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[03/10/05 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV Highlights - April 2005

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Highlights - April 2005

NEW YORK, March 10 -- Spike TV Original Series Premieres

* THE LANCE KRALL SHOW

Series premieres Monday, April 18 (11:05 - 11:35 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturdays (1:30 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV presents a new, original sketch comedy series, "The Lance Krall Show." With innovative comedic abilities including dead-on accurate impersonations and physical humor, Lance and his hilarious ensemble cast fuse humor, biting satire and a host of wacky original characters to create a show that stretches the bounds of sketch comedy and what a non-scripted television series can be.

* COMEDY INC.

Series premieres Monday, April 18 (11:35 PM - Midnight, ET/PT). This new, off-beat half-hour sketch comedy series stars comedian/writer Roman Danylo. A fast-paced mix of sharp and irreverent sketch comedy and parodies, in "Comedy Inc.," nothing is sacred.

SPIKE TV SPECIAL EVENTS / MARATHONS

* THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER - LIVE FINALE FROM LAS VEGAS

Finale premieres LIVE from Las Vegas Saturday, April 9 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT), preceded by twelve-hour marathon (9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, ET/PT). Finale encores Sunday, April 10 (10:00 PM - 12:30 AM, ET/PT) and Monday, April 11 (11:05 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT).

LIVE from the Cox Arena in Las Vegas, finalists will square off in the octagon to find out who is "The Ultimate Fighter" - and who receives a three year, six figure deal from the Ultimate Fighting Championship(TM). In honor of this season's "Ultimate Fighter" finale, Spike TV presents twelve back-to- back episodes of the entire season.

* INVASION IOWA

Two-hour finale premieres April Fools Day, Friday, April 1 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores (11:00 PM - 1:00 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.

* THE 2005 WWE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION SPECTACULAR

Premieres Saturday, April 2 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); encores Sunday, April 3 (5:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT).

Spike TV, in association with World Wrestling Entertainment, presents the Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Hulk Hogan. This Hall of Fame party will feature WWE superstars such as "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Triple H and Vince McMahon. Joining Hogan as inductees in this year's Hall of Fame class are: Cowboy Bob Orton, Nikolai Volkoff, Paul Orndorff, Jimmy Hart, the Iron Sheik and the Hot Rod, Rowdy Roddy Piper.

* THE THREE STOOGES - APRIL FOOLS DAY MARATHON

Marathon telecasts Friday, April 1 (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, ET/PT); regularly telecasts Saturdays and Sundays at (9:00 - 10:00 AM, ET/PT), beginning Saturday, April 2.

Larry, Moe and Curly are on Spike TV, showcasing their extremely physical and sometimes controversial brand of slapstick humor that made them one of the most famous comedy troupes in history.

* NCAA MARCH MADNESS HIGHLIGHTS - FINAL FOUR & CHAMPIONSHIP

Telecasts Saturday, April 2 (12:30 - 1:00 AM, ET/PT) and Monday, April 4 (12:30 - 1:00 AM, ET/PT).

Each night's "NCAA March Madness Highlights" special will feature highlights, analyses and answers to questions on the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four and Championship games.

* THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER - UNCUT (1990, Action/Thriller)

Telecasts Sunday, April 24 (8:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT), UNCUT and with limited commercial interruption.

A Russian submarine captain plans to defect, but is met with strong opposition by his crew and American misconceptions of his intentions. CIA analyst Jack Ryan knows he is defecting but must convince the rest of the Navy before it is too late. Starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin.

THE BEST OF TREK

Every Thursday (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT), starting Thursday, April 7, Spike TV presents "The Best of Trek" - two hours of fan favorite, two-part episodes from "Star Trek: The Next Generation."

Thursday, April 7 - Encounter at Farpoint

Thursday, April 14 - The Best of Both Worlds

Thursday, April 21 - Unification

Thursday, April 28 - All Good Things

FILMS OF FURY

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

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

THE LEGEND - JET LI (1993, Action/Comedy, TV-14) This Hong Kong martial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. Starring Lung Chan and Jet Li.

Saturday, April 9 - Preempted by "The Ultimate Fighter" Marathon.

Saturday, April 16 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

LEGEND OF THE SWORDSMAN (1991, Action/Fantasy)

Jet Li stars as Ling, a student from the Blue Mountain school of martial arts, who, along with fellow students and Kiddo, find themselves embroiled in a country-wide political war with the Highlander clan in the forefront of the battle.

Saturday, April 23 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

JACKIE CHAN PROJECT A2 (1987, Action/Comedy)

Dragon Ma is back, having rid the seas of the dreaded Pirate Lo. Back on land, he is assigned to the police force where he is to clean up corruption and crime in a local suburb. Starring Jackie Chan.

Saturday, April 30 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

JET LI'S THE ENFORCER (1995, Action)

An undercover cop is forced to take part in a crime in order to gain the trust of a gang he is infiltrating. Starring Jet Li.

OTHER MOVIE PREMIERES

Sunday, April 3 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT); encores (10:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) and Tuesday, April 26 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

AIR AMERICA (1990, Action/Comedy)

CIA helicopter pilots in Southeast Asia run guns and supplies and uncover a plot to smuggle opium. Starring Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr.

Tuesday, April 12 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT).

ROAD HOUSE (1989, Action/Drama)

A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar and he finds himself in conflict with the town bully. Starring Patrick Swayze.

Sunday, April 17 (8:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT); encores (10:30 PM - 1:00 AM, ET/PT).

FIELD OF DREAMS (1989, Fantasy/Drama)

Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his cornfield tell him, "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series. When the voices continue, Ray seeks out a reclusive author to help him understand the meaning of the messages and the purpose for his field. Starring Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones.

Tuesday, April 19 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT).

EASY MONEY (1983, Comedy)

To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard living, gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before it gets the best of him. Starring Rodney Dangerfield.

ORIGINAL SERIES

* HEY! SPRING OF TRIVIA

New episodes premiere Sundays (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.

* MXC (TV-PG)

Telecasts Sundays (2:30 - 3:00 PM, ET/PT), Tuesdays (11:30 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Wednesdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Thursdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), and Saturdays (6:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT and 9:30 - 10:00 PM, 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.

* CARPOCALYPSE

Telecasts 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!

Telecasts Saturdays (9:00 - 9:30 PM, ET/PT); encores (1:00 - 1:30 AM, 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.

* 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 Bo Jackson.

SUNDAY SPECIALS

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

April 3 (3:00 - 5:00 PM ET/PT) - SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS

April 10 (3:00 - 7:00 PM ET/PT) - HORSEPOWER TV

April 17 (3:00 - 7:00 PM ET/PT) - TRUCKS!

April 24 (3:00- 7:00 PM ET/PT) - WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS Artwork Available Upon Request

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





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· BOOM (SPIKE TV)
· CARPOCALYPSE (SPIKE TV)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· HEY: SPRING OF TRIVIA (SPIKE TV)
· INVASION IOWA (SPIKE TV)
· JACKASS (MTV)
· LANCE KRALL SHOW, THE (SPIKE TV)
· MXC (SPIKE TV)
· ULTIMATE FIGHTER, THE (FS1)
· UNTOLD (SPIKE TV)
· WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS (SPIKE TV)









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