals more about the enigmatic athlete and uncovers why he would consider walking away from his seemingly fantasy life.

Friday, January 14 -- THE SMASHING MACHINE

The special profiles Mark "The Smashing Machine" Kerr who grew up aspiring for fame as a freestyle wrestler, but instead became a legend as the premier ultimate fighter. To stay on top, he must sacrifice relationships, his health, and his body. Scarred both physically and emotionally, the brutality Kerr displays in the ring is only matched by the humanity he displays in life.

Friday, January 21 -- Preempted by AUTOROX

Friday, January 28 -- TESTOSTERONE BOYS Produced by the BBC, TESTOSTERONE BOYS examines the lives of amateur bodybuilders and the lengths they go to in order to maintain their buffed bodies. This special, features four men in their quest to attain the perfect body, no matter what cost.

MXC (TV-PG)

New episodes premiere Thursdays (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT). Additional episodes telecast Thursdays (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT & 10:30 PM-Midnight, ET/PT), Saturdays (10:00-10:30 PM, ET/PT) and Wednesdays (11:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).

Spike TV's acclaimed original comedic series, is described as a wacky combination of "Fear Factor," "Jackass," "Iron Chef," with a touch of "Mystery Science Theater 3000." Using the actual footage from one of the most popular primetime Japanese reality game shows, Takeshi's Castle, MXC is re-written to create an entirely new comedic storyline. The series is not dubbed and there is not a single trace of literal translation from the original show.

RIDE WITH FUNKMASTER FLEX (TV-PG)

Telecasts Saturdays (11:00 AM-Noon, ET/PT & 2:00-3:00 PM, ET/PT).

Legendary DJ and car aficionado Funkmaster Flex takes viewers into his world of celebrity car culture with RIDE WITH FUNKMASTER FLEX - the first ever car show from a hip hop point of view. Each week, Funkmaster Flex rides alongside racing superstars, tours the most popular car shows, customizes cars and takes a look at cutting edge parts and systems.

ACQUIRED SERIES

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (TV-PG)

Telecasts Monday-Friday (7:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Fridays (10:00 PM- Midnight, ET/PT).

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION revolves around a team of forensic Crime Scene Investigators in the Las Vegas police department's Criminalistics Bureau. By relentlessly analyzing every detail at the scene of a crime, no matter how seemingly irrelevant or grotesque in nature, the team has science and experience on their side to solve the case. The series stars William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads, Jorja Fox and Paul Guilfoyle.

MOVIE PREMIERES

JAWS 2 (1978 Horror/Thriller/Adventure)

Premieres Tuesday, January 4 (9:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).

The chief of police of Amity Island must contend again with a man-eating great white hark when a group of boating teenagers including his son are attacked. Starring Roy Scheider and Lorraine Gary.

BREAKING AWAY (1979 Drama/Comedy)

Premieres Saturday, January 8 (5:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT).

The Stollers' only child has graduated high school and (along with three friends) must decide what to do with his life. Starring Dennis Christopher and Dennis Quaid.

HANG 'EM HIGH (1968 Western/Crime)

Premieres Saturday, January 8 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturday, January 22(5:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT).

When an innocent man barely survives a lynching, he returns as a lawman determined to bring the vigilantes to justice. Starring Clint Eastwood.

NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE (1978 Comedy TV-14)

Premieres Sunday, January 9 (8:00-10:30 PM, ET/PT); encores Tuesday, January 11 (9:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT).

It's 1962 at Faber College, and Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the Delta House Fraternity, but those roughhousers have other plans for him. Starring John Belushi and Kevin Bacon

HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH (1992 Horror)

Premieres Sunday, January 16 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

Pinhead is stuck in a block after the Big Confrontation in the prequel "Hellbound." The block containing Pinhead and the puzzle cube is bought by a young playboy as sculpture. Pinhead busies himself escaping by getting the playboy to lure victims to his presence so he can use their blood. Starring Kevin Bernhardt and Peter Boynton.

REVENGE OF THE NERDS II: NERDS IN PARADISE(1987 Comedy)

Premieres Tuesday, January 18 (9:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT).

In this sequel, the suave college heroes hit the road for fun and fraternity in Florida. Another opportunity for brains to triumph over brawn. How can the girls possibly resist their geeky charms? Starring Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong.

MORTAL KOMBAT 2 (1997 Fantasy/Action/Adventure TV-14)

Premieres Sunday, January 23 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturday, January 29 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

A group of martial arts warriors have only six days to save the Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion. Starring Robin Shau and Talisa Soto.

LEVIATHAN (1989 Horror/Sci-fi)

Premieres Sunday, January 30 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. Starring Peter Weller and Richard Crenna.

WEEKEND AUTO MARATHONS

Each weekend afternoon in January, Spike TV telecasts a marathon of the networks auto programming. The schedule is as follows:

SATURDAYS:

New Year's Day - January 1 (2:00 PM-7:00 PM, ET/PT) -- HORSEPOWER TV

January 15 (2:00 PM-7:00 PM, ET/PT)-- RIDE WITH FUNKMASTER FLEX

SUNDAYS:

January 2 (2:00 PM-7:00 PM, ET/PT) -- TRUCKS!

January 9 (2:00 PM-7:00 PM, ET/PT) -- CAR AND DRIVER TELEVISION

January 16 (2:00 PM-7:00 PM, ET/PT) -- HORSEPOWER TV

January 23 (2:00 PM-5:00 PM, ET/PT) -- TRUCKS!

January 30(2:00 PM-3:30 PM, ET/PT)XTREME 4x4 and (3:30-5:00 PM, ET/PT)CAR AND DRIVER TELEVISION

SUNDAY MORNING PAID PROGRAMMING

"Ever Increasing Faith" on Sundays (8:00-9:00 AM, ET/PT).

SOURCE Spike TV
Web Site: http://www.spiketv.com





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· CLUB, THE (SPIKE TV)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· HEY: SPRING OF TRIVIA (SPIKE TV)
· I HATE MY JOB (SPIKE TV)
· JACKASS (MTV)
· RIDE WITH FUNKMASTER FLEX (SPIKE TV)
· ULTIMATE FIGHTER, THE (FS1)
· UNTOLD (SPIKE TV)









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