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[05/11/05 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV Highlights - June 2005

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Highlights - June 2005

NEW YORK, May 11 --

SPIKE TV ORIGINAL SERIES PREMIERES

* NBA ROOKIES

This one hour original a documentary/reality series follows the lives of some of this year's best NBA first-year players, including 2004-2005 NBA Rookie of the Year(R) Emeka Okafor, #1 overall pick

Dwight Howard, and fellow first-round picks JR Smith, Devin Harris, Andre Iguodala and Jameer Nelson. "NBA Rookies" chronicles the roller-coaster journey that each of the featured subjects endures - from the nervous anticipation of the NBA Draft to the arduous practices in training camp, to the early season struggles to the highly anticipated NBA All-Star events, to the late-season playoff push and beyond.

Sneak preview Friday, June 10 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

Weekly series premieres starting Monday, June 13 (11:05 PM - Midnight), encores Fridays (2:00 AM - 3:00 AM).

SPIKE TV SPECIAL EVENTS / MARATHONS

* GAME CRITICS AWARDS: BEST OF E3

On Tuesday, June 7, Spike TV presents the first-ever televised announcement of the "Best of E3 Awards" as part of a special edition of CASINO CINEMA dedicated to gamers that begins at 9:00 PM, ET/PT. The schedule is as follows:

9:00 - 11:25 PM, ET/PT

MORTAL KOMBAT: ANNIHILATION (1997, Fantasy/Action)

Based on the popular video game, a group of martial arts warriors have only six days to save the Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion.

11:25 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT.

BEST OF E3 AWARDS

For the first time on television, a special five minute presentation reveals the winners in the Top 5 Categories from E3: Best Original Game, Best PC Game, Best Console Game, Best Hardware, and the Ultimate Best of Show.

11:30 PM - 12:00 Midnight, ET/PT

* ULTIMATE GAMER: E3

This half-hour look at some of the games being exhibited at E3 will premiere immediately following the Game Critics Awards, and encores Sunday, June 12 (10:30 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT and 1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT), Thursday, June 16 (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT), and Saturday, June 18 (2:00 - 2:30 AM, ET/PT).

* ULTIMATE GAMER: ADVENT RISING

Premieres Sunday, June 23 (10:30 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturday, June 25 (2:00 - 2:30 AM, ET/PT), Sunday, June 26 (10:30 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT), and Thursday, June 30 (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT).

In addition to Ultimate Gamer: E3, Spike TV presents another new episode of the Ultimate Gamer to take you behind the scenes of the new release, Advent Rising.

MOVIE PRESENTATIONS

* PULP FICTION (1994, Crime/Drama, TV-MA)

Premieres Sunday, June 5 (8:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Sunday, June 5 (11:00 PM - 2:00 AM, ET/PT), Tuesday, June 14 (9:00 PM - 12:30 AM, ET/PT), and Wednesday, June 22 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

The stories of two mob hitmen, a boxer and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. Nominated for five Academy Awards and winner of one for Best Original Screenplay, PULP FICTION is directed by Quentin Tarantino and stars John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Ving Rhames, Uma Thurman, and Bruce Willis.

* THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS UNCUT (1991, Thriller, TV-MA)

Telecasts Sunday, June 26 (8:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT); encores (10:30 PM - 1:00 AM, ET/PT).

Young FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a serial killer who skins his victims. She attempts to gain a better insight into the twisted mind of the killer by talking to convicted murderer Hannibal Lecter, who used to be a respected psychiatrist. Clarice must first try and gain Lecter's confidence before he is to give away any information. Winner of five Academy Awards, and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS telecasts UNCUT and with limited commercial interruption.

* JOHNNY DANGEROUSLY (1984, Comedy)

Premieres Wednesday, June 1 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Sunday, June 12 (5:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT) and is the CASINO CINEMA feature for Tuesday, June 28 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT).

Set in the 1930's, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills. Starring Michael Keaton and Joe Piscopo.

* THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS (1987, Comedy)

Premieres Sunday, June 12 (3:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT).

A talented young man can't get an executive position without rising through the ranks, so he comes up with a shortcut, which also benefits his love life. Starring Michael J. Fox and Helen Slater.

* CASINO CINEMA

Every Tuesday in June, watch, bet, and win with Spike TV's "Casino Cinema," hosted by Beth Ostrosky and Steve Schirripa. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, June (9:00 - 11:25 PM, ET/PT)

CASINO CINEMA VIDEO GAME EDITION - MORTAL KOMBAT: ANNIHILATION

Tuesday, June 14 (9:00 PM - 12:30 AM, ET/PT)

PULP FICTION (1994, Crime/Drama, TV-MA)

Tuesday, June 21 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT)

UNFORGETTABLE (1996, Sci-Fi/Thriller)

Unsuccessfully framed for his wife's murder, Dr. David Krane attempts to find the real culprit by utilizing a new drug that allows him to experience the memories of other people first-hand. Starring Ray Liotta.

Tuesday, June 28 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT)

JOHNNY DANGEROUSLY (1984, Comedy)

* 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, June (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

TWIN WARRIORS (1993, Action, TV-14)

The story of two misfit monks who grew up together in their Shaolin temple but then find themselves taking decidedly different paths. Starring Jet Li.

Saturday, June 11 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

JACKIE CHAN PROJECT A (1983, Action/Comedy, TV-14)

In late 19th Century Hong Kong the British may rule the land, but the pirates rule the waters. While the pirates use their connections to thwart the Coast Guard's efforts, one officer is determined that his beloved Coast Guard will not be made fools of. Starring Jackie Chan.

Saturday, June 25 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

FIST OF LEGEND (1994, Action/Drama, TV-14)

In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese. Starring Jet Li.

FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND

* FATHER'S DAY MOVIES

In honor of Father's Day, Spike TV presents two installments of the American cinematic masterpiece, Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" trilogy.

Saturday, June 18 (2:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT).

THE GODFATHER UNCUT (1972, Crime/Drama, TV-MA)

Winner of the Academy Award(R) for Best Picture, the first installment of the epic trilogy tells the story of a mafia family in transition tells of the violent life and times of mafia patriarch Don Corleone. Starring Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Caan, and Robert Duvall.

Sunday, June 19 (2:00 - 6:30 PM, ET/PT).

THE GODFATHER, PART II UNCUT (1974, Crime/Drama, TV-MA)

Winner of the Academy Award(R) for Best Picture, the second installment of Francis Ford Coppola's epic trilogy finds a young Don Corleone making a name for himself in a life of crime, and his son, Michael, having taken over the mantle of Don, shoring up the family's business in Nevada. Starring Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Robert Duvall, and Diane Keaton.

* FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Sunday June 19 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

TRUE DADS

Spike TV celebrates fatherhood with an encore telecast of TRUE DADS. Hosted by Bruce Willis, this one hour special shows how great it is to be a father.

ACQUIRED SERIES

* THE THREE STOOGES

Beginning Saturday, June 4, THE THREE STOOGES telecasts seven days a week, Sunday-Saturday (9:00 - 10:00 AM, ET/PT).

Larry, Moe and Curly are on Spike TV, showcasing their extremely physical and sometimes controversial brand of slapstick humor that made them one of the most famous comedy troupes in history.

* CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (TV-PG)

Telecasts Monday-Friday (7:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Fridays (9:00 - 10:00 PM and 11:00 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.

ORIGINAL SERIES

* MXC (TV-PG)

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

* MAXIMUM MLB

Telecasts Saturdays (10:00 - 10:30 AM, ET/PT) and Sundays (10:00 - 10:30 AM, ET/PT and 2:00 - 2:30 PM, ET/PT).

Spike TV and the Emmy(R) award-winning in-house television and video production division of Major League Baseball, present a weekly, half-hour, behind-the-scenes look that showcases a series from the previous week in a fun and humorous way.

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





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· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· JACKASS (MTV)
· MXC (SPIKE TV)
· NBA ROOKIES (SPIKE TV)









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