[04/15/08 - 12:38 PM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - May 2008
Among the offerings: the season finale of "DEA" as well as the two-part special "1000 Ways to Die."

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Television Highlights - May 2008

NEW YORK, April 15 --

* Note: Spike TV HD includes "Star Wars" "CSI: NY" "DEA" -- all airings "The Ultimate Fighter" -- all airings "GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley" The Powerblock "1000 Ways to Die" Spike Movies


-- DEA - Season Finale (HD: TV14-VL) Premieres Wednesday, May 7 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Encores Friday, May 9 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Saturday, May 10 (2:00 - 3:00 PM, ET/PT) & Tuesday, May 13 (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). "DEA" underscores the danger Special Agents experience on a daily basis in order to do their jobs. Viewers will witness first-hand what it is like for Special Agents to go out on undercover missions and pose as drug dealers. Spike TV is there when the DEA busts down doors as Special Agents execute drug raids that put their lives directly in the line of fire. The series also takes a look at the complex relationship that DEA Special Agents have with informants, revealing the strange kinship they share with these criminals who see themselves not as arch enemies, but rather as opponents in "the game" of the illegal drug trade.

-- 1000 WAYS TO DIE - Two Part Special - (HD:TV14-V) Part I premieres Wednesday, May 14 (11:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT); Encores Wednesday, May 14 (11:30 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Friday, May 16 (Midnight - 12:30 AM, ET/PT). Wednesday, May 21 (11:30 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Friday, May 23 (Midnight - 12:30 AM, ET/PT) & Saturday, May 24 (2:00 - 2:30 PM, ET/PT). Part II premieres Wednesday, May 21 (11:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT); Encores Friday, May 23 (12:30 - 1:00 AM, ET/PT) & Saturday, May 24 (2:30 - 3:00 PM, ET/PT). "1000 Ways to Die" combines the science of living and the randomness of death with a dash of Darwinism. What actually happens when a rattlesnake's venom enters a human's bloodstream? How do Nitrogen bubbles affect the body after long exposure under water then immediately to 2 miles up into the sky? These questions and many more will be answered in this original special in glorious CGI effects. Forensic experts, pathologists, toxicologists, herpetologists, and other experts offer eloquent explanations of mortality. All the cases included in the special are based on true stories of actual deaths.

-- UFC 84 COUNTDOWN (TV14-VL) Premieres Tuesday, May 20 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Encores Thursday, May 22 (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT) & Saturday, May 24 (6:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT). A preview of the upcoming PPV event on May 24, 2008 at the MGM Grand Garden Area in Las Vegas. Go behind the scenes as BJ Penn and Sean Sherk prepare for their lightweight championship battle.


-- DEA MARATHON (HD: TV14-VL) Telecasts Saturday, May 3 (5:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT). Catch up just in time for the "DEA" finale Wednesday, May 7, with Saturday a marathon featuring all five previous episodes.

-- STAR WARS SUNDAYS (HD) "Star Wars" Sundays continue in May as the exclusive home of the "Star Wars" movie Franchise, Spike TV, will telecast a movie every Sunday back-to-back. Schedule is as follows:

- Sunday, May 4 - 8:00 - 11:00 PM & 11:00 PM - 2:30 AM, ET/PT Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005, PG-V) Three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights have been leading a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from its ashes rises the evil Galactic Empire. Jedi hero Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side of the Force to become the Emperor's new apprentice

-- Darth Vader. The Jedi are decimated, as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Master Yoda are forced into hiding. The only hope for the galaxy are Anakin's own offspring

-- the twin children born in secrecy who will grow up to become Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa. Starring Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor and Natalie Portman.

- Sunday, May 11 - 8:00 - 11:00 PM & 11:00 PM - 2:00 AM, ET/PT Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977, PG) Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. Although Obi-Wan sacrifices himself in a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader, his former apprentice, Luke proves that the Force is with him by destroying the Empire's dreaded Death Star. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

- Sunday, May 18 - 8:00 - 11:00 PM & 11:00 PM - 2:00 AM, ET/PT Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980, PG) Three years after the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion's defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin. In the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces the startling revelation that the evil Vader is in fact his father, Anakin Skywalker. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

- Sunday, May 25 - 8:00 - 11:00 PM & 11:00 PM - 2:00 AM, ET/PT Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983, PG) In the epic conclusion of the Saga, the Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star while the Rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker confronts his father Darth Vader in a final climactic duel before the evil Emperor. In the last second, Vader makes a momentous choice: he destroys the Emperor and saves his son. The Empire is finally defeated, the Sith are destroyed, and Anakin Skywalker is thus redeemed. At long last, freedom is restored to the galaxy. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

-- THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: TEAM RAMPAGE VS TEAM FORREST MID-SEASON MARATHON (HD: TV14-VL) Telecasts Saturday, May 10 (5:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Catch up on the new season of Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest" with a mid-season marathon featuring the first six episodes.


- Saturday, May 24

9:00 AM - Noon, ET/PT & 1:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT WINDTALKERS (HD: 2002, Action/Drama) Two U.S. Marines in WWII are assigned to protect Navajo Marines who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher. Starring Nicolas Cage, Adam Beech and Peter Stormare.

3:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT HEARTBREAK RIDGE (HD: 1986, Action/Drama) A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude. Starring Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason and Everett McGill.

7:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT SNIPER 3 (HD: 2004, Action) Sniper Thomas Beckett is hired by NSA officials, William Avery and Richard Addis to perform a covert operation to eliminate a suspected terrorist. Starring Tom Berenger, Byron Mann and John Doman.

- Sunday, May 25

2:30 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT KILL BILL: VOLUME I (HD: 2003, Action/Drama) The Bride wakes up after a long coma. The baby that she carried before entering the coma is gone. The only thing on her mind is to have revenge on the assassination team that betrayed her

-- a team she was once part of. Starring Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu and Vivica A. Fox.

5:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT KILL BILL: VOLUME II (HD: 2004, Action/Drama) The murderous Bride continues her vengeance quest against her ex- boss, Bill, and his two remaining associates; his younger brother Budd, and Bill's latest flame Elle. Starring Uma Thurman, David Carradine and Lucy Liu.

-- MEMORIAL DAY CSI MARATHON Telecasts Monday, May 26 (9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, ET/PT).

Forget the beach, take advantage of your day off and tune-in to watch "CSI" all day. Schedule is as follows:

- 9:00 - 10:00 AM, ET/PT & 6:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT NESTING DOLLS

- 10:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT & 7:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT UNBEARABLE

- 11:00 AM - Noon, ET/PT & 8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT KING BABY

- Noon - 1:00 PM, ET/PT & 11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT BIG MIDDLE

- 1:00 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT & Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT COMPULSION

- 2:00 - 3:00 PM, ET/PT SPARK OF LIFE

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


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

-- THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: TEAM RAMPAGE VS TEAM FORREST MARATHON (HD: TV14-VL) Telecasts Saturday, May 31 (2:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Spike TV presents "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest" end of the season marathon, featuring episodes 1-9.


-- THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: TEAM RAMPAGE VS TEAM FORREST (HD: TV14-VL) New episodes premiere Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); Encores Thursdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) & Saturdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). "The Ultimate Fighter" features thirty-two men from across the Americas, who travel to Las Vegas with one dream, one goal

-- to become "The Ultimate Fighter." Coached by Forrest Griffin and Rampage Jackson, only one fighter from the welterweight class will succeed.

-- 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). TNA Wrestling delivers a distinct brand of high-risk, athletic entertainment. TNA's roster includes the biggest names in wrestling today, such as Kurt Angle, Booker T, Kevin Nash and Christian Cage, as well as the hottest new stars in the business: A.J. Styles, Samoa Joe, The Latin American Xchange and the Motor City Machineguns. TNA features the innovative six-sided ring and the high flying X-Division, as well as concept matches such as "Ultimate X," "King of the Mountain," "Six Sides of Steel," "Lethal Lockdown" and "Elevation X," considered the most dangerous match in professional wrestling.

-- UFC UNLEASHED (TV14-V) Telecasts Wednesdays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT). New episode premieres Wednesday, May 14 (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT). "UFC Unleashed" is the best of the best from the UFC archives. "UFC Unleashed" features the semifinals and finals of The Ultimate Fighter, Best of the PPV fights, quickest Knockouts, legendary fighters and fights, and much more.

-- GAMETRAILERS TV WITH GEOFF KEIGHLEY (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.

-- MANSWERS (TV-MADLS) Telecasts Fridays (12:30 - 1:00 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.

-- MURDER (TV-14V) Telecasts Monday - Wednesday (1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT) beginning April 28 and ending May 14 and Thursday, May 15 (3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT). Following in the dramatic tradition of "CSI," Spike TV's "Murder," follows real people as they try to solve a real homicide pulled directly from police files. Two groups of civilians are brought into an exact replica crime scene pulled from the files of a solved homicide case. Every pertinent detail available to the original detectives has been recreated and available to the groups, who then assess the crime scene and collect evidence. The groups are given a list of potential suspects, an opportunity to analyze the suspect's interrogation tapes and then meet with a coroner to review the findings of the original autopsy report. Contestants are given 48 hours to complete their investigation, collect and catalogue their evidence and use their own smarts and instincts to find the murderer.

-- BULLRUN (TV-14L) Telecasts Monday - Friday (2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT & 3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT) beginning Monday, May 19 and ending Friday, May 23. Twelve teams, driving their own cars, embark on a grueling 4000 mile road rally with huge cash on the line. Teams compete in a challenge where they have to hit rows of exploding targets with their cars.

-- MXC (TV-14D) Telecasts Fridays (Midnight - 12:30 AM). 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.

-- I BET YOU WILL (TV-14) New episodes premiere Thursdays (Midnight - 12:30 AM & 12:30 - 1:00 AM, ET/PT) beginning Thursday, May 1 and ending Thursday, May 15. It's a game played through the ages in various forms - truth or dare, would you rather, or just two guys betting each other to do stupid stuff. Now see what happens when people are challenged to put up for the pay out. Hosts, armed with a wad of cash, convince people to do funny, gross, and embarrassing bets for cash payment on the spot. From betting someone to get a tattoo without knowing the design to eating questionable animal parts, I Bet You Will proves that people will do anything for money.

-- SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS (TV-14V) Telecast Mondays - Fridays (1:00 - 2:00 PM, ET/PT, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, ET/PT & 3:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT) & Thursdays (1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT). Pre-empted Memorial Day. "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.

-- DISORDERLY CONDUCT: VIDEO ON PATROL (TV-14LV) Telecasts Mondays - Fridays (11:00 AM - Noon, ET/PT & Noon - 1:00 PM, ET/PT) & Thursdays (2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT). Pre-empted Thursday, May 22 & Memorial Day. Features fiery car crashes, high-speed chases and roadside drug busts. Spike TV takes you for a ride in this adrenaline-packed series with all-new outrageous video footage pulled from precincts across the country.


-- PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES (1987, Comedy) Premieres Saturday. May 17 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT) A man struggles to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman as his only companion. Starring Kevin Bacon, John Candy, and Steve Martin.

-- A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE (2005, Action/ Drama) Premieres Monday, May 26 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt.

-- TOY SOLDIERS (1991, Action/ Drama) Premieres Saturday, May 31 (9:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT). After federal agents arrest a drug czar and put him on trial, the cartel leader's vicious son storms a prep school and takes its wealthy students hostage. The villain and his group of deadly mercenaries, however, haven't taken into account one important thing: just how tough these kids can be in a crisis. Starring Sean Astin.


-- CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (TV-14) Telecasts Mondays - Fridays (6:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT) Mondays - Wednesdays (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT) & Tuesdays (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 SHIELD (TV-MADLV) Telecasts Mondays - Fridays (10:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT) & Thursdays (3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT). Pre-empted Thursday, May 15, Thursday, May 22 & Monday, May 26. 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. Pre- empted Saturday, March 29.


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)

  [april 2008]  


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