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'2011 Video Game Awards': Charlie Sheen Presents Best Shooter (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 12th 2011 4:30AM
Charlie Sheen, '2011 Video Game Awards'When you think of video games, you may not think first of Charlie Sheen. But Spike TV invited him to the 2011 'Video Game Awards' (Sat., 8PM ET on Spike) to present the award for Best Shooter, which was won by 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.' So Sheen explained to the audience why he was there.

He started with a graphic explanation of a tense showdown in a typical first person shooter video game. It was inevitable that he was going to joke that this was just another day in his personal life, which he did. His adventure was interrupted by a call from his agent.

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George Lucas Surprises '2011 Scream Awards' to Torment Darth Vader (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 19th 2011 6:00AM
George Lucas, '2011 Scream Awards'It's always a lot of fun when genre fans get together for the annual 'Scream Awards' (Tue., 9PM ET on Spike TV), and this year was no exception. But fans were in for a special treat, as a surprise guest showed up to continue messing with his creation.

Darth Vader took home the prize for Ultimate Villain, though he admitted his work hasn't been up to his usual high standards of evil lately. "It can be difficult to focus on your work as a Sith Lord when you're constantly living in fear of how George Lucas is going to digitally enhance you for the next DVD," he explained.

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Spike Orders New Reality Series 'Auction Heroes'

by Rich Keller, posted May 19th 2010 2:20PM
Spike TV has ordered a new series about storage container auctions titled 'Auction Heroes'Just when you thought there was absolutely, totally nothing else to build a reality show around, SpikeTV comes up with a new concept that blows that theory out of the water.

The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed is reporting that the network has picked up the new reality series 'Auction Heroes.' Produced by Gurney Productions, the series will showcase two friends who make their fortunes by purchasing storage containers at auctions and re-selling their contents at pawn shops for a profit.

According to the cable channel, the show will highlight the this new frontier of uncovering riches that can be as cutthroat as Wall Street. Though not too cutthroat, as the production company will have exclusive access to one of the larger storage chains in the nation.

Eight 30-minute episodes of 'Auction Heroes' have been ordered by Spike. The stars of the show and the premiere date have yet to be announced.

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Spike TV Likes 'Playing With Guns'

by Allyssa Lee, posted Apr 15th 2010 6:23PM
Perhaps taking a beat from other shows in its lineup -- such as 'Jail' and 'Real Vice Cops Uncut' -- MTV Networks' Spike TV has greenlighted a new scripted pilot called 'Playing With Guns.'

The buddy cop comedy stars 'That '70s Show's' Danny Masterson and Joey Kern ('Super Troopers') as Kelly and Siff, two childhood buddies and slackers who become cops in their suburban hometown so they can hang out together, run red lights and brandish firearms. Their mission: to take full advantage of the benefit of their badges while doing the least amount of police work as possible.

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Spike TV Renews 'Blue Mountain State'

by Aimee Deeken, posted Feb 26th 2010 12:45PM
Ed MarianoThe 'Blue Mountain State' football team will play another season, as Spike TV has renewed the sitcom, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The half-hour comedy, produced by Lionsgate TV, is little more than halfway through its first season and averaging about 1 million viewers (last week's episode drew 810,000).

'State' follows the antics of three freshman at a big football-centric Midwestern university. Of its star players, Sam Jones III (teammate Craig Shilo) is not expected to return for season 2 due to his arrest in October. The ex-'Smallville' actor (Clark Kent's BFF) was detained by federal authorities on charges of alleged possession and intent to sell 10,000 oxycodone pills. No word yet on whether his role will be recast.

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SpikeTV's 'Back Nine' to Feature Sex Addict Named ... Tiger

by Scott Harris, posted Feb 18th 2010 10:45AM
Since his headline-grabbing tabloid sex scandal rocked the golf world last year, Tiger Woods has been at the center of a media firestorm, with questions about his marital infidelity dogging his every step. Now, as he prepares to face the press for the first time tomorrow, questions are surfacing from an unlikely source: SpikeTV.

That's because, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the testosterone-fueled network has given the green light to 'Back Nine,' a new pilot revolving around the antics of a washed-up former golf champion who tours the country trying to work his way back into the big time. It's not the main character raising eyebrows, though, but rather his sidekick, a "sex-addicted longtime caddy" who happens to be named Tiger.

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Spike TV Letting 'Scrappers' and 'Half Pint Brawlers' Loose on the Network

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 1st 2010 6:28PM
Half Pint BrawlersLittle people are the next big thing on television, apparently. 'Little People, Big World' has been recently joined by 'The Little Couple,' 'Little Chocolatiers' and 'Pit Boss.' Now, Spike TV is getting in on the action, quite literally, by greenlighting a six-episode series about a troupe of traveling little person wrestlers.

The network has ordered ten episodes of 'Scrappers,' which follows a group of scrap-metal workers as they root around in Brooklyn looking for the best crap. So tell me, how does a show about people scrapping metal score more episodes than a series about the Half Pint Brawlers, a group of little people wrestlers led by Puppet "The Psycho Dwarf."

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'1000 Ways to Die' Lives On for Third Season

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Feb 1st 2010 1:45PM
1000 Ways to DieComing soon to Spike TV: an original late-night talk show, new episodes of '1000 Ways to Die' and reality shows on hardcore little wrestlers and Brooklyn "scrappers."

According to a network press release, the chat fest will be outside of the traditional late-night zone. Instead of stars promoting flicks, it will spotlight ordinary people in extraordinary situations, such as a "convenience store clerk who defended himself against would-be criminals or a former stock broker who quit his job to join the Green Berets in Afghanistan." The is said to be "manformation" for the "true guys' guy," according to network Senior Vice President Sharon Levy. Hosts are still to be named.

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Ask TV Squad: Friday Night Lights, FlashForward and more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Oct 28th 2009 4:38PM
FlashForwardThe "Ask TV Squad" column, published every Wednesday, answers your questions about current and past TV shows, as well as about the celebrities appearing on TV. Every week, I will pick a question (or more) sent to us and provide answers in the column. If your question is not picked for a column, it may be answered in a subsequent column or in TV Squad's APB Podcast. To submit questions to the "Ask TV Squad" column, you can post them below in comments or email them at asktvsquad@gmail.com.

This week, I answer questions about Jamie Ray Newman, FlashForward, Friday Night Lights and Surviving Disaster.

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Scream Awards Preview: A Fox-y Apology, Shatner Shenanigans and More

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Oct 27th 2009 2:30PM
Terror, cold sweats, hot flashes and adrenalin shots may sound like last week's 'Grey's Anatomy' plotline, but these conditions also were on display at the Scream Awards, Spike TV's fourth annual fete of filmdom's best in science fiction and horror. Handed out at the Greek Theatre in L.A. on Oct. 17, the telecast airs on the network on Oct. 27 at 10PM EDT. We won't ruin the fun by giving a rundown of all the winners (though -- SPOILER ALERT! -- we do mention some), but here's a quick primer for tonight's telecast, with a few highlights that might make the show DVR-worthy.

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Spike TV's Scream special celebrates our nation's vampires

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Oct 15th 2009 9:03AM
Spike TV's Scream Halloween special will celebrate vampires like the Twilight crew.Vampires aren't scary anymore. They haven't been for a while.

Anne Rice saw to that while she was making her fortune turning vampires into the kind of delicate camp caricatures you see hosting cooking shows on Bravo. It's continued through Twilight and every Twilight clone coming down the pipe. Still, Twilight can build it's own Federal Reserve Bank now, and no one gives a cuss what I think.

Now, I've officially typed the word "Twilight" way more than I wanted to today, and I need to get to the point. So, vampires will be the cause celebre of Spike TV's 4th Annual "Scream.," Tuesday, October 27 at 10 PM ET/PT.

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Spike and Entourage: A marriage made in dude TV heaven

by Mike Moody, posted May 5th 2009 2:38PM
hbo spike tv entourageSpike TV, the network for men who like to watch other men kick the crap out of each other, has acquired the off-network rights to HBO's Entourage.

The show will be one of the few scripted comedies airing on the network known for dudes-only "reality" fare like The Ultimate Fighter and TNA Impact.

Entourage will hit Spike in January, after season six wraps on HBO. Spike nabbed all 78-produced eps for an all-cash license fee of about $600,000 each.

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Adair, er, UCB's Matt Walsh returning to star status on Spike

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 12th 2009 10:01AM
One of your television's least-appreciated funnymen is getting a second wind on cable again.

The Upright Citizens Brigade's Matt Walsh and fellow founding member Trotter, er, Ian Roberts have landed their first starring roles in a show he created for Spike.

It's called Players, names after a sports bar his character runs with his brother as part of his eternal life fantasy to hit on hot waitresses and spend his days yelling at an HD television. Think of it as Cheers, but with more penis jokes and a Carla that doesn't make your eyes bleed.

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Viacom going black on Time Warner Cable

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 31st 2008 10:01AM
Have been itching for a fix of South Park, Spongebob or Bonanza?

Well, bite down on some leather, drink plenty of fluids, and get ready for some long nights of withdrawal, because Viacom is pulling 18 channels off the air from all of Time Warner Cable's outlets in protest over their recent carriage fee raises.

That means if you're a TWC customer and a fan of anything on Comedy Central, VH1, Spike, Nickelodeon, Logo, CMT or (if you're completely blind and deaf) MTV, you're boned.

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Spike TV announces pick-up of 1,000 Ways to Die

by Kristin Sample, posted Aug 3rd 2008 12:02PM
1,000 Ways to DieSpike TV has picked up the original, non-scripted series 1,000 Ways to Die. The title of the show says it all -- it just chronicles the many ways people leave this world. It's from Thom Beers, the same guy who produced Ice Road Truckers, The Deadliest Catch, and Ax-Men. There seems to be a theme with Beers's shows, don't you think? The show was originally a two-part special that aired in May on Spike. It performed so well that the network has order ten 30-minute episodes.

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