[12/14/07 - 08:05 AM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - January 2008
Plus: starting January 1, Spike TV begins telecasts in Hi-Def where available.

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Television Highlights - January 2008

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 --

* Note: Starting January 1, 2008 Spike TV begins telecasts in Hi-Def where available. Hi-Def programming is noted in highlights. Spike TV HD includes:

-- Pros vs. Joes: Last Joe Standing

-- CSI: NY

-- GameTrailers TV

-- Powerblock Programming

-- Spike TV Original Movies



Premieres Monday, January 14 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Encores Friday, January 18 (9:00 - 10:00 AM, ET/PT) & Saturday, January 19 (2:00 - 3:00 PM, ET/PT).

A preview of the upcoming "UFC 80: Rapid Fire," as "The Prodigy" BJ Penn battles Joe "Daddy" Stevenson for the vacated lightweight belt.


Premieres Thursday, January 17 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Encores Friday, January 18 (9:00 - 10:00 AM, ET/PT) & Saturday, January 19 (2:00 - 3:00 PM, ET/PT).

Led by Olympic Gold Medalist and current TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Kurt Angle, TNA is set to unleash the beast in the "Land of the Rising Sun" as a team of its superstars set off to declare "Global Warning!" on New Japan Pro Wrestling. Angle, who is New Japan's IWGP World Champion, is set to defend both titles against Japanese legend Yugi Nagata.


Premieres Wednesday, January 23 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Series regularly telecasts Thursdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Encores Saturdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) & Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

Many of sports' biggest names from the last two decades get their chance to pay back the loud-mouth fans and cocky couch potatoes who have tormented them for years. "Pros vs. Joes: Last Joe Standing" features average "Joes" going up against a wide array of professional athletes that includes World Series hero Joe Carter, hockey great Paul Coffey, boxing legend Pernell Whitaker, Super Bowl champion Rod Woodson and many more.


Premieres LIVE Wednesday, January 23 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT, tape delay West Coast); Encores Saturday, January 26 (6:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT).

Live from the Pearl at the Palms in Florida, "UFC Fight Night Live" will feature some of the UFC's most talented fighters.

-- GAMETRAILERS TV (HD: TV-14) Premieres Friday, January 25 (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT); Series regularly telecasts Fridays (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT); Encores Fridays (1:30 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT).

Designed from the ground up to be the most entertaining and informative on-air resource for fans of the thriving video game industry, "GameTrailers TV" is a weekly magazine-style show focusing on the industry's hottest titles, coolest events and biggest stars. Fast-paced, energetic and offering the access and insight millions of viewers have come to expect from the GameTrailers brand, "GameTrailers TV" delivers the best of the best from the world of video games while highlighting the cultures of gaming from around the globe.


-- NEW YEAR'S DAY MARATHON Telecasts Monday, January 1 (9:00 AM - 4:00 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV kick starts 2008 with non-stop action marathon New Year's Day Marathon featuring action packed specials and movies. Schedule is as follows:

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

SIN CITY (2005, Action)

An adaptation of Frank Miller's stories based in the fictional town of Sin City. Chief amongst the town's residents is Marv, who trawls the darkest areas of town looking for the person who killed his one true love, Goldie. Starring Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Clive Owen.

-- 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, ET/PT & 3:30 - 4:30 PM, ET/PT


WHEN ANIMALS ATTACK presents unbelievable footage of people caught in dangerous situations with animals.

-- 12:30 - 1:30 PM, ET/PT & 2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT


Through amazing footage gathered from all over the world, viewers can witness what it's like to be in the wrong place at the wrong time encountering some of the world's most dangerous animals such as sharks, rattlesnakes, scorpions, cougars and bears. Hosted by Stacy Keach.

-- 1:30 - 2:30 PM, ET/PT & 3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT


-- 2:30 - 3:30 PM, ET/PT


-- 4:30 - 5:30 PM, ET/PT


Pets are loved members of the family, but we forget that our domesticated pets were once wild. When pets revert to their natural behavior, the effects can be devastating. "When Good Pets Go Bad" showcases amazing, never-before-seen video clips of shocking real-life incidents to show viewers what can happen when pets let their instincts take over.

-- 5:30 - 6:30 PM, ET/PT


-- 6:30 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT

KILL BILL: VOLUME 1 (2003, Action)

A female assassin attacked on her wedding day by her group leader, Bill, wakes up from a coma and seeks revenge. Starring Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu and Vivica A. Fox.

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

KILL BILL: VOLUME 2 (2004, Action)

The Bride continues her vengeance quest against her ex-boss, Bill, and his associates. Starring Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu and Vivica A. Fox.

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

KUNG FU HUSTLE (2004, Action)

In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster wants to join a notorious gang while residents of a housing complex show their extraordinary powers in defending their turf. Starring Stephen Chow, Xiagong Feng and Wah Yuen.


Telecasts Saturday, January 19 & Sunday, January 20 (2:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT)

Get in gear for a new season of "Pros vs. Joes" with a two-day marathon devoted to the two previous seasons.

Saturday, January 19 (3:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT)

-- Season one marathon featuring all episodes 2-10. Athletes include former NFL star Jerry Rice, NBA hall of famer Clyde Drexler and Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin.

Sunday, January 20 (2:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT)

-- Season two marathon featuring all 10 episodes. Athletes include UFC legend Randy Couture, former NFL studs Andre Reed, Bruce Smith and Michael Irvin and MLB hall of fame inductee Wade Boggs.


-- TNA: iMPACT! (TV-14LV)

Telecasts Thursdays (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); Encores Saturdays (11:00 PM - 1:00 AM, ET/PT), special telecast time Saturday, January 19 (Midnight - 2:00 AM, ET/PT).

Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling's "iMPACT!" features stars such as Kurt Angle, Sting, Christian Cage, AJ Styles, Abyss, Team 3D, The Latin American Xchange and the Knockout babes battling it out for supremacy inside the ring. Watch what millions of fans are now calling "The New Face Of Professional Wrestling". TNA also features the high-flying, no-limits stars of the "X Division" as well as signature, innovative matches like "The Ultimate X Match" and "Six Sides Of Steel".


UFC UNLEASHED is the best of the best from the UFC archives. UNLEASHED features the semifinals and finals of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, best of the PPV fights, quickest Knockouts, legendary fighters and fights, and much more. Schedule is as follows:

-- Thursday, January 3 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT)

Features: Martin Kampmann vs. Drew McFedries Marcus Davis vs. Jason Tan Rich Franklin vs. Jason MacDonald Anderson Silva vs. Travis Lutter

-- Saturday. January 5 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT & 1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT)

Features: Renato Sobral vs. Jason Lambert Houston Alexander vs. Keith Jardine Brandon Vera vs. Justin Eilers Assuerio Silva vs. Frank Mir

-- Thursday, January 17 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT)

Features: Roger Huerta vs. Leonard Garcia Clay Guida vs. Marcus Aurelio

-- Wednesday, January 23 (7:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- NEW EPISODE Premieres Wednesday, January 23 (8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT); Encore Wednesday, January 23 (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT)

-- Saturday, January 26 (8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT)

Features: Jon Fitch vs. Luigi Fioravanti Matt Sera vs. Georges St. Pierre Matt Hughes vs. BJ Penn

-- Wednesday, January 30 (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT)

Features: Din Thomas vs. Jeremy Stephens Roger Huerta vs. John Halverson Eric Schafer vs. Jason MacDonald Stephan Bonnar vs. Mike Nickels Anderson Silva vs. Nate Marquardt

-- Wednesday, January 30 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT)

Features: Frank Edgar vs. Tyson Griffin Dave Terrell vs. Matt Lindland Spencer Fisher vs. Thiago Alves


Telecasts Thursdays (Midnight - 12:30 AM, ET/PT).

Whether its questions about booze, sex, or violence, MANswers is trivia for men that delivers real answers that guys need to know. In each episode, MANswers races through re-enactments, expert one-on-ones and man on-the-street interviews to educate Spike viewers on the taboo topics in terms only guys can relate to. The truth is never what you would expect and will inevitably end up being talked about around the water cooler the next day.


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

WHACKED OUT SPORTS is full of crashes, bashes, spills and falls. It's packed with hilarious sports bloopers and fantastic sports finishes.


New episodes telecast Fridays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS delivers a combination of real and rare footage of some of the most heart-pounding and unbelievable moments ever captured on film. Episodes include:

-- Friday, January 4 - ANIMALS GONE WILD!

-- Friday, January 11 - MANIACS OUT OF CONTROL

-- Friday, January 18 - STUNTS GONE BAD

-- Friday, January 25 - WASTED, RECKLESS & OUT OF CONTROL


Telecasts Fridays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

Features fiery car crashes, high-speed chases and roadside drug busts. Spike TV takes you for a ride in this adrenaline-packed series with all new outrageous video footage pulled from precincts across the country.

-- MXC (TV-14D) Telecasts Monday - Thursday (Noon - 12:30 PM, ET/PT) & Fridays (Midnight - 12: 30 AM, ET/PT & 12:30 - 1:00 AM, ET/PT); Pre-empted Tuesday, January 1, Wednesday, January 2 & Wednesday, January 30.

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.


-- SHARPSHOOTER (2007, Action) - Spike Original Movie in HD

World Television Premiere Sunday, January 27 (10:00 - Midnight, ET/PT); Encores Sunday, January 27 (1:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT).

A hired killer takes on one last job involving an arms deal in a small town, only to learn he is being set up by his employer. Starring James Remar and Mario Van Peebles.

-- ONG BAK: THE THAI WARRIOR (2003, Action)

Broadcast Premiere Saturday, January 26 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it. Starring Tony Jaa.

-- CANDYMAN (1992, Drama) Friday, January 4 (2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT).

A student writing a thesis about local myths learns about the legend of the Candyman, a one-armed man who appears when you say his name five times in front of a mirror. She doesn't believe in it, but when a series of horrible murders begins, she wonders, could the legend be true? Starring Virginia Madsen and Tony Todd. Premieres Friday, 1/4 at 2 AM.

-- COLORS (1988, Action)

Saturday, January 5 (9:00 - 11:30 AM, ET/PT)

A seasoned cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets for gang violence. Starring Sean Penn and Robert Duvall.

-- MARKED FOR DEATH (1990, Action)

Saturday, January 5 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).

A Chicago DEA agent retires after his partner is killed in the line of duty. But when a Jamaican drug kingpin enters the scene, he finds his retirement may not be permanent. Starring Steven Seagal.

-- FLATLINERS (1990, Horror)

Sunday, January 6 (1:30 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT)

A group of medical students experiment with near death experiences and begin to have flashes of walking nightmares. Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon.

-- TOMMY BOY (1995, Comedy)

Monday, January 7 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT), as part of Casino Cinema.

An incompetent, immature, and dimwitted heir to an auto parts factory must save the business to keep it out of the hands of his stepmother. Starring Chris Farley and David Spade.

-- BOYZ N THE HOOD (1991, Crime)

Saturday, January 12 (9:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT); Encore Saturday, January 12 (1:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT).

Saga of a group of childhood friends growing up in a Los Angeles ghetto. Starring Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube and Angela Bassett. ACQUIRED SERIES


Telecasts Monday, Wednesday - Friday (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, ET/PT), Tuesday (6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) & Monday - Wednesday (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT). Pre-empted Tuesday, January 1 and Wednesday, January 23, will telecast (7:00 - 9:00 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.

-- CSI: NY (TV-14)

Telecasts Tuesdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); pre-empted Tuesday, January 1.

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.


Telecasts Thursdays (2:00 - 3:00 AM & 3:00 - 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. WEEKEND PROGRAMMING


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


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.

1:30 - 2:00 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.


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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