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[04/08/05 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV Highlights - May 2005

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Highlights - May 2005

NEW YORK, April 8 -- Spike TV Special Events / Marathons

20 GREATEST DRIVERS

Spike TV counts down the 20 greatest racecar drivers of all time in this one-hour original special. Premieres Saturday, May 21 (4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT).

MEMORIAL DAY WAR MOVIE MARATHON

Spike TV salutes Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 (9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, ET/PT) with an all day marathon of popular war movies.

9:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT - BILOXI BLUES (1988, Comedy/Drama, TV-PG)

A group of young recruits go through boot camp during the Second World War in Biloxi, Mississippi. Starring Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken.

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM, ET/PT - THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1990, Action/Thriller, TV-14)

A Russian submarine captain plans to defect, but is met with strong opposition by his crew and American misconceptions of his intentions. CIA analyst Jack Ryan knows he is defecting but must convince the rest of the Navy before it is too late. Starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin.

1:30 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT - PLATOON (1986, Action/Drama/War, TV-14)

A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. Starring Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger.

4:00 - 6:30 PM, ET/PT - THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1990, Action/Thriller, TV-14)

6:30 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT - PLATOON (1986, Action/Drama/War, TV-14)

CASINO CINEMA - CONTINUES

Every Tuesday in May, watch, bet and win with Spike TV's "Casino Cinema," hosted by Beth Ostrosky and Steve Schirripa.

Tuesday, May 3 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT)

CITY OF INDUSTRY (1997, Crime/Thriller)

Lee Egan lures his older brother Roy out of "retirement" with a sweet jewel heist, only to get killed by a backstabbing partner; then it's up to Royto get revenge. Starring Harvey Keitel, Stephen Dorff, Timothy Hutton, and Famke Janssen.

Tuesday, May 10 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT)

ANOTHER 48 HOURS (1990, Action/Comedy, TV-14)

Reggie Hammond and sloppy police officer Jack Cates team up again to track down an unscrupulous drug dealer in only 48 hours. Starring Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte.

Tuesday, May 17 (9:00 PM - Midnight)

PLATOON (1986, Action/Drama/War, TV-14)

Tuesday, May 24 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT).

FIELD OF DREAMS (1989, Fantasy/Drama)

Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field tell him, "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series. When the voices continue, Ray seeks out a reclusive author to help him understand the meaning of the messages and the purpose for his field. Starring Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones.

Tuesday, May 31 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT).

AMERICAN DRAGONS (1998, Action)

Murders in Seoul, Korea and in America pair two cops from each of the countries together to solve the crime. Starring Michael Biehn and Joong Hung- Park.

SPECIAL MOVIE PRESENTATION

Thursday, May 26 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

THE LONGEST YARD (1974, Comedy, TV-14)

To celebrate the May 27th release of "The Longest Yard" remake, Spike TV presents the original. A football player-turned-convict organizes a team of inmates to play against a team of prison guards. His dilemma is that the warden asks him to throw the game in return for an early release. Starring Burt Reynolds.

FILMS OF FURY

Every Saturday (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT), Spike TV features a different high-flying, hard-hitting, action-packed martial arts movie. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, May 7 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

THE HEROIC TRIO (1993, Action/Fantasy, TV-14)

Three women from opposing sides find they all have something in common buried deep in their past. Starring Michelle Yeoh.

Saturday, May 14 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

THE DEFENDER (1994, Action, TV-14)

A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government. Starring Jet Li.

Saturday, May 21 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

THE MASTER (1989, Action, TV-14)

An old martial-arts master has problems with his former student, who wants nothing more than to kill him and show everyone who the real master is. Starring Jet Li.

Saturday, May 28 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

DRAGON LORD (1982, Action, TV-14)

Dragon and his buddy Cowboy get mixed up in a plot to swipe some valuable Chinese antiques and are forced to kick butt. Starring Jackie Chan.

OTHER MOVIE PREMIERES

Sunday, May 15 (8:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT); encores (10:30 PM - 1:00 AM, ET/PT).

WITNESS (1985, Drama, TV-14)

Police officer John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect a young boy who witnessed a murder. Starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis.

Saturday, May 28 (4:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT).

DISTURBING BEHAVIOR (1998, Horror/Thriller, TV-14) The new kid in town stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens. Starring James Marsden and Katie Holmes.

ORIGINAL SERIES

THE LANCE KRALL SHOW

New episodes premiere Mondays (11:05 - 11:35 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturdays (1:30 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV presents a new, original sketch comedy series, "The Lance Krall Show." With innovative comedic abilities including dead-on accurate impersonations and physical humor, Lance and his hilarious ensemble cast fuse humor, biting satire and a host of wacky original characters to create a show that stretches the bounds of sketch comedy and what a non-scripted television series can be.

COMEDY INC.

New episodes premiere Mondays (11:35 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

This new, off-beat half-hour sketch comedy series stars comedian/writer Roman Danylo. A fast-paced mix of sharp and irreverent sketch comedy and parodies, in "Comedy Inc.," nothing is sacred.

MXC (TV-PG)

Telecasts Tuesdays (11:30 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Wednesdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Thursdays (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Saturdays (6:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT, 9:30 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT and 1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT) and Sundays (2:30 - 3:00 PM, 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.

CARPOCALYPSE (TV-PG)

Telecasts Saturdays (8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT).

Carpocalypse takes viewers on a riotous journey, where reality programming meets the future of smash-up derby. Follow a slew of colorful demolition racing heroes as they prepare for and compete in such unimaginable events as Auto Soccer, School Bus Figure Eight Race, Blindfolded Trailer Racing, and more. The drivers have only a few days and a couple hundred dollars to turn junkyard clutter into monster racing machines -- vying as much for the support of the radical demo racing fans as for the coveted cash prizes.

BOOM! (TV-PG)

Telecasts Saturdays (9:00 - 9:30 PM, ET/PT).

This fast-paced, highly visual series from the creators of "Monster Garage" is an adventure in destruction. A group of seasoned pyrotechnic professionals from B&B Effects invites the "Boom" apprentices along as they take on weekly assignments based on viewer requests.

* HEY! SPRING OF TRIVIA (TV-PG)

New episodes premiere Sundays (1:00-1:30 AM, ET/PT).

A high-speed procession of fascinating trivia and outrageous information. In Japanviewers 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.

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.

SUNDAY AUTO SPECIALS

Each Sunday afternoon in May, Spike TV telecasts a marathon of the network's most popular auto programming. The schedule is as follows:

May 1 (3:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT) - TRUCKS!

May 8 (3:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT) - RIDE WITH FUNKMASTER FLEX

May 15 (3:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT) - HORSEPOWER TV

May 22 (3:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT) - XTREME 4x4

May 29 (3:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT) - TRUCKS!

Artwork Available Upon Request

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





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· BOOM (SPIKE TV)
· CARPOCALYPSE (SPIKE TV)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· HEY: SPRING OF TRIVIA (SPIKE TV)
· JACKASS (MTV)
· LANCE KRALL SHOW, THE (SPIKE TV)
· MXC (SPIKE TV)
· RIDE WITH FUNKMASTER FLEX (SPIKE TV)









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