Spike TV Highlights - October 2005
NEW YORK, Sept. 12 --
Spike TV Series Premieres
-- TNA: iMPACT!
Series premieres Saturday, October 1 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT);
encores Mondays (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT).
Spike TV presents the new wrestling alternative, when Total Nonstop
Action Wrestling's iMPACT! joins the 'Slammin' Saturday Night' lineup.
Delivering a distinct brand of high-risk, live-action athletic
entertainment, TNA's roster includes some of the most exciting and
recognizable stars in wrestling today such as Jeff Jarrett, Raven, Jeff
Hardy, AJ Styles, Abyss, Sean Waltman, Christopher Daniels, Monty Brown
and others. TNA features the high-flying "X Division," the "Six-Sided
Ring," and concept matches such as "Ultimate X," "King of the
Mountain," and "Six Sides of Steel."
-- VIDEO GAME WEEKLY SERIES (working title)
Series premieres Saturday, October 15 (Midnight - 12:30 AM, ET/PT).
Spike TV presents a weekly showcase on the world of video games.
SPIKE TV SPECIAL EVENTS / MARATHONS
-- UFC ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT LIVE
Telecasts LIVE from Las Vegas, Monday, October 3 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET),
tape delay for West Coast. Encores Monday, October 3 (1:00 - 3:00 AM,
ET/PT) and Thursday, October 6 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).
Spike TV takes it to the Octagon with a live UFC fight card that
features contestants from Season 1 of The Ultimate Fighter, including
bouts with Stephan Bonnar, Chris Leben, and Josh Koscheck.
-- THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 2 - MIDSEASON MARATHON
Telecasts Saturday, October 1 (5:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).
Spike TV presents a marathon of the first six episodes of season two of
The Ultimate Fighter. 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
-- MXC SPECIAL EPISODE - "TNA vs. WWE"
Premieres Thursday, October 6 (9:00 - 9:30 PM, ET/PT).
To celebrate the launch of Spike TV's new series TNA: iMPACT!, the
network presents a brand new episode of MXC, titled: "TNA vs. WWE."
It's meat, muscle, and mayhem as Total Non Stop Action Wrestling tries
to smack down the WWE. It's the classic battle of tight shorts vs.
-- THE ULTIMATE GAMER: SOCOM 3
Premieres Thursday, October 6 (10:30 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores
Saturday, October 8 (Midnight - 12:30 AM, ET/PT), Sunday, October 9
(10:00 - 10:30 AM, ET/PT), Tuesday, October 11 (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT)
and Saturday, October 15 (12:30 - 1:00 AM, ET/PT).
Spike TV combs the nation to find one guy who will be crowned the
"Ultimate Gamer" for SOCOM 3. The lucky winner will have the
opportunity to meet the creators of SOCOM 3, simulate a real special
ops mission, and destroy a weapons pile all while Spike TV's team decks
out their room in the style befitting of the "Ultimate Gamer."
FILMS OF FURY
Every Saturday (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT) in October, Spike TV premieres a
different high-flying, hard-hitting, action-packed martial arts movie.
The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, October 1 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).
BRUCE LEE: FIST OF FURY (1972, Action/Drama)
A young man seeks vengeance for the death of his teacher. Starring
Saturday, October 8 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).
BRUCE LEE: GAME OF DEATH (1978, Action/Drama)
A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who
are trying to kill him. Starring Bruce Lee.
Saturday, October 15 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).
BORN TO DEFENSE (1986, Action/Drama)
An action packed film about a retired Chinese army officer who stands
up against some jaded, mean-spirited American military figures at the
end of World War II in occupied Tsang Tao. Starring Jet Li.
Saturday, October 22 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).
OPERATION CONDOR 2: THE ARMOUR OF THE GODS (1986, Action)
Jackie Chan and his bumbling sidekick are sent on a quest through
Europe to find a mysterious treasure held by a shadowy organization of
monks. Starring Jackie Chan.
Saturday, October 29 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).
DRAGONS FOREVER (1988, Action/Comedy)
Jackie Chan stars as a hot-shot lawyer hired by a Hong Kong chemical
plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways.
SPIKE TV MOVIE PREMIERES
World Television Premiere!
-- WAKE OF DEATH (2004, Action/Adventure)
Premieres Wednesday, October 5 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores
Saturday, October 8 (7:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT).
Spike TV presents the world television premiere of Jean Claude Van
Damme's WAKE OF DEATH. Van Damme stars as Ben Archer, an ex-cop whose
wife is murdered after bringing home a young Chinese refugee that turns
out to be a daughter of a ruthless warlord. Now Ben must embark on a
mission of revenge of his wife's death.
-- TREMORS (1990, Action/Horror)
Premieres Saturday, October 8 (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.
-- HOFFA (1992, Biography/Crime)
Premieres Sunday, October 16 (3:30 - 6:30 PM, ET/PT).
This powerful film recounts the life and times of Teamster boss Jimmy
Hoffa -- from his impassioned struggle to build his union into a
powerful force on the American scene to his mysterious end. Starring
Jack Nicholson, Danny Devito, Armand Assante.
-- CITY ON FIRE (1987, Action/Crime)
Premieres Saturday, October 22 (4:30 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT).
When an undercover cop is killed, Chow is recruited by Inspector Lau to
take his place trying to infiltrate a gang of thieves who plan to rob a
jewelry store. Starring Chow Yun-Fat.
World Television Premiere!
-- SANTA'S SLAY (2005, Comedy/Horror)
Premieres Tuesday, October 25 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT) as part of
Santa Claus is actually a demon who lost a bet with an Angel, so he
becomes the giver of toys and happiness. But when the bet is off, he
returns to his evil ways. Starring Bill Goldberg. Encores October 29
(7:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT) as part of Slammin' Saturday Night.
-- BLOOD ANGELS (2004, Horror)
Premieres Sunday, October 30 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Sunday,
October 30 (10:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).
Spike TV is celebrating Halloween with the broadcast premiere of BLOOD
ANGELS. A young woman gets caught up in the plans of a coven of
vampires fighting to free themselves from their master. Starring
-- 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,
-- MAXIMUM MLB
New episodes premiere Saturdays (10:00 - 10:30 AM, ET/PT); encores
Mondays (1:00 - 1:30 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); Sundays (1:00 - 1:30 AM,
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.
-- CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (TV-PG)
Telecasts Monday - Friday (7:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT), Tuesday - Friday
(Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT) and Fridays (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 Sunday-Saturday (9:00 - 10:00 AM, ET/PT) and Saturday and
Sunday (3:00 - 4:00 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 SPECIAL MARATHONS
Every Sunday afternoon in October, Spike TV telecasts a marathon of the
network's most popular programming. The schedule is as follows:
-- October 2 (1:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT)
WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS
-- October 9 (1:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT)
-- October 16
Preempted by Spike TV movie presentations.
-- October 23 (12:30 PM - 1:00 AM, ET/PT)
TRUCKS! (12:30 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT) and SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS (7:00
PM - 1:00 AM, ET/PT).
-- October 30 (1:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT)
SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS
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