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[01/25/06 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV Highlights - March 2006

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Highlights - March 2006

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 --

SPIKE TV ORIGINAL SERIES PREMIERE

* PROS vs. JOES

Series premieres Monday, March 6 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) with an immediate encore (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), as well as Thursday, March 9 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Friday, March 10 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT), Saturday, March 11 (10:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT and 7:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT), and Sunday, March 12 (1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT). New episodes regularly premiere Mondays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) and encore Saturdays (10:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT) and Sundays (2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT).

Pros vs. Joes is the show where ordinary guys face off against some of the greatest athletes in the world. Three regular guys (the 'Joes') compete against each other to win bragging rights and season tickets to the sports team of their choice. To win, each guy must take on five of the world's greatest athletes (the 'Pros') in a variety of sports competitions and challenges and whichever 'Joe' does the best against the 'Pros' wins. Some of the athletes appearing include Jerry Rice, Bo Jackson, Goldberg, Dennis Rodman, Jennie Finch, Bill Romanowski, and John Rocker, among others.

SPIKE TV ACQUIRED SERIES PREMIERE

* THE SHIELD - PREMIERE MARATHON

Premieres Wednesday, March 15 (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT) as part of Spike TV's THE SHIELD MARATHON, which telecasts Wednesday, March 15 - Friday 17 (9:00 PM - Midnight) and concludes Sunday, March 19 (9:00 PM - 1:00 AM, ET/PT). Regularly scheduled episodes telecasts Fridays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT and 11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), encore Sundays (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT) and (1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT).

The story of in inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact. Starring Michael Chiklis and Catherine Dent, THE SHIELD debuts on Spike TV with a marathon of episodes from season one. The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, March 15

9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT

PILOT

While the Strike Team ramps up their control of the streets, Detectives Dutch Wagenbach and Claudette Wyms must turn to Vic Mackey in the pursuit of a kidnapped little girl.

10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT

OUR GANG

While the precinct deals with the repercussions of Detective Crowley's death, Captain David Aceveda starts an investigation into the Strike Team's involvement in the shooting and discovers a startling truth.

11:00 PM - Midnight

THE SPREAD

The Strike Team busts a celebrity basketball player during a routine warrant sweep and Vic Mackey decides to change "the course of sports history."

Thursday, March 16

9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT

DAWG DAYS

After a gang-related shooting at a local club, Vic Mackey and the Strike Team must stop the violence from escalating into an all-out war.

10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT

BLOWBACK

After Shane loses two kilos of coke lifted from a drug bust, the Strike Team must find it before Captain Aceveda does and uses that evidence to shut them down.

11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

CHERRYPOPPERS

Dutch has the full resources of the Barn for 24 hours as he tracks a serial killer whose latest victim leads Vic and the Strike Team into the underground world of the underage sex industry.

Friday, March 17

9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT

PAY IN PAIN

A shooting spree at a gang-frequented gun club has the Latino community on edge and Vic and the Strike Team racing against time to prevent retaliatory violence and additional killings.

10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT

CUPID & PSYCHO

When the Strike Team is split apart and its members reassigned to other partners, Vic and Claudette find themselves following the destructive trail of a bad batch of "cupid" meth while Dutch and Shane just try to get along.

11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

THROWAWAY

The Strike Team must clean up its own mess after planting a gun on the wrong guy in a truck-jacking case while Claudette deals with the mess of her family during a visit from her daughter.

Sunday, March 19

9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT

DRAGONCHASERS

Vic helps Connie through drug withdrawal in a desperate attempt to keep her kid, leaving Shane and Lemonhead to break a strip club mugging ring, while Dutch follows his instincts about a serial killer and Danny is bitten by an HIV-infected perp.

10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT

CARNIVORES

Vic and the Strike Team mediate between Rondell Robinson and the Nation of Islam while Dutch and Claudette investigate a brutal home invasion within the tight-lipped Korean community and Captain Acceveda revisits his past.

11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

TWO DAYS OF BLOOD

While Vic answers Assistant Chief Gilroy's call for help in covering up a hit and run before Dutch intuits the facts of the case, Shane and Lemonhead follow the trail of a gunrunner with a penchant for cockfights and David turns to Claudette after a double homicide raises ire and fear within an ignored community.

Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT

CIRCLES

Vic and David must join forces to stop the bogus 9-1-1 calls that are luring cops into deadly ambushes in the aftermath of a riot and Assistant Chief Gilroy attempts to play them against each other and destroy their careers in a desperate effort to save his own.

SPIKE TV SPECIAL EVENTS / MARATHONS

* KING OF VEGAS - SERIES FINALE AND MARATHON

Marathon Sunday, March 19 (Noon - 9:00 PM, ET/PT). Finale premieres Tuesday, March 21 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). New episodes regularly telecast Tuesdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) and encore Sundays (1:00 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT and 3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV ups the ante in the popular televised gaming genre with this new original series featuring world-class gamblers vying in a number of intense competitions such as poker, blackjack, horse-racing and roulette to win a $1 million Grand Prize and the title of "World's Greatest Gambler." The series takes place at Bally's Las Vegas. Hosted by Emmy-nominated broadcaster and sports personality Max Kellerman (ESPN, FSN). Catch up on all the KING OF VEGAS action the weekend before the finale, where one winner will be crowned 'King of Vegas' and walk away with one million dollars.

ORIGINAL SERIES

* KING OF VEGAS

New episodes telecast Tuesdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Sundays (1:00 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT and 3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT).

* TNA WRESTLING: iMPACT! (TV-14)

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

Spike TV presents the new wrestling alternative, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's iMPACT! Delivering a distinct brand of high-risk athletic entertainment, TNA's roster includes some of the most exciting and recognizable stars in wrestling today such as Jeff Jarrett, Raven, Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles, Abyss, Sean Waltman, Christopher Daniels, Monty Brown and others. TNA features the high-flying "X Division," the "Six-Sided Ring," and concept matches such as "Ultimate X," "King of the Mountain," and "Six Sides of Steel."

* MXC - SEASON 4 (TV-14)

New episodes premiere Thursdays (9:00 - 9:30 PM, ET/PT). Additional telecasts Thursdays (9:30 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT) and Saturdays (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.

* FRESH BAKED VIDEOGAMES

New episodes premieres Saturdays (Midnight - 12:30 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV presents a fast-paced, half-hour series that combines sketch comedy, animation, pranks, and much more in a nonstop barrage of comedy that refuses to pander to society's rules.

* GAME HEAD (TV-14)

New episodes premiere Saturdays (12:30 - 1:00 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV presents a weekly showcase on the world of video games.

* SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS - NEW ORIGINAL EPISODES (TV-14)

New episodes premiere Tuesdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

Featuring rescues, shootouts, and explosions, Spike's Most Amazing Videos delivers a combination of real and rare footage for some of the most heart- pounding and unbelievable moments ever captured on film. Hosted by Stacey Keach.

MOVIE PREMIERES

* THE PRINCIPAL (1987, Action / Drama)

Premieres Wednesday, March 1 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT) as part of Casino Cinema.

Hard-drinking, motor-bike-riding Rick Latimer gets thrown out of the upscale high school where he teaches after drunkenly trashing a car with a baseball bat. As punishment, he gets promoted to principal -- of the worst high school in the city. Starring James Belushi and Louis Gossett Jr.

* THE BURBS (1989, Comedy/Horror)

Premieres Wednesday, March 1 (2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT)

An overstressed suburbanite and his paramilitary neighbor struggle to prove their paranoid theory that the new family in town is a front for a cannibalistic cult. Starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, and Corey Feldman.

* WARGAMES (1983, Science Fiction / Thriller)

Premieres Thursday, March 2 (2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT)

A teen computer whiz taps into the Pentagon's early-warning system and, thinking he's playing a game, nearly starts WWIII. He must find the program's creator to head off destruction. Starring Matthew Broderick and Dabney Coleman.

* CADDYSHACK (1980, Comedy)

Premieres Sunday, March 5 (7:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT). Encores Sunday, March 5 (1:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT) and Wednesday, March 8 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT).

Danny, a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks, is struggling to make it as a caddy at Bushwood. Terrified of being a caddy for life, he is dying to win the Bushwood annual caddy scholarship and is willing to do whomever and whatever it takes. The caddies carouse, smoke, and curse their way around Bushwood, wreaking havoc on the uptight rules and regulations strictly adhered to by most of the members of the club. Starring Chevy Chase, Ted Knight, Bill Murray, and Rodney Dangerfield.

* KICKBOXER 3: THE ART OF WAR (1992, Action)

Premieres Monday, March 6 (2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT)

Sasha hits South America looking for some action. He gets more than he bargained for when he is conned into a fight with a hired killer. The life and death game begins when the drug lord sponsor kidnaps a young girl whose life depends on the outcome of this "fight to the death." Starring Sasha Mitchell.

* KICKBOXER 4: THE AGGRESSOR (1994, Action)

Premieres Tuesday, March 7 (2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT)

Sasha Mitchell triumphantly returns to the ring as David Sloan, fighting not just for his survival, but for his beautiful wife, who has become the sexual captive of the despicable world champion, Tong Po. Starring Sasha Mitchell.

* KICKBOXER 5: REDEMPTION (1995, Action)

Premieres Wednesday, March 8 (2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT)

A retired kickboxer goes on a mission to avenge the brutal death of his promising young student. Revenge is not easy, however, as the target of his wrath is a leader of an underworld kickboxing league. Starring Mark Dacascos and James Ryan.

* PUSHING TIN (1999, Comedy / Drama)

Premieres Wednesday, March 22 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT) as part of Casino Cinema.

Nick Falzone is a confident, accomplished air traffic controller whose life is turned upside down when drifter Russell Bell joins his tight-knit work team and threatens to drive him insane. Starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton.

* ALIEN RESURRECTION (1997, Science Fiction / Action)

Premieres Saturday, March 25 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT) as part of Slammin' Saturday Night.

In the fourth installment of the ALIEN sequels, a drop of Ellen Ripley's blood spawns a part human, part alien Ripley clone. Now that Ripley is dead, the clone has fallen into the hands of government scientists who want to harness the Ripley clone's breeding powers. When the new and improved Ripley lands on a ship of androids, her mere appearance sets the action rolling. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, and Gary Dourdan.

World Television Premiere!

* TODAY YOU DIE

Premieres Sunday, March 26 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT)

A former thief who is trying to go straight seeks vengeance on those who framed him. Starring Steven Seagal.

* SCENES OF THE CRIME (2001, Thriller)

Premieres Monday, March 27 (2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT)

Thanks to a botched delivery, mob henchman Lenny finds himself with top L.A. crime lord Jimmy Berg as his hostage. Soon, however, Lenny learns that he has been working for rival boss Trevor Morrison--who has a large score to settle with Jimmy--and he realizes that his spot between two of the city's most powerful gangsters could cost him his life. Starring Jeff Bridges and Jon Abrahams.

* TRUE BLUE (2001, Crime)

Premieres Tuesday, March 28 (2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT)

New York City detective Rem Macy is put on the case when a severed hand is found floating in a Central Park pond. Answers seem to be in short supply as Macy gets the runaround from everyone--from the gangs of Chinatown to the political bigwigs of City Hall. Starring Tom Berenger.

WEEKEND PROGRAMMING

* WEEKEND POWERBLOCK

Spike TV puts sexy car enthusiast Courtney Hansen in the driver's seat as host of the network's "Power Block" lineup, a weekend (Saturdays Noon - 2:00 PM, ET/PT and Sundays 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, ET/PT) two-hour block of auto related programming. In March, Spike TV debuts new episodes of HORSEPOWER TV and TRUCKS! beginning Saturday, March 25.

Saturdays

Noon - 12:30 PM, ET/PT

HORSEPOWER TV

Host Joe Elmore and tech expert Mike Galley work out of their to-die-for performance garage sharing speed secrets on how to transform everyday cars into road burners and how to get the most out of them on the street and at the strip. This series captures the performance lifestyle taking viewers to America's best events, rallies and races.

12:30 - 1:00 PM, ET/PT

MUSCLE CAR

Celebrating America's love affair with these fabled '60's and 70's era muscle cars, the series focuses on finding, restoring and modifying iconic Detroit iron like the Pontiac GTO, the Hemi Cuba, the Boss Mustang and the Chevelle SS.

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

XTREME 4X4

Hosted by Ian Johnson and Jessi Combs, this series features hardcore 4x4 build-ups and off-road truck projects, plus extreme action events - rock crawling, desert racing, sand drags, mud racing, and trail riding adventure.

1:30 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT

TRUCKS!

This how-to/new vehicle series addresses the light truck market with special emphasis on pickups and sport utility vehicles. From the wildest jet drag trucks and monster trucks to the world's most radical 4x4 rock crawlers and customs, each episode takes viewers step-by-step modifying, customizing, restoring and testing classic and sport trucks, off-roaders and race trucks.

Sundays

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

HORSEPOWER TV

11:30 AM - Noon, ET/PT

MUSCLE CAR

Noon - 12:30 PM, ET/PT

XTREME 4X4

12:30 - 1:00 PM, ET/PT

TRUCKS!

* FILMS OF FURY

Every Saturday, Spike TV features a different high-flying, hard-hitting, action-packed martial arts movie. The schedule is as follows:

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

CHINA O'BRIEN 2 (1992, Action)

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

NINJA: AMERICAN SAMURAI (1992, Action)

An American reporter and a martial arts expert whose half-brother is a yakuza drug dealer battle swordsmen from around the world in a Turkish arena. Starring David Bradley.

Spike TV Premiere!

Saturday, March 18 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

YEAR OF THE DRAGON (1975, Action)

Using unprecedented degrees of violence, young Joey Tai becomes the head of Chinese mafia in New York and undisputed leader of the Chinese community. Starring Mickey Rourke and John Lone.

Spike TV Premiere!

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

NEVER SAY DIE (1995, Action)

Ex-Special Forces soldier Frank Zagarino, ambushed and left to die, returns to seek vengeance on the renegade commander who betrayed him. Zagarino sees his perfect opportunity when his nemesis kidnaps a general's daughter. Starring Frank Zagarino and Billy Drago.

* SUNDAY SPECIALS

Sunday, March 5

3:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT

YOUNG GUNS (1988, Western/Action)

A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted. Starring Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, and Lou Diamond Phillips.

5:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT

YOUNG GUNS II (1990, Western/Action)

Billy "The Kid" and his gang are wanted by the law, and when "Doc" Scurlock and Chavez are captured, Billy has to save them. Starring Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, and Lou Diamond Phillips.

Sunday, March 12

CHUCK NORRIS MOVIE MARATHON

2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT

THE HITMAN

4:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT

DELTA FORCE

6:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT

MISSING IN ACTION

Sunday, March 19

Noon - 9:00 PM, ET/PT

KING OF VEGAS MARATHON

Sunday, March 26

2:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT

WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS MARATHON

Artwork Available Upon Request

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





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· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· FRESH BAKED VIDEOGAMES (SPIKE TV)
· IMPACT WRESTLING (POP)
· JACKASS (MTV)
· KING OF VEGAS (SPIKE TV)
· MXC (SPIKE TV)
· PROS VS. JOES (SPIKE TV)
· SHIELD, THE (FX)
· WORLD'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS (SPIKE TV)
· WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS (SPIKE TV)





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