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[07/29/05 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV Highlights -- September 2005

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Highlights -- September 2005

Spike TV Special Events / Marathons

NEW YORK, July 29 --

* CSI LABOR DAY MARATHON

The fifth season of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION premieres on Spike TV Tuesday, September 6 (8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT). To celebrate, Spike presents a CSI Labor Day Marathon, featuring the beginning and end of seasons one through four, and a peek at season five. The marathon telecasts Monday, September 5 (9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, ET/PT).

* SPIKE'S MOST IRRESISTIBLE WOMEN

Premieres Saturday, September 10 (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT)

Spike TV takes a look at 10 of the most irresistible women in the world including nontraditional categories such as Most Irresistible Rock Chic, Most Irresistible Heroine and Most Irresistible Bombshell. Men including Jamie Foxx and Jeremy Piven will comment on what makes the women who made the list so Irresistible. Encores Monday, September 12 (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT), Thursday, September 15 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) and Sunday, September 18 (2:00 - 3:00 PM, ET/PT and 2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT).

* WE LOVE WOMEN DAY

Spike presents a day of programming full of the world's most beautiful women on Saturday, September 10. The schedule is as follows:

2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT

HEROIC TRIO

The all-female Heroic Trio are Tung (Wonder Woman), Chat (Thief Catcher), a mercenary, and Ching (Invisible Woman). Initially, they're on opposing sides, but all three have something in common buried deep in their past.

4:00 - 5:00 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.

5:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY SWIMSUIT 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. Some of the models featured in "Sports Illustrated's 40th Anniversary Swimsuit Special" include Marisa Miller, Bridget Hall and last year's SI cover model Petra Nemcova.

6:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT

DIE ANOTHER DAY

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.

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

SPIKE'S MOST IRRESISTIBLE WOMEN

* LATINO HERITAGE MONTH

Spike TV celebrates Latino Heritage Month with two original documentaries and other programming dedicated to Latin American history and culture. The schedule is as follows:

PANCHO GONZALEZ: THE LATINO LEGEND OF TENNIS

Premieres Friday, September 16 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT)

Spike TV presents the story of legendary Latino tennis player Pancho Gonzalez, a Mexican-American tennis player who triumphed in the sport at a time when it was dominated by the country club set. He overcame racism and stereotyping of Latinos by sheer force of will -- and talent. Encores Saturday, September 17 (2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT) and Sunday, September 18 (10:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT).

VIVA BASEBALL

Premieres Friday, September 23 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) with limited commercial interruption.

Spike TV and filmmaker Dan Klores presents a celebration of the influence of Latin baseball players in the United States. Encores Saturday, September 24 (1:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT) and Sunday, September 25 (9:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT).

LATIN DRAGON -- US TELEVISION PREMIERE

Premieres Wednesday, September 21 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

Having survived a war and now serving the government as an undercover agent, Danny Silva takes on his biggest foe yet: the street gangs that have taken over his neighborhood. Unwilling to play by the rules set down by the criminals, Silva forgoes the use of guns and decides to battle the thugs with the strength of his fists, spirit and willpower, turning himself into a real-life, modern-day superhero. Starring Fabian Carillo, Gary Busey, and Lorenzo Lamas.

* SPORTS ILLUSTRATED NFL PREVIEW SHOW

Premieres on Thursday, September 1 (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT)

Sports Illustrated celebrated annual NFL Preview issue comes to life on Spike TV. Encores Saturday, September 3 (2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT) and Sunday, September 4 (10:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT).

* THE ULTIMATE GAMER: MADDEN 2006

Premieres Thursday, September 1 (10:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT)

Spike TV combs the nation to find one guy who will be crowned the "Ultimate Gamer" for this summer's biggest release: Madden 2006.. The lucky winner gets to meet the geniuses behind the game as well as some of the athletes featured, and will have their game room decked-out in the style befitting of the "Ultimate Gamer." Encores Saturday, September 3 (10:30 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT); Sunday, Setpember 4 (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT); Thursday, September 8 (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT) and Saturday, September 10 (2:00 - 2:30 AM, ET/PT).

MOVIE PREMIERES

* RAW DEAL

Premieres Sunday, September 4 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).

Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Encores Tuesday, September 13 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT) and Saturday, September 24 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).

* HOT SHOTS! PART DEUX

Premieres Tuesday, September 6 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT) as part of CASINO CINEMA.

The CIA want Topper Harley to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team who... who went in to rescue hostages left behind after Desert Storm. Starring Charlie Sheen and Lloyd Bridges. Encores Sunday, September 25 (3:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT).

* STARGATE

Premieres Sunday, September 11 (8:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT)

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra. Starring Kurt Russell and James Spader. Encores Sunday, September 11 (10:30 PM - 1:00 AM, ET/PT) and Tuesday, September 20 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

* TREMORS

Premieres Saturday, September 17 (4:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT)

A small town gradually becomes aware of a strange creature which picks off people one by one. But what is this creature, and where is it? At the same time, a seismologist is working in the area, she detects "tremors." The creature lives underground, and can 'pop up' without warning. Trapped, the town-folk have no escape. Starring Kevin Bacon.

* 8MM

Premieres Sunday, September 18 (8:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT)

A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not. Starring Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, and James Gandolfini.

ORIGINAL SERIES

* THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER SEASON 2

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.

* SUPER AGENT

New episodes premiere Fridays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores (2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT), through September 9.

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.

ACQUIRED SERIES

* 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.

* 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.

SUNDAY SPECIALS

Sunday afternoons in September, Spike TV telecasts a marathon of the network's most popular programming and acquired movies. The schedule is as follows:

* September 4 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT)

SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS

* September 11 (1:30-7:00 PM, ET/PT)

TRUCKS!

* September 18 (3:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT)

MOVIE MARATHON

BLOODSPORT (3:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT) and DEATH WARRANT (5:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT)

* September 25 (3:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT) -

MOVIE MARATHON

HOT SHOTS! PART DEUX (3:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT) and FLETCH LIVES (5:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT)

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





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· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· JACKASS (MTV)
· MXC (SPIKE TV)
· SUPER AGENT (SPIKE TV)
· ULTIMATE FIGHTER, THE (FS1)









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