[10/28/08 - 03:04 PM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - November 2008
On tap next month: UFC 91 COUNTDOWN: COUTURE VS. LESNER on Monday, November 10.

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Television Highlights -November 2008

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 --

* Note: Spike TV HD includes

-- "The Ultimate Fighter"

-- "Unsolved Mysteries"

-- "MANswers" - season 2 episodes

-- "CSI: NY"

-- "CSI"

-- "GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley"

-- The Powerblock

-- Spike Movies


-- UFC 91 COUNTDOWN: COUTURE VS. LESNER (HD: TV-14LV) Premieres Monday, November 10 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Encores Thursday, November 13 (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT) & Saturday, November 15 (6:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT). Go behind the scenes with Randy Couture and Brock Lesner as they prepare for their upcoming bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.


-- THANKSGIVING TURKEY SHOOTOUT Premieres Saturday, November 22 (2:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT)

Tune into Spike for a special "Thanksgiving Turkey Shootout" movie marathon.

-- 2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT SHARPSHOOTER (2007, Action) An assassin working for the CIA decides to take one final job before quitting only to find out that he is the target of his CIA boss. Starring James Remar, Mario Van Peebles and Catherine Mary Stewart.

-- 4:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT SNIPER 3 (2004, Action) Sniper Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger) is hired by NSA officials, William Avery (Denis Arndt) and Richard Addis ( William Duffy) to perform a covert operation to eliminate a suspected terrorist. The terrorist turns out to be a friend of Beckett's and the real purpose of the mission turns out to be something other than what Beckett was told. Starring Tom Berenger, Byron Mann and John Doman.

-- 6:00 - 8:00 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, Bokeem Woodbine and Erika Marozsan.

-- 8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT SNIPER (1993, Action) Sniper Thomas Beckett, a US soldier working in the Panamanian jungle, aims to take out his next target, an important rebel leader, whilst avoiding a rogue marksman who frequents this part of the jungle.

-- THANKSGIVING WEEK MARATHONS In honor of Thanksgiving, Spike TV presents six separate marathons during the week of Sunday, November 23. Details are as follows:

-- STAR WARS Beginning Sunday, November 23 catch all six episodes of the Star Wars saga. Schedule is as follows:

Sunday, November 23 (8:00 - 11:00 PM) & Monday, November 24 (5:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT) STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999, PG) Set thirty years before the original Star Wars film, Episode I introduces young Anakin Skywalker, a boy with special powers, unaware that the journey he is beginning will transform him into the evil Darth Vader. Obi-Wan Kenobi, the wise old Jedi from the original series, is a determined young apprentice and Palpatine, well known as the evil Emperor, is an ambitious Senator in the Galactic Republic. It is a time when the Jedi Knights are the guardians of peace in a turbulent galaxy and a young Queen fights to save her people. In the shadows lurks an evil force waiting for the right moment to strike. Starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor and Natalie Portman.

Monday, November 24 (8:00 - 11:00 PM) & Tuesday, November 25 (4:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT) STAR WARS EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES (2002, PG) Ten years later, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of solar systems threaten to secede from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is made on Senator Padme Amidala, the former Queen of Naboo, twenty-year-old Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker is assigned to protect her. In the course of his mission, Anakin discovers his love for Padme as well as his own darker side. Soon, Anakin, Padme, and Obi-Wan Kenobi are drawn into the heart of the Separatist movement and the beginning of the Clone Wars.

Tuesday, November 25 (7:00 - 10:00 PM) & Wednesday, November 26 (5:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT) STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH (2005, PG-V) Three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights have been leading a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from its ashes rises the evil Galactic Empire. Jedi hero Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side of the Force to become the Emperor's new apprentice - Darth Vader. The Jedi are decimated, as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Master Yoda are forced into hiding. The only hope for the galaxy are Anakin's own offspring - the twin children born in secrecy who will grow up to become Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa. Starring Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor and Natalie Portman.

Friday, November 28 (8:00 -11:00 PM) & Saturday, November 29 (5:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT) STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE (1977, PG) Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. Although Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader, his former apprentice, Luke proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire's dreaded Death Star. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

Saturday, November 29 (8:00 - 11:00 PM) & Sunday, November 30 (5:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT) STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980, PG) Three years after the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion's defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin. In the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces the startling revelation that the evil Vader is in fact his father, Anakin Skywalker. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

Sunday, November 30 (8:00 - 11:00 PM & 11:00 PM - 2:00 AM, ET/PT) STAR WARS EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983, PG) In the epic conclusion of the Saga, the Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star while the Rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker confronts his father Darth Vader in a final climactic duel before the evil Emperor. In the last second, Vader makes a momentous choice: he destroys the Emperor and saves his son. The Empire is finally defeated, the Sith are destroyed, and Anakin Skywalker is thus redeemed. At long last, freedom is restored to the galaxy. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

-- STEVEN SEAGAL MOVIE MARATHON Premieres Monday, November 24 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, ET/PT).

9:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT TODAY YOU DIE (2005, Action) A former thief who is trying to go straight seeks vengeance on those who framed him. Starring Steven Seagal, Anthony 'Treach' Criss and Sarah Buxton.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, ET/PT URBAN JUSTICE (2007, Action) Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son. Starring Steven Seagal, Eddie Griffin and Carmen Serano.

1:00 - 3:00 PM, ET/PT OUT FOR A KILL (2003, Action) An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence. Starring Steven Seagal, Elaine Tan and Michael J. Reynolds.

3:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT BELLY OF THE BEAST (2003, Action) An ex-CIA agent's quest to find his kidnapped daughter leads him on a trail of political intrigue, corruption, danger and betrayal; he will stop at nothing to save her. Starring Steven Seagal, Byron Mann and Monica Lo.

-- SPIKE MOST AMAZING VIDEOS MARATHON Premieres Tuesday, November 25 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

-- CSI MARATHON Premieres Wednesday, November 26 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, ET/PT).

-- CSI: NY MARATHON Premieres Thursday, November 27 (9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, ET/PT).

-- UNSOLVED MYSTERIES MARATHON Premieres Friday, November 28 (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, ET/PT).

-- FIGHTIN' FRIDAY NIGHTS (NR) If you've ever missed a "UFC Fight Night" or a "The Ultimate Fighter" finale on Spike, catch up on it all with Spike's Fightin' Fridays in November. Pre-empted Friday, November 28 by Thanksgiving marathon.

-- Friday, November 7 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) The Ultimate Fighter season 6 Finale The Season Finale took place at The Pearl in the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. In addition to the championship match, lightweight contender Roger Huerta fought Clay Guida. The fights included: Mac Danzig vs. Tommy Speer, Jon Koppenhaver vs. Jared Rollins, George Sotiropoulos vs. Billy Miles and Ben Saunders vs. Dan Barrera.

-- Friday, November 14 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) The Ultimate Fighter season 5 Finale The Season Finale was shot live from the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Lightweight Bout: Nathan Diaz vs. Manvel Gambaryan. Lightweight Bout: B.J. Penn vs. Jens Pulver.

-- Friday, November 21 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) The Ultimate Fighter season 4 Finale The Season Finale was shot live from the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Middleweight: Travis Lutter vs Patrick Cote. Welterweight: Matt Serra vs Chris Lytle.


-- THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: TEAM NOGUEIRA VS. TEAM MIR (HD: TV 14LV) New episodes premiere Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). The Ultimate Fighter is back for an all-new season. Thirty-two guys from both the light heavyweight and lightweight class will prove that they are real fighters by fighting their way into the UFC house. Lead by coaches Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and former heavyweight champion Frank Mir, the 16 fighters that fought their way onto the show will battle each other both inside and outside the Octagon to win the six- figure contract and become the next Ultimate Fighter.

-- MANSWERS (HD: TV-MAV) New episodes premiere Tuesdays (11:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT); Encores Tuesdays (11:30 - Midnight, ET/PT), Thursdays (11:00 - 11:30 PM & 11:30 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) & Fridays (Midnight - 12:30 AM & 12:30 - 1:00 AM, ET/PT). Whether it's questions about booze, sex, or violence, "MANswers" is trivia for men that delivers real answers that guys need to know. Got a burning question? You'll find the answer on "MANswers."

-- UFC UNLEASHED (TV-14V) Telecasts Wednesdays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT). Pre-empted Wednesday, November 26. "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 pay per view fights, quickest knockouts, legendary fighters and fights, and much more. New episodes premiere:

-- Wednesday, November 12 (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- Wednesday, November 19 (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- TNA: iMPACT! (TV-14LV) New Episodes Premiere Thursdays (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); Encores Saturdays (9:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT). TNA Wrestling delivers a distinct brand of high-risk, athletic entertainment. TNA's roster includes the biggest names in wrestling today, such as Kurt Angle, Booker T, Kevin Nash and Christian Cage, as well as the hottest new stars in the business: A.J. Styles, Samoa Joe, The Latin American Xchange and the Motor City Machineguns. TNA features the innovative six-sided ring and the high flying X-Division, as well as concept matches such as "Ultimate X," "King of the Mountain," "Six Sides of Steel," "Lethal Lockdown" and "Elevation X," considered the most dangerous match in professional wrestling.

-- GAMETRAILERS TV WITH GEOFF KEIGHLEY (HD: TV-14) Telecasts Fridays (1:00 - 1:30 AM & 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.

-- WHACKED OUT SPORTS (TV-14LV) Telecasts Mondays - Fridays (10:00 - 10:30 AM & 10:30 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT) Features crashes, bashes, spills and falls and is packed with hilarious sports bloopers and fantastic sports finishes.

-- DISORDERLY CONDUCT: VIDEO ON PATROL (TV-14LV) Telecasts Mondays - Fridays (1:00 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT); Pre-empted week of Monday, November 24. 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.

-- SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS (TV-14V) Telecasts Mondays - Fridays (9:00 - 10: AM, ET/PT); Pre-empted week of Monday, November 24. "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:


-- UNSOLVED MYSTERIES (HD: TV-14V) "Unsolved Mysteries" explores unsolved cases in which the viewer, can help solve the case. The show includes cases from a variety of categories: murder, missing persons, wanted fugitives, UFOs, ghosts, the unexplained (Paranormal), amnesia, fraud, legends, science/medicine and more. The new "Unsolved Mysteries" programs consist of recreations of the events, along with interviews with the subjects, participants and authorities, documentary footage and news footage. Entirely new graphics, special effects, music and title sequences were created for Spike, along with new narration and a new host - Dennis Farina.

Schedule is as follows:

Sunday, November 2 (1:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT)

Week of November 3

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

Week of November 10

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

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

Week of November 17

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

Week of November 24

-- Friday - marathon details provided above

-- Friday (2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT)

-- Saturday (1:00 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- MARRIED WITH CHILDREN (TV-PG) Married... with Children is a show about shoe salesman, Al Bundy, who raises his dysfunctional family. Schedule is as follows:

Schedule is as follows:

Sunday, November 2 (9:00 - 10:30 AM, ET/PT)

Weeks of Monday, November 3, November 10 & November 17

-- Monday - Friday (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- Thursday (1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT)

-- Sunday (9:00 - 10:30 AM, ET/PT)

Week of Monday, November 24

-- Thursday (1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT)

-- Sunday (9:00 - 10:30 AM, ET/PT)

-- CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (HD: TV-14) "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.

Schedule is as follows:

Saturday, November 1 (1:00 - 10:00 PM & 1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT)

Sunday, November 2 (6:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT)

Week of Monday, November 3

-- Monday - Friday (4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- Sunday (3:30 PM - Midnight, ET/PT)

Week of Monday, November 10

-- Monday - Friday (4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- Sunday (6:00 PM - Midnight & 3:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT)

Week of Monday, November 17

-- Monday - Friday (4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- Sunday (11:00 PM - Midnight & 3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT)

Week of Monday, November 24

-- Wednesday - marathon details provided above

-- Sunday (2:00 - 3:00 AM & 3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT)

-- CSI: NY (HD: TV-14) 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.

Schedule is as follows:

Weeks of Monday, November 3, November 10 & November 17

-- Monday - Friday (7:00 - 8:00 PM & 8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- Monday - Wednesday (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT)

Week of Monday, November 24

-- Monday - (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT)

-- Monday - Wednesday (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT)

-- Thursday - marathon details provided above

-- Friday - (6:00 - 8:00 PM & 11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT)

-- THE SHIELD (TV-MADLV) 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

-- WEEKEND POWERBLOCK Sexy car enthusiast Courtney Hansen hosts Spike TV's "Power Block" lineup, a weekend two-hour block of auto-related programming.


11:00 - 11:30 AM, ET/PT HORSEPOWER TV (HD: TV-G) 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.

11:30 AM - Noon, ET/PT MUSCLE CAR (HD: TV-G) 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.

Noon - 12:30 PM, ET/PT TRUCKS! (HD: TV-G) 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.

12:30 - 1:00 PM, ET/PT XTREME 4X4 (HD: TV-G) 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 HORSEPOWER TV (HD: TV-G)

11:30 AM - Noon, ET/PT MUSCLE CAR (HD: TV-G)

Noon - 12:30 PM, ET/PT TRUCKS! (HD: TV-G)

12:30 - 1:00 PM, ET/PT XTREME 4X4 (HD: TV-G)

  [october 2008]  


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