Spike TV Highlights - February 2005 SPIKE TV SPECIAL EVENTS AND ORIGINAL SERIES PREMIERES



    NEW YORK, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ --
 
     * SLAMMIN' SATURDAY NIGHTS
 
     Telecasts Saturdays (7:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT), beginning Saturday,
 February 12.  The line-up is as follows:
 
     7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT - THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER
     New episodes premiere Mondays (11:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT); encores Fridays
 (Midnight-1:00 AM, ET/PT), and Sundays (5:00-6:00 PM, ET/PT).
     This 13-episode reality series, co-hosted by recording artist and model
 Willa Ford and UFC(TM) President, Dana White, provides an inside look at the
 process to locate, develop and train the professional Ultimate Fighters(TM) of
 the future. Coached by UFC legends Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture, eight
 middleweight and eight light heavyweight mixed martials train together, live
 together and compete against each other for a three year, six figure deal with
 the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
 
     Series Premiere!
     8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT - CARPOCALYPSE
     Episodes encore the following Saturday (2:00-3:00 PM, ET/PT).
     This new series follows a group of fearless racers who prepare for and
 compete in some of the most outrageous motor sport events ever conceived,
 bringing Demolition Derby to a whole new level.
 
     Series Premiere!
     9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT - BOOM
     This 30-minute fast-paced, visual series follows an explosive posse of
 stuntmen, pro skateboarders, BMX freestylers, robot builders and
 pyrotechnicians as they blow stuff up.  Led by retired cage fighter Nico "The
 Dragon" Hill, the team of guys will blow up cars, trucks, houses, planes,
 appliances, etc. in the most spectacular and violent way possible.
 
     9:30 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT - MXC
 
     10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT - SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS
     This one-hour series reveals the most amazing stunts, rescues, chases,
 accidents, and disasters ever caught on tape.
 
     11:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT - WWE VELOCITY
 
     * HOOP LIFE
     Premieres with two back-to-back episodes Wednesday, February 2 (9:00-10:00
 PM, ET/PT & 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Sunday February 6 (1:00-2:00 AM,
 ET/PT & 2:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT).  New episodes regularly telecast Wednesdays
 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Sundays (1:00-2:00 AM, ET/PT).
     HOOP LIFE, an original drama series, takes an in-depth look at the lives
 of professional basketball players off the court. Centered around the
 fictional United Basketball Association, the series follows the lives of three
 athletes as they react to the money, pressure, and fame gained when they enter
 the world of professional basketball.  Starring Mykelti Williamson and Dan
 Lauria.
 
     * 2005 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
     Premieres Wednesday, February 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturday,
 February 19 (4:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT), Sunday, February 20 (2:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT)
 and Monday, February 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT & Midnight-1:00 AM, ET/PT).
     Sports Illustrated celebrates its 2005 swimsuit issue with an original
 one-hour "making of" special on Spike TV.  Find out which models will grace
 this year's issue and who was chosen as the prestigious cover model.  Hosted
 by former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Marissa Miller and Tony Hawk.
 
     * BIKINI BOWL
     Telecasts Saturday, February 5 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT) and Sunday, February
 6 (2:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT).
     Spike TV has the ultimate pre-game Super Bowl extravaganza featuring some
 of the most beautiful women and exotic locations around the world.  This Super
 Bowl Sunday, Spike TV viewers can re-visit the 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002
 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Specials with a "Bikini Bowl" marathon, concluding
 with a SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL UNCUT.
 
     Saturday, February 5
 
     2:00-3:00 PM, ET/PT - 1997 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
     SNL alum Rob Schneider brings his offbeat humor to the sexy SI annual
 Swimsuit presentation as he frolics on the beaches with models like Vendela
 and Stacey Williams. Visit Turkey with sultry Tyra Banks, explore the
 rainforest with mysterious Naomi Campbell and dance on a desert island with
 Niki Taylor.
 
     3:00-4:00 PM, ET/PT - 1998 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
     Visit the savannas of Africa with Laetitia Casta and Rebecca
 Romijn-Stamos.  Join Heidi Klum and Beri Smither for a day on a deserted
 island. Sports Illustrated and host Rob Schneider take viewers on a journey
 around the equator with today's top models for a look at the making of SI's
 famous Swimsuit issue for 1998.
 
     4:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT - 1999 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
     Enjoy a peek behind the scenes of the 1999 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
 issue with cover model/host Heidi Klum on a tour of paradise: an exotic
 private island brimming with the world's most beautiful women.  Newcomers
 Amber Noelle Ehresmann and Anouk Voorveld join supermodels Niki Taylor, Eva
 Herzigova and many more -- plus see SI Swimsuit's most revealing effort ever:
 models wearing nothing but body paint.
 
     5:00-6:00 PM, ET/PT - 2000 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
     Damon Wayans and Estella Warren host this exciting tour of the making of
 Sports Illustrated Millennium Swimsuit Issue.  See Heidi Klum frolic with a
 baby elephant on the sands of Malaysia, Christy Hinze galloping on horseback
 along the beach in Mexico, Daniela Pestova kissing a frog on the island of
 Pangkor Laut, as well as some top athletes and their significant others.
 
     6:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT - 2001 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
     Go where no Sports Illustrated fan has gone before and take a
 no-holds-barred look at the making of the most famous magazine issue in the
 world.  See Josie Maran, Heidi Klum, Daniela Pestova, Michelle Behennah, and
 Molly Sims clad in the tiniest and tightest swimsuits imaginable posing in
 locations ranging from Las Vegas to Bahamas to Greece to Tunisia.
 
     UNCUT!
     2:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT - SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY SWIMSUIT
 SPECIAL
     Sports Illustrated celebrates its Swimsuit Issue's 40th anniversary in a
 one-hour special.  Join SI Swimsuit model Melissa Keller and comedian Jake
 Johannsen as they lead a tour of some of the most beautiful locations across
 the U.S. and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the 40th
 edition of SI's most popular issue.
 
     Sunday, February 6
     2:00-3:00 PM, ET/PT - 2002 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
     Host, model Yamila Diaz-Rahi travels to the hottest spots in the Latin
 world.  Stops include a gorgeous colonial city in Brazil, a rustic eco-resort
 in Mexico and Costa Rica's breathtaking beaches.  See all of you favorite
 models such as Heidi Klum, Molly Sims and Shakara Ladard.
 
     3:00-4:00 PM, ET/PT - 2003 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
     Hosted by Swimsuit Issue favorite Rachel Hunter from the famous Hotel Del
 Coronado in San Diego, the 2003 video features eight spectacular locations, 16
 beautiful women, lots of sexy suits and miles of film. See all of your
 favorites including Rachel, Molly Sims, Bridget Hall, Daniela Pestova, Petra
 Nemcova, Melissa Keller, Audrey Quock, Sara O'Hare, Ana Beatriz Barros,
 Isabeli Fontana, Marisa Miller, and Noemie Lenoir.
 
     4:00-5:00 PT, ET/PT - SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY SWIMSUIT
 SPECIAL
 
     * PRESIDENT'S DAY SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MARATHON
     Spike TV celebrates Presidents Day with a 12-hour Sports Illustrated
 marathon. Telecasts Monday, February 21 (9:00 AM-9:00 PM, ET/PT), featuring an
 encore telecast of the 2005 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Special.
 
     9:00-10:00 AM, ET/PT - 2002 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
 
     10:00-11:00 AM, ET/PT - 1995 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
     All of the excitement, glamour and magic that make the annual Sports
 Illustrated Swimsuit Issue the most popular edition of the year are in this
 special presentation. Features many of the world's most popular models,
 including Kathy Ireland and Angie Everhart.  A surprise encore modeling
 appearance by three-time Swimsuit cover model Cheryl Tiegs.
 
     11:00 AM-Noon, ET/PT - 1996 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
     With the breathtaking beaches and lush jungles of South Africa as this
 year's backdrop, SI cameras cover all the action like you've never seen
 before. From the red sands of the Kalahari Desert to the Mala Mala Game
 Reserve, SI travels to the world's most exotic locations to bring you this
 spectacular program, hosted by SI Swimsuit veteran Stacey Williams and
 featuring models like Kathy Ireland and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos.
 
     Noon-1:00 PM, ET/PT - 1997 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
 
     1:00-2:00 PM, ET/PT - 1998 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
 
     2:00-3:00 PM, ET/PT - 1999 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
 
     3:00-4:00 PM, ET/PT - 2000 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
 
     4:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT - 2001 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
 
     5:00-6:00 PM, ET/PT - 2002 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
 
     6:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT - 2003 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
 
     7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT - SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY SWIMSUIT
 SPECIAL
 
     8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT - 2005 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
 
 
     * SPIKE 52: NBA GREATEST MOMENTS
     Telecasts Sunday, February 20 (2:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT).
     Before taking the court for the NBA All Star Game 2005, Spike TV counts
 down the greatest NBA moments of all time in SPIKE 52: NBA GREATEST MOMENTS.
 This Spike TV original special presents the best highlights of all time in NBA
 history. Find out who came through in the clutch, beat the buzzer and
 instantly went from being role player to hardwood heroes.
 
     * PLAYBOOK: HOW TO MEET (& THEN BREAK-UP) WITH QUALITY WOMEN
     Premieres Thursday, February 3 (10:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturday,
 February 5 (10:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT), Wednesday, February 9 (10:00-10:30 PM,
 ET/PT), Saturday, February 12 (4:00-4:30 PM, ET/PT), Sunday, February 13
 (11:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT) and Monday, February 14 (Midnight-12:30 AM, ET/PT).
     In this 30-minute special, Spike TV gives guys the lowdown on when to
 start, when to stop and what to do in between a relationship.
 
     * WORLD'S WORST SPORTING DISASTERS
     Premieres Thursday, February 3 (11:00-Midnight, ET/PT), encores Saturday,
 February 5 (10:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
     This one-hour acquired special highlights some of the WORLD'S WORST
 SPORTING DISASTERS like the Jamaican Bobsled Team and Eddie the Eagle Edwards.
 
 
     ORIGINAL SERIES
 
     * UNTOLD
     Premieres Fridays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT); encores Sundays (10:00-11:00 AM,
 ET/PT & Midnight-1:00 AM, ET/PT).
     Spike TV takes an in-depth look at some of sports' most compelling figures
 and the challenges they've endured in UNTOLD.  Hosted by sports announcer Marv
 Albert, each installment presents a first person account of the seemingly
 insurmountable obstacles each featured athlete had to overcome.
 
     Friday, February - LAIRD HAMILTON
     Big wave surfer Laird Hamilton discusses growing up a victim of racism,
 his personal struggles with his father, and the challenge of being true to the
 sport of surfing.
 
     Friday, February 11 - ISIAH THOMAS
     Now General Manager of the New York Knicks, Isiah Thomas discusses growing
 up on the mean streets of Chicago and how he rose above the drugs and violence
 to succeed.
 
     * MXC (TV-PG)
     New episodes premiere Thursdays (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT). Additional episodes
 telecast Thursdays (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT & 10:30 PM-Midnight, ET/PT),
 Saturdays (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT), Wednesdays (11:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT), and
 Tuesdays (11:30 PM-Midnight, 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.
 
     * HEY! SPRING OF TRIVIA
     New episodes premiere Thursdays (10:00-10:30 PM, ET/PT).
     HEY: SPRING OF TRIVIA is a high-speed procession of fascinating trivia and
 outrageous information.  In Japan viewers send in more than 20,000 trivia
 suggestions per week covering topics ranging from pop culture and science to
 sports and history.  From these submissions, the best trivia ideas are
 selected and video demonstration segments are produced with the accuracy of
 each segment rigorously verified.  Spike TV's version of the series is
 translated into English from its Japanese origin.
 
     * RIDE WITH FUNKMASTER FLEX (TV-PG)
     Telecasts Saturdays (11:00 AM-Noon, ET/PT & 2:00-3:00 PM, ET/PT).
     Legendary DJ and car aficionado Funkmaster Flex takes viewers into his
 world of celebrity car culture with RIDE WITH FUNKMASTER FLEX - the first ever
 car show from a hip hop point of view.  Each week, Funkmaster Flex rides
 alongside racing superstars, tours the most popular car shows, customizes cars
 and takes a look at cutting edge parts and systems.
 
 
     ACQUIRED SERIES
 
     * CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (TV-PG)
     Telecasts Monday-Friday (7:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Fridays (10:00 PM-
 Midnight, 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.
 
 
     MOVIE PREMIERES
 
     * DEUCES WILD (2002, Crime/Drama, TV-14)
     Premieres Tuesday, February 1 (9:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT)
     Taking place in 1950's New York City. A bad and bloody gang war is about
 to erupt on the dysfunctional streets of Brooklyn between The Deuces and the
 vicious Vipers.  Starring Stephen Dorff and Matt Dillon.
 
     * THE LONGEST YARD (1974, Comedy / Drama TV-PG)
     Premieres Saturday, February 5(8:00-10:30 PM, ET/PT).
     A football player-turned-convict organizes a team of inmates to play
 against a team of prison guards. His dilemma is that the warden asks him to
 throw the game in return for an early release.  Starring Burt Reynolds and
 Bernadette Peters.
 
     * LARGER THAN LIFE (1996, Comedy)
     Premieres Saturday, February 26 (5:00-7:00 PM, ET/PT).
     A down-on-his-luck man transports an elephant cross-country. Starring Bill
 Murray and Janeane Garofalo.
 
     * PACIFIC HEIGHTS (1990 Thriller)
     Premieres Sunday, February 27 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
     A married couple rents the bottom apartment in their building to a tenant
 who turns their lives upside-down.  Starring Michael Keaton, Matthew Modine
 and Melanie Griffith.
 
 
     SUNDAY SPECIALS
     Upcoming special presentations of the network's most popular series
 include:
 
     February 6 (2:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT) - BIKINI BOWL
 
     February 13 (2:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT) - SPIKE'S MOST AMAZING VIDEOS
 
     February 20 (2:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT) - SPIKE 52: NBA GREATEST MOMENTS
 
     February 27 (2:00-5:00 PM, ET/PT) - WORLD'S WILDEST POLICE VIDEOS
 
     SUNDAY MORNING PAID PROGRAMMING
 
     * "Ever Increasing Faith" on Sundays (8:00-9:00 AM, ET/PT).
 
     Artwork Available Upon Request
 
 

SOURCE Spike TV

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