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[08/06/07 - 05:53 PM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - September 2007
Next month's highlights include the launch of "Manswers" as well as the return of "The Ultimate Fighter."

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Television Highlights - September 2007

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 --

PREMIERES

* THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: TEAM SERRA VS. TEAM HUGHES

New Season Premieres Wednesday, September 19 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

The Ultimate Fighter: Team Serra vs. Team Hughes features sixteen of the best up-and-coming mixed martial artists in the 170 lbs welterweight division from around the world. The two finalists will square off in a live finale in December, with the winner netting a six figure contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship(R), the premier mixed martial organization in the world. Current welterweight champion, Matt Serra, and former champ, Matt Hughes, will serve as coaches and battle one another in a live UFC pay-per- view event following the finale in December.

* MANSWERS

Premieres Wednesday, September 19 (Midnight - 12:30 AM, ET/PT); Encores Wednesday, September 19 (12:30 AM - 1:00 AM, ET/PT), Thursday, September 20 (Midnight - 12:30 AM, ET/PT) & Friday, September 21 (1:00 AM - 1:30 AM, ET/PT).

Whether its questions about booze, sex, or violence, MANswers is trivia for men that delivers real answers that guys need to know. In each episode, "MANswers" races through re-enactments, expert one-on- ones and man-on-the-street interviews to educate Spike viewers on the taboo topics in terms only guys can relate to. The truth is never what you would expect and will inevitably end up being talked about around the water cooler the next day.

EVENTS/SPECIALS

* MONSTER SHARK 2007

Premieres Monday, September 3 (10:00 PM - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); Encore Saturday, September 8 (5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, ET/PT) & Saturday, September 8 (1:30 AM - 2:30 AM, ET/PT).

The ocean's most lethal hunter becomes the hunted in this one-hour special following the 2007 Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament, the world's supreme showdown for shark. With big money and reputations on the line, nearly 300 boats and 1000 big game fisherman from across the country compete to catch the largest sharks in the waters off Martha's Vineyard.

* COUNTDOWN TO UFC 75: CHAMPION VS. CHAMPION

Premieres Wednesday, September 5 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Encore Thursday, September 6 (10:00 PM - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) & Saturday, September 8 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, ET/PT).

A preview of the September 8th UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion event to be held at the 02 Arena in London, England.

* TNA: ROAD TO NO SURRENDER

Premieres Friday, September 7 (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT); Encore Saturday, September 8 (Midnight - 1 AM, ET/PT) & Saturday, September 8 (2:30 AM - 3:30 AM, ET/PT).

Preview all of the exciting matches and hear from your favorite wrestlers as they prepare for the Road to No Surrender pay-per-view, live from Orlando on Sunday, September 9th.

* UFC 75: CHAMPION VS. CHAMPION

Premieres Saturday, September 8 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Encores Friday, September 14 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

Tune into Spike TV for the first ever basic cable presentation of a UFC Title Fight. From the 02 Arena in London, England, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson battles Dan Henderson in a five round bout for the Light Heavyweight Championship.

* UFC FIGHT NIGHT LIVE

Premieres Live Wednesday, September 19 (9:00 PM - 11:00 PM, ET/Tape delay West Coast). Encore Saturday, September 22 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, ET/PT) & Friday, September 28 (9:00 PM - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

Leading into the sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter is UFC Fight Night LIVE. Spike TV takes it to the Octagon with its eleventh LIVE UFC fight card featuring the most popular fighters in the UFC.

* COUNTDOWN TO UFC 76

Premieres Thursday, September 20 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Encore Friday, September 21 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) & Saturday, September 22 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, ET/PT).

A preview of the September 22nd UFC 76 pay-per-view event to be held at the Anaheim Honda Center.

* FIGHTIN' FRIDAY NIGHTS

Spike TV brings you at least two hours of fightin' action with encore presentations of previous UFC Fight Nights. Schedule will air as follows:

-- UFC 70: Nation's Collide from Manchester: Gonzaga vs. Filipovik Telecasts Friday, September 7 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

-- UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion: Jackson vs. Henderson Telecasts Friday, September 14 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

-- UFC Fight Night: Stout vs. Fisher Telecasts Friday, September 21 (9:00 PM - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

-- UFC Fight Night: Thomas vs. Fisher Telecasts Friday, September 28 (9:00 PM - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

* LABOR DAY WEEKEND MARATHONS

Tune into Spike TV Labor Day Weekend for a mixture of action and forensics.

MOVIE MARATHON

Telecasts Saturday, September 1 (2:00 PM - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

-- PREDATOR (1987, Action/Science Fiction)

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

A team of commandos, on a mission in a Central American jungle, find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers and Elipidia Carrillo.

-- ROADHOUSE 2 (2006, Action/Drama)

Telecasts 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, ET/PT.

While he's deep undercover in New York, DEA agent Shane Tanner learns that his uncle Nate Tanner has been beaten up by a group of men because he doesn't want to sell the Black Pelican, his bar in Tyree, Louisiana. Starring Johnathon Schaech, Jake Busey and Crystal Mantecon.

-- ROADHOUSE (1989, Action/Drama)

Telecasts 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, ET/PT.

A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar. Starring Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch and Sam Elliott.

-- NEXT OF KIN (1989, Action/Crime)

Spike Premiere Telecasts 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM, ET/PT.

A Chicago policeman who comes from Appalachia seeks revenge on a mobster who killed his brother. Starring Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson and Adam Baldwin.

CSI MARATHON

Telecasts Sunday, September 2 (3:30 PM - 9:00 PM, ET/PT).

Lady Heather's Box

Telecasts 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, ET/PT.

Grissom is attracted to a dominatrix until she becomes a murder suspect, and a family crisis strikes Catherine.

Gum Drops

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

Nick takes the lead on a case where in the house of a family of four, three pools of blood are found. Nick thinks that a little girl may still be alive, but Sara is doubtful, thinking that Nick's recent near-death experience is affecting his judgment.

Secrets and Flies

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

A 28 year-old single mother is found dead. Initially, it's believed to be a suicide, but Catherine determines she was murdered. Also, Ecklie summons Grissom to refute the testimony of an entomologist in a murder trial.

Dog Eat Dog

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

Catherine and Brass investigate the case in which a man is found dead in a dumpster. It soon turns out the man had a serious food problem. The trail of his death soon leads to a hotdog-eating contest. Meanwhile, Nick and Sara investigate a not-so-amicable divorce with a bizarre twist. So bizarre it eventually lead to murder when both are found dead and it looks like the dog killed one of them.

Still Life

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

The CSI's are called out to investigate the disappearance of a boy whose father died four years ago. Soon a couple is arrested at a convenience store with a boy matching the description of the missing kid. The only problem is they both claim it is their son. Both parents have exactly the same picture of the boy, with a scar on exactly the same place on his face. They hope a DNA-test could confirm who the real parents are, but when this information comes to light, it leads to another bizarre twist, possibly murder.

CSI MARATHON

Telecasts Monday, September 3 (9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, ET/PT). Join Spike TV for a marathon featuring premiere episodes of Season 7 of CSI. Schedule is as follows:

Toe Tags

Premieres 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, ET/PT; Encores 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, ET/PT.

Coming straight from the perspectives of five people: Donna, Rebecca, Jack, Lou and Ray. All with one thing in common. They're all dead. Brass and Catherine get to handle the case of Donna, who's a cop from San Francisco, moonlighting as a bodyguard. Warrick and Greg work the case of Rebecca, who's a former supermodel who died while hiking with her new husband Gavin. Nick and Sofia handle the case of Jack, a returning veteran from Iraq, who was killed in front of his wife and baby daughter who he just met for the first time. Grissom and Sara take the case of Lou and Ray whose bodies were found in Lou's garage.

Fannysmackin'

Premieres 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, ET/PT; Encores 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, ET/PT.

Three tourists are beat up, badly. One is dead, Alfonzo. Jessica is badly beaten but is still alive. Stanley, the last tourist is saved by Greg who ends up severely hurt in turn and ends up hospitalized after having to make a life altering decision. Guest Star(s): Kevin Federline, Dov Tiefenbach, Daniel Franzese

Double-Cross

Premieres 11:00 AM - Noon, ET/PT; Encores 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, ET/PT.

Grissom and Sara may be secret lovers, but they still find ways to surprise each other like when their religious beliefs surface when two nuns find a body of a woman crucified on a makeshift cross. The woman was found in a church where the priest may be a man of sin instead of a man of God.

Burn Out

Premieres Noon - 1:00 PM, ET/PT; Encores 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, ET/PT.

Grissom attempts to get a confession from a neighborhood pedophile by having him help in locating two missing boys. The sex offender is the main suspect. The investigation is more complex than the team ever thought it would be. Guest Star(s): Alan Tudyk

Post Mortem

Premieres 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, ET/PT; Encores 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, ET/PT.

While investigating an elderly woman's murder, Grissom receives a miniature crime scene replica; Greg attends a hearing to ascertain his culpability in a teenager's accidental death.

* SEAGAL VS. VAN DAMME MARATHON

On Sunday, September 9, Steven Seagal and Jean Claude Van Damme go head-to-head in a Spike TV movie marathon. Schedule is as follows:

-- OUT OF REACH (2004, Action/Drama)

Telecasts Sunday, September 9 (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, ET/PT).

Billy Ray Lancing, a former covert agent turned survivalist, discovers that the foster program he is using to help a young girl is actually a human trafficking network. Lancing heads overseas to find the girl and shut down the operation. Starring Steven Seagal, Ida Nowakowska and Agnieszka Wagner.

-- WAKE OF DEATH (2004, Action/Adventure)

Telecasts Sunday, September 9 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, ET/PT).

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

-- TODAY YOU DIE (2005, Action/Crime)

Telecasts Sunday, September 9 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, ET/PT).

A former thief who is trying to go straight seeks vengeance on those who framed him. Starring Steven Seagal, Anthony 'Treach' Criss and Sarah Buxton.

-- DERAILED (2002, Action/Thriller)

Spike Premiere Sunday, September 9 (9:00 PM - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).

On an out of control train holding hostages and high-tech bio- weapons, agent Kristoff becomes a one man army to derail the terrorists and save the lives of everyone on board. Starring Jean- Claude Van Damme, Tomas Arana and Laura Harring.

007 ACTION

James Bond is not one to shy away from a high-stakes challenge. Catch him " Casino Cinema" Mondays in September.

-- DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002, Action/Adventure)

Telecasts Monday, September 10 (9:00 PM - 12:30 AM, ET/PT).

It's up to James Bond to discover the connection between a North Korean terrorist and an adventurous diamond broker whose looks may be deceiving. Starring Pierce Brosnan,

-- THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999, Action/Adventure)

Telecasts Monday, September 17 (9:00 PM - 12:30 AM, ET/PT).

James Bond protects an oil tycoon's daughter while battling her former kidnapper, a terrorist who can't feel pain. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau and Robert Carlyle.

-- GOLDENEYE (1995, Action/Adventure)

Telecasts Monday, September 24 (9:00 PM - 12:30 AM, ET/PT).

James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent believed to be dead. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean and Izabella Scorupco.

MURDER MARATHON

Telecasts Sunday, September 30 (7:00 PM - 4:00 AM, ET/PT). Catch up on an entire season of Spike TV's alternative series Murder, where real people attempt to correctly solve real crimes pulled directly from police files. Marathon leads up to the series finale on Tuesday, October 2.

ORIGINALS

-- MURDER

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

In each episode of MURDER two amateur sleuth teams compete to be the first to solve a gruesome crime ripped from the closed case files of homicide departments across the U.S.

-- UFC UNLEASHED

UFC Unleashed is the best of the best from the UFC archives. Unleashed features the semifinals and finals of The Ultimate Fighter, best of the pay-per-view fights, quickest Knockouts, legendary fighters and fights, and much more. Premiere episodes air on: * Wednesday, September 12 (10:00 PM- 11:00 PM, ET/PT) * Wednesday, September 19 (8:00 PM - 9:00 PM, ET/PT) * Wednesday, September 26 (9:00 PM -10:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- TNA: iMPACT!

Telecasts Thursdays (9:00 PM - 10:00 PM, ET/PT).

Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling's "iMPACT!" features stars such as Kurt Angle, Sting, Christian Cage, AJ Styles, Abyss, Team 3D, The Latin American Xchange and the Knockout babes battling it out for supremacy inside the ring. Watch what millions of fans are now calling "The New Face Of Professional Wrestling". TNA also features the high-flying, no-limits stars of the "X Division" as well as signature, innovative matches like "The Ultimate X Match" and "Six Sides Of Steel."

-- GAME HEAD

New episodes premiere 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.

MOVIE PREMIERES

THE DEEP (1977, Horror/Mystery)

Spike Premiere Saturday, September 8 (9:00 AM - 11:30 AM, ET/PT).

A couple of vacationers find trouble with treasure hunters when they discover underwater treasure. Starring Nick Nolte.

LORDS OF DOGTOWN (2005, Action/Drama)

Broadcast Premiere Sunday, September 9 (11:00 PM - 1:30 AM, ET/PT).

Follow the legendary Z-Boyz and the rising trend of surf and skateboarding in California. Starring John Robinson and Heath Ledger.

ACQUIRED SERIES

STAR TREK: VOYAGER

Telecasts Monday - Thursday (4:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT) & Fridays (5:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT); will not air Monday, September 3 from 4:00 PM - 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 Tuesdays (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.

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (TV-PG)

Telecasts Monday - Friday (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, ET/PT) & Monday - Wednesday (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT); will not telecast Monday, September 3 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, ET/PT) & Wednesday, September 19 (8:00 PM - 9:00 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.

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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· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· IMPACT WRESTLING (AXS TV)
· MANSWERS (SPIKE TV)
· MURDER (SPIKE TV)
· STAR TREK: VOYAGER (UPN)
· ULTIMATE FIGHTER, THE (ESPN PLUS)





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