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[07/28/06 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV Highlights - September 2006

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Highlights - September 2006

NEW YORK, July 28 --

SPECIAL EVENTS/MARATHONS

* METAL OF HONOR -- THE IRONWORKERS OF 9/11 -- PRESENTED WITH LIMITED COMMERCIAL INTERRUPTION

Premieres Tuesday, September 5 (9:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT) with LIMITED COMMERCIAL INTERRUPTION. Encores Tuesday, September 5 (10:30 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) and Saturday, September 9 (9:00 - 10:30 AM, ET/PT).

On September 11, 2001, there were many heroes. Much attention has been paid to the firefighters and the police officers that gave their hearts, souls and in many cases, their lives on that fateful day, but there is another group whose story remains untold ... the New York City ironworkers. Without them, the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center would not have been possible. Spike TV presents METAL OF HONOR, which chronicles the incredible story of the courageous New York City ironworkers who risked their lives following the tragic events of September 11.

Miniseries Premiere!

* BOSTON PD

Premieres Friday, September 29 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); part two Friday, September 29 (11:00 PM - Midnight), ET/PT. T

his four-part action packed documentary miniseries that follows the lives of Boston Police officers on and off the job. Boston PD takes a rare glimpse into the daily routines of cops fighting crime in some of the city's worst neighborhoods. In the series, viewers see how the most routine traffic stop can lead to anything; and how a simple question to a young man standing on a street corner can turn into an all-out chase and take down, leading to the confiscation of a lethal weapon. Viewers will also get an inside look into how the work impacts the personal lives of the cops across different police units and how they find ways to cope.

* SEASONED

Premieres Monday, September 4 (10:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT); encores Sunday, September 10 (9:00 - 10:30 AM, ET/PT). From producer Jon Stewart and the director of the Emmy-Award winning documentary "Journeys With George," comes this look at that intensely loyal, often misunderstood, and always optimistic creature known as a "Diehard Football Fan." In 2005-2006, filmmaker Aaron Lubarsky spent one wild season with some long-time supporters of the Minnesota Vikings to explore just how fanatical these fans really are.

* THE PLAYBOOK FOR: BEATING THE SYSTEM

Premieres Wednesday, September 27 (11:30 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); encores Saturday, September 30 (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT).

Donald Faison (Scrubs, Clueless) hosts THE PLAYBOOK, the ultimate guide for guys designed to show them how to navigate the trickiest situations, scenarios and circumstances. The latest edition, THE PLAYBOOK: BEATING THE SYSTEM, is a lesson in the plays and patterns on how to put one over "on the man".

* CSI LABOR DAY MARATHON

Telecasts Monday, September 4 (9:00 AM - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).

To celebrate Labor Day, the sixth season of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION premieres on Spike TV Monday, September 4 (8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT).

* THE PASSION OF MEL GIBSON - MOVIE MARATHON

Telecasts Sunday, September 3 (1:00 PM - 1:30 AM, ET/PT).

Spike is celebrating Mel Gibson and his passion for action with a Mel Gibson movie marathon. The lineup is as follows:

1:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT

BRAVEHEART (1994, Action/Drama)

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 Mel Gibson.

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

LETHAL WEAPON (1987, Action)

Martin Riggs is an L.A. cop with suicidal tendencies and Roger Murtaugh is the unlucky police officer with whom Riggs is assigned. Together they uncover a huge drug-smuggling operation, and as their success rate grows so does their friendship. Starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.

Premiere!

7:00 - 9:30 PM, ET/PT

LETHAL WEAPON 2 (1989, Action) A pair of odd-couple cops must protect a mob accountant from South African drug smugglers, whose chief operates with diplomatic immunity. Starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.

9:30 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT

BRAVEHEART (1994, Action/Drama)

ORIGINAL SERIES

* THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 4: THE COMEBACK

New episodes premiere Thursdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Encores Saturdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) and Mondays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT and 2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT).

Sixteen former UFC fighters, eight middleweights and eight welterweights, have gathered in Las Vegas for a new season of the wildly popular series, THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 4: THE COMEBACK. The special twist to season four is that the winning middleweight and welterweight fighters are both guaranteed a title fight and a six-figure cash prize. UFC President Dana White will host, and UFC Legends Georges St. Pierre, Mark Dellagrotte and Randy Couture will serve as advisers to this season's fighters.

* BLADE: THE SERIES (TV-14)

New episodes premiere Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Encores Wednesdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Sundays (2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT) and Mondays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

The season finale of Spike TV's first original scripted drama, BLADE: THE SERIES, premieres Wednesday, September 13 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). BLADE: THE SERIES stars Kirk "Sticky" Jones (Over There, The Shield) as the title character who is half-man, half-vampire and employs his extraordinary powers in a crusade to save mankind from the demonic creatures who walk the night. Set in Detroit, Blade investigates the vampire house of Chthon. Along the way he forms an uneasy alliance with Krista Starr, portrayed by costar Jill Wagner (Punk'd, Monk), a former military veteran who becomes entrenched in the world of vampires while investigating the murder of her twin brother.

* UFC UNLEASHED

Telecasts Thursdays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT) and Wednesdays (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).

The new wrestling alternative, "TNA: iMPACT!" delivers a distinct brand of high-risk, athletic entertainment. Viewers are drawn in by TNA's philosophy of less talk and more action and the technically advance six-sided ring. TNA's roster integrates well-known wrestling superstars like Sting, Christian Cage, Jeff Jarrett, and Team 3D with the world's best up-and-coming talent, such as AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, Samoa Joe, and Monty Brown.

* DISORDERLY CONDUCT: VIDEO ON PATROL

Telecasts Fridays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Saturdays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT), and Sundays (1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT and 3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT). Spike TV takes viewers for a ride in this adrenaline-packed series with all new outrageous video footage pulled from precincts across the country.

* MXC (TV-14)

Telecasts Monday - Saturday (1:00-1:30 AM, ET/PT) and Saturdays (10:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV's acclaimed original comedic series, is described as a wacky combination of "Fear Factor," "Jacka**," "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.

* GAME HEAD (TV-14)

New episodes premiere Saturdays (12:00 - 12:30 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 Saturdays (8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT) as part of Slammin' Saturday Night.

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

* LETHAL WEAPON 2 (1989, Action) Premieres Sunday, September 3 (7:00 - 9:30 PM, ET/PT); encores Tuesday, September 26 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT)

World Television Premiere!

* THE RUSSIAN SPECIALIST (2005, Action)

Premieres Sunday, September 17 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT)

A Russian ex-hitman is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob. Starring Dolph Lundgren.

Broadcast Premiere!

* HERO (2002, Action)

Premieres Wednesday, September 20 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT)

A series of Rashomon-like flashback accounts shape the story of how one man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China. Starring Jet Li.

* GOODFELLAS (1990, Action/Drama)

Premieres Saturday, September 30 (7:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT)

The story of Irish-Italian American, Henry Hill, and how he lives day-to-day life as a member of the Mafia. Based on a true story, the plot revolves around Henry and his two unstable friends Jimmy and Tommy as they gradually climb the ladder from petty crime to violent murders.

ACQUIRED SERIES

* THE SHIELD

Telecasts Sundays (Midnight - 1:00 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 Dent.

* CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (TV-PG)

Telecasts Monday - Friday (7:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT), Monday - Friday (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT), Mondays and Fridays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, 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.

* THE THREE STOOGES (TV-PG)

Telecasts Saturdays and Sundays (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.

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.

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

Saturday, September 2

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

BLOODSPORT (1988, Drama, TV-14)

Based on a true story, this martial arts adventure takes place behind the Hong Kong walls for the secret competition that settles the World Championship of the sport. While Frank Dux is trying not to be knocked down inside the ring, government agents try to track him down outside the ring. Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Saturday, September 9

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

Premiere!

BLACK BELT JONES (1974, Action) When a Karate instructor finds his school under attack by the L.A. Mob, his students get a chance to put their newly acquired skills to the test. Starring Jim Kelly.

Saturday, September 16

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

Broadcast Premiere!

THE BLINDSWORDSMAN: ZATOICHI (2003, Action) The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda. Starring Takeshi Kitano.

Saturday, September 23

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

HERO (2002, Action)

Saturday, September 30

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

ART OF ACTION (2002, Documentary)

This in-depth documentary gives a behind-the-scenes look at the history of the martial arts film--from its rebellious beginnings to the high-flying epics of today. Host Samuel L. Jackson takes you through the best moments of 100 films, including CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, CHARLIE'S ANGELS and more.

Artwork Available Upon Request

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





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· BLADE: THE SERIES (SPIKE TV)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· DISORDERLY CONDUCT: VIDEO ON PATROL (SPIKE TV)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· IMPACT WRESTLING (POP)
· JACKASS (MTV)
· MXC (SPIKE TV)
· SHIELD, THE (FX)
· ULTIMATE FIGHTER, THE (FS1)
· WORLD'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS (SPIKE TV)





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