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Spike TV Highlights - August 2005

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Highlights - August 2005

NEW YORK, July 6 --

SPIKE TV ORIGINAL SERIES PREMIERE

* THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER SEASON 2

Second season premieres Monday, August 22 (11:05 PM-Midnight, ET/PT). New episodes premiere Mondays (11:05 PM-Midnight, ET/PT); encores Thursdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) and Saturdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

Eighteen of the best Mixed Martial Arts fighters, nine Heavyweights and nine Welterweights, have come from around the world to Las Vegas with one dream -- to be named the "Ultimate Fighter" and to be given a contract in the Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) organization. Coached by two world-renowned UFC champions, Matt Hughes and Rich Franklin, these men will train together, live together and compete against each other while trying to make that dream a reality. Hosted by UFC(TM) President, Dana White this series provides an inside look at the process of locating, developing and training the professional Ultimate Fighters(TM) of the future.

SPIKE TV SPECIAL EVENTS / MARATHONS

* SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL MARATHON

Telecasts Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 5 (Midnight - 1:00 AM).

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Special Marathon features behind the scenes footage filmed during the making of each year's swimsuit edition, from 2001 through 2005. The schedule is as follows:

-- Monday, August 1 (Midnight - 1:00 AM) SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

-- Tuesday, August 2 (Midnight - 1:00 AM) 2005 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

-- Wednesday, August 3 (Midnight - 1:00 AM) 2003 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

-- Thursday, August 4 (Midnight - 1:00 AM) 2002 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

-- Friday, August 5 (Midnight - 1:00 AM) 2001 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL

* UFC ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT LIVE

Telecasts LIVE from Las Vegas, Saturday, August 6 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET); on tape delay for West Coast telecast.

Spike TV presents the first ever live UFC fight card to be televised on basic cable. This 8 fight card features contestants from Season 1 of The Ultimate Fighter, including bouts between Alex Karalexis and Kenny Florian as well as Sam Hoger vs. Stephan Bonnar.

* SLAM-FEST ACTION WEEKEND

Telecasts Saturday, August 20 (2:00 PM - 2:00 AM, ET/PT) and Sunday, August 21 (2:00 PM - 2:00 AM, ET/PT).

To celebrate the premiere of "The Ultimate Fighter" Season Two, Spike TV presents a weekend full of non-stop action. Some of the featured programming is scheduled as follows:

-- Saturday, August 20 2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT DRAGON LORD (1982, Action, TV-14) In this martial arts film, Dragon and his buddy Cowboy get mixed up in a plot to swipe some valuable Chinese antiques and are forced to kick butt. Starring Jackie Chan.

-- 4:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT Premiere! SPIKE 52 GREATEST ACTION SPORTS ATHLETES Each hour of this 3-part special takes an inside look at the greatest athletes and achievements in action sports.

-- 7:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT UFC UNLEASHED

-- 9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT Premiere! THE ART OF ACTION: MARTIAL ARTS IN THE MOVIES This in-depth documentary takes a behind-the-scenes look at the history of the martial arts film. Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, it depicts the best moments of 100 films.

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

-- Midnight - 2:00 AM, ET/PT DRAGON LORD (1982, Action, TV-14)

-- Sunday, August 21 2:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER -- SEASON ONE MARATHON In honor of the premiere of Season Two, Spike TV presents the first season of The Ultimate Fighter.

-- 7:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT WWE HEAT

-- 8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER -- SEASON ONE FINALE

-- 9:00 - Midnight, ET/PT UFC UNLEASHED

-- Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS

-- 1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT MXC

-- 1:30 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT BLIND DATE

* UP FOR GRABS

Premieres Thursday, August 25 (9:30 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

This documentary about the infamous court case over Barry Bonds' record-breaking 73rd home run ball is a true story depicting the hilarious lengths to which someone will go for a baseball, and the few fans that will put their lives on hold for years, staking everything on one judge's decision; encores Saturday, August 27 (1:00 - 2:30 AM, ET/PT) and Sunday, August 28 (2:30 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

* DIE ANOTHER DAY UNCUT -- WORLD BROADCAST PREMIERE

Premieres Sunday, August 28 (8:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT)

The world broadcast premiere of DIE ANOTHER DAY, UNCUT and with limited commercial interruption. Agent 007 attempts to avert a war of catastrophic proportions by pursuing a traitor of Her Majesty's Secret Service from Korea to Hong Kong to Cuba to London--and back to Korea again. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, and Toby Stephens.

* 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, August 6 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT). THE DEFENDER (1994, Action, TV-14) A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government. Starring Jet Li.

-- Saturday, August 13 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT). THE MASTER (1989, Action, TV-14) An old martial-arts master has problems with his former student, who wants nothing more than to kill him and show everyone who the real master is. Starring Jet Li.

-- Saturday, August 20 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT). DRAGON LORD (1982, Action, TV-14)

-- Saturday, August 27 (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.

MOVIE PRESENTATIONS

Premiere!

* SUPER TROOPERS

Premieres Tuesday, August 2 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT).

Five Vermont state troopers, avid pranksters with a knack for screwing up, try to save their jobs and out-do the local police department by solving a crime. Starring Jay Chandrasekhar. Telecasts as part of Casino Cinema.

Premiere!

* POINT BREAK

Premieres Wednesday, August 3 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT).

An FBI agent goes under cover to catch a gang of bank robbers who call themselves the ex-presidents. Starring Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey.

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

Telecasts Sunday, August 7 (8:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT)

Winner of the Academy Award(R) for Best Picture, the first installment of the epic trilogy tells the story 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.

Premiere!

* RED DAWN

Premieres Wednesday, August 10 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores (11:00 PM - Midnight).

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces. Starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen.

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

Telecasts Sunday, August 14 (8:00 PM - 12:30 AM, ET/PT)

Winner of the Academy Award(R) for Best Picture, the second installment of Francis Ford Coppola's epic trilogy 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.

ACQUIRED SERIES

* THE THREE STOOGES

Telecasts seven days a week, Sunday-Saturday (9:00 - 10:00 AM, ET/PT).

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.

* CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (TV-PG)

Telecasts Monday-Friday (7:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Fridays (9:00 - 10:00 PM and 11:00 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.

ORIGINAL SERIES

* SUPER AGENT

New episodes premiere Fridays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores (2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT).

An insider's look at the process a player just out of college goes through in choosing an agent, SPIKE TV follows USC defensive end Shaun Cody, an early draft pick of the NFL's Detroit Lions, as he decides which of nine agents will represent him.

* MAXIMUM MLB

New episodes premiere Saturdays (10:00 - 10:30 AM, ET/PT); encores Mondays (Midnight - 12:30 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV and the Emmy(R) award-winning in-house television and video production division of Major League Baseball, present a weekly, half- hour, behind-the-scenes look that showcases a series from the previous week in a fun and humorous way.

* MXC (TV-PG)

Telecasts Thursdays (9:00 - 11:00 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.

SUNDAY SPECIALS

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

* August 7 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT) - WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS

* August 14 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT) - TRUCKS!

* August 28 (4:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT) - I DARE YOU! ULTIMATE CHALLENGE

Artwork Available Upon Request

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





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· BLIND DATE (SYNDICATION)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· FEAR FACTOR (MTV)
· I DARE YOU: THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE (UPN)
· JACKASS (MTV)
· MXC (SPIKE TV)
· SUPER AGENT (SPIKE TV)
· ULTIMATE FIGHTER, THE (FS1)
· WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS (SPIKE TV)





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