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[09/26/08 - 07:01 AM]
Spike TV Television Highlights - October 2008
Among the offerings: the network premieres of "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Married... With Children."

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Television Highlights - October 2008

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 --

* Note: Spike TV HD includes - "The Ultimate Fighter" - "UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben" - "Unsolved Mysteries" - "MANswers" - season 2 - "CSI: NY" - "CSI" - "GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley" - The Powerblock - Spike Movies

PREMIERES/FINALES

UFC 86: JACKSON VS. GRIFFIN Premieres Saturday, October 4 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT).

UFC 87: ST. PIERRE VS. FITCH Premieres Saturday, October 11 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT).

* UNSOLVED MYSTERIES (HD: TV-14V) Premieres Monday, October 13 (5:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT); Regularly telecasts Monday - Friday (5:00 - 6:00 PM & 6:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT). "Unsolved Mysteries" explores unsolved cases in which the viewer, can help solve the case. The show includes cases from a variety of categories: murder, missing persons, wanted fugitives, UFOs, ghosts, the unexplained (Paranormal), amnesia, fraud, legends, science/medicine and more. The new "Unsolved Mysteries" programs consist of recreations of the events, along with interviews with the subjects, participants and authorities, documentary footage and news footage. Entirely new graphics, special effects, music and title sequences were created for Spike, along with new narration and a new host - Dennis Farina.

* UFC 89 COUNTDOWN: BISPING VS. LEBEN (HD: TV-14LV) Premieres Monday, October 13 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Encores Thursday, October 16 (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT) & Saturday, October 18 (6:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT). Go behind the scenes with Michael Bisping and Chris Leben as they prepare for their upcoming bout in Birmingham, England.

* RING OF DEATH- SPIKE ORIGINAL WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE (HD: 2008, TV- MASV) Premieres Friday, October 17 (10:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) A convict is forced into the ultimate fighting competition - a fight to the death battle, run by the warden of the prison, using inmates as participants. Starring Johnny Messner, Stacy Keach, and Charlotte Ross.

* UFC 89: BISPING VS LEBEN (HD: NR) Premieres Saturday, October 18 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Encores Saturday, October 18 (12:30 - 3:30 AM, ET/PT), Friday, October 24 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT) & Sunday, October 26 (1:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT) The UFC will storm in the British Midlands for the first time when "UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben" touches down at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham England. On the main card is: Michael Bisping vs. Chris Leben, Lyoto Machida vs. Thiago Silva, Keith Jardine vs. Brandon Vera, Rameau Sokoudjou vs. Luiz Cane, and Dan Hardy vs. Akihiro Gono.

* SCREAM 2008 (HD: TV-14DSV) Premieres Tuesday, October 21 (9:00 - 11:00 PM,ET/PT); Encores Tuesday, October 21 (11:00 PM - 1:00 AM, ET/PT & 1:00 - 3:00 AM, ET/PT) & Thursday, October 30 (2:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT). "Scream" returns for its third year and will be bigger and better than ever. This two-hour extravaganza pays homage to everything that is great about comics, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror. "Scream" is the first show of its kind to honor and recognize these hugely popular genres.

* UFC 90 COUNTDOWN: SILVA VS. COTE (HD: NR) Premieres Thursday, October 23 (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT); Encores Saturday, October 25 (1:00 - 2:00 PM & 6:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT). Go behind the scenes with Anderson Silva and Patrick Cote as they train for their October 25th bout in Chicago, IL.

MARATHONS/ SPECIALS

* MARRIED WITH ... CHILDREN LAUNCH - MONDAY THRU BUNDY MARATHON Beginning Monday, September 29, "Married with ... Children" comes to Spike. Spend some time with Al, Peg, Kelly and Bud all week long during Spike's Monday thru Bundy marathon. Here's the October lineup:

-- Wednesday, October 1 (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- Thursday, October 2 (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM & Midnight - 2:00 AM, ET/PT)

-- Friday, October 3 (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM & Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT)

-- Saturday, October 4 (11:30 PM - Midnight, 12:30 - 1:00 AM & 1:30 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT)

-- Sunday October, 5 (9:00 - 10:30 AM, ET/PT)

-- Week of October 6

-- Monday - Friday (11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, ET/PT), Thursday (1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT) & Sunday (9:00 - 10:30 AM, ET/PT).

-- Beginning the week of October 13, the series will settle into its regular schedule:

-- Monday - Friday (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, ET/PT), Thursdays (1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT) & Sunday (9:00 -10:30 AM, ET/PT).

* FIGHTIN' FRIDAY NIGHTS (NR) If you've ever missed a "UFC Fight Night" or a "The Ultimate Fighter" finale on Spike, catch up on it all with Spike's Fightin' Fridays in October. Pre-empted Friday, October 17. Schedule is as follows:

- Friday, October 3 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

UFC Fight Night: Kenny Florian vs. Joe Lauzon UFC Fight Night: Kenny Florian vs. Joes Lauzon is a mixed martial arts event which took place on April 2, 2008 at Broomfield Event Center in Broomfield, Colorado. This three-hour event featured such matchups as Lightweight Bout-Kenny Florian vs. Joes Lauzon, Welterweight Bout-Karo Parisyan vs. Thiago Alves and Light heavyweight Bout-Matt Hamill vs. Tim Boetsch.

- Friday, October 10 (10:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT). U

FC Fight Night: Mike Swick vs. Josh Burkman UFC Fight Night: Mike Swick vs. Josh Burkman is a mixed martial arts event which took place on January 23, 2008 at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. This event featured such fights as Lightweight Bout-Michihiro Omigawa vs Thiago Tavares, Middleweight Bout-Drew McFedries vs Patrick Cote, and Welterweight Bout-Josh Burkman vs Mike Swick.

- Friday, October 24 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT). UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben (HD)

- Friday, October 31 (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT). The Ultimate Fighter Finale: Season 7 (HD) After the most shocking twist in "The Ultimate Fighter" history, see the finals of the middleweight tournament. Plus, a feature bout between Kendall "Da Spyder" Grove and former middleweight champion Evan Tanner. Also on the card, fights featuring Diego Sanchez and Spencer Fisher.

* GANGS OF L.A. Premieres Sunday, October 5 (2:30 PM - 2:00 AM, ET/PT) Spike's presents the "Gangs of L.A." movie marathon. Schedule is as follows:

2:30 - 4:30 PM, ET/PT ANIMAL (Crime/Drama, 2005) A violent gang member sentenced to prison, leaving his young son to grow up alone on the streets. While in prison, Animal meets an aging black revolutionary who changes the way Animal sees himself and his place in the world. When Animal returns home many years later, now a reformed man, he discovers his son has assumed his life of crime and must find a way to tear down the gangster legacy that he created himself. Starring Ving Rhames and Terrence Howard.

4:30 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT COLORS (Crime/Drama, 1988) An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control. Starring Sean Penn and Robert Duvall.

7:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT BOYZ IN THE HOOD (Crime/Drama, 1991) Saga of a group of childhood friends growing up in a Los Angeles ghetto. Starring Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Ice Cube.

9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT & 11:30 PM - 2:00 AM, ET/PT TRAINING DAY (Crime/Drama, 2001) On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears as. Starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke.

* SEAGAL MOVIE MARATHON Premieres Sunday, October 11 (1:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Don't miss a special Spike TV Seagal movie marathon featuring the following titles:

1:00 - 3:00 PM & 7:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT OUT FOR A KILL (Action/Crime, 2003) An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence. Starring Steven Seagal and Elaine Tan.

3:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT MARKED FOR DEATH (Action/Crime, 1990) A Chicago DEA agent retires after his partner is killed in the line of duty. But when a Jamaican drug kingpin enters the scene, he finds his retirement may not be permanent. Starring Steven Seagal and Basil Wallace.

5:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT URBAN JUSTICE (Action/Thriller, 2007) Simon Ballister, a man with a dark and violent past, seeks revenge for the murder of his son. Starring Steven Seagal and Eddie Griffin.

9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT TODAY YOU DIE (Action/Crime, 2005) A former thief who is trying to go straight seeks vengeance on those who framed him. Starring Steven Seagal and Anthony "Treach" Criss.

ORIGINALS

* THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: TEAM NOGUEIRA VS. TEAM MIR (HD: TV14LV) New episodes Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); Encores Thursdays (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT). The Ultimate Fighter is back for an all-new season. Thirty-two guys from both the light heavyweight and lightweight class will prove that they are real fighters by fighting their way into the UFC house. Lead by coaches Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and former heavyweight champion Frank Mir, the 16 fighters that fought their way onto the show will battle each other both inside and outside the Octagon to win the six-figure contract and become the next Ultimate Fighter.

* MANSWERS (HD: TV-MAV) * New episodes Wednesdays (11:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT); Encores Fridays (Midnight - 12:30 AM & 12:30 - 1:00 AM, ET/PT) & Wednesdays (11:30 PM - Midnight, ET/PT). 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."

* UFC UNLEASHED (TV-14V) Telecasts Wednesdays (9:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT). "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. New episodes premiere:

-- Wednesday, October 1

-- Wednesday, October 8

* TNA: iMPACT! (TV-14LV) New Episodes Premiere Thursdays (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT); Encores Saturdays (9:00 - 11:00 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.

* 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.

MOVIE PREMIERES

* THE OMEN (Horror, 1976) Premieres Thursday, October 23 (1:30 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT An American ambassador to England learns that his adopted son is actually the Antichrist and must kill him to avert Armageddon. Starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick.

* DAMIEN: OMEN II (Horror, 1978) Premieres Friday, October 24 (1:30 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT). Satan's child learns his true identity as an obnoxious teenager and murders his relatives. His rich and dense guardian thinks he's a perfect angel. Starring William Holden and Lee Grant.

* OMEN III: THE FINAL CONFLICT (Horror, 1981) Premieres Saturday, October 25 (1:30 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT). Damien, the Anti-Christ, is now a grown man holding a political office and poised to take over the world. The birth of a savior is all that stands in his way. Starring Sam Neill and Lisa Harrow.

ACQUIRED SERIES

* CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (HD: TV-14) "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.

Schedule is as follows:

-- Week of Wednesday, October 1

-- Wednesday - Friday (6:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT)

Week of Monday, October 6

-- Monday - Friday (6:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- Monday (11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT)

-- Sunday (11:00 PM - Midnight, & 3:00 - 4:00 AM, ET/PT)

Week of Monday October 13

-- Monday - Friday (3:00 - 5:00 PM & 7:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- Sunday (2:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT)

Week of Monday, October 20

-- Wednesday - Friday (4:00 - 5:00 PM & 7:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- Wednesday (1:00 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT)

-- Sunday (4:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT)

Week of Monday, October 27

-- Monday - Thursday (4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- Monday - Friday (7:00 - 8:00 PM, ET/PT)

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

Schedule is as follows:

-- Week of Wednesday, October 1

-- Wednesday - Friday (8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- Wednesday (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT)

Weeks of Monday, October 6 & Monday, October 13

-- Monday - Friday (8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- Monday - Wednesday (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT)

-- Tuesday (9:00 - Midnight, ET/PT)

Week of Monday, October 20

-- Wednesday - Friday (8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- Monday (4:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- Wednesday (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT)

Week of Monday, October 27

-- Monday - Friday (8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT)

-- Monday - Wednesday (Midnight - 1:00 AM, ET/PT)

WEEKEND PROGRAMMING

* WEEKEND POWERBLOCK Sexy car enthusiast Courtney Hansen hosts Spike TV's "Power Block" lineup, a weekend two-hour block of auto-related programming.

Saturdays:

11:00 - 11:30 AM, 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.

11:30 AM - Noon, 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.

Noon - 12:30 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.

12:30 - 1:00 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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· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· IMPACT WRESTLING (POP)
· MANSWERS (SPIKE TV)
· RING OF DEATH (SPIKE TV)
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