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[03/08/07 - 10:32 AM]
Spike TV Highlights -- April 2007
Highlights include the return of "The Ultimate Fighter" for its fifth season on April 5.

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Highlights -- April 2007

NEW YORK, March 8 --

ORIGINAL SERIES PREMIERES

* THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 5

Premieres Thursday, April 5 (10:00 - 11:00 PM), encores Saturday, April 7 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) and Tuesday, April 10 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

Sixteen of the best up-and-coming mixed martial artists in the lightweight division (155lbs) from around the world will be featured in Season 5 of Spike TV's hit original series, THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER. Former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver and former UFC Welterweight Champion B.J. Penn will serve as coaches, and, in a special twist, they will step into the Octagon themselves and square off on the live Season Finale.

SPECIAL EVENTS / MARATHONS

* THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER MARATHON

Telecasts Sunday, April 1 (9:30 AM - Midnight, ET/PT).

In honor of the premiere of Season 5 of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, Spike TV presents a marathon encore presentation of Season 3.

* CSI CROSSOVER MARATHON

Telecasts Wednesday, April 4 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

Spike TV presents a special CSI Marathon, including the "CSI: NY" and "CSI: Miami" crossover episodes. The complete schedule is as follows:

-- 9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT "CSI" -- CROSS JURISDICTIONS The CSI team goes to Florida to work with their Miami counterparts in a high profile investigation. Guest stars CSI: Miami's David Caruso, Khandi Alexander, Emily Proctor.

-- 10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT "CSI: MIAMI" -- FELONY FLIGHT A crossover episode that concludes on "CSI NY" begins with a convicted serial killer who escapes after sabotaging an airplane that was flying him from New York to Miami, where he allegedly buried a body. After fleeing the crash site, the man goes on a killing spree and abducts a college student. Mac Tayor arrives to help Horatio track the killer since Mac originally arrested the man in New York. Guest stars CSI: NY's Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes, Carmine Giovinazzo.

-- 11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT "CSI: NY" -- MANHATTAN MANHUNT Horatio Caine follows Henry Darius to New York so that he can keep his promise to a young boy in Miami, but by the time he and Mac are able to locate Darius he has disappeared again, leaving behind six more bodies. A link to the younger sister of one of the victims who was also Darius' hostage turns out to be a dead end, but Mac and Horatio soon find the connection between Darius and his hostage, leading them to a psychiatrist who had treated both. Guest stars CSI: Miami's David Caruso, Khandi Alexander, Emily Proctor.

* UFC FIGHT NIGHT LIVE

Premieres Thursday, April 5 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT), tape delay for West Coast; encores Saturday, April 7 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).

Spike TV takes it to the Octagon with its ninth LIVE UFC fight card.

ORIGINALS

* BULLRUN

New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays (10:00 PM - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); Encores Thursdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) and Saturdays (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, ET/PT).

Bullrun, based on the international automotive rally, features 12 teams of two drivers who use their own cars in a fast-paced rally that takes them across America in a competition for $200,000 prize money and the 2007 Bullrun Trophy. Hosted by Bill Goldberg.

* UFC UNLEASHED

Telecasts Tuesdays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT); New Episode Premieres Thursday, April 5 (7:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT).

UFC Unleashed is the best of the best from the UFC archives. UFC Unleashed will feature the semifinals and finals of The Ultimate Fighter, best of the PPV fights, quickest knockouts, legendary fighters and fights, and many more.

* TNA WRESTLING: iMPACT!

New Episodes Premiere Thursdays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT) and encores Saturdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT). Preempted on April 5 for "UFC Fight Night Live." TNA iMPACT! will telecast at 11:00 PM.

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 advanced six-sided ring. TNA's roster integrates well-known wrestling superstars like Kurt Angle, Sting, Christian Cage, Jeff Jarrett, and Team 3D with the world's best up-and-coming talent, such as AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, and Samoa Joe.

* MXC

Telecasts Thursday (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT) and Friday (12:30 - 1:00 AM, ET/PT); Marathons every Friday (3:00 - 6:00 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.

* WILD WORLD OF SPIKE

New Episodes Premiere Thursdays (Midnight - 12:30 AM, ET/PT); Encores Fridays (1:30 AM - 2:00 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV brings unheralded sports such as mop-jousting and blind-folded kickboxing into America's living rooms with the new comedic action series, Wild World of Spike. Focusing more on the agony of defeat than the thrill of victory, Wild World of Spike is hosted by mixed martial arts fighter Kit Cope, skateboarding legend Jason Ellis and comedian Sam Tripoli. In each episode, the hosts screen bizarre sporting events from around the world then try to recreate them.

* GAME HEAD

Telecasts Fridays (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT).

Spike TV presents a weekly showcase on the world of video games. From the latest reviews, cheat codes, the hottest game of week and more, GAME HEAD offers viewers an uncompromised look at the hardcore culture of videogames.

* DISORDERLY CONDUCT: VIDEO ON PATROL

Telecasts Fridays (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM & 11:00 - Midnight, ET/PT) and Saturdays (1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT).

MOVIE PREMIERES

* PREDATOR 2 (1990, Action / Science-Fiction)

Premieres Monday, April 2 (9:00 - Midnight, ET/PT).

The invisible creature from another world is back -- but this time seeking out heat and conflict -- is drawn to the gang-ruled and ravaged city of Los Angeles, 1997. The detective-lieutenant and his police force set out to capture this brutal murderer, ignoring the warnings from a mysterious government agent to stay away. Starring Danny Glover and Gary Busey.

* FOOLPROOF (2003, Action / Comedy)

Premieres Thursday, April 12 (2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT).

Kevin, Rob, and Sam get their kicks by planning perfect heists without any intention of actually pulling them off. Leo, a gangster, blackmails them into pulling off a real multi-million dollar heist. Now it's up to them to get out alive. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Kristin Booth, and Joris Jarsky.

* MAD MAX: BEYOND THUNDERDOME (1985, Action / Science-Fiction)

Premieres Saturday, April 14 (7:30 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).

In a futuristic arena known as Thunderdome, Max prepares for gladiatorial combat. When he is exiled to the desert, he is rescued by a group of children. Starring Mel Gibson and Tina Turner. Telecasts as part of Spike's "Slammin' Saturday Movie."

* THE EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING (2004, Action / Horror)

Premieres Sunday, April 15 (8:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT).

Prequel to the Exorcist series, follows the young Father Merrin on his journeys as a missionary priest in Africa and his first encounters with demonic forces. Starring Stellan Skarsgard and Izabella Scorupco.

* JOHNNY MNEMONIC (1995, Action / Science-Fiction)

Premieres Saturday, April 21 (9:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT).

Set in the future a data courier is implanted with a computer chip that he must deliver within 24 hours or he will die. Starring Keanu Reeves and Dolph Lundgren.

* OUT OF TIME (2003, Crime / Drama)

Premieres Sunday, April 22 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).

A police chief must solve the mystery behind a double homicide before he becomes the suspect. Starring Denzel Washington and Eva Mendes.

ACQUIRED SERIES

* STAR TREK: VOYAGER

Telecasts Monday through Thursday (4:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT) and Friday (5:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT)

The 3rd installment of the Star Trek television franchise examines the USS Voyager and her crew, who have become stranded in the Delta Quadrant, seventy thousand light-years from Earth. Unless they can find some kind of shortcut, it will take them seventy-five years to return to the space of the United Federation of Planets. Starring Kirk Mulligan.

* CSI: NY

Telecasts Sundays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) and Wednesdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

The third edition of the "CSI" franchise sets up shop in the Big Apple, where taciturn Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) and his partner, Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes), lead a crime-solving team. Like his counterparts in Las Vegas and Miami, Taylor knows that people may lie, but the evidence rarely does.

* THE SHIELD

Telecasts Monday - Friday (2:00 - 4:00 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 (6:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT), Monday - Wednesday (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT) and Wednesdays (10:00 PM - 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.

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:

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!

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





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· BULLRUN (SPEED)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DISORDERLY CONDUCT: VIDEO ON PATROL (SPIKE TV)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· IMPACT WRESTLING (SPIKE TV)
· JACKASS (MTV)
· MXC (SPIKE TV)
· SHIELD, THE (FX)
· STAR TREK: VOYAGER (UPN)
· ULTIMATE FIGHTER, THE (FS1)
· WILD WORLD OF SPIKE (SPIKE TV)









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