Spike TV Highlights -- April 2007
NEW YORK, March 8 --
ORIGINAL SERIES PREMIERES
* THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 5
Premieres Thursday, April 5 (10:00 - 11:00 PM), encores Saturday, April
7 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) and Tuesday, April 10 (11:00 PM - Midnight,
Sixteen of the best up-and-coming mixed martial artists in the
lightweight division (155lbs) from around the world will be featured in
Season 5 of Spike TV's hit original series, THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER.
Former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver and former UFC Welterweight
Champion B.J. Penn will serve as coaches, and, in a special twist, they
will step into the Octagon themselves and square off on the live Season
SPECIAL EVENTS / MARATHONS
* THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER MARATHON
Telecasts Sunday, April 1 (9:30 AM - Midnight, ET/PT).
In honor of the premiere of Season 5 of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, Spike TV
presents a marathon encore presentation of Season 3.
* CSI CROSSOVER MARATHON
Telecasts Wednesday, April 4 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).
Spike TV presents a special CSI Marathon, including the "CSI: NY" and
"CSI: Miami" crossover episodes. The complete schedule is as follows:
-- 9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT
"CSI" -- CROSS JURISDICTIONS
The CSI team goes to Florida to work with their Miami counterparts
in a high profile investigation. Guest stars CSI: Miami's David
Caruso, Khandi Alexander, Emily Proctor.
-- 10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT
"CSI: MIAMI" -- FELONY FLIGHT
A crossover episode that concludes on "CSI NY" begins with a
convicted serial killer who escapes after sabotaging an airplane
that was flying him from New York to Miami, where he allegedly
buried a body. After fleeing the crash site, the man goes on a
killing spree and abducts a college student. Mac Tayor arrives to
help Horatio track the killer since Mac originally arrested the man
in New York. Guest stars CSI: NY's Gary Sinise, Melina
Kanakaredes, Carmine Giovinazzo.
-- 11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT
"CSI: NY" -- MANHATTAN MANHUNT
Horatio Caine follows Henry Darius to New York so that he can keep
his promise to a young boy in Miami, but by the time he and Mac are
able to locate Darius he has disappeared again, leaving behind six
more bodies. A link to the younger sister of one of the victims
who was also Darius' hostage turns out to be a dead end, but Mac
and Horatio soon find the connection between Darius and his
hostage, leading them to a psychiatrist who had treated both.
Guest stars CSI: Miami's David Caruso, Khandi Alexander, Emily
* UFC FIGHT NIGHT LIVE
Premieres Thursday, April 5 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT), tape delay for
West Coast; encores Saturday, April 7 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).
Spike TV takes it to the Octagon with its ninth LIVE UFC fight card.
New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays (10:00 PM - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); Encores
Thursdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) and Saturdays (11:00 AM - 12:00
Bullrun, based on the international automotive rally, features 12 teams
of two drivers who use their own cars in a fast-paced rally that takes
them across America in a competition for $200,000 prize money and the
2007 Bullrun Trophy. Hosted by Bill Goldberg.
* UFC UNLEASHED
Telecasts Tuesdays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT); New Episode Premieres
Thursday, April 5 (7:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT).
UFC Unleashed is the best of the best from the UFC archives. UFC
Unleashed will feature the semifinals and finals of The Ultimate
Fighter, best of the PPV fights, quickest knockouts, legendary fighters
and fights, and many more.
* TNA WRESTLING: iMPACT!
New Episodes Premiere Thursdays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT) and encores
Saturdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT). Preempted on April 5 for "UFC
Fight Night Live." TNA iMPACT! will telecast at 11:00 PM.
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 advanced
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.
Telecasts Thursday (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT) and Friday (12:30 - 1:00 AM,
ET/PT); Marathons every Friday (3:00 - 6:00 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.
* WILD WORLD OF SPIKE
New Episodes Premiere Thursdays (Midnight - 12:30 AM, ET/PT); Encores
Fridays (1:30 AM - 2:00 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, Wild World of Spike 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.
* 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
* DISORDERLY CONDUCT: VIDEO ON PATROL
Telecasts Fridays (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM & 11:00 - Midnight, ET/PT) and
Saturdays (1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT).
* PREDATOR 2 (1990, Action / Science-Fiction)
Premieres Monday, April 2 (9:00 - Midnight, ET/PT).
The invisible creature from another world is back -- but this time
seeking out heat and conflict -- is drawn to the gang-ruled and ravaged
city of Los Angeles, 1997. The detective-lieutenant and his police
force set out to capture this brutal murderer, ignoring the warnings
from a mysterious government agent to stay away. Starring Danny Glover
and Gary Busey.
* FOOLPROOF (2003, Action / Comedy)
Premieres Thursday, April 12 (2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT).
Kevin, Rob, and Sam get their kicks by planning perfect heists without
any intention of actually pulling them off. Leo, a gangster, blackmails
them into pulling off a real multi-million dollar heist. Now it's up to
them to get out alive. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Kristin Booth, and Joris
* MAD MAX: BEYOND THUNDERDOME (1985, Action / Science-Fiction)
Premieres Saturday, April 14 (7:30 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).
In a futuristic arena known as Thunderdome, Max prepares for
gladiatorial combat. When he is exiled to the desert, he is rescued by
a group of children. Starring Mel Gibson and Tina Turner. Telecasts as
part of Spike's "Slammin' Saturday Movie."
* THE EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING (2004, Action / Horror)
Premieres Sunday, April 15 (8:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT).
Prequel to the Exorcist series, follows the young Father Merrin on his
journeys as a missionary priest in Africa and his first encounters with
demonic forces. Starring Stellan Skarsgard and Izabella Scorupco.
* JOHNNY MNEMONIC (1995, Action / Science-Fiction)
Premieres Saturday, April 21 (9:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT).
Set in the future a data courier is implanted with a computer chip that
he must deliver within 24 hours or he will die. Starring Keanu Reeves
and Dolph Lundgren.
* OUT OF TIME (2003, Crime / Drama)
Premieres Sunday, April 22 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).
A police chief must solve the mystery behind a double homicide before he
becomes the suspect. Starring Denzel Washington and Eva Mendes.
* STAR TREK: VOYAGER
Telecasts Monday through Thursday (4:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT) and Friday
(5:00 - 6:00 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 Sundays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) and 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 (2:00 - 4:00 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 (6:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT), Monday - Wednesday
(Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT) and Wednesdays (10:00 PM - 1:00 AM, 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 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.
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
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
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