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[04/13/06 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV Highlights - May 2006

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Highlights - May 2006

NEW YORK, April 13 --

SPIKE TV SPECIAL EVENTS / MARATHONS

Network Television Premiere!

* UP FOR GRABS (2002, Comedy/Documentary)

Premieres Tuesday, May 2 (11:00 PM - 12:30 AM, ET/PT); encores Saturday, May 6 (2:00 - 3:30 AM, ET/PT).

Just in time for Barry Bonds' latest chase with baseball's record books, UP FOR GRABS is the true story of the infamous court case over Barry Bonds' record-breaking 73rd home run ball. The film shows the hilarious lengths to which two fans went for a potentially multi-million dollar baseball, but ended up with way more than their allotted 15 minutes of fame.

* MEMORIAL DAY CSI MARATHON

Telecasts Monday, May 29 (1:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).

Spike TV presents a marathon of CSI episodes this Memorial Day. 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 schedule is as follows:

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

ANONYMOUS

A serial killer taunts Grissom, while Warrick and Nick clash over another case.

2:00 - 3:00 PM, ET/PT

TABLE STAKES

The team looks into the case of a corpse found floating in a pool, and Warrick investigates a mob hit.

3:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT

STALKER

The CSI team investigates a stalker.

4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT

PLAY WITH FIRE Grissom, Sara and Nick investigate the murder of a woman in the

press box of a high school stadium. Catherine and Warrick try to determine the cause of an explosion in the DNA lab of CSI that seriously injures a lab tech.

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

BLOODLINES

A casino employee is beaten and raped on her way home from work, but she survives and identifies her attacker. However, a DNA test sets him free. Later, Grissom comes to the rescue of a coworker who ends up on the other side of the law.

6:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT

NESTING DOLLS

Catherine, Warrick and Nick find the body of two women at a construction site buried under tar. The swing swift are brought into the world of foreign "mail-order" brides. Sara and Catherine have a disputer in which Sara gets suspended by Ecklie for acting insubordinate toward Catherine and himself. Sara opens up to Grissom about her childhood past.

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

PILOT

Grissom and Brass track down a serial killer who stages his murders so that they appear to be suicides.

8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT

PAPER OR PLASTIC

A robbery at a grocery store results in a shootout leaving five dead. The police officer at the scene believes Grissom has a grudge against him. The team processes the extensive evidence at the scene.

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

EARLY ROLLOUT

The team investigates a crime where a husband and his porn star wife were murdered execution style. Things get personal for Catherine when Grissom talks to her about her evaluation.

* PROS vs. JOES MARATHON AND SEASON FINALE

Marathon telecasts Sunday, May 14 (1:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT); finale premieres Monday, May 15 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

Catch up on all the action with the PROS VS JOES marathon leading up to this season's finale. PROS VS. JOES is the show where ordinary guys face off against some of the greatest athletes in the world. Three regular guys (the 'Joes') compete against each other to win bragging rights and season tickets to the sports team of their choice. To win, each guy must take on five of the world's greatest athletes (the 'Pros') in a variety of sports competitions and challenges and whichever 'Joe' does the best against the 'Pros' wins. Some of the athletes appearing include Jerry Rice, Bo Jackson, Goldberg, Dennis Rodman, Jennie Finch, Bill Romanowski, and John Rocker, among others.

* BRAVEHEART (1994, Action/Drama) - PRESENTED WITH LIMITED COMMERCIAL INTERRUPTION

Premieres Sunday, May 14 (8:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT).

William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler, Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce. Starring Mel Gibson.

* MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MARATHON

Spike kicks of the summer with an action packed lineup of movies and series, and the premiere of a new chapter of THE PLAYBOOK. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, May 27

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

SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977, Action/Comedy)

A stock car driver wagers that he can drive a truckload of beer from Atlanta to Texas and back in 28 hours. He tries to make good on the bet. Starring Burt Reynolds.

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

SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT II (1980, Action/Comedy)

A man is hired to transport a pregnant elephant from Miami to Dallas in time for the Republican convention. A spiteful state trooper pursues him the entire way. Starring Burt Reynolds.

6:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT

UFC 60

This special will preview the upcoming UFC 60 Pay Per View fight that features Royce Gracie taking on Matt Hughes at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Premiere!

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

THE PLAYBOOK FOR: HITTING THE BEACH...WITHOUT GETTING BURNED

This chapter of THE PLAYBOOK heads to the beach to draw up surefire plays to prevent your dream day at the beach from turning into one giant sand trap. Hosted by Donald Faison (Scrubs, Clueless). Encores Saturday, May 27 (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT) and Sunday, May 28 (1:30 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT).

7:30 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT

MXC

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.

8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT

SNIPER 2 (2002, Action)

A former Marine sniper is lured back in on a top-secret mission to take out a Serbian general who is committing atrocities on the Muslim population. Starring Tom Berenger.

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

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 3 (encore)

The best up-and-coming mixed martial artists from around the world have convened in Las Vegas in pursuit of one goal - to be named the "Ultimate Fighter" and to be given a contract in the Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) organization. For the third season UFC legends and bitter rivals Ken Shamrock, "The World's Most Dangerous Man," and Tito Ortiz will train and coach the light-heavyweights and middleweights.

11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

TNA WRESTLING: iMPACT! (encore)

Spike TV's new wrestling alternative moves to Thursday night primetime beginning April 13. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's iMPACT! delivers a distinct brand of high-risk athletic entertainment, with a roster that 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."

Sunday, May 28

2:00 - 4:30 PM, ET/PT

RISING SUN (1993, Action/Mystery)

At a celebration over the completed joint venture between a Japanese company and a US defense contractor a young woman is found strangled. A retired foreign liaison with expertise on Japanese culture is called in to help the current liaison overcome resistance from the Japanese, who are actively trying to mislead the investigation. Starring Wesley Snipes, Sean Connery, and Harvey Keitel.

4:30 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT

SCARFACE (1983, Crime)

Cuban refugee, Tony Montana and his close friend Manny Ray, build a strong drug empire in Miami. Of course Montana must deal with the hardships of this type of business, and as Montana's power begins to grow, so does his ego and his paranoia. Starring Al Pacino.

8:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT

BRAVEHEART (1994, Action/Drama)

ORIGINAL SERIES

* THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 3

New episodes premiere Thursdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) and encores Saturdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) and Mondays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

* UFC UNLEASHED

New episodes premiere Thursdays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT), encore Mondays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).

This one-hour series features the greatest moments from the UFC(R)'s vast library of fight footage. The show includes classic bouts never before seen on television except on pay-per-view.

* TNA WRESTLING: iMPACT! (TV-14)

New episodes premiere Thursdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); encores Saturdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

* MXC (TV-14)

Telecasts Monday through Saturday (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT). Additional telecasts Saturdays (7:00 - 7:30 PM, ET/PT and 7:30 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT).

* SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS - NEW ORIGINAL EPISODES (TV-14)

New episodes premiere Tuesday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 23 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

Featuring rescues, shootouts, and explosions, Spike's Most Amazing Videos delivers a combination of real and rare footage for some of the most heart-pounding and unbelievable moments ever captured on film. Hosted by Stacey Keach.

MOVIE PREMIERES

* COMMANDO (1985, Action)

Premieres Wednesday, May 3 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT) as part of Casino Cinema. Encores Saturday, May 20 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT), Sunday, May 21 (6:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT) and Tuesday, May 30 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

A retired elite commando has only a few hours to find and rescue his daughter from an exiled dictator. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, and Dan Hedaya.

* ALIEN 3 (1992, Action/Horror/Science Fiction)

Premieres Saturday, May 6 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT) as part of Slammin' Saturday Night; encores Saturday, May 20 (5:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT).

Ripley continues to be stalked by a savage alien, after her escape pod crashes on a prison planet. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dutton, and Charles Dance and directed by David Fincher.

* SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977, Action/Comedy)

Premieres Sunday, May 7 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Wednesday, May 17 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT) and Saturday, May 27 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).

A stock car driver wagers that he can drive a truckload of beer from Atlanta to Texas and back in 28 hours. He tries to make good on the bet. Starring Burt Reynolds.

* SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT II (1980, Action/Comedy)

Premieres Sunday, May 7 (10:00 - Midnight, ET/PT); encores Saturday, May 27 (4:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT).

A man is hired to transport a pregnant elephant from Miami to Dallas in time for the Republican convention. A spiteful state trooper pursues him the entire way. Starring Burt Reynolds.

* RISING SUN (1993, Action/Mystery)

Premieres Wednesday, May 10 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) as part of Casino Cinema; encores Saturday, May 13 (4:30 - 7:30 PM, ET/PT) and Sunday, May 28 (2:00 - 4:30 PM, ET/PT).

At a celebration over the completed joint venture between a Japanese company and a US defense contractor a young woman is found strangled. A retired foreign liaison with expertise on Japanese culture is called in to help the current liaison overcome resistance from the Japanese, who are actively trying to mislead the investigation. Starring Wesley Snipes, Sean Connery, and Harvey Keitel.

Broadcast Premiere!

* SNIPER 2 (2002, Action)

Premieres Sunday, May 21 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT). Encores Saturday, May 27 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).

A former Marine sniper is lured back in on a top-secret mission to take out a Serbian general who is committing atrocities on the Muslim population. Starring Tom Berenger.

World Television Premiere!

* SNIPER 3 (2004, Action)

Premieres Sunday, May 21 (10:00 - Midnight, ET/PT).

This time hired by NSA officials, the sniper is out to find terrorists. Starring Tom Berenger.

ACQUIRED SERIES

* THE SHIELD - SEASON 2

Back-to-back episodes telecasts Fridays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT and 11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) and Sundays (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT and 1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT).

The story of in inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact. Starring Emmy Award(R) winner Michael Chiklis and Catherine Dent.

* CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (TV-PG)

Telecasts Monday - Friday (7:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT), Monday - Friday (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT), and Fridays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).

* THE THREE STOOGES (TV-PG)

Telecasts Sunday and Saturday (9:00 - 10:00 AM, ET/PT) 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

* WEEKEND POWERBLOCK

Spike TV puts sexy car enthusiast Courtney Hansen in the driver's seat as host of the network's "Power Block" lineup, a 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. Saturdays in May, Spike TV debuts new episodes of HORSEPOWER TV and TRUCKS!

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.

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

Saturdays in May, Spike TV features a different high-flying, hard- hitting, action-packed martial arts movie. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, May 6 (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, May 13 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT) and (2:00 - 4:00 AM, 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, May 20 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT) and (2:00 - 4:00 AM, 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, May 27 (2:00 - 4:00 AM, 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.

* SUNDAY SPECIALS

Sunday, May 7 (2:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT).

ONE HOUR SPECIALS MARATHON

Spike TV presents an action packed marathon of specials, including "World's Scariest Explosions Caught on Tape," "Shocking Moments Caught on Tape 1, 2, and 3," and "When Stunts Go Bad 1 and 2."

Sunday, May 14 (1:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT).

PROS vs. JOES MIDSEASON MARATHON

Sunday, May 21 (1:30 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT).

1:30 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY (1966 Action/Western, TV-PG)

Three gunmen set out to find a hidden fortune. Who will walk away with the cash? Starring Clint Eastwood.

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

TODAY YOU DIE (2005, Action/Drama)

A former thief who is trying to go straight seeks vengeance on those who framed him. Starring Steven Seagal.

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

COMMANDO (1985, Action)

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





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· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· IMPACT WRESTLING (SPIKE TV)
· JACKASS (MTV)
· MXC (SPIKE TV)
· PROS VS. JOES (SPIKE TV)
· SHIELD, THE (FX)
· ULTIMATE FIGHTER, THE (FS1)
· WORLD'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS (SPIKE TV)









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