Spike TV Highlights - October 2004
* Please note that the premiere dates for I HATE MY JOB, THE CLUB and
UNTOLD have been moved to November 2004.
Spike TV Special Events and Marathons
NEW YORK, Sept. 21 --
MXC SPECIAL ELECTION EPISODE
Premieres Thursday, October 7 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT)
Spike TV's original hit series pays tribute to the upcoming oratory battle
between President Bush and Senator Kerry with a special episode -- "The Master
Debaters." MXC pits the Not-So-Swift Boaters vs. The Stolen Voters as the
Bush/Cheney supporters take on the Kerry/Edwards supporters. In the special
episode, Vic (Victor Wilson) and Kenny (Christopher Darga) have their own
debate in which Kenny reveals his platform: Chicks and Beer. The two teams
from the Kerry and Bush camps battle it out in games such as Sinkers and
Floaters, Boulder Dash, and the debut of Character Assassination.
ALL PACINO MONTH
Every Wednesday evening in October will feature Al Pacino classic films.
For the first time on Spike TV, each of the GODFATHER films will telecast
UNCUT on consecutive Wednesdays, starting October 6 with the GODFATHER and
concluding with THE GODFATHER, PART III on October 20.
The complete list of ALL PACINO MONTH films is as follows:
THE GODFATHER UNCUT (1972 Crime/Drama, TV-MA)
Telecasts Wednesday, October 6 (9:00 PM-1:00 AM, ET/PT).
Don Vito Corleone is the patriarch of a New York mafia family. After an
assassination attempt leaves the Don too ill to run the family business,
Michael and Sonny, his two sons, with the help of consigliere Tom Hagen, lead
the Corleones into a vendetta-filled war with other mob families. Starring
Marlon Brando and Al Pacino.
THE GODFATHER, PART II UNCUT (1974 Crime/Drama, TV-MA)
Telecasts Wednesday, October 13 (9:00 PM-1:30 AM, ET/PT).
The continuing saga of the Corleone family recounts the story of his son
Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York and follows Michael
Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las
Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba. Starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.
THE GODFATHER, PART III UNCUT (1990 Crime/Drama TV-14VL)
Premieres Wednesday, October 20 (9:00 PM-1:00 AM, ET/PT); encores
Saturday, October 30 (3:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT).
The final installment of Francis Ford Coppola's epic trilogy of a mafia
family finds an aging Don Corleone seeking to legitimize his family's business
and removing himself from the violent crime world. Starring Al Pacino, Diane
Keaton, Andy Garcia and Bridget Fonda.
DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975 Drama/Thriller/Comedy, TV-14)
Telecasts Wednesday, October 27 (9:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT).
Al Pacino stars in his Academy Award(R)-nominated role of Sonny Wortzik.
When Sonny resorts to robbing a bank to pay for his lover's operation, it
turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. Also starring Charles
Durning. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY
On Sunday, October 31 (3:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT) Spike TV presents a Halloween
NIGHTMARES (1983 Horror/Sci-Fi, TV-14)
Premieres Sunday, October 31 (3:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT).
A collection of short stories: A woman leaves her house late at night
while a killer is loose. An arcade whiz kid's obsession with a game leads to
deadly consequences. A small town priest loses his faith and decides to leave
town, but is stalked by a mysterious black pick-up truck. A family's problem
with a rat is larger than they think. Starring Emilio Estevez, Moon Unit
Zappa and Cristina Raines.
THE FUNHOUSE (1981 Horror, TV-14)
Premieres Sunday, October 31 (5:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT).
Four teenage friends spend the night in a carnival funhouse and are
stalked by a deformed man in a Frankenstein mask. Starring Elizabeth Berridge,
RIDE WITH FUNKMASTER FLEX (TV-PG)
Telecasts Saturdays (10:30-11:00 AM, ET/PT & 2:00-2:30 PM, ET/PT) and
Sundays (10:30-11:00 AM, ET/PT).
Legendary DJ and car aficionado Funkmaster Flex takes viewers into his
world of celebrity car culture with RIDE WITH FUNKMASTER FLEX -- the first
ever car show from a hip hop point of view. Each week, Funkmaster Flex rides
alongside racing superstars, tours the most popular car shows, customizes cars
and takes a look at cutting edge parts and systems.
Telecasts Monday-Friday (5:00-6:00 PM, ET/PT), Monday, Tuesday & Fridays
(11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Thursdays (9:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT) and
Saturdays (Midnight-1:00 AM, 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, the new series 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.
New episodes premiere Thursdays (11:30 PM-Midnight, ET/PT); encores on
Saturdays (4:30-5:00 PM, ET/PT & 1:30-2:00 AM, ET/PT)
V-SPOT is a weekly half-hour series packed with game reviews and reports
on the fast-paced computer and video-game industry. Covering the exciting
world of computer games, the largest and fastest-moving entertainment
business, V-SPOT takes viewers behind-the-scenes to check out the latest
software and hardware developments, as well as all the latest product
launches. V-SPOT is packed with features every week such as previews of
exciting upcoming game releases on PC and all consoles, reviews of new and
current games and frenzied online gaming action, as well as timeless classic
favorites and top tips, tricks and tactics.
Premieres Monday, October 4 (4:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT). Regularly telecasts
Mondays - Fridays (4:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT & 2:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT).
This fast-paced reality show features the most incredible stunts caught on
tape. Camera crews from around the world catch everything from botched stunts
to natural disasters. MAXIMUM EXPOSURE's adrenaline-filled moments brings
viewers the most awesome action on television with frame-by-frame, replays,
extreme close-ups and slow motion.
CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (TV-PG)
Telecast Monday-Thursday (7:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Fridays (7:00-11:00
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
OTHER MOVIE PREMIERES
NAKED GUN 2 1/2: THE SMELL OF FEAR (1991 Comedy/Crime TV-14)
Premieres Sunday, October 10 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT); encores 10:00 PM-
Lt. Frank Drebin returns to save the day once again. This time he's out
to foil the "big boys" in the energy business. Starring Leslie Nielsen, O.J.
Simpson and Priscilla Presley.
BILOXI BLUES (1988 Comedy/Drama TV-PG)
Premieres Sunday, October 17 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
A group of young recruits go through boot camp during World War II in
Biloxi, MS. Adapted from the Neil Simon play, starring Mathew Broderick and
MAGNUM FORCE (1973 Action/Crime/Drama)
Premieres Sunday, October 24 (8:00-10:30 PM, ET/PT).
"Dirty Harry" is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going
beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables. Stars Clint Eastwood, Hal
Holbrook and Tim Matheson.
Each Sunday afternoon in October, Spike TV telecasts a marathon of the
networks auto programming. The schedule is as follows:
Sunday, October 3 (2:00-6:00 PM, ET/PT) -TRUCKS!
Sunday, October 10(2:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT) - WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE
Sunday, October 17(2:00 PM-6:00 PM, ET/PT)-HORSEPOWER TV
Sunday, October 24 (2:00 PM -4:00 PM, ET/PT)-TRUCKS!
CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES
Spike TV is the cable television home for the 2004 CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES.
The network telecasts the entire 16-race schedule of one of the most popular
racing circuits from venues all over the world, from Long Beach, CA, to Seoul,
South Korea. This month, Spike TV telecasts the following race:
Sunday, October 24(4:00-6:00 PM, ET/PT) - Queensland, Australia
SUNDAY MORNING PAID PROGRAMMING
"Ever Increasing Faith" on Sundays (8:00-9:00 AM, ET/PT).
Artwork Available Upon Request
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