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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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ABC Buys Western From Ron Moore, ABC Family Eyes Musical Series & More Development News

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 30th 2011 7:30PM
Ron MooreCan Ron Moore revive the TV western?

Moore, who has become a cult figure thanks to his work re-imagining 'Battlestar Galactica,' has sold a western pitch to ABC.

According Deadline, 'Hangtown' is described as a western procedural. The show is set in the early 1900s and centers on three characters: a marshal who solves crimes by instinct, a doctor who explores forensics to solve mysteries and a young female writer who is trying to sell dime novels about crime.

The pitch for 'Hangtown' sees the three characters coming together each week to solve a crime. The marshal's detective skills, the doctor's science and the young woman's desire to write good crime story all come into play.

Last year, Moore was said to be working on a 'Wild Wild West' reboot for CBS. NBC produced Moore's '17th Precinct' pilot that featured many 'BSG' actors, but never ordered it to series.

In other development news ...

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Spike TV Picks Up Coal Miner Reality Show

by Jean Bentley, posted Oct 14th 2010 4:00PM
Chilean Miner Raul Bustos Being RescuedWell, that didn't take long. Less than a day after the last of the 33 Chilean miners was lifted to safety after being trapped underground for two months, the inevitable coal miner cash-in has already started.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spike TV is picking up a show about the dangerous world of coal mining from Thom Beers and the team of producers behind the Discovery Channel hit 'Deadliest Catch.' The series, called 'Coal,' follows the owners and miners of Westchester, W.Va.'s Cobalt Mine and will begin its 10-episode run in April 2011.

Although the announcement is suspiciously timely, Spike original programming VP Sharon Levy insists the series has been in the works for more than a year. "It didn't take a tragedy, and then a miracle, to get us excited about this," Levy said. "Obviously, we're humongous fans of the kind of shows Thom does that celebrate the everyday man. He said, 'We're working on this project called "Coal,"' and we said we'd take it."

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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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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 TV + Dunkin Donuts = a really weird commercial

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 5th 2009 7:07PM
This is how effective this commercial is: I have no idea who Barry Switzer is (Joel tells me he's a coach that won several big games) but I still laugh every time I see it. It's a joint ad from Spike TV and Dunkin Donuts. Switzer is a crazy old man who jumps out from behind a tree and talks to two guys about taking care of footballs like a baby. Not sure if it sells Dunkin Donuts at all but it makes me remember Spike TV.

[via Adfreak]

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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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