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[05/15/08 - 12:58 PM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - June 2008
Upcoming highlights include the season finale of "The Ultimate Fighter" and the original movie "Backwoods."

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Television Highlights - June 2008

NEW YORK, May 15 --

* Note: Spike TV HD includes

-- "Star Wars" Movies

-- "CSI: NY"

-- "CSI"

-- "Factory"

-- "Guys Choice"

-- "The Ultimate Fighter"

-- "GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley"

-- The Powerblock

-- Spike Movies

PREMIERES/ FINALES

-- UFC 85 COUNTDOWN (TV14-VL) Premieres Monday, June 2 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Encores Thursday, June 5 (2:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT) & Saturday, June 7 (2:00 - 3:00 PM, ET/PT). Spike TV takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes look at Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell and Rashad "Sugar" Evans as they prepare for their bout on June 7th in London, England.

-- BACKWOODS (HD: 2008, Thriller) - Spike Original World Television Premiere Premieres Sunday, June 8 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). A group of colleagues head into the woods for a team building corporate retreat. The festivities soon turn into a battle for survival when they realize they are being hunted by the locals who are not what they seem. Starring Danny Nucci, Ryan Merriman and Haylie Duff.

-- THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: TEAM RAMPAGE VS TEAM FORREST (HD:NR)- Season Finale Premieres Saturday, June 21 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Encore Saturday, June 21 (Midnight - 3:00 AM, ET/PT). Sunday, June 22 (4:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT) & Saturday, June 28 (7:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT). "The Ultimate Fighter" is back for the 7th season featuring 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.

-- GUYS CHOICE (HD: TV14-DLSV) Premieres Sunday, June 22 (10:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Encores Sunday, June 22 (Midnight - 2:00 AM & 2:00 AM - 4:00 AM, ET/PT) & Monday, June 23 (1:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT). Spike TV's second annual "Guys Choice" is a tribute to the year's best and brightest talent in the world of sports and entertainment. With original categories that embody all things male, the two-hour event is the end all be all of the things guys love -- beautiful women, superstar athletes, hilarious comedic performances and hard rocking musical acts. "Guys Choice" is scheduled to tape Friday, May 30 from the Sony Studios in Culver City, CA.

-- FACTORY (HD: TV14) - Series Premiere Premieres Sunday, June 29 (10:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT); Encores Sunday, June 29 (10:30 - 11:00 PM & Midnight - 12:30 AM, ET/PT). "Factory" follows the day-to-day lives of four disinterested small town factory workers as they spend their time fraternizing in lieu of doing their drab work. This painfully funny look at life as a factory employee is written, directed and stars "Strangers with Candy" co-creator Mitch Rouse.

MARATHONS/ SPECIALS

-- BEST OF MANSWERS (TV-MADLS) Premieres Wednesday, June 25 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Encores Friday, June 27 (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT) & Sunday, June 29 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT). Spike TV presents the best of "MANswers." Whether it's questions about booze, sex, or violence, "MANswers" is trivia for men that delivers real answers that guys need to know. Got a burning question? You'll find the answer on "MANswers."

-- JAMES BOND MOVIE MARATHON Premieres Monday, June 30 (9:00 AM - 9:00 PM)

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM & 6:00 - 9:00 PM GOLDENEYE (1995, Action/Adventure) 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 Famke Janssen.

12:30 - 3:30 PM THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999, Action/Adventure) James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot when he protects an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau and Robert Carlyle.

3:30 - 6:00 PM TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997, Action/Adventure) James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce and Michelle Yeoh.

ORIGINALS

-- 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); *Note: Thursday, June 19 episode will encore Friday, June 20 (9:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT) due to "The Ultimate Finale" on Saturday, June 21. 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.

-- 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.

-- UFC UNLEASHED (TV14-VL) "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.

-- Wednesday, June 4 9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT Fights include: Martin Kampmann vs. Drew McFedries Marcus Davis vs. Jason Tan Rich Franklin vs. Jason MacDonald Anderson Silva vs. Travis Lutter 11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT Fights include: Roger Huerta vs. Leonard Garcia Clay Guida vs. Marcus Aurelio

-- Wednesday, June 11 PREMIERE episode - 9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT Fights include: Chuck Liddell VS Wanderlei Silva Special 11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT Fights include: Antonio Nogueira VS Heath Herring Marcus Davis VS Paul Taylor Matt Serra VS Kelly Dullanty Wanderlei Silva VS Tony Petarra

-- Wednesday, June 18 PREMIERE episode - 9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT Fights include: Manny Gamburian VS Jeffrey Cox Chris Lytle VS Kyle Bradley Josh Koshcheck VS Dustin Hazlett Anderson Silva VS Dan Henderson

-- Friday, June 20 9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT Fights include: Houston Alexander VS Alessio Sakara Rashad Evans VS Michael Bisping Anderson Silva VS Rich Franklin

-- Wednesday, June 25 9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT Fights include: Tyson Griffin VS David Lee Patrick Cote VS Kendall Grove Frank Mir VS Antoni Hardonk Keith Jardine VS Chuck Liddell 10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT Fights include: Jeremy Stephens VS Cole Miller Luke Cummo VS Edilberto Crocata Chuck Liddell VS Wanderlei Silva

-- Thursday, June 26 11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT Fights include: Tyson Griffin vs Clay Guida Forrest Griffin vs Stephan Bonnar 2

-- Saturday, June 28 10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT Fights include: Rich Clementi VS Melvin Guillard Jorge Rivera VS Kendall Grove Lyoto Machida VS Sokoudjou Georges St-Pierre VS Matt Hughes

-- 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.

-- 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.

-- DISORDERLY CONDUCT: VIDEO ON PATROL (TV-14LV) Telecasts Mondays - Fridays (11:00 AM - Noon & Noon - 1:00 PM, ET/PT); Pre-empted Monday, June 30. 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.

-- SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS (TV-14V) Telecasts Mondays - Fridays (1:00 - 2:00 PM, 2:00 - 3:00 PM & 3:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT); Pre-empted Monday, June 30. "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:

MOVIE PREMIERES

-- WALL STREET (HD: 1987, Crime/Drama) Premieres Saturday, June 14 (9:00 - 11:30 AM, ET/PT). An ambitious young stock broker is lured into an insider trading scheme by an unscrupulous bigwig financier. Starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen.

-- RUDY (HD: 1993, Drama/Sport) Premieres Saturday, June 14 (7:30 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT). Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame. Starring Sean Astin and Ned Betty.

-- JEEPERS CREEPERS (HD: 2001, Drama/Thriller) Premieres Monday, June 16 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Two college students unknowingly unleash what turns out to be a horrible evil. Starring Justin Long and Gina Philips.

-- THE WEDDING SINGER (HD: 1998, Comedy) Premieres Sunday, June 29 (8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT). Robbie, the singer, and Julia, the waitress, are both engaged to be married but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other. Starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

ACQUIRED SERIES

-- 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 & 10:00 - 11:00 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.

-- CSI: NY (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 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 PROGRAMMING

-- 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.

Saturdays:

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.

Sundays:

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)





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· BACKWOODS (SPIKE TV)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DISORDERLY CONDUCT: VIDEO ON PATROL (SPIKE TV)
· FACTORY, THE (SPIKE TV)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· IMPACT WRESTLING (SPIKE TV)
· JACKASS (MTV)
· MANSWERS (SPIKE TV)
· MXC (SPIKE TV)
· SHIELD, THE (FX)
· STRANGERS WITH CANDY (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· ULTIMATE FIGHTER, THE (FS1)
· WORLD'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS (SPIKE TV)









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