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[05/24/06 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV Highlights - July 2006

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Highlights - July 2006

NEW YORK, May 24 --

ORIGINAL SERIES PREMIERES

- THE DUDESONS

Premieres Thursday, July 6 (10:00-10:30 PM, ET/PT). Encores Saturdays (12:30 - 1:00 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV introduces America to the international sensation, THE DUDESONS, a huge hit for the past four years on Finnish TV. This extreme stunt comedy comes to Spike TV with eight episodes and features the wild antics of four loveable, yet lunatic childhood best friends who live life to the fullest in the desolate Arctic Circle. Despite broken bones, countless trips to the hospital and near death experiences, THE DUDESONS continue to perform the craziest and most dangerous stunts imaginable. From perilous car and motorcycle jumps to indoor bonfires to being a human dartboard, life holds no limits and there are no rules in these inventive comedic skits.

- RAISING THE ROOFS

Premieres Thursday, July 6 (10:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Encores Saturdays (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT).

RAISING THE ROOFS is an unscripted comedy series that stars working actor Michael Roof, Jr., and his prank-pulling, beer-swilling, over-the-top, back- country family. Michael Jr. was born and raised in a small town of Dunnellon, Florida, with a population of 2,000, where his extended family still resides. In search of fame and fortune, he moved to Hollywood and has landed a number of supporting roles in films such as The Dukes of Hazzard and Black Hawk Down. RAISING THE ROOFS explores what happens when his family -- his father, Michael Sr. and Uncle Stevie -- pack their bags and their pet pig, and take on the bright lights and big city of Los Angeles for an open ended visit. Can these small town, larger-than-life characters adapt to big city life? And more importantly, will Michael Jr.'s career survive the family's visit?

SPECIAL EVENTS/MARATHONS

- THE FOUR FATHERS OF ACTION - JULY 4TH MOVIE MARATHON

Telecasts Monday, July 3 and Tuesday July 4 (9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, ET/PT)

Celebrate the birth of the nation with the Four Fathers of Action - Jean Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, Chuck Norris, and Bruce Lee. The complete schedule is as follows:

Monday, July 3

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

BRUCE LEE: FIST OF FURY (1972, Action/Drama)

A young man seeks vengeance for the death of his teacher. Starring Bruce Lee.

11:00 AM - 1:00 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.

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

BLOODSPORT (1988, Drama, TV-14)

Based on a true story, this martial arts adventure takes place behind the Hong Kong walls for the secret competition that settles the World Championship of the sport. While Frank Dux is trying not to be knocked down inside the ring, government agents try to track him down outside the ring. Starring Jean- Claude Van Damme.

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

DOUBLE IMPACT (1991, Action)

Two twins separated by the death of their parents are reunited to get revenge. Starring Jean Claude Van Damme.

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

WAKE OF DEATH (2004, Action)

After his wife is brutally murdered, an ex-cop wages war against the Chinese triads. Starring Jean Claude Van Damme.

Tuesday, July 4

9:00 - 11:00 AM, 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. Starring Chuck Norris.

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

THE HITMAN (1991, Action)

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

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

OUT FOR JUSTICE (1991, Action)

A strong-willed police detective seeks revenge when his partner is killed by a psycho from his old neighborhood. Starring Steven Seagal and William Forsythe.

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

OUT OF REACH (2004, Action)

A former government agent working on a wildlife refuge finds himself back in action when he discovers that a girl he's sponsoring in an international foster care program is actually being victimized by a human trafficking ring. Starring Steven Seagal and Nick Brimble.

5:00 - 7:00 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.

- IRRESISTIBLE WOMEN DAY

Leading up to the premiere of SPIKE'S MOST IRRESISTIBLE WOMEN 2006 (working title), Spike presents a day of programming full of the world's most beautiful women on Sunday, July 23. The schedule is as follows:

2:30 - 3:30 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.

3:30 - 4:30 PM, ET/PT

SPIKE'S MOST IRRESISTIBLE WOMEN 2005

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 comment on what makes the women who made the list so Irresistible.

4:30 - 7:00 PM

FATAL ATTRACTION (1987, Drama/Thriller)

A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family. Starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close.

- SPIKE'S MOST IRRESISTIBLE WOMEN 2006 (working title)

Premieres Monday, July 24 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Encores Monday, July 24 (3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT), Saturday, July 29 (10:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT) and Sunday, July 30 (3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV takes a look at the most irresistible women in the world from a guy's perspective.

- UFC: ALL ACCESS - TITO ORTIZ (working title)

Premieres Monday, July 3 (10:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT). Encores Wednesday, July 5 (1:00 - 1:30 AM) and Saturday, July 8 (10:30 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT).

The show will feature Light Heavyweight and "The Ultimate Fighter 3" coach Tito Ortiz and takes a behind the scenes look at his training regimen. UFC Octagon Girl Rachelle Leah is the host.

- UFC61 COUNTDOWN (working title)

Premieres Monday, July 3 (10:30 - 11:30 PM). Encores Tuesday, July 4 (1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT) and Saturday, July 8 (6:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT).

This special will preview the upcoming UFC 61 Pay Per View event.

ORIGINAL SERIES

- BLADE: THE SERIES

New episodes premiere Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Encores Wednesdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Sundays (2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT) and Mondays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Catch up on all of the action with the BLADE: THE SERIES midseason marathon on Sunday, July 30 (1:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT).

Spike TV's first original scripted drama, BLADE: THE SERIES stars Kirk "Sticky" Jones (Over There, The Shield) as the title character who is half- man, half-vampire and employs his extraordinary powers in a crusade to save mankind from the demonic creatures who walk the night. Set in Detroit, Blade investigates the vampire house of Chthon. Along the way he forms an uneasy alliance with Krista Starr, portrayed by costar Jill Wagner (Punk'd� Monk), a former military veteran who becomes entrenched in the world of vampires while investigating the murder of her twin brother.

- CARPOCALYPSE: CIVIL WAR - SEASON 2

New episodes premiere Saturdays (8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Sundays (1:00 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT).

Ringleaders Don Nerone and Chuck Rush are still in charge for the outrageous second season of Carpocalypse. Demolition derby racing returns with even bigger and crazier events, but this season season one Southerners are pitted against newcomers from the North. Half the races will take place in Bithlo, Florida; the other half will happen on northern turf in Buffalo, NY, rekindling a generations-old rivalry that's sure to be interesting.

- DISORDERLY CONDUCT: VIDEO ON PATROL

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

Spike TV takes you for a ride in this adrenaline-packed series with all new outrageous video footage pulled from precincts across the country.

- TNA WRESTLING: iMPACT! (TV-14)

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

The new wrestling alternative, "TNA: iMPACT!" delivers a distinct brand of high-risk, athletic entertainment. Viewers are drawn in by TNA's philosophy of less talk and more action and the technically advance six-sided ring. TNA's roster integrates well-known wrestling superstars like Sting, Christian Cage, Jeff Jarrett, and Team 3D with the world's best up-and-coming talent, such as AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, Samoa Joe, and Monty Brown.

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

New episodes premiere Saturdays (7:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT) as part of Slammin' Saturday Night. 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.

- UFC UNLEASHED

Telecasts Thursdays (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.

- MXC (TV-14)

Telecasts Monday-Wednesday (1:00-1:30 AM, ET/PT), Fridays (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT) and Saturdays (10:00 - 11:30 AM, 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.

- GAME HEAD (TV-14)

New episodes premiere Saturdays (12:00 - 12:30 AM, ET/PT).

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

MOVIE PREMIERES

- BLOWN AWAY (1994, Action/Thriller)

Premieres Thursday, July 13 (1:30 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT)

An escaped Irish political prisoner and explosives expert terrorizes the city of Boston. A bomb squad expert and former friend of the mad bomber has to stop his vengeful rampage before his family and the whole city are...Blown Away. Starring Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones

- FIGHT CLUB (1999, Drama/Thriller)

Premieres Sunday, July 16 (9:00 PM -Midnight, ET/PT) with LIMITED COMMERCIAL INTERRUPTION

A lonely, isolated thirty-something young professional seeks an escape from his mundane existence with the help of a devious soap salesman. They find their release from the prison of reality through underground fight clubs, where men can be what the world now denies them. Their boxing matches and harmless pranks soon lead to an out-of-control spiral towards oblivion. Starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt.

- CHINATOWN (1974, Mystery/Thriller)

Premieres Thursday, July 20 (1:30 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT)

A private detective, investigating an adultery case, stumbles on to a scheme of murder that has something to do with water. Starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston.

- NAKED GUN 33-1/3: THE FINAL INSULT (1994, Comedy/Action)

Premieres Saturday, July 22 (4:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT)

Frank Drebin is persuaded out of retirement to go undercover in a state prison. There, he is to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned for when he escapes. Starring George Kennedy, Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, and O.J. Simpson.

World Television Premiere!

- EYE SEE YOU (2002, Drama/Thriller)

Premieres Sunday, July 30 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT).

Stallone plays a cop who comes undone after witnessing a brutal scene on the job. He checks into a rehab clinic that specializes in treating law enforcement officials. Soon, he finds that his fellow patients are being murdered one by one. Starring Sylvester Stallone.

ACQUIRED SERIES

- THE SHIELD

Episodes of Season 3 premiere Fridays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Episodes also telecast Sundays (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT and 1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT) and Mondays (11:00 PM - Midnight, 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), Mondays and Fridays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, 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 Saturdays and Sundays (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 July, Spike TV debuts new episodes of MUSCLECAR and EXTREME 4X4.

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 - JET LI JULY

Saturdays in July, Spike TV features a different high-flying, hard- hitting, action-packed martial arts movie. Beginning Saturday, July 8, FILMS OF FURY celebrates Jet Li. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, July 1

Premiere!

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

SHAOLIN SOCCER (2001, Action/Comedy)

A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage. Starring Stephen Chow.

Saturday, July 8

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

JET LI'S THE ENFORCER (1995, Action)

An undercover cop is forced to take part in a crime in order to gain the trust of a gang he is infiltrating. Starring Jet Li.

Saturday, July 15

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

FIST OF LEGEND (1994, Action/Drama, TV-14)

In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese. Starring Jet Li.

Saturday, July 22

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

TWIN WARRIORS (1993, Action, TV-14)

The story of two misfit monks who grew up together in their Shaolin temple but then find themselves taking decidedly different paths. Starring Jet Li.

Saturday, July 29

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

LEGEND OF THE SWORDSMAN (1991, Action/Fantasy)

Jet Li stars as Ling, a student from the Blue Mountain school of martial arts, who, along with fellow students, finds himself embroiled in a country- wide political war with the Highlander clan in the forefront of the battle.

SUNDAY SPECIALS

Sunday, July 2

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

WHEN STUNTS GO BAD

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

WHEN STUNTS GO BAD 2

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

VIDEO JUSTICE: CRIME CAUGHT ON TAPE 1

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

VIDEO JUSTICE: CRIME CAUGHT ON TAPE 2

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

SHOCKING MOMENTS CAUGHT ON TAPE 1

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

SHOCKING MOMENTS CAUGHT ON TAPE 2

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

SHOCKING MOMENTS CAUGHT ON TAPE 3

Sunday, July 9

4:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: VIDEO ON PATROL MARATHON

Sunday, July 16

3:00 - 5:00 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.

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

SHAOLIN SOCCER (2001, Action/Comedy)

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





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· BLADE: THE SERIES (SPIKE TV)
· CARPOCALYPSE (SPIKE TV)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· DISORDERLY CONDUCT: VIDEO ON PATROL (SPIKE TV)
· DUDESONS, THE (MTV2)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· IMPACT WRESTLING (SPIKE TV)
· JACKASS (MTV)
· MXC (SPIKE TV)
· RAISING THE ROOFS (SPIKE TV)
· SHIELD, THE (FX)
· ULTIMATE FIGHTER, THE (FS1)
· WORLD'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS (SPIKE TV)





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