[06/08/05 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV Highlights - July 2005

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Highlights - July 2005

Spike TV Original Series Premiere

NEW YORK, June 8 --


An insider's look at the process a player just out of college goes through in choosing an agent, SPIKE TV follows USC defensive end Shaun Cody, an early draft pick of the NFL's Detroit Lions, as he decides which of nine agents will represent him. Premieres Friday, July 22 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores (2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT).



Spike TV is featuring James Bond movies throughout the month of July, beginning with an all day Independence Day Bond Marathon on Monday, July 4 (9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, ET/PT). 007 action continues every Tuesday evening in "Casino Cinema," and every Saturday and Sunday starting at 4:00 PM, ET/PT.

Monday, July 4 Independence Day Marathon schedule is as follows:

9:00 AM - noon, ET/PT


SPECTRE agents under the command of Ernst Blofeld infiltrate a US air force base situated in the UK and steal two Tomahawk cruise missiles. When NATO is held to ransom, the British send James Bond to recapture the warheads and kill Blofeld.

Noon - 3:00 PM, ET/PT


A silicon chip is captured from the Soviets and found to be identical to a prototype British design capable of withstanding the intense electromagnetic radiation of a nuclear blast. The British suspect industrialist Max Zorin of leaking details of the design to the Russians. James Bond is sent to investigate, and he finds that Zorin is stockpiling silicon chips and, mysteriously, drilling near the San Andreas fault.

3:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT


During a training operation, an agent is unexpectedly murdered. When British agent James Bond organizes the defection of a top ranking Soviet general, the general divulges a plan by the KGB to kill all its enemy agents. Bond is suspicious of the plot, but nevertheless is ordered to kill the KGB officer masterminding the operation.

6:00 - 9:00 pm, ET/PT


Shortly after an important drugs bust, CIA agent Felix Leiter is married, but when the drug lord he arrested escapes, kills his wife and mutilates Leighter his old friend British agent James Bond seeks revenge. When "M" orders 007 to drop the matter and start a new assignment, Bond deserts Her Majesty's Secret Service and embarks on a world wide personal vendetta to kill those responsible.


Every Tuesday in July, watch, bet, and win with Spike TV's "Casino Cinema," hosted by Beth Ostrosky and Steve Schirripa. This month, "Casino Cinema" telecasts in conjunction with "Spy In July." The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, July 5 (9:00 PM - Midnight)

DR. NO (1962)

James Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the murder of a fellow operative. Bond's enquiries soon establish a connection between the death, a spate of recent failures in the US space program, and the mysterious Dr. No.

Tuesday, July 12 (9:00 PM - Midnight)


James Bond is sent on a mission to Istanbul to try and acquire a Russian cypher machine known as Lektor from a defecting Russian agent. However, the Russians have no knowledge of this as it is a S.P.E.C.T.R.E. ploy to lure James Bond into a trap -- a fitting tribute to their now -- dead agent Dr. No.

Tuesday, July 19 (9:00 PM - Midnight)


The Bank of England has discovered that someone is stockpiling vast quantities of gold and suspects international bullion dealer Auric Goldfinger of being involved. The Bank requests that James Bond be sent to investigate. Bond soon uncovers an audacious plan to commit "the crime of the century" and bring economic chaos to the West.

Tuesday, July 26

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (9:00 PM - Midnight)

During a routine US space mission a manned American rocket mysteriously disappears while in orbit. The Americans naturally suspect the Soviets and threaten retaliation. However, the British are more cautious after one of their tracking stations indicates that the space craft may have come down near the Sea of Japan. James Bond is sent to investigate, but when the Soviets lose one of their space craft in similar circumstances, 007 has only a few days to locate the launch site and prevent the outbreak of World War III.

The Saturday "Spy in July" schedule is as follows:

Saturday, July 9(4:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT)


SPECTRE hatches its most audacious plot to date when its agents hijack a British Vulcan bomber armed with two atomic bombs and hold NATO to ransom for the sum of $100,000,000. The British send James Bond to recover the warheads before SPECTRE carries out its threat to detonate the devices on the UK and US mainland's.

Saturday, July 16(4:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT)


When a golden bullet arrives at the headquarters of British intelligence with "007" engraved on it, the British believe that James Bond is the next target for international assassin Scaramanga. 007 is given the assignment to kill Scaramanga before he kills Bond.

Saturday, July 23 (4:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT)


Saturday, July 30 (4:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT)


Three British agents investigating drug smuggling are killed under mysterious circumstances. Each murder is linked to a Harlem crime boss, Mr. Big, and an international diplomat, Kananga. When 007 arrives in New York he is nearly killed by one of Mr. Big's hoods, but the attempt gives Bond a lead and he soon discovers a plot to flood the US mainland with a billion dollars' worth of heroin.

The Sunday "Spy in July" schedule is as follows:

Sunday, July 10

4:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT


A Boeing 747 carrying a US space shuttle on loan to the UK crashes into the Atlantic Ocean. When the British examine the wreckage they can find no trace of the spacecraft and send agent James Bond to the shuttle's manufacturers, Drax Industries, to investigate.

8:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT


Renard is a high-tech terrorist with a most unusual -- and deadly -- characteristic: a brain-lodged bullet that renders him totally impervious to pain. When he launches a devious scheme to seize control of the global oil supply, James Bond is the world's only hope.

11:00 PM - 1:30 AM, ET/PT


Sunday, July 17

4:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT


8:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT


When an agent is found dead holding a Faberge egg, the British are suspicious and send James Bond to investigate. 007 discovers a connection between the priceless egg, an elaborate smuggling operation and a plot by a renegade Soviet general to instigate World War Three.

11:00 PM - 1:30 AM, ET/PT

DR. NO (1962)

James Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the murder of a fellow operative. Bond's enquiries soon establish a connection between the death, a spate of recent failures in the US space program, and the mysterious Dr. No.

Sunday, July 24 (4:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT)

4:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT


8:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT


The British discover that someone has perfected a way of tracking submerged submarines and is offering the technology to the highest bidder. An international crisis breaks when a Royal Navy Polaris submarine equipped with sixteen nuclear warheads disappears while on patrol. James Bond is sent to secure the tracking device and locate the missing vessel before its missiles are launched at the West.

11:00 PM - 1:30 AM, ET/PT


James Bond is sent on a mission to Istanbul to try and acquire a Russian cypher machine known as Lektor from a defecting Russian agent. However, the Russians have no knowledge of this as it is a S.P.E.C.T.R.E. ploy to lure James Bond into a trap -- a fitting tribute to their now -- dead agent Dr. No.

Sunday, July 31

4:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT


8:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT


A British spy trawler is accidentally sunk off the coast of a Warsaw pact county. On board is a hi-tech encryption device called an ATAC, which the British use to send launch instructions to their Polaris fleet. James Bond is sent to investigate, but once the Soviets learn of the loss, the race is on to recover the device at any cost.

11:00 PM - 1:30 AM, ET/PT



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

THE LEGEND - JET LI (1993, Action/Comedy, TV-14)

This Hong Kongmartial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. Starring Lung Chan and Jet Li.

Saturday, June 9 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

LEGEND OF THE SWORDSMAN (1991, Action/Fantasy)

Jet Li stars as Ling, a student from the Blue Mountain school of martial arts, who, along with fellow students, finds himself embroiled in a country-wide political war with the Highlander clan in the forefront of the battle.

Saturday, June 16 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

JACKIE CHAN PROJECT A2 (1987, Action/Comedy) Dragon Ma is back, having rid the seas of the dreaded Pirate Lo. Back on land, he is assigned to the police force where he is to clean up corruption and crime in a local suburb. Starring Jackie Chan.

Saturday, June 23 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

JET LI'S THE ENFORCER (1995, Action)

An undercover cop is forced to take part in a crime in order to gain the trust of a gang he is infiltrating. Starring Jet Li.

Saturday, June 30 (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.


* INTERNAL AFFAIRS (1990, Crime/Thriller)

Premieres Saturday, July 3 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT) A veteran cop's manipulation of the system falls under the intense scrutiny of an up-and-coming internal affairs officer after the murder of a policeman. Starring Richard Gere, Andy Garcia, Elijah Wood, William Baldwin, and Nancy Travis. Encores (10:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) and Saturday, July 30 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).

* RONIN (1998, Action/Thriller)

Premieres Saturday, July 9 (8:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT) A group of freelance intelligence agents work together to steal a mysterious package, only to have a double-crosser throw things into confusion. Starring Robert DeNiro.

* THE BIG RED ONE (1980, War/Drama)

Premieres Saturday, July 23 (8:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT) The grim story of a WWII squad consisting of a sergeant and his four soldiers who ignore the faceless replacements who continually arrive and die under fire. Starring Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, and Robert Carradine.



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.


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.



Telecasts Mondays (11:05 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) and Fridays (2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT) through July 18, and Saturday, July 23 (2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT).

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.


Telecasts Saturdays (10:00 - 10:30 AM, ET/PT) and Mondays (Midnight - 12:30 AM, 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.


Telecasts Thursdays (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT), Saturdays (2:00 - 3:00 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.

Artwork Available Upon Request

Web Site: http://www.spiketv.com

  [june 2005]  


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