or


[07/22/03 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV a Go for August 11
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- After an aborted attempt on June 16, TNN will officially change its name to Spike TV on Monday, August 11 at 9:00 a.m. eastern. The self-described "first network for men" will unveil two new daily features on that date, "CBS MarketWatch" and "Zero to Sixty," while a host of other new series and returning shows will fill out the network's re-branded lineup.

Here's a breakdown of what to expect in the coming weeks from Spike TV (via press release):

-- "Most Extreme Elimination Challenge" (Thursday, July 31 at 9:00/8:00c) - the half-hour import returns for a second season as a lead-in to Spike TV's animated lineup "The Strip."

-- "Slamball" (Monday, August 4 at 11:05/10:05c) - the new sport gets an extended second season when it returns at a new day and time following the network's highly-rated "WWE Raw."

-- "CBS Marketwatch" (Monday, August 11 at various times) - one of the premier financial news outlets, will provide updates two times a day on the current state of world markets and the economy. Noted business reporter Bambi Francisco anchors "CBS Marketwatch" updates.

-- "Zero to Sixty" (Monday, August 11 at various times) - daily one-minute reports on the latest trends and news from the sleek, turbo-charged automotive industry. Formula One racer Danica Patrick, one of the world's top female drivers, hosts "Zero to Sixty."

-- "Road to Slamball" (Monday, August 11 at TBA) - a one-hour, behind-the-scenes reality movie of this popular extreme team sport.

-- "Party With Spike" (Monday, August 11 at TBA) - a one-hour special hosted by rapper Busta' Rhymes at the Playboy Mansion featuring Pam Anderson, Kelsey Grammer, Carmen Electra, Fred Durst and Kid Rock.

-- "Most Extreme Elimination Challenge" (Monday, August 11 at TBA) - a special edition of its hit series in which contestants and games are named Spike.

-- "WWE Raw" (Monday, August 11 at 9:00/8:00c) - Spike TV will telecast its signature and highly rated, two-hour, live weekly sports entertainment program, which will include a special surprise Spike moment.

-- "Ride With Funkmaster Flex" (Saturday, August 16 at 7:30/6:30c) - Spike TV's take on MTV's "Cribs" kicks off as celebrities and athletes get the chance to show off the fancy cars they own.

-- "Go Inside: Animal House" (Sunday, August 24 at 9:00/8:00c) - a documentary special on the classic film which marks its 25th anniversary.





  [july 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· MXC (SPIKE TV)
· RIDE WITH FUNKMASTER FLEX (SPIKE TV)
· SLAMBALL (SPIKE TV)
· WWE RAW (USA)











[10/25/14 - 09:00 AM]
"The Blacklist" Grows by a Season-High 65% in 18-49 Going from Live + Same Day to Live +3
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, October 20.

[10/25/14 - 08:59 AM]
Season Debut of "Grimm" Delivers the Show's Top Rating Since March 21
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, October 24.

[10/25/14 - 08:38 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Once Again Pushes FOX in Front
Said coverage bumps ABC and CBS to second place in adults 18-49 and total viewers, respectively.

[10/25/14 - 08:28 AM]
ABC Beats NBC's Friday Debuts - "Shark Tank" and "20/20" Rank as Top 2 Series in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 24.

[10/24/14 - 08:36 PM]
Video: "Empire" - The Sexy, New Powerful Drama Coming to FOX in January 2015
Watch the new promo that just debuted following tonight's World Series coverage on the network.

[10/24/14 - 08:02 PM]
ABC Cancels "Manhattan Love Story"
The previously announced special "The Great Christmas Light Fight" will fill its time period this coming Tuesday while a full hour of "Selfie" has been booked for November 4.

[10/24/14 - 12:08 PM]
Oscar(R) Nominee Paul Giamatti and Golden Globe(R) Winner Damian Lewis Cast as Leads in the Showtime(R) Drama Project "Billions"
Acclaimed director Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Divergent, Limitless) has signed on to direct the drama pilot, which will be filmed in New York in early 2015.

[10/24/14 - 11:22 AM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Social Platforms to Give Fans a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Janel Parrish's "Pretty Little Liars"-Themed Dance
The ABC Family social media team has partnered with "Dancing with the Stars" to give "PLL" fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Janel and her professional partner, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, as they get ready for their big performance.

[10/24/14 - 11:14 AM]
TV Land Presents: A Frightfully Funny "Roseanne" Halloween Marathon Event
TV Land will honor these notorious tricksters with a full-day marathon event that highlights "Roseanne's" Halloween episodes, leaving viewers cackling on Sunday, October 26 from 6:00 AM- 6:00 PM ET/PT!

[10/24/14 - 11:02 AM]
"Once Upon A Time" to Air Special Two-Hour Event "Smash the Mirror" on Sunday, November 16
Look for back-to-back episodes beginning at 8:00/7:00c on said night.

[10/24/14 - 11:00 AM]
"Marvel's Agent Carter" Rounds Out Cast with Lyndsy Fonseca
She'll play an aspiring actress living in 1946 New York, who will befriend Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) as she herself seeks to find her place in the post-war world.

[10/24/14 - 10:52 AM]
NBC Expands "The Voice" Live Playoffs with Extra Hour, Night
The Peacock will pre-empt "Marry Me" and "About a Boy" on Tuesday, November 11 as well as "The Mysteries of Laura" on Wednesday, November 12 to make room for the expanded "Voice" editions.

[10/24/14 - 09:46 AM]
Four-Time Emmy Winner Jim Parsons to Star in NBC's Animated Holiday Event "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas"
The one-hour special premieres Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[10/24/14 - 09:35 AM]
Terrifying Monsters Run Amok During Animal Planet's Inauguaral "Beastly Nights" Programming Event
Just in time for Halloween, Animal Planet unleashes five nights of cryptic creatures, near-death tales and never-before-seen footage.

[10/24/14 - 09:16 AM]
CBS Stars Get Social with a Week-Long #CBSInstagramTakeover Oct. 27 - Nov. 2!
In addition to Instagram, fans can follow along on the series' Facebook pages and CBS.com.