Spike TV Highlights - May 2006
NEW YORK, April 13 --
SPIKE TV SPECIAL EVENTS / MARATHONS
Network Television Premiere!
* UP FOR GRABS (2002, Comedy/Documentary)
Premieres Tuesday, May 2 (11:00 PM - 12:30 AM, ET/PT); encores
Saturday, May 6 (2:00 - 3:30 AM, ET/PT).
Just in time for Barry Bonds' latest chase with baseball's record
books, UP FOR GRABS is the true story of the infamous court case over
Barry Bonds' record-breaking 73rd home run ball. The film shows the
hilarious lengths to which two fans went for a potentially
multi-million dollar baseball, but ended up with way more than their
allotted 15 minutes of fame.
* MEMORIAL DAY CSI MARATHON
Telecasts Monday, May 29 (1:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).
Spike TV presents a marathon of CSI episodes this Memorial Day. 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.
The schedule is as follows:
1:00 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT
A serial killer taunts Grissom, while Warrick and Nick clash over
2:00 - 3:00 PM, ET/PT
The team looks into the case of a corpse found floating in a pool,
and Warrick investigates a mob hit.
3:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT
The CSI team investigates a stalker.
4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT
PLAY WITH FIRE
Grissom, Sara and Nick investigate the murder of a woman in the
press box of a high school stadium. Catherine and Warrick try to
determine the cause of an explosion in the DNA lab of CSI that
seriously injures a lab tech.
5:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT
A casino employee is beaten and raped on her way home from work,
but she survives and identifies her attacker. However, a DNA test
sets him free. Later, Grissom comes to the rescue of a coworker who
ends up on the other side of the law.
6:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT
Catherine, Warrick and Nick find the body of two women at a
construction site buried under tar. The swing swift are brought
into the world of foreign "mail-order" brides. Sara and Catherine
have a disputer in which Sara gets suspended by Ecklie for acting
insubordinate toward Catherine and himself. Sara opens up to
Grissom about her childhood past.
7:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT
Grissom and Brass track down a serial killer who stages his murders
so that they appear to be suicides.
8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT
PAPER OR PLASTIC
A robbery at a grocery store results in a shootout leaving five
dead. The police officer at the scene believes Grissom has a grudge
against him. The team processes the extensive evidence at the
9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT
The team investigates a crime where a husband and his porn star
wife were murdered execution style. Things get personal
for Catherine when Grissom talks to her about her evaluation.
* PROS vs. JOES MARATHON AND SEASON FINALE
Marathon telecasts Sunday, May 14 (1:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT); finale
premieres Monday, May 15 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).
Catch up on all the action with the PROS VS JOES marathon leading up to
this season's finale. 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.
* BRAVEHEART (1994, Action/Drama) - PRESENTED WITH LIMITED COMMERCIAL
Premieres Sunday, May 14 (8:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT).
William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the
cruel English ruler, Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the
crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William
Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives
trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones,
William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and
for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce. Starring
* MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MARATHON
Spike kicks of the summer with an action packed lineup of movies and
series, and the premiere of a new chapter of THE PLAYBOOK. The
schedule is as follows:
Saturday, May 27
2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT
SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977, Action/Comedy)
A stock car driver wagers that he can drive a truckload of beer
from Atlanta to Texas and back in 28 hours. He tries to make good
on the bet. Starring Burt Reynolds.
4:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT
SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT II (1980, Action/Comedy)
A man is hired to transport a pregnant elephant from Miami to
Dallas in time for the Republican convention. A spiteful state
trooper pursues him the entire way. Starring Burt Reynolds.
6:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT
This special will preview the upcoming UFC 60 Pay Per View fight
that features Royce Gracie taking on Matt Hughes at the
Staples Center in Los Angeles.
7:00 - 7:30 PM, ET/PT
THE PLAYBOOK FOR: HITTING THE BEACH...WITHOUT GETTING BURNED
This chapter of THE PLAYBOOK heads to the beach to draw up surefire
plays to prevent your dream day at the beach from turning into one
giant sand trap. Hosted by Donald Faison (Scrubs, Clueless).
Encores Saturday, May 27 (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT) and Sunday, May 28
(1:30 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT).
7:30 - 8:00 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.
8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT
SNIPER 2 (2002, Action)
A former Marine sniper is lured back in on a top-secret mission to
take out a Serbian general who is committing atrocities on the
Muslim population. Starring Tom Berenger.
10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT
THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 3 (encore)
The best up-and-coming mixed martial artists from around the world
have convened in Las Vegas in pursuit of one goal - to be named the
"Ultimate Fighter" and to be given a contract in the Ultimate
Fighting Championship(R) organization. For the third season UFC
legends and bitter rivals Ken Shamrock, "The World's Most Dangerous
Man," and Tito Ortiz will train and coach the light-heavyweights
11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT
TNA WRESTLING: iMPACT! (encore)
Spike TV's new wrestling alternative moves to Thursday night
primetime beginning April 13. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's
iMPACT! delivers a distinct brand of high-risk athletic
entertainment, with a roster that 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."
Sunday, May 28
2:00 - 4:30 PM, ET/PT
RISING SUN (1993, Action/Mystery)
At a celebration over the completed joint venture between a
Japanese company and a US defense contractor a young woman is found
strangled. A retired foreign liaison with expertise on Japanese
culture is called in to help the current liaison overcome
resistance from the Japanese, who are actively trying to mislead
the investigation. Starring Wesley Snipes, Sean Connery, and
4:30 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT
SCARFACE (1983, Crime)
Cuban refugee, Tony Montana and his close friend Manny Ray, build a
strong drug empire in Miami. Of course Montana must deal with the
hardships of this type of business, and as Montana's power begins
to grow, so does his ego and his paranoia. Starring Al Pacino.
8:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT
BRAVEHEART (1994, Action/Drama)
* THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 3
New episodes premiere Thursdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) and encores
Saturdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) and Mondays
(11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).
* UFC UNLEASHED
New episodes premiere Thursdays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT), encore
Mondays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).
This one-hour series features the greatest moments from the UFC(R)'s
vast library of fight footage. The show includes classic bouts never
before seen on television except on pay-per-view.
* TNA WRESTLING: iMPACT! (TV-14)
New episodes premiere Thursdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); encores
Saturdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).
* MXC (TV-14)
Telecasts Monday through Saturday (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT). Additional
telecasts Saturdays (7:00 - 7:30 PM, ET/PT and 7:30 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT).
* SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS - NEW ORIGINAL EPISODES (TV-14)
New episodes premiere Tuesday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 23
(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.
* COMMANDO (1985, Action)
Premieres Wednesday, May 3 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT) as part of Casino
Cinema. Encores Saturday, May 20 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT), Sunday,
May 21 (6:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT) and Tuesday, May 30
(9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).
A retired elite commando has only a few hours to find and rescue his
daughter from an exiled dictator. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae
Dawn Chong, and Dan Hedaya.
* ALIEN 3 (1992, Action/Horror/Science Fiction)
Premieres Saturday, May 6 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT) as part of Slammin'
Saturday Night; encores Saturday, May 20 (5:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT).
Ripley continues to be stalked by a savage alien, after her escape pod
crashes on a prison planet. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dutton,
and Charles Dance and directed by David Fincher.
* SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977, Action/Comedy)
Premieres Sunday, May 7 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Wednesday,
May 17 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT) and Saturday, May 27
(2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).
A stock car driver wagers that he can drive a truckload of beer from
Atlanta to Texas and back in 28 hours. He tries to make good on the
bet. Starring Burt Reynolds.
* SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT II (1980, Action/Comedy)
Premieres Sunday, May 7 (10:00 - Midnight, ET/PT); encores Saturday,
May 27 (4:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT).
A man is hired to transport a pregnant elephant from Miami to Dallas in
time for the Republican convention. A spiteful state trooper pursues
him the entire way. Starring Burt Reynolds.
* RISING SUN (1993, Action/Mystery)
Premieres Wednesday, May 10 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) as part of
Casino Cinema; encores Saturday, May 13 (4:30 - 7:30 PM, ET/PT) and
Sunday, May 28 (2:00 - 4:30 PM, ET/PT).
At a celebration over the completed joint venture between a Japanese
company and a US defense contractor a young woman is found strangled. A
retired foreign liaison with expertise on Japanese culture is called in
to help the current liaison overcome resistance from the Japanese, who
are actively trying to mislead the investigation. Starring
Wesley Snipes, Sean Connery, and Harvey Keitel.
* SNIPER 2 (2002, Action)
Premieres Sunday, May 21 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT). Encores Saturday,
May 27 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).
A former Marine sniper is lured back in on a top-secret mission to take
out a Serbian general who is committing atrocities on the Muslim
population. Starring Tom Berenger.
World Television Premiere!
* SNIPER 3 (2004, Action)
Premieres Sunday, May 21 (10:00 - Midnight, ET/PT).
This time hired by NSA officials, the sniper is out to find terrorists.
Starring Tom Berenger.
* THE SHIELD - SEASON 2
Back-to-back episodes telecasts Fridays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT and
11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) and 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 Emmy Award(R) winner Michael Chiklis and Catherine
* CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (TV-PG)
Telecasts Monday - Friday (7:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT), Monday - Friday
(Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT), and Fridays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).
* THE THREE STOOGES (TV-PG)
Telecasts Sunday and Saturday (9:00 - 10:00 AM, ET/PT) and Sundays
(3:00 - 4:00 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.
* 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. Saturdays in May, Spike TV debuts
new episodes of HORSEPOWER TV and TRUCKS!
Noon - 12:30 PM, ET/PT
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
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
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
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.
11:00 - 11:30 AM, ET/PT
11:30 AM - Noon, ET/PT
Noon - 12:30 PM, ET/PT
12:30 - 1:00 PM, ET/PT
* FILMS OF FURY
Saturdays in May, Spike TV features a different high-flying, hard-
hitting, action-packed martial arts movie. The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, May 6 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).
BRUCE LEE: GAME OF DEATH (1978, Action/Drama)
A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people
who are trying to kill him. Starring Bruce Lee.
Saturday, May 13 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT) and
(2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT).
BORN TO DEFENSE (1986, Action/Drama)
An action packed film about a retired Chinese army officer who
stands up against some jaded, mean-spirited American military
figures at the end of World War II in occupied Tsang Tao.
Starring Jet Li.
Saturday, May 20 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT) and
(2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT).
OPERATION CONDOR 2: THE ARMOUR OF THE GODS (1986, Action)
Jackie Chan and his bumbling sidekick are sent on a quest through
Europe to find a mysterious treasure held by a shadowy organization
of monks. Starring Jackie Chan.
Saturday, May 27 (2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT).
DRAGONS FOREVER (1988, Action/Comedy)
Jackie Chan stars as a hot-shot lawyer hired by a Hong Kong
chemical plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways.
* SUNDAY SPECIALS
Sunday, May 7 (2:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT).
ONE HOUR SPECIALS MARATHON
Spike TV presents an action packed marathon of specials, including
"World's Scariest Explosions Caught on Tape," "Shocking Moments Caught
on Tape 1, 2, and 3," and "When Stunts Go Bad 1 and 2."
Sunday, May 14 (1:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT).
PROS vs. JOES MIDSEASON MARATHON
Sunday, May 21 (1:30 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT).
1:30 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY (1966 Action/Western, TV-PG)
Three gunmen set out to find a hidden fortune. Who will walk away with
the cash? Starring Clint Eastwood.
4:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT
TODAY YOU DIE (2005, Action/Drama)
A former thief who is trying to go straight seeks vengeance on those
who framed him. Starring Steven Seagal.
6:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT
COMMANDO (1985, Action)
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