Spike TV Highlights - January 2005
NEW YORK, Dec. 7 --
SPIKE TV SPECIAL EVENTS AND ORIGINAL SERIES PREMIERES
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
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
"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
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
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.
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.
Wednesday, January 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (TV-PG)
Telecasts Monday-Friday (7:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Fridays (10:00 PM-
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
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
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:
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
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).
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