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[12/20/05 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV Highlights - January 2006

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Highlights - January 2006

Spike TV Original Series Premieres

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 --

KING OF VEGAS

* Series premieres Tuesday, January 17 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Tuesday, January 17 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Thursday, January 19 (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT), Saturday, January 21 (4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT), Saturday, January 21 (3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT), Sunday, January 22 (1:00 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT), Sunday, January 22 (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT), Thursday, January 26 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) and (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), and Sunday, January 29 (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT), New episodes regularly telecast Tuesdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturdays (3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT) and Sundays (1:00 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT).

Spike TV ups the ante in the popular televised gaming genre with this new original series featuring world-class gamblers vying in a number of intense competitions such as poker, blackjack, horse-racing and roulette to win a $1 million Grand Prize and the title of "World's Greatest Gambler." The series takes place at Bally's Las Vegas. Hosted by sports personality Max Kellerman (ESPN's Around the Horn, FSNs iMax).

* MXC - SEASON 4 (TV-PG)

Season four premieres Thursday, January 5 (9:00 - 9:30 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturdays (2:00 - 2:30 AM, ET/PT). Additional telecasts Thursdays (9:30 - 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.

* FRESH BAKED VIDEOGAMES

Series premieres Saturday, January 14 (Midnight - 12:30 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV presents a fast-paced, half-hour series that combines sketch comedy, animation, pranks, and much more in a nonstop barrage of comedy that refuses to pander to society's rules.

SPIKE TV SPECIAL EVENTS / MARATHONS

* UFC'S ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT LIVE!

Premieres LIVE from The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on Monday, January 16 (10:00 PM - Midnight, ET), tape delay for West Coast; encores Monday, January 16 (1:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT) and Thursday, January 19 (10:00 PM - Midnight, 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 and Chris Leben.

* THE PLAYBOOK FOR: BETTING AND LETTING IT RIDE

Premieres Tuesday, January 10 (11:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturday, January 14 (4:30 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT), Sunday, January 15 (2:30 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT), and Tuesday, January 17 (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT).

Donald Faison (Scrubs, Clueless) hosts THE PLAYBOOK, the ultimate guide for guys designed to show them how to navigate the trickiest situations, scenarios and circumstances. The second chapter of six new comedic specials, THE PLAYBOOK: BETTING AND LETTING IT RIDE, is a lesson in the odds-on best plays for how, where and who to gamble with.

* MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY

On Monday, January 16, Spike TV presents the premiere of TRADING PLACES and a CSI MARATHON, plus an encore of UFC: BEST OF 2005, followed by UFC'S ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT LIVE! The complete schedule is as follows:

Spike TV Premiere!

9:00 -11:30 AM, ET/PT

TRADING PLACES (1983, Comedy)

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. Starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd.

11:30 AM - 7:00 PM, ET/PT

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION MARATHON

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.

7:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT

UFC: BEST OF 2005

Premiere!

10:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

UFC'S ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT LIVE

* UFC UNLEASHED

New episodes premiere Saturdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning Saturday, January 7. Encores Mondays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

UFC Unleashed is the best of the best from the UFC archives, featuring the semifinals and finals of "The Ultimate Fighter," the best PPV fights, the quickest knockouts, legendary fighters and fights, and much more.

* WHEN STUNTS GO BAD 1 & 2

Two one-hour specials premiere back-to-back on Sunday, January 8 (1:30 - 2:30 PM, ET/PT and 2:30 - 3:30 PM, ET/PT).

Despite the most detailed planning, some stunts can go drastically wrong. These specials are filled with amazing footage of professional stuntmen and daredevils. Spike TV Premiere!

* THE FIRM (1993, Thriller)

PRESENTED WITH LIMITED COMMERCIAL INTERRUPTION

Premieres Sunday, January 29 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) with limited commercial interruption.

Sydney Pollack directs Tom Cruise in this fast-paced legal thriller based on John Grisham's best-selling novel about a young lawyer that joins a prestigious law firm, only to discover that it has a sinister dark side. Starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, and Gene Hackman.

OTHER MOVIE PREMIERES

* ABOVE THE LAW (1988, Action)

Premieres Tuesday, January 3 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT)

An ex-CIA agent is suspended from the Chicago police after he tries to shut down a drug ring. When his family is attacked, he introduces his own version of the law to the villains. Starring Steven Seagal and Pam Grier.

* VOLCANO (1997, Action/Thriller)

Premieres Saturday, January 7 (5:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Sunday, January 8 (3:30 - 5:30 PM, ET/PT).

A volcano erupts in downtown L.A., threatening to destroy the city. Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche.

* THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994, Drama)

Premieres Sunday, January 8 (8:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Sunday, January 8 (11:00 PM - 2:00 AM, ET/PT), Sunday, January 22 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Sunday, January 29 (6:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Sunday, January 29 (1:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT).

Andy Dufresne is a young and successful banker convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover. Set in the 1940's, the film shows how Andy, with the help of his friend Red, the prison entrepreneur, turns out to be a most unconventional prisoner. Starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.

World Broadcast Premiere!

* SHADE (2003, Crime/Drama)

Premieres Tuesday, January 10 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturday, January 14 (5:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT).

Set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles, a group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting that results in their pursuit by a vengeful gangster. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Melanie Griffith, and Jaime Foxx.

* GHOSTBUSTERS II (1989, Comedy)

Premieres Wednesday, January 11 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) as part of "Casino Cinema." Encores Sunday, January 22 (6:30 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Sunday, January 22 (1:00 - 3:30 AM, ET/PT).

The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of specteral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business. Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver.

* ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981, Action/Science Fiction)

Premieres Saturday, January 14 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT) as part of "Slammin' Saturday Night."

In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue. Starring Kurt Russell and Lee Van Cleef.

* REVENGE OF THE NERDS (1984, Comedy) Premieres Friday, January 20 (10:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

At a big campus, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self respect. Starring Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, and Timothy Busfield.

* THE HITMAN (1991, Action) Premieres Saturday, January 28 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT) as part of "Slammin' Saturday Night." Encores Sunday, January 29 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

A detective goes undercover to investigate a mob ring in Seattle. Starring Chuck Norris and Michael Parks.

ORIGINAL SERIES

* TNA: iMPACT! (TV-14)

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, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's iMPACT! Delivering a distinct brand of high-risk 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 (TV-14)

New episodes premiere beginning Saturday, January 7 (Midnight - 12:30 AM, ET/PT). Starting Saturday, January 14 GAME HEAD moves to 12:30 - 1:00 AM, ET/PT.

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

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), Mondays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT) and Fridays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).

* 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.

WEEKEND PROGRAMMING

* NEW WEEKEND POWERBLOCK LINEUP

Spike TV puts sexy car enthusiast Courtney Hansen in the driver's seat as host of the network's new "Power Block" lineup beginning Saturday, January 7. The weekend (Saturdays Noon - 2:00 PM, ET/PT and Sundays 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, ET/PT) two-hour block of auto related programming. The new lineup includes the network debut of "Muscle Car."

Saturdays

Noon - 12:30 PM, ET/PT

HORSEPOWER TV

Host Joe Elmore and tech expert Mike Galley work out of their to- die-for performance garage sharing speed secrets on how to transform everyday cars into road burners and how to get the most out of them on the street and at the strip. This series captures the performance lifestyle taking viewers to America's best events, rallies and races.

Series Premiere!

12:30 - 1:00 PM, ET/PT

MUSCLE CAR Celebrating America's love affair with these fabled '60's and 70's era muscle cars, the series focuses on finding, restoring and modifying iconic Detroit iron like the Pontiac GTO, the Hemi Cuba, the Boss Mustang and the Chevelle SS.

1:00 - 1:30 PM, ET/PT

XTREME 4X4

Hosted by Ian Johnson and Jessi Combs, this series features hardcore 4x4 build-ups and off-road truck projects, plus extreme action events - rock crawling, desert racing, sand drags, mud racing, and trail riding adventure.

1:30 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT

TRUCKS!

This how-to/new vehicle series addresses the light truck market with special emphasis on pickups and sport utility vehicles. From the wildest jet drag trucks and monster trucks to the world's most radical 4x4 rock crawlers and customs, each episode takes viewers step-by-step modifying, customizing, restoring and testing classic and sport trucks, off-roaders and race trucks.

Sundays

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

HORSEPOWER TV

11:30 AM - Noon, ET/PT

MUSCLE CAR

Noon - 12:30 PM, ET/PT

XTREME 4X4

12:30 - 1:00 PM, ET/PT

TRUCKS!

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

THE PROTECTOR (1985, Drama/Action)

Billy Wong and Danny Garoni are New York City cops that are sent by to Hong Kong to investigate a kidnapping. Starring Jackie Chan.

Saturday, January 14 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO (1991, Action/Comedy)

In the area of Little Tokyo, policemen Chris Kenner and Johnny Murata try to bring down Yakuza boss Funekei Yoshida. Starring Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee, and Tia Carrere.

Spike TV Premiere!

Saturday, January 21 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT)

THE MEDALLION (2003, Action/Comedy) A detective in Hong Kong gains supernatural powers after he encounters a mysterious medallion. Starring Jackie Chan and Claire Forlani.

Spike TV Premiere!

Saturday, January 28 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT)

AMERICAN NINJA 4: THE ANNIHILATION (1990, Action/Drama) Two groups of American ninja warriors -- one good, one evil -- do battle for the possession of a nuclear weapon. Starring Michael Dudikoff and David Bradley.

* SUNDAY MOVIE MARATHONS

Spike TV presents movie marathons every Sunday in January. The schedule is as follows:

Sunday, January 8

3:30 - 5:30 PM, ET/PT

VOLCANO (1997, Action/Thriller)

5:30 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT

BLADE RUNNER (1982, Science Fiction)

Man has developed the technology to create replicants, human clones used to serve in the colonies outside Earth but with fixed lifespans. In Los Angeles, 2019, Deckard is a Blade Runner, a cop who specializes in terminating replicants. Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when five replicants escape from an offworld colony to Earth.

Premiere!

8:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994, Drama)

11:00 PM - 2:00 AM, ET/PT

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994, Drama)

Sunday, January 15

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

YOUNG GUNS (1988, Western/Action)

A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted. Starring Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, and Lou Diamond Phillips.

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

A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964, Western)

A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge. Starring Clint Eastwood.

6:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT

HANG 'EM HIGH (1968, Western)

When an innocent man barely survives a lynching, he returns as a lawman determined to bring the vigilantes to justice. Starring Clint Eastwood.

8:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT

U.S. MARSHALS (1998, Action/Thriller)

Lawman Sam Gerard attempts to hunt down a former Secret Service agent accused -- perhaps wrongfully -- of the cold-blooded murder of two of his unit members. As the chase unfolds, Gerard becomes more and more fascinated by his highly trained and intelligent quarry -- and more convinced of his innocence. Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Wesley Snipes.

11:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT

U.S. MARSHALS (1998, Action/Thriller)

Sunday, January 22

3:30 - 6:30 PM, ET/PT

U.S. MARSHALS (1998, Action/Thriller)

6:30 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT

GHOSTBUSTERS II (1989, Comedy)

9:00 - Midnight, ET/PT

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994, Drama)

Sunday, January 29

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

THE HITMAN (1991, Action)

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

THE DELTA FORCE (1986, Action)

An American jetliner, on an Athens-Rome-New York flight, is hijacked by Palestinian terrorists, diverting the plane to Beirut. The passengers, mostly Americans, are the hostages of the "New World Revolutionary Organization". The Pentagon sends in the Delta Force, a special commando unit equipped with the latest weapon technology and specially trained for this kind of situation.

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

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994, Drama)

Spike TV Premiere!

9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

THE FIRM (1993, Thriller) - PRESENTED WITH LIMITED COMMERCIAL INTERRUPTION

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· FRESH BAKED VIDEOGAMES (SPIKE TV)
· IMPACT WRESTLING (SPIKE TV)
· JACKASS (MTV)
· KING OF VEGAS (SPIKE TV)
· MXC (SPIKE TV)
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