[01/14/08 - 02:06 PM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - February 2008
Among the offerings: Spike's "MLE Chowdown: Championship" will start exactly when the Super Bowl half time show begins.

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Television Highlights - February 2008

- * Note: Spike TV HD includes

- Pros vs. Joes: Last Joe Standing


- GameTrailers TV

- Powerblock Programming

- Spike TV Original Movies

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 --


-- SPIKE THE BALL WEEKEND featuring SPIKE'S MLE CHOWDOWN: CHAMPIONSHIP Telecasts Saturday, February 2 (2:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT) & Sunday, February 3 (2:00 PM - 4:00 AM, ET/PT). Spike the Ball weekend features all your favorite Spike specials like "When Animals Attack," "Train Wrecks," "Shocking Moments Caught on Tape" and more. Don't miss the main event -- this year instead of watching a boring half time show, tune in to Spike for Spike's "MLE Chowdown: Championship" special, which features your favorite competitive eaters -- Joey Chestnut, Eater X, and Patrick Bertoletti -- chowing down eggs and ham. Spike's "MLE Chowdown: Championship" will start exactly when the Super Bowl half time show begins.

Saturday, February 2 (2:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- 2:00 - 2:30 PM, ET/PT WHACKED OUT SPORTS (TV-14V) Features crashes, bashes, spills and falls. It's packed with hilarious sports bloopers and fantastic sports finishes.

-- 2:30 - 3:00 PM, ET/PT WHACKED OUT SPORTS (TV-14V)

-- 3:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT TRAIN WRECKS (TV-14V) This special features real footage of spectacularly horrifying train crashes and lucky near misses.

-- 4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT WORLD'S SCARIEST EXPLOSIONS CAUGHT ON TAPE (TV-14V) Features some of the world's worst explosions caught on tape.

-- 5:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT PRISONERS: OUT OF CONTROL (TV-14V) This special features prison security camera footage showing prisoners resisting guards, fighting each other, and going on full-scale riots. From the brutal results of these incidents, we see that the slammer can be a dangerous place for everyone inside.

-- 6:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT UFC 81 COUNTDOWN (NR) A preview of the upcoming "UFC 81: Breaking Point" pay-per-view event which will feature Tim Sylvia taking on Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and in his UFC debut, Brock Lesnar will battle former heavyweight champion Frank Mir.

-- 7:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT WORLD'S MOST SHOCKING EXPLOSIONS CAUGHT ON TAPE #3 (TV-14V) World's Most Shocking Moments features the most unexpected accidents brought to fruition in horrifying ways. Some of the events featured are the result of mechanical error, some prove the awesome power of nature and some highlight the volatile nature of our fellow man.



Sunday, February 3 (2:00 PM - 4:00 AM, ET/PT)

-- 2:00 - 3:00 PM, ET/PT & Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS ANIMALS 1 (TV-14V) Through amazing footage gathered from all over the world, viewers can witness what it's like to be in the wrong place at the wrong time encountering some of the world's most dangerous animals such as sharks, rattlesnakes, scorpions, cougars and bears. Hosted by Stacy Keach.

-- 3:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT & 1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS ANIMALS 2 (TV-14V)

-- 4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT & 11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS (TV-14V) "Spike's Most Amazing Videos" delivers a combination of real and rare footage of some of the most heart-pounding and unbelievable moments ever captured on film

-- 5:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT WHEN ANIMALS ATTACK #3 (TV-14V) "When Animals Attack" presents unbelievable footage of people caught in dangerous situations with animals.

-- 6:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT WHEN ANIMALS ATTACK #4 (TV-14V)

-- 7:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT WHEN GOOD PETS GO BAD 1 (TV-14V) This special showcases amazing, never-before-seen video clips of shocking real-life incidents to show viewers what can happen when pets let their instincts take over.

-- 8:00 - 8:30 PM, ET/PT WHEN GOOD PETS GO BAD 2 (TV-14V)

-- 8:30 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT SPIKE'S MLE CHOWDOWN: CHAMPIONSHIP (NR) The Major League Eating event will match up the world's top eaters, including Joey Chestnut, Eater X, and Patrick Bertoletto, in a championship consumption contest featuring chowing down eggs and ham.

-- 9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT WHEN ANIMALS ATTACK #3 (TV-14V)

-- 10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT WHEN ANIMALS ATTACK #4 (TV-14V)

-- 2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT WHEN STUNTS GO BAD (TV-14V) Action packed hour with amazing footage caught on tape, that cover professional stuntmen and daredevils, that despite the most detailed planning some stunts can go drastically wrong.

-- 3:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT WHEN STUNTS GO BAD 2 (TV-14V)

-- UFC 82 COUNTDOWN: SILVA VS. HENDERSON Premieres Monday, February 25 (11:30 PM - 12:30 AM, ET/PT); Encores Wednesday, February 27 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT). A preview of the upcoming PPV event on March 1, 2008 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. This will feature the middleweight title unification match between UFC champion Anderson Silva and PRIDE FC Welterweight champion Dan Henderson


-- WHACKED OUT SPORTS MARATHON (TV-14V) Telecasts Friday, February 1 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, ET/PT). This special features crashes, bashes, spills and falls. It's packed with hilarious sports bloopers and fantastic sports finishes.

-- BULLRUN MARATHON (TV-14L) Telecasts Saturday, February 9 (2:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT) & Sunday, February 10 (2:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT). Two- day marathon of Spike TV's original, "Bullrun." Hosted by Bill Goldberg, "Bullrun" follows 12 teams of 2 competing in their own cars in a high octane cross country auto rally for a $200,000 grand prize.

-- THE KILL POINT MARATHON (TV-MAL) Telecasts Saturday, February 16 (2:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT). Join Spike TV for a marathon devoted to its highly successful original, The Kill Point. Emmy(R)Award-winning actor and Golden Globe nominee John Leguizamo and Donnie Wahlberg star in Spike TV's original scripted series, "The Kill Point," an eight-hour event focusing on two men as they square off during a bank heist gone horribly wrong and the hostage negotiations that follow.

-- PRESIDENT'S DAY MARATHON Telecasts Monday, February 18 (9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, ET/PT). Celebrate President's day with a 12- hour "CSI" marathon.

-- WHAT THE @#$% FRIDAY Telecasts Fridays (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT). What The @#$% Friday is a destination for the most outlandish clip-based shows on Spike, including Spike specials like World's "Most Shocking Moments Caught on Tape," "Prisoners Out of Control," and "When Animals Attack," new original themed episodes of "Spike's Most Amazing Videos" and "Disorderly Conduct: Video on Patrol." What The @#$% Friday will be wrapped with the What The @#$% Countdown, a Top 10 countdown of the most outrageous themes and clips.

-- 9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT WHEN ANIMALS ATTACK (TV-14V)




-- PROS VS. JOES: LAST JOE STANDING (HD: TV-PG) New episodes premiere Thursdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Encores Saturdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT) & Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). "Pros vs. Joes" is an hour long sports competition show that pits regular guys against world class professional athletes. This season the show travels to four world-class regional sites as 64 Joes spread out in brackets across these regions are competing to become the "Last Joe Standing."

-- TNA: iMPACT! (TV-14LV) New episodes premiere Thursdays (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); Encores Saturdays (11:00 PM - 1:00 AM, 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".

-- GAMETRAILERS TV (HD: TV-14) New episodes premiere Fridays (1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT); Encores Fridays (1:30 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT). Designed from the ground up to be the most entertaining and informative on-air resource for fans of the thriving video game industry, "GameTrailers TV" is a weekly magazine-style show focusing on the industry's hottest titles, coolest events and biggest stars. Fast-paced, energetic and offering the access and insight millions of viewers have come to expect from the GameTrailers brand, "GameTrailers TV" delivers the best of the best from the world of video games while highlighting the cultures of gaming from around the globe.

-- SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS (TV-14V) New episodes premiere Fridays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). "Spike's Most Amazing Videos" delivers a combination of real and rare footage of some of the most heart-pounding and unbelievable moments ever captured on film. Episodes include:

-- Friday, February 1 - CRASH & BURN

-- Friday, February 8 - WICKED WIPE OUTS

-- Friday, February 15 - WHEN GOOD SPORTS GO BAD

-- Friday, February 22 - TERROR IN THE SKY

-- Friday, February 29 - FREAK ACCIDENTS

-- MANSWERS (TV-MADLS) Telecasts Thursdays (Midnight - 12:30 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.

-- WILD WORLD OF SPIKE (TV-14DL) Telecasts Thursdays (1:00 - 1:30 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.

-- MXC (TV-14D) Telecasts Monday - Thursday (11:00 - 11:30 AM, ET/PT & 11:30 AM - Noon, ET/PT) & Fridays (Midnight - 12:30 AM, ET/PT & 12:30 - 1:00 AM, ET/PT). Pre-empted Thursday, February 7 (11:00 - 11:30 AM, ET/PT), Tuesday, February 19 (11:00 - 11:30 AM, ET/PT & 11:30 AM - Noon, ET/PT) & Tuesday, February 26 (11:00 - 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.

-- BLADE: THE SERIES (TV-14DLSV) Immortal warrior Blade continues his fight against a shadowy underworld of vampires who are threatening total domination of mankind. Blade's latest pursuits take the half-vampire to his hometown of Detroit where he meets Krista, a recently dispatched US military combat medic who is investigating her brother's suspicious murder. As Krista is pulled into the underworld, she teams up with Blade and his partner Shen to infiltrate the vampires from the inside and out. However, Blade has to keep strict tabs on Krista, who could easily succumb to the dark forces of the underworld she now inhabits.

-- Monday, February 4 2:30 - 3:30 AM, ET/PT

-- Tuesday, February 5 2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT 3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT

-- Wednesday, February 6 2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT 3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT

-- Thursday, February 7 2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT 3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT

-- Monday, February 11 1:30 - 2:30 AM, ET/PT 2:30 - 3:30 AM, ET/PT

-- Tuesday, February 12 2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT 3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT

-- Wednesday, February 13 2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT 3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT


-- CLIFFHANGER (1993, Action/Adventure) Spike TV Premiere Monday, February 4 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT). A heist gone wrong has a mountain ranger searching for what he thinks are stranded survivors, but are really just looking for what went missing in the heist. Starring Sylvester Stallone and John Lithgow.

-- THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES (1976, Action/Western) Spike TV Premiere Monday, February 18 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT). When Union renegade soldiers destroy the life and family of a farmer, he turns vigilante and is chased across the post-Civil War west by the authorities. Starring Clint Eastwood.

-- URBAN JUSTICE (2007, Action) - U.S. TELEVISION PREMIERE Premieres Sunday, February 24 (10:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT). A cop covering some tough turf becomes the unfortunate victim of what appears to be a senseless homicide. The murder goes unsolved until Simon Ballestal, the cop's father, gets involved in the case, making it his personal mission to track down the monster responsible for his son's death. But in order to do this, Simon must involve himself in the seedy world that cost his son his life. Starring Steven Seagal and Eddie Griffin.

-- GHOST BUSTERS (1984, Action/Comedy) Spike TV Premiere Monday, February 25 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT) Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson.


-- CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (TV-14) Telecasts Monday, Wednesday - Friday (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, ET/PT), Tuesday (6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, ET/PT), Monday (11:30 PM - 12:30 AM, ET/PT), & Tuesday - Wednesday (Midnight - 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.

-- CSI: NY (HD: TV-14) 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.

-- THE SHIELD (TV-MADLV) Telecasts Thursday, February 14, Thursday, February 21 & Thursday, February 28 (2:00 - 3:00 AM & 3:00 - 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.


-- WEEKEND POWERBLOCK Sexy car enthusiast Courtney Hansen hosts Spike TV'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.


Noon - 12:30 PM, ET/PT HORSEPOWER TV (HD: TV-G) 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 (HD: TV-G) 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 TRUCKS! (HD: TV-G) 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.

1:30 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT XTREME 4X4 (HD: TV-G) 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.


11:00 - 11:30 AM, ET/PT HORSEPOWER TV (HD: TV-G)

11:30 AM - Noon, ET/PT MUSCLE CAR (HD: TV-G)

Noon - 12:30 PM, ET/PT TRUCKS! (HD: TV-G)

12:30 - 1:00 PM, ET/PT XTREME 4X4 (HD: TV-G)


  [january 2008]  


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