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[01/06/05 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV Highlights - February 2005

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Highlights - February 2005

SPIKE TV SPECIAL EVENTS AND ORIGINAL SERIES PREMIERES

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 --

* SLAMMIN' SATURDAY NIGHTS

Telecasts Saturdays (7:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT), beginning Saturday, February 12. The line-up is as follows:

7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT - THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER

New episodes premiere Mondays (11:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT); encores Fridays (Midnight-1:00 AM, ET/PT), and Sundays (5:00-6:00 PM, ET/PT).

This 13-episode reality series, co-hosted by recording artist and model Willa Ford and UFC(TM) President, Dana White, provides an inside look at the process to locate, develop and train the professional Ultimate Fighters(TM) of the future. Coached by UFC legends Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture, eight middleweight and eight light heavyweight mixed martials train together, live together and compete against each other for a three year, six figure deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Series Premiere!

8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT - CARPOCALYPSE

Episodes encore the following Saturday (2:00-3:00 PM, ET/PT). This new series follows a group of fearless racers who prepare for and compete in some of the most outrageous motor sport events ever conceived, bringing Demolition Derby to a whole new level.

Series Premiere!

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

This 30-minute fast-paced, visual series follows an explosive posse of stuntmen, pro skateboarders, BMX freestylers, robot builders and pyrotechnicians as they blow stuff up. Led by retired cage fighter Nico "The Dragon" Hill, the team of guys will blow up cars, trucks, houses, planes, appliances, etc. in the most spectacular and violent way possible.

9:30 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT - MXC

10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT - SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS

This one-hour series reveals the most amazing stunts, rescues, chases, accidents, and disasters ever caught on tape.

11:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT - WWE VELOCITY

* HOOP LIFE

Premieres with two back-to-back episodes Wednesday, February 2 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT & 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Sunday February 6 (1:00-2:00 AM, ET/PT & 2:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT). New episodes regularly telecast Wednesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Sundays (1:00-2:00 AM, ET/PT).

HOOP LIFE, an original drama series, takes an in-depth look at the lives of professional basketball players off the court. Centered around the fictional United Basketball Association, the series follows the lives of three athletes as they react to the money, pressure, and fame gained when they enter the world of professional basketball. Starring Mykelti Williamson and Dan Lauria.

* 2005 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

Premieres Wednesday, February 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturday, February 19 (4:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT), Sunday, February 20 (2:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT) and Monday, February 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT & Midnight-1:00 AM, ET/PT).

Sports Illustrated celebrates its 2005 swimsuit issue with an original one-hour "making of" special on Spike TV. Find out which models will grace this year's issue and who was chosen as the prestigious cover model. Hosted by former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Marissa Miller and Tony Hawk.

* BIKINI BOWL

Telecasts Saturday, February 5 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT) and Sunday, February 6 (2:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT).

Spike TV has the ultimate pre-game Super Bowl extravaganza featuring some of the most beautiful women and exotic locations around the world. This Super Bowl Sunday, Spike TV viewers can re-visit the 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Specials with a "Bikini Bowl" marathon, concluding with a SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL UNCUT.

Saturday, February 5

2:00-3:00 PM, ET/PT - 1997 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

SNL alum Rob Schneider brings his offbeat humor to the sexy SI annual Swimsuit presentation as he frolics on the beaches with models like Vendela and Stacey Williams. Visit Turkey with sultry Tyra Banks, explore the rainforest with mysterious Naomi Campbell and dance on a desert island with Niki Taylor.

3:00-4:00 PM, ET/PT - 1998 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

Visit the savannas of Africa with Laetitia Casta and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos. Join Heidi Klum and Beri Smither for a day on a deserted island. Sports Illustrated and host Rob Schneider take viewers on a journey around the equator with today's top models for a look at the making of SI's famous Swimsuit issue for 1998.

4:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT - 1999 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

Enjoy a peek behind the scenes of the 1999 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue with cover model/host Heidi Klum on a tour of paradise: an exotic private island brimming with the world's most beautiful women. Newcomers Amber Noelle Ehresmann and Anouk Voorveld join supermodels Niki Taylor, Eva Herzigova and many more -- plus see SI Swimsuit's most revealing effort ever: models wearing nothing but body paint.

5:00-6:00 PM, ET/PT - 2000 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

Damon Wayans and Estella Warren host this exciting tour of the making of Sports Illustrated Millennium Swimsuit Issue. See Heidi Klum frolic with a baby elephant on the sands of Malaysia, Christy Hinze galloping on horseback along the beach in Mexico, Daniela Pestova kissing a frog on the island of Pangkor Laut, as well as some top athletes and their significant others.

6:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT - 2001 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

Go where no Sports Illustrated fan has gone before and take a no-holds-barred look at the making of the most famous magazine issue in the world. See Josie Maran, Heidi Klum, Daniela Pestova, Michelle Behennah, and Molly Sims clad in the tiniest and tightest swimsuits imaginable posing in locations ranging from Las Vegas to Bahamas to Greece to Tunisia.

UNCUT!

2:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT - SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

Sports Illustrated celebrates its Swimsuit Issue's 40th anniversary in a one-hour special. Join SI Swimsuit model Melissa Keller and comedian Jake Johannsen as they lead a tour of some of the most beautiful locations across the U.S. and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the 40th edition of SI's most popular issue.

Sunday, February 6

2:00-3:00 PM, ET/PT - 2002 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

Host, model Yamila Diaz-Rahi travels to the hottest spots in the Latin world. Stops include a gorgeous colonial city in Brazil, a rustic eco-resort in Mexico and Costa Rica's breathtaking beaches. See all of you favorite models such as Heidi Klum, Molly Sims and Shakara Ladard.

3:00-4:00 PM, ET/PT - 2003 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

Hosted by Swimsuit Issue favorite Rachel Hunter from the famous Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, the 2003 video features eight spectacular locations, 16 beautiful women, lots of sexy suits and miles of film. See all of your favorites including Rachel, Molly Sims, Bridget Hall, Daniela Pestova, Petra Nemcova, Melissa Keller, Audrey Quock, Sara O'Hare, Ana Beatriz Barros, Isabeli Fontana, Marisa Miller, and Noemie Lenoir.

4:00-5:00 PT, ET/PT - SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

* PRESIDENT'S DAY SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MARATHON

Spike TV celebrates Presidents Day with a 12-hour Sports Illustrated marathon. Telecasts Monday, February 21 (9:00 AM-9:00 PM, ET/PT), featuring an encore telecast of the 2005 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Special.

9:00-10:00 AM, ET/PT - 2002 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

10:00-11:00 AM, ET/PT - 1995 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

All of the excitement, glamour and magic that make the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue the most popular edition of the year are in this special presentation. Features many of the world's most popular models, including Kathy Ireland and Angie Everhart. A surprise encore modeling appearance by three-time Swimsuit cover model Cheryl Tiegs.

11:00 AM-Noon, ET/PT - 1996 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

With the breathtaking beaches and lush jungles of South Africa as this year's backdrop, SI cameras cover all the action like you've never seen before. From the red sands of the Kalahari Desert to the Mala Mala Game Reserve, SI travels to the world's most exotic locations to bring you this spectacular program, hosted by SI Swimsuit veteran Stacey Williams and featuring models like Kathy Ireland and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos.

Noon-1:00 PM, ET/PT - 1997 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

1:00-2:00 PM, ET/PT - 1998 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

2:00-3:00 PM, ET/PT - 1999 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

3:00-4:00 PM, ET/PT - 2000 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

4:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT - 2001 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

5:00-6:00 PM, ET/PT - 2002 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

6:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT - 2003 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT - SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT - 2005 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

* SPIKE 52: NBA GREATEST MOMENTS

Telecasts Sunday, February 20 (2:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT).

Before taking the court for the NBA All Star Game 2005, Spike TV counts down the greatest NBA moments of all time in SPIKE 52: NBA GREATEST MOMENTS. This Spike TV original special presents the best highlights of all time in NBA history. Find out who came through in the clutch, beat the buzzer and instantly went from being role player to hardwood heroes.

* PLAYBOOK: HOW TO MEET (& THEN BREAK-UP) WITH QUALITY WOMEN

Premieres Thursday, February 3 (10:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturday, February 5 (10:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT), Wednesday, February 9 (10:00-10:30 PM, ET/PT), Saturday, February 12 (4:00-4:30 PM, ET/PT), Sunday, February 13 (11:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT) and Monday, February 14 (Midnight-12:30 AM, ET/PT).

In this 30-minute special, Spike TV gives guys the lowdown on when to start, when to stop and what to do in between a relationship.

* WORLD'S WORST SPORTING DISASTERS

Premieres Thursday, February 3 (11:00-Midnight, ET/PT), encores Saturday, February 5 (10:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

This one-hour acquired special highlights some of the WORLD'S WORST SPORTING DISASTERS like the Jamaican Bobsled Team and Eddie the Eagle Edwards.

ORIGINAL SERIES

* UNTOLD

Premieres Fridays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Sundays (10:00-11:00 AM, ET/PT & Midnight-1:00 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV takes an in-depth look at some of sports' most compelling figures and the challenges they've endured in UNTOLD. Hosted by sports announcer Marv Albert, each installment presents a first person account of the seemingly insurmountable obstacles each featured athlete had to overcome.

Friday, February - LAIRD HAMILTON

Big wave surfer Laird Hamilton discusses growing up a victim of racism, his personal struggles with his father, and the challenge of being true to the sport of surfing.

Friday, February 11 - ISIAH THOMAS

Now General Manager of the New York Knicks, Isiah Thomas discusses growing up on the mean streets of Chicago and how he rose above the drugs and violence to succeed.

* MXC (TV-PG)

New episodes premiere Thursdays (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT). Additional episodes telecast Thursdays (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT & 10:30 PM-Midnight, ET/PT), Saturdays (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT), Wednesdays (11:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT), and Tuesdays (11:30 PM-Midnight, 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, 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.

* HEY! SPRING OF TRIVIA

New episodes premiere Thursdays (10:00-10:30 PM, ET/PT).

HEY: SPRING OF TRIVIA is a high-speed procession of fascinating trivia and outrageous information. In Japan viewers send in more than 20,000 trivia suggestions per week covering topics ranging from pop culture and science to sports and history. From these submissions, the best trivia ideas are selected and video demonstration segments are produced with the accuracy of each segment rigorously verified. Spike TV's version of the series is translated into English from its Japanese origin.

* RIDE WITH FUNKMASTER FLEX (TV-PG)

Telecasts Saturdays (11:00 AM-Noon, ET/PT & 2:00-3:00 PM, 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.

ACQUIRED SERIES

* CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (TV-PG)

Telecasts Monday-Friday (7:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Fridays (10:00 PM- Midnight, 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.

MOVIE PREMIERES

* DEUCES WILD (2002, Crime/Drama, TV-14)

Premieres Tuesday, February 1 (9:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT)

Taking place in 1950's New York City. A bad and bloody gang war is about to erupt on the dysfunctional streets of Brooklyn between The Deuces and the vicious Vipers. Starring Stephen Dorff and Matt Dillon.

* THE LONGEST YARD (1974, Comedy / Drama TV-PG)

Premieres Saturday, February 5(8:00-10:30 PM, ET/PT).

A football player-turned-convict organizes a team of inmates to play against a team of prison guards. His dilemma is that the warden asks him to throw the game in return for an early release. Starring Burt Reynolds and Bernadette Peters.

* LARGER THAN LIFE (1996, Comedy)

Premieres Saturday, February 26 (5:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT).

A down-on-his-luck man transports an elephant cross-country. Starring Bill Murray and Janeane Garofalo.

* PACIFIC HEIGHTS (1990 Thriller)

Premieres Sunday, February 27 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

A married couple rents the bottom apartment in their building to a tenant who turns their lives upside-down. Starring Michael Keaton, Matthew Modine and Melanie Griffith.

SUNDAY SPECIALS

Upcoming special presentations of the network's most popular series include:

February 6 (2:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT) - BIKINI BOWL

February 13 (2:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT) - SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS

February 20 (2:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT) - SPIKE 52: NBA GREATEST MOMENTS

February 27 (2:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT) - WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS

SUNDAY MORNING PAID PROGRAMMING

* "Ever Increasing Faith" on Sundays (8:00-9:00 AM, ET/PT).

Artwork Available Upon Request

SOURCE Spike TV
Web Site: http://www.spiketv.com





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· BOOM (SPIKE TV)
· CARPOCALYPSE (SPIKE TV)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· HEY: SPRING OF TRIVIA (SPIKE TV)
· HOOP LIFE, THE (SHOWTIME)
· JACKASS (MTV)
· MXC (SPIKE TV)
· RIDE WITH FUNKMASTER FLEX (SPIKE TV)
· ULTIMATE FIGHTER, THE (FS1)
· UNTOLD (SPIKE TV)
· WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS (SPIKE TV)
· WWE VELOCITY (SPIKE TV)





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