or


[05/08/03 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV Sets Animation Block
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) - Spike TV, the newly rebranded network formerly known as TNN, is set to launch a new two-hour animation block called "The Strip" beginning Thursday, June 26 at 10:00/9:00c. "The Strip" includes new episodes of "Ren & Stimpy" as well as the debuts of "Gary the Rat" and "Striperella."

Here's how Spike TV describes the series (via press release):

REN & STIMPY ADULT PARTY CARTOON

Premieres Thursday, June 26 (10:00 PM-10:30 PM, ET/PT). Regularly telecasts Thursdays (10:00-10:30 PM, ET/PT); repeats Sundays (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

REN & STIMPY ADULT PARTY CARTOON reunites that ornery asthma-hound Chihuahua, Ren and his trusting feline sidekick, Stimpy in all new Spike TV original episodes in this cutting edge cartoon from famed creator John Kricfalusi. New episodes will feature an endless supply of screams, grunts, contortions, and other assorted, in-your-face absurdities. The series premieres as part of Spike TV's "The Strip," a weekly new two-hour adult animation block.

GARY THE RAT

Premieres Thursday, June 26 (10:30 PM-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Regularly telecasts Thursdays (10:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT); repeats Fridays (11:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT).

Emmy Award-winning actor Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier") stars as the voice of Gary Andrews, a New York attorney who is so unscrupulous and immoral that he wakes up one morning to discover that he's turned into a six-foot rat. Until Gary figures out why he's like this he has decided to try and function the best he can in a "human" world. Outraged at Gary's new appearance, Truman, a tenant in Gary's expensive apartment building, has hired exterminator Johnny Bugz to get rid of Gary for good. The series premieres as part of Spike TV's "The Strip," a weekly new two-hour adult animation block.

STRIPPERELLA

Premieres Thursday, June 26 (11:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT). Regularly telecasts Thursdays (11:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT); repeats Fridays (11:30-Midnight, ET/PT) & Sundays (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT).

From Stan Lee, the famed creator of "Spider-Man" comes STRIPPERELLA. Pamela Anderson stars as the voice and moves of Erotica Jones who is a stripper by night and superhero, Stripperella by later night. The series premieres as part of Spike TV's "The Strip," a weekly new two-hour adult animation block.

REN & STIMPY EXTRA

Premieres Thursday, June 26 (11:30 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).

These original classic REN & STIMPY episodes will telecast UNCUT and digitally remastered featuring asthma-hound Chihuahua, Ren, and his trusting feline sidekick, Stimpy.





  [may 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· FRASIER (NBC)
· GARY THE RAT (SPIKE TV)
· REN & STIMPY ADULT PARTY CARTOON (SPIKE TV)
· STAN LEE'S STRIPPERELLA (SPIKE TV)





[06/28/17 - 03:55 PM]
Freeform's "Pretty Little Liars" Signs Off Historic Run with Over 1-Year Highs and Is No. 1 Most-Tweeted TV Episode of 2017 with 1.7 Million Tweets
Freeform spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 27.

[06/28/17 - 01:29 PM]
Viceland Brings Two Docu-Series to Air in July with "Last Chance High" and "Funny How?"
The former is an eight-part documentary series is adapted and updated from the acclaimed 2014 Vice News web series focused on the students at Moses Montefiore Academy, a school for the most troubled youth on Chicago's tumultuous West Side.

[06/28/17 - 01:24 PM]
FOX Sports Loads Bases for 2017 MLB All-Star Game
Superstars from the American and National Leagues face off in the 2017 All-Star Game from Marlins Park in Miami, Fla., on Tuesday, July 11, with pregame coverage beginning at 7:30 PM ET on the FOX broadcast network.

[06/28/17 - 01:22 PM]
Paula Patton Stars as a Mother Desperate to Change Fate and Prevent a Murder, on the Series Premiere of ABC's "Somewhere Between," Monday, July 24
The second episode will now air on Tuesday, July 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) during its new regular night and time.

[06/28/17 - 01:00 PM]
FX Networks Promotes Current Series Executives Colette Wilson and Barbara Crawford and Development's Kevin Wandell
"Colette, Barbara and Kevin have been integral to the growth and success of FX Networks' slate of original programs and we are happy that they will be playing an even greater role going forward," said Nick Grad and Eric Schrier.

[06/28/17 - 12:36 PM]
Showtime(R) Announces Multi-Part NBA Documentary Film with Executive Producers LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Filmmaker Gotham Chopra
"We are thrilled to be collaborating with LeBron, Maverick and Gotham on what will be a comprehensive look at one of the most influential sports institutions in the world," said Stephen Espinoza.

[06/28/17 - 12:13 PM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Hold Off ABC, "Bachelorette" Special
The Peacock easily wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/28/17 - 11:48 AM]
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" Records Its Most-Watched Quarter Ever Led by Its Most-Watched Month Ever in June
Comedy Central further spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/17 - 11:01 AM]
Cartoon Network Sets "OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes" for an Epic One-Hour Series Premiere Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
The show follows K.O., an endlessly optimistic kid attempting to be the greatest hero he can be in a video game inspired world set in Lakewood Plaza.

[06/28/17 - 10:54 AM]
"Top Gear America" Premieres Sunday, July 30, 8/7c on BBC America
William Fichtner, Antron Brown and Tom "Wookie" Ford topline the latest installment in the franchise.

[06/28/17 - 10:35 AM]
"Under the Influence" New Original Series - The Troubled Stories of Heath Ledger and River Phoenix Are the Focus of the Series Premiere on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 9pm ET/6pm PT
Future episodes include Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears, Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith, John Belushi and Chris Farley and George Michael and Prince.

[06/28/17 - 10:15 AM]
"Treehouse Masters" Returns to Animal Planet for an All-New Season on August 4 at 9PM/ET
This season, Pete Nelson and his crew will take on new build locations, including Norway for their first ever international treehouse build, and a very special treehouse for singer-songwriter Grace Vanderwaal.

[06/28/17 - 10:02 AM]
Amazon Prime Video to Be Exclusive Premium Subscription Home for the CBS Series "Salvation"
Unlimited streaming and downloading of all the series' episodes will be available to Prime members four days after their initial broadcast on CBS.

[06/28/17 - 10:00 AM]
FX Networks Sets Premiere Dates for "You're the Worst" and "Better Things"
The comedies are due back Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 14 on FXX and FX, respectively.

[06/28/17 - 09:54 AM]
Video: Netflix Unveils Trailer and Art for "Daughters of Destiny"
The four-part original documentary series chronicles the lives of five girls from Indian families who are among the so-called "Dalit" caste and most impoverished communities in the world.