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[02/07/05 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV Highlights - March 2005

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Highlights - March 2005

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 --

SPIKE TV ORIGINAL MINISERIES PREMIERE

* INVASION IOWA

Miniseries premieres Tuesday, March 29 - Thursday, March 31 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT); encores (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT). Culminates with a two-hour finale on April Fools Day, Friday, April 1 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT); finale encores (Midnight - 2:00 AM, ET/PT).

Emmy Award(R)-winning actor William Shatner brings improvisational comedy to a new level in this comedy where the people of Riverside, Iowa are under the impression that Shatner and his Hollywood cohorts are filming a low- budget, independent sci-fi movie.

SPIKE TV SPECIAL EVENTS / MARATHONS

* CSI "YOU SOLVE THE CRIME" MARATHON

Do you have what it takes to solve the mystery? Find out if you do by taking a few lessons from the pros. Spike TV presents a week long marathon of the hit crime drama series beginning Monday, March 21 - Friday, March 25 (Noon-9:00 PM, 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.

* CRIME MOVIE SUNDAYS

Every Sunday night in March, Spike TV telecasts a different crime movie. The schedule is as follows:

Premiere!

Sunday, March 6 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores (11:00 PM-2:00 AM, ET/PT).

CARLITO'S WAY (1993, Crime/Drama, TV-14)

A Puerto Rican ex-con pledges to stay away from his former drug dealing ways but finds himself being dragged back by his past connections. Starring Al Pacino and Sean Penn.

Premiere!

Sunday, March 13 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

FLETCH (1985, Comedy, TV-PG)

Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher, a Los Angeles journalist, really lives for his profession. As Jane Doe, he publishes articles that have caused several heads to roll in the past. Now, he's at it again, going undercover for a story about possible connections between the L.A. police department and the local drug trade. Starring Chevy Chase.

Premiere!

Sunday, March 13 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).

FLETCH LIVES (1985, Comedy, TV-PG)

Fletch is a reporter for a Los Angeles newspaper, but he acts more like a detective. When an obscure relative leaves him a Louisiana mansion in his will, Fletch is naturally curious. Arriving in Louisiana, events occur that make him suspect that all is not well, and there is more to the property than he has been led to believe. Starring Chevy Chase.

Sunday, March 20 (8:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).

THE GODFATHER UNCUT (1972, Crime/Drama, TV-MA)

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, this first installment of Francis Ford Coppola's epic trilogy of a mafia family in transition tells of the violent life and times of mafia patriarch Don Corleone. Starring Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Caan, and Robert Duvall.

Sunday, March 27 (8:00 PM-12:30 AM, ET/PT).

THE GODFATHER, PART II UNCUT (1974, Crime/Drama, TV-MA)

Winner of an Academy Award for Best Picture, this second installment of Francis Ford Coppola's epic trilogy of a mafia family in transition finds a young Don Corleone making a name for himself in a life of crime, and his son, Michael, having taken over the mantle of Don, shoring up the family's business in Nevada. Starring Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Robert Duvall, and Diane Keaton.

* KUNG FU CINEMA (working title)

Every Saturday (2:00-4:00 PM, ET/PT), beginning March 12, Spike TV features a different high-flying, hard-hitting, action-packed martial arts flick. The schedule is as follows:

Premiere!

Saturday, March 12 (2:00-4:00 PM, ET/PT).

TWIN WARRIORS (1993, Action, TV-14)

The story of two misfit monks who grew up together in their Shaolin temple but then find themselves taking decidedly different paths. Starring Jet Li.

Premiere!

Saturday, March 19 (2:00-4:00 PM, ET/PT).

JACKIE CHAN PROJECT A (1983, Action/Comedy, TV-14)

In late 19th Century Hong Kong the British may rule the land, but the pirates rule the waters. While the pirates use their connections to thwart the Coast Guard's efforts, one officer is determined that his beloved Coast Guard will not be made fools of. Starring Jackie Chan.

Premiere!

Saturday, March 26 (2:00-4:00 PM, ET/PT).

FIST OF LEGEND (1994, Action/Drama, TV-14) In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese. Starring Jet Li.

OTHER MOVIE PREMIERE

Tuesday, March 15 (9:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).

ROLLERBALL (1975, Action/Sci-Fi)

In a corporate controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game. Starring James Caan.

ORIGINAL SERIES

* THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER

New episodes premiere Mondays (11:05 PM-12:10 AM, ET/PT); encores Fridays (Midnight -1:00 AM, ET/PT), Saturdays (7:00-8:00 PM, 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.

* MXC (TV-PG)

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

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.

* CARPOCALYPSE

New episodes premiere Saturdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

Carpocalypse takes us on a riotous journey, where reality programming meets the future of smash-up derby. Follow a slew of colorful demolition racing heroes as they prepare for and compete in such unimaginable events as Auto Soccer, School Bus Figure Eight Race, Blindfolded Trailer Racing, and more. The drivers have only a few days and a couple hundred dollars to turn junkyard clutter into monster racing machines -- vying as much for the support of the radical demo racing fans as for the coveted cash prizes.

* BOOM!

New episodes premiere Saturdays (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT).

This fast-paced, highly visual series from the creators of "Monster Garage" is an adventure in destruction. A group of seasoned pyrotechnic professionals from B&B Effects invites the "Boom" apprentices along as they take on weekly assignments based on viewer requests.

* HEY! SPRING OF TRIVIA

New episodes premiere Saturdays (1:00-1:30 AM, ET/PT).

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.

* UNTOLD

Telecasts Fridays (9:00-10:00 PM, 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. Features this month include Darryl Strawberry, Ricky Williams, and Laird Hamilton.

* RIDE WITH FUNKMASTER FLEX (TV-PG)

Telecasts Saturdays (11:00 AM-Noon, 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.

SUNDAY SPECIALS

Each Sunday afternoon in March, Spike TV telecasts a marathon of the network's most popular programming. The schedule is as follows:

* March 6 (2:00-5:00 PM ET/PT) - SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS

* March 13 (2:00-5:00 PM ET/PT) - HORSEPOWER TV

* March 20 (2:00-5:00 PM ET/PT) - WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS

* March 27 (2:00-5:00 PM ET/PT) - TRUCKS!

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 (MTV)
· HEY: SPRING OF TRIVIA (SPIKE TV)
· INVASION IOWA (SPIKE TV)
· JACKASS (MTV)
· MXC (SPIKE TV)
· RIDE WITH FUNKMASTER FLEX (SPIKE TV)
· ULTIMATE FIGHTER, THE (ESPN PLUS)
· UNTOLD (SPIKE TV)
· WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS (SPIKE TV)





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