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[01/31/07 - 10:44 AM]
Spike TV Highlights - March 2007
Highlights include the premiere of "Bullrun" on Tuesday, March 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Highlights - March 2007

Original Series Premiere

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 --

* BULLRUN

Premieres Tuesday, March 13 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Tuesday, March 13 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Thursdays (11:00 PM - Midnight) and Saturdays (11:00 AM - Noon, ET/PT).

Wrestling icon and devoted car enthusiast, Bill Goldberg, hosts Spike TV's new original series, Bullrun. Based on the international automotive rally of the same name, Bullrun features 12 teams of two drivers who use their own cars in a rally that takes them across America. This series puts real people behind their favorite wheels in an all-out rally across North America, competing for big prize money, the 2007 Bullrun Trophy, and even bigger bragging rights waiting at the finish line. From classic muscle cars to exotic automobiles, Bullrun will feature some of the hottest, coolest, and fastest tricked-out cars ever assembled on television.

SPECIAL EVENTS / MARATHONS

* PROS VS JOES - SEASON 2 FINALE

New episodes premiere Thursdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Sundays (1:00 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT). Season finale premieres Thursday, March 29 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

Season 2 of PROS VS JOES continues in March, culminating with the season finale on Thursday, March 29. PROS VS JOES features regular guys competing in a variety of sports against an incredible array of sports legends including Michael Irvin, Eric Dickerson, Wade Boggs, Jose Canseco, Darryl Strawberry, Bruce Smith, Roy Jones Jr., Andre Reed, John Starks, Vince Coleman, Kordell Stewart, Andre Rison, Tim Hardaway, Grant Fuhr, Rob Dibble, Rik Smits, Will Clark, Spud Webb, Kevin Willis, Randy Couture, Mark Jackson, Robby Ginepri, and Cobi Jones.

* PROS VS JOES BOWL 2

Season 1 marathon telecasts Saturday, March 24 (2:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Season 2 marathon telecasts Sunday, March 25 (2:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). In honor of the PROS VS JOES SEASON 2 FINALE, Spike TV presents marathons of seasons one and two of the popular sports themed reality series.

* MARCH OF THE MOB

This month, Spike TV features special presentations of some of the best mob movies ever made. The schedule is as follows:

Sunday March, 4

2:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT

THE GODFATHER (1972, Crime / Drama)

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall.

6:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT

THE GODFATHER: PART II (1974, Crime / Drama)

The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba. Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Robert Duvall.

10:30 PM - 1:30 AM, ET/PT

GOODFELLAS (1990, Action/Drama)

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.

Saturday, March 10

9:00 - 11:30 AM, ET/PT

THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987, Crime/Crama)

Federal agent Elliot Ness assembles a personal team of mob fighters to bring Chicago crime boss Al Capone to justice using unconventional means during the mob wars of the 1920s.

1:30 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT

THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987, Crime/Crama) Sunday, March 18

3:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT

THE GODFATHER, PART III (1990 Crime/Drama)

The final installment of Francis Ford Coppola's epic trilogy of this mafia family finds an aging Don Corleone seeking to legitimize his family's business and removing himself from the violent crime world. Starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia and Bridget Fonda.

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

GOODFELLAS (1990, Action/Drama)

* FIGHTIN' IRISH

Telecasts Saturday, March 17 (3:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT)

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a UFC Fight Night marathon, as Spike TV presents encores of four fight cards with main events such as Tito Ortiz vs Ken Shamrock, Diego Sanchez vs Karo Parisyan, and Diego Sanchez vs Joe Riggs.

* APRIL FOOL'S MARATHON

Telecasts Saturday, March 31 (2:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).

April Fool's Day comes one day early for Spike TV, which presents a comedy movie marathon in its honor. The complete schedule is as follows:

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

SUMMER RENTAL (1985, Comedy)

Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to regain his pride and family's respect. Starring John Candy, Karen Austin, and John Larroquette.

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

BEVERLY HILLS COP III (1994, Action / Comedy)

Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who shot his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles. Starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold.

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

FLETCH (1985, Comedy, TV-PG)

Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher, a Los Angeles journalist, really lives for his profession. As Jane Doe, he publishes articles that have caused several heads to roll in the past. Now, he's at it again, going undercover for a story about possible connections between the L.A. police department and the local drug trade. Starring Chevy Chase.

8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT

FLETCH LIVES (1989, Comedy, TV-PG)

Fletch is a reporter for a Los Angeles newspaper, but he acts more like a detective. When an obscure relative leaves him a Louisiana mansion in his will, Fletch is naturally curious. Arriving in Louisiana, events occur that make him suspect that all is not well, and there is more to the property than he has been led to believe. Starring Chevy Chase.

ORIGINALS

* TNA WRESTLING: iMPACT! (TV-14)

New episodes premiere Thursdays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT) and 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 Kurt Angle, Sting, Christian Cage, Jeff Jarrett, and Team 3D with the world's best up-and-coming talent, such as AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, and Samoa Joe.

* UFC UNLEASHED

Special episodes premiere back-to-back Tuesday, March 13 (8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT and 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.

* INSIDE THE UFC

Telecasts Thursdays (Midnight - 12:30AM, ET/PT). Encores Fridays (1:30 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT). Hosted by Joe Rogan, Spike TV presents a weekly magazine show that takes a look into the world of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

* WILD WORLD OF SPIKE

Telecasts Fridays (Midnight - 12:30 AM, ET/PT) as part of the Late Night Strip. New episodes premiere beginning Friday, March 30 (Midnight - 12:30 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV brings unheralded sports such as mop-jousting and blind-folded kickboxing into America's living rooms with the new comedic action series, Wild World of Spike. Focusing more on the agony of defeat than the thrill of victory, the series is hosted by mixed martial arts fighter Kit Cope, skateboarding legend Jason Ellis and comedian Sam Tripoli. In each episode, the hosts screen bizarre sporting events from around the world then try to recreate them.

* MXC

Telecasts Thursdays (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT) and Fridays (12:30 - 1:00 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.

* GAME HEAD

Telecasts Fridays (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV presents a weekly showcase on the world of video games. From the latest reviews, cheat codes, the hottest game of week and more, GAME HEAD offers viewers an uncompromised look at the hardcore culture of videogames.

MOVIE PREMIERES

* NICK OF TIME (1995, Crime / Thriller)

Premieres Saturday, March 3 (4:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT)

An ordinary public accountant is told that he must kill the Governor in 1 hour and 15 minutes or his daughter will die. Starring Christopher Walken, Johnny Depp, Charles S. Dutton, and Courtney Chase.

* DROP ZONE (1994, Action / Drama)

Premieres Monday, March 12 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT) as part of "Casino Cinema."

A team of skydiving crooks led by DEA-agent-turned-bad Busey specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so their evil computer nerd can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Snipes lost a brother to this crew and learns skydiving with the help of tough-but-lovable instructor Butler so he can track them down. Starring Wesley Snipes and Gary Busey.

ACQUIRED SERIES

* STAR TREK: VOYAGER

Telecasts Monday - Friday, (5:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT)

The 3rd installment of the Star Trek television franchise examines the USS Voyager and her crew, who have become stranded in the Delta Quadrant, seventy thousand light-years from Earth. Unless they can find some kind of shortcut, it will take them seventy-five years to return to the space of the United Federation of Planets. Starring Kirk Mulligan.

* CSI: NY

Telecasts Wednesdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT). The third edition of the "CSI" franchise sets up shop in the Big Apple, where taciturn Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) and his partner, Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes), lead a crime-solving team. Like his counterparts in Las Vegas and Miami, Taylor knows that people may lie, but the evidence rarely does.

* THE SHIELD

Telecasts Monday - Friday (11:00 AM - Noon, 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), Wednesdays (9:00 - 11:00 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.

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. Throughout March, the Power Block features new episodes of MUSCLE CAR and XTREME 4X4, and, beginning Sunday, March 25, new episodes of TRUCKS! AND HORSEPOWER

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!

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





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· BULLRUN (SPEED)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· IMPACT WRESTLING (POP)
· JACKASS (MTV)
· MXC (SPIKE TV)
· PROS VS. JOES (SPIKE TV)
· SHIELD, THE (FX)
· STAR TREK: VOYAGER (UPN)
· WILD WORLD OF SPIKE (SPIKE TV)





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