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[09/29/05 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV Highlights - November 2005

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Highlights - November 2005

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 --

SPIKE TV SPECIAL EVENTS / MARATHONS

-- THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 2 - ULTIMATE FINALE LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS

Premieres LIVE from Las Vegas Saturday, November 5 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET, on tape delay PT) preceded by twelve-hour marathon (9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, ET/PT). Finale encores Saturday, November 5(Midnight - 3:00 AM, ET/PT), Sunday, November 5 (Midnight - 3:00 AM, ET/PT), and Monday, November 7 (10:00 PM - 1:00AM, ET/PT).

LIVE from Las Vegas, the welterweight and heavyweight 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.

-- "ULTIMATE FIGHTER" WEEK

Beginning Monday, October 31, Spike TV celebrates "The Ultimate Fighter 2" LIVE finale with a week of "Ultimate Fighter" programming. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 31

10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT

UFC UNLEASHED

11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 2 (premiere of episode 211)

In the second to last episode of Season 2, the quarterfinals in each weight class take place.

Tuesday, November 1

11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 2 (premiere of episode 212) In the final episode of Season 2, the semifinals in each weight class take place to decide who will fight in the Live Finale in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, November 2

11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

UFC UNLEASHED

Thursday, November 3

9:30 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT

MXC - "DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES vs ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPS"

Indiscretion rules as the shameless "Desperate Housewives" take on the Ultimate Fighting Champs.

10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT

TNA: iMPACT!

11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

UFC UNLEASHED

Friday, November 4

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

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 2 (encore of episode 211)

10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 2 (encore of episode 212)

11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

UFC UNLEASHED

Saturday, November 5

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

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 2 MARATHON

9:00 PM - Midnight, ET

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 2: ULTIMATE FINALE LIVE

Midnight - 3:00 AM, ET/PT

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 2: ULTIMATE FINALE LIVE (encore)

-- THE ULTIMATE GAMER

Twice in November, Spike TV combs the nation to find the "Ultimate Gamer." The lucky winner will have the opportunity to meet the creators of the game and simulate a mission while Spike TV's team decks out their room in the style befitting of the "Ultimate Gamer." The schedule is as follows:

ULTIMATE GAMER: AMERICA'S ARMY

Premieres Thursday, November 10 (11:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturday, November 12 (12:30 - 1:00 AM, ET/PT), Sunday, November 13 (10:00 - 10:30 AM, ET/PT and 2:30 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT) and Monday, November 14 (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT).

ULTIMATE GAMER: CALL OF DUTY

Premieres Thursday, November 17 (11:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT); encores Thursday, November 17 (1:30 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT), Saturday, November 19 (12:30 - 1:00 AM, ET/PT) and Sunday, November 20 (10:00 - 10:30 AM, ET/PT and 2:30 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT).

-- MOST BEST OF MXC

Premieres Thursday, November 17 (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturday, November 19 (7:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT) and Sunday, November 20 (1:00 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT).

This one-hour special features a compilation of the funniest moments from MXC.

-- ROBOCOP DAY

On Sunday, November 6 Spike TV presents the entire Robocop trilogy. The lineup is as follows:

2:30 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT

ROBOCOP (1987, SciFi/Action)

In a dystopic and crime ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him. Starring Peter Weller.

5:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT

ROBOCOP 3 (1993, SciFi/Action)

Robocop saves the day once more. This time the half man/half robot takes on ruthless developers who want to evict some people on "their" land. Starring Robert Burke and Mario Machado.

7:00 - 9:30 PM, ET/PT

ROBOCOP (encore)

9:30 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

ROBOCOP 2 (1990, SciFi/Action)

Robocop takes on a drug kingpin, as well as a new, meaner version of himself. Starring Peter Weller.

-- VAN DAMME WEDNESDAYS

In November, Spike TV presents two different Van Damme movies as part of VAN DAMME WEDNESDAYS. The schedule is as follows:

Premiere!

November 2, 9:00 - STREET FIGHTER (1994, Action)

Dictator M. Bison holds Allied Nation relief workers for ransom. Colonel William F. Guile leads his troops into battle against him. Based on the popular video game, "Street Fighter II". Starring Raul Julia and Jean Claude Van Damme.

Premiere!

November 9, 9pm: DOUBLE IMPACT (1991, Action)

Two twins separated by the death of their parents are reunited to get revenge.

-- VGA NOMINATION WEEK

Beginning Tuesday, November 8, Spike TV presents a week of programming in honor of the 2005 Video Game Awards nominations being announced. Spike TV encourages viewers to log on to SpikeTV.com to vote for their favorite video games.

The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, November 8

9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

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

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. Telecasts as part of CASINO CINEMA.

Wednesday, November 9

9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT

STREET FIGHTER (1994, Action/Adventure)

11:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT

THE ULTIMATE GAMER: E3 SPECIAL

11:30 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

THE ULTIMATE GAMER: ADVENT RISING

Premiere!

Thursday, November 10

9:00 - 9:30 PM, ET/PT

MXC - SPECIAL EPISODE "REAL MAFIA vs. VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY" The real life mafia tries to ice the video game industry. It's the classic battle of Hit men vs. Pac Men.

Premiere!

11:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT

THE ULTIMATE GAMER: AMERICA'S ARMY

11:30 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

THE ULTIMATE GAMER: TONY HAWK'S AMERICAN WASTELAND

Friday, November 11

9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT

THE WARRIORS (1979, Crime/Action)

The major New York gangs declare a truce so they can meet in the Bronx. When a gang leader is killed at the meeting The Warriors from Coney Island are wrongly fingered for it. The truce is off and home is a long train ride away.

11:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT

THE ULTIMATE GAMER: SOCOM 3

11:30 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

THE ULTIMATE GAMER: MADDEN 2006

-- COMEDY MOVIE MARATHON

Spike TV presents a comedy movie marathon on Wednesday, November 23 (9:00 AM - 7:00 PM). The lineup is as follows:

Premiere!

9:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT

THE FULL MONTY (1997, Comedy) Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity. Starring Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, and William Snape.

Premiere!

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, ET/PT

DIRTY WORK (1998, Comedy) A loser finds success in the revenge-for-hire business. Starring Norm MacDonald, Artie Lang, and Chevy Chase.

1:00 - 3:00 PM, ET/PT

UP IN SMOKE (1978, Comedy)

Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail. Starring Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Strother Martin.

3:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT

FLETCH LIVES (1989, Comedy)

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, Hal Holbrook, and Phil Hartman.

5:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT

CROCODILE DUNDEE (1986, Comedy)

An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and brings him back to New York City. Starring Paul Hogan.

-- FILMS OF FURY

In November, Spike TV premieres two high-flying, hard-hitting, action- packed martial arts movie. The schedule is as follows:

Broadcast Premiere!

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

IRON MONKEY (1993, Action/Comedy)

A doctor fights the corrupt authorities as a masked Robin Hood hero, even while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt for him. Starring Rongguang Yu.

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

SUPER COP 2 (1993, Action/Comedy)

Inspector Yang, a no-nonsense cop from mainland China whose dazzling beauty conceals her sharp mind and martial arts mastery is Sent to Hong Kong to bust up a crime syndicate. Starring Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, and Rongguang Yu.

-- THANKSGIVING JAMES BOND MOVIE MARATHON

This Thanksgiving, Spike TV presents a five-day marathon of James Bond movies, including two Spike TV premieres, GOLDENEYE and TOMORROW NEVER DIES. Marathon telecasts Wednesday, November 23 (9:00 PM - 3:00 AM, ET/PT), Thursday, November 25 (9:00 PM - 3:00 AM, ET/PT), Friday, November 26 (9:00 AM - 3:00 AM, ET/PT), Saturday, November 26 (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) and (Midnight - 3:00 AM, ET/PT), and Sunday, November 28 (9:00 AM - 3:00 AM, ET/PT).

Premiere!

GOLDENEYE (1995, Action/Adventure)

Premieres Wednesday, November 23 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

James Bond races to Russia in search of the stolen GoldenEye, a secret space weapon that destroys everything with an electronic circuit. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen, and Judi Dench.

Premiere!

TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997, Action/Adventure)

Premieres Thursday, November 24 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

When an egotistical media baron is tied to the disappearance of a British battleship, James Bond is sent to investigate. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Michelle Yeoh, and Teri Hatcher.

OTHER SPIKE TV MOVIE PRESENTATIONS

Broadcast Premiere!

-- POOTIE TANG (2001, Comedy)

Premieres Tuesday, November 1 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) as part of Casino Cinema.

Pootie Tang, the musician, actor, and folk hero of the ghetto, is chronicled from his early childhood to his battles against the evil Corporate America. Starring Lance Crouther, Wanda Sykes, Chris Rock, Mario Joyner, and Dave Attell.

Premiere!

-- KALIFORNIA (1993, Crime/Thriller)

Premieres Saturday, November 19 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT) as part of

Slammin' Saturday Night. A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself. Starring Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, and David Duchovny.

-- PLATOON - UNCUT (1986, Drama/War)

Telecasts Sunday, November 20 (8:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT)

Spike TV presents the Oscar-winning war classic Platoon UNCUT and with limited commercial interruption. A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when his sergeant orders a massacre of villagers. Starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, and Forest Whitaker. Directed by Oliver Stone.

Premiere!

-- HAMBURGER HILL (1987, Drama/War)

Premieres Sunday, November 20 (10:30 PM - 1:00 AM, ET/PT).

Hamburger Hill is a very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. Starring Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Dylan McDermott, and Don Cheadle.

Premiere!

-- MR. NICE GUY (1997, Action)

Premieres Tuesday, November 22 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT) as part of Casino Cinema.

Jackie Chan plays a popular TV chef who accidentally saves a reporter pursued by two warring gangs. After the two gangs decide to come after Jackie, he drops his nice guy image and fights back. Starring Jackie Chan and Richard Norton.

ORIGINAL SERIES

-- TNA: iMPACT!

New episodes premiere Saturdays (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."

-- GAME HEAD (working title)

New episodes premiere Saturdays (Midnight - 12:30 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV presents a weekly showcase on the world of video games.

-- MAXIMUM MLB

New episode premieres Sunday, November 6 (10:00 - 10:30 AM, ET/PT); encores Tuesday, November 8 (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 its final behind- the-scenes look at the world of baseball of the season.

-- 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), Tuesday - Friday (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT) and Fridays (Midnight - 1:00 AM, 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 (TV-PG)

Telecasts Sunday-Saturday (9:00 - 10:00 AM, ET/PT) and Saturdays and Sundays (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 in November, Spike TV telecasts a marathon of the network's most popular programming and acquired movies. The schedule is as follows:

November 6 (2:30 PM - Midnight, ET/PT)

ROBOCOP MARATHON

November 13 (1:00 - 6:30 PM, ET/PT)

MOVIE MARATHON

1:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT

THE BIRDCAGE (1996, Comedy)

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancee's right-wing moralistic parents.

Premiere!

4:00 - 6:30 PM, ET/PT

BASIC INSTINCT (1992, Crime/Thiller)

A detective becomes involved with a novelist who is suspected of committing murders based on her books. Starring Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, and Jeanne Tripplehorn.

November 20 (2:00 - 8:00 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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· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· IMPACT WRESTLING (SPIKE TV)
· JACKASS (MTV)
· MXC (SPIKE TV)
· ULTIMATE FIGHTER, THE (FS1)
· WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS (SPIKE TV)









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