Hulk Hogan Joins TNA Wrestling

October 27th, 2009 by SPIKE Press

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HULK HOGAN JOINS TNA WRESTLING

Legendary Wrestler and Pop Culture Icon Returns To The Ring With
Fast-Rising Wrestling Organization

NEW YORK, NY, October 27, 2009 – “Hulkamania” is back! The biggest name in professional wrestling history, Hulk Hogan, is joining TNA Wrestling, the fast-rising wrestling organization and home to one of cable television’s highest rated shows for young men, TNA iMPACT!.  The announcement was made today by TNA Wrestling in conjunction with Spike TV at a press conference held in New York City.


Hogan’s specific role in TNA will be announced in the near future.
 
“Hulk Hogan is one of the world’s top pop culture icons and the biggest superstar in the history of professional wrestling. We are truly excited to welcome him into the TNA family,” said Dixie Carter, President of TNA Wrestling.  “Our goal is to become the biggest professional wrestling company in the world.  Hulk defines professional wrestling and we look forward to partnering with him in a variety of ways as we continue to grow TNA worldwide.”
 
The deal was negotiated between TNA and Hogan’s business partner Eric Bischoff of Bischoff Hervey Entertainment Television.  BHE TV will be working with TNA to develop new programming extensions of the TNA brand.
 
“I’m thrilled to be jumping back into the world of professional wrestling,” said Hogan.  “My fans have been asking me to return to the business for many years on a full time basis, but the timing or the opportunity has never been right until now.  TNA Wrestling is a great company with an already excellent fan base and business.  I firmly believe now is the time for TNA to jump to the next level in their development and I’m here to help make that a reality.”
 
“Hulk Hogan adds yet another level of star power that positions TNA iMPACT as Spike TV’s version of ‘Must-See TV’ on Thursday nights,” said Kevin Kay, president of Spike.
 
Hogan most recently penned an autobiography with Mark Dagostino, “My Life Outside The Ring” with St. Martin’s Press.

About Hulk Hogan

HULK HOGAN (Terry Bollea) is one of the most sought-after, instantly recognizable celebrities in the world.  He is a twelve-time professional world wrestling champion – six titles with WWE and six with WCW — and the winner of the Royal Rumble in 1990 and 1991. He has appeared in several movies, including “Rocky III,” was the co-host for NBC’s “American Gladiators,” and is the executive producer, judge, and host of “Hulk Hogan’s Championship Wrestling” on CMT.  Hogan is a frequent guest on every major talk show, such as “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Larry King Live,” “The Tonight Show,” “Live with Regis & Kelly,” “The Today Show,”and “The View.”

About TNA Wrestling

“Cross The Line” to TNA Wrestling. TNA Wrestling is the most innovative experience in professional wrestling today.  Join the TNA World Heavyweight Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Sting, Mick Foley, “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe, “The Boss” Bobby Lashley, “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan, the lovely and lethal TNA Knockouts and the no-limits X-Division inside the six-sided ring of “TNA iMPACT!” every Thursday night (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on Spike TV.

TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Nashville, TN.

About Spike TV

Spike TV is available in 98 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is Spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Media Contacts

Stephen Godfrey        TNA Wrestling          615.244.5557                sgodfrey@tnawrestling.com  
David Schwarz            Spike TV                 212.767.8639                david.schwarz@mtvstaff.com
Jaime Cassavechia     BHE                        212.333.7728 x.108       jaimec@susanblondinc.com
Matt Schlosberg         HighWater Group      212.338.0077 x.1021     matt@highwatergroup.com

 

Notorious Daredevil Returns In Spike TV’s “Super Dave’s Spike-Tacular”

October 26th, 2009 by

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NOTORIOUS DAREDEVIL RETURNS IN SPIKE TV’S
“SUPER DAVE’S SPIKE-TACULAR”
 

Bob Einstein As “Super Dave Osborne” In Four-Part Special Event Series Premieres November 14 At 11 PM ET/PT

Superdave.spike.com Features Clips Highlighting Super Dave’s Greatest Feats, Jokes Of The Day And “Spiketacular” Celebrity Cameos

NEW YORK, NY, October 26, 2009 – Super Dave Osborne, self-described as the greatest daredevil superstar entertainer of all time, makes his triumphant television return in Spike TV’s “Super Dave’s Spike-Tacular” premiering Saturday, November 14 at 11 p.m.  The half-hour, four-week special event will air Tuesdays at 9 p.m., beginning on November 17 and stars Emmy® award-winner, Bob Einstein, as Super Dave, as he prepares for a weekly death-defying stunt.

 “I was a little hesitant about coming back and risking my life each week, but the only other offer I had was ‘Super & Kate Plus 8,’” said Einstein.

Each week, Super Dave will tackle a terrifying stunt that puts his life on the line and pushes him to the limits.  The stunts include attempting to break the NASCAR speed record on a track loaded with explosives, breaking the speed record in the Guinness Book of World Records for a hybrid vehicle, challenging the world’s six greatest paintball players and stepping into the Octagon with former UFC light heavyweight champion, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.  Plus, Super Dave will be visited by several surprise guest-stars throughout the season including Larry David, Sugar Ray Leonard, Jose Canseco, among others. 

On the Superdave.spike.com Web site, fans will be able to check-out clips from the show highlighting Super Dave’s greatest feats, his weekly joke of the day, as well as the “Spiketacular” celebrity cameos. 
Einstein’s “Super Dave” series originally ran on Showtime for five years.  He spun off the character into the series,” “Super Dave’s Vegas Spectacular” and “Super Dave’s All Stars” as well as the animated series, “Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire.”  He also starred in the feature film “The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave.”

In addition to ongoing appearances as “Super Dave” on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Einstein’s television and film credits include his role as “Marty Funkhouser” on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Agent Caldwell” in the feature film “Oceans Thirteen,” appearances on “Arrested Development.”  He also voiced a character for Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers.”

Written and executive produced by Einstein with Lee Kernis of Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Alan Blye, the producer of the original Showtime series, also serving as executive producers.

Spike TV is available in 97.7 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Press Contacts:       Jenni Runyan                Spike TV                 310-407-4771
                             Shana Tepper               Spike TV                 212-767-4275

 

Johnny Depp Presents “Scream Rock Immortal” To Keith Richards At Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009″

October 20th, 2009 by SPIKE Press

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JOHNNY DEPP PRESENTS “SCREAM ROCK IMMORTAL” TO
KEITH RICHARDS AT SPIKE TV’S “SCREAM 2009”

Taylor Lautner Wins Breakout Performance Award
And Debuts World Premiere Footage Of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”

Franchise Reboot Of “Star Trek” Tops The Competition With Six Honors With Original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, On Hand

“SCREAM 2009” Premieres Tuesday, October 27 At 10 PM, ET/PT On Spike TV

Los Angeles, CA, Tuesday, October 20, 2009 – Two vampire sagas thrived at night at “SCREAM 2009,” the first and only event honoring the best in fantasy, sci-fi, comics and horror.  “Twilight” sunk its teeth into four trophies, including best Fantasy Movie, with Breakout Performance winner Taylor Lautner on hand to unveil world premiere footage from the forthcoming “Twilight Saga: New Moon.”  Not to be outdone, HBO smash hit “True Blood” garnered four awards, with series creator Alan Ball and cast members Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Sam Trammell and Rutina Wesley in attendance to accept their honors.  The star-studded event was held at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and premieres on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 PM – Midnight, ET/PT).

One of the night’s highlights featured an on stage legend meeting an on screen icon, as Keith Richards was presented the SCREAM Rock Immortal award by Johnny Depp at Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009.”  The living legend, Rolling Stones guitarist and songwriter was greeted by a standing ovation before receiving his introduction to immortality from Depp, who famously patterned his Academy Award-nominated turn as Captain Jack Sparrow in “The Pirates of the Caribbean” movie trilogy after Richards.   

Also on hand was Megan Fox, star of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” which captured five awards, including one for Fox’s female lead performance.  She accepted the award and reaffirmed her dedication to the franchise’s continued success.

Legendary creator of some of the most famous comic book franchises in history, including Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men, Stan Lee left the audience with mouths agape as the 86-year-old visionary arrived on stage via a giant spider to accept the Comic-Con Icon award from Peter Parker himself, Tobey Maguire.

A franchise that is certain to live long and prosper, the JJ Abrams reboot of “Star Trek” led the way with six honors, including the night’s most prestigious, The Ultimate Scream, accepted by the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner.

The cast of the “Big Bang Theory” introduced a tribute to one of the decade’s most influential science fiction series, “Battlestar Galactica.”  A moving cast reunion for a farewell tribute took place, featuring Edward James Olmos, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, James Callis, Kate Vernon, Katee Sackhoff, Michael Trucco, Tahmoh Penikett and executive producer David Eick.  Olmos led the crowd in a rousing rendition of “So Say We All” after thanking the passionate “Battlestar Galactica” fanbase for its support over the years.

Spike TV also debuted world premiere and exclusive never-before-seen footage from highly anticipated theatrical releases, including the upcoming Martin Scorsese directed “Shutter Island,” which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland” starring Johnny Depp, and the upcoming “Star Trek” sequel.  Also presented was an extensive preview of the forthcoming ABC series, “V.”

The fourth annual “SCREAM” event featured appearances by the industry’s biggest stars including Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth, Jennifer Carpenter, Eliza Dushku, Harrison Ford, Megan Fox, Morgan Freeman, Jackie Earle Haley, Hugh Jackman, Justin Long, Sam Raimi, John C. Reilly, Christina Ricci, Eli Roth, Liv Tyler and Elijah Wood, among many others.

“For one night only, The Greek Theatre became ‘The Geek Theatre’ as thousands of ravenous fans came together to celebrate their heroes and the films, TV shows and comics they love,” said “SCREAM 2009” co-executive producer Michael Levitt.

For a complete list of winners and to view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of this year’s “SCREAM,” visit scream.spike.com.

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009” are Taco Bell, Subaru, Geico and FreeCreditReport.com.
 
Casey Patterson, Michael Levitt and Cindy Levitt served as executive producers for “SCREAM 2009.”  Greg Sills was supervising producer, Gary Tellalian and Austin Reading were producers and Hamish Hamilton directed.
 
Spike TV is available in 98 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Press Contacts: 
 
Shana Tepper           Spike TV                  212/767-4275          shana.tepper@spiketv.com
Aileen Budow            Spike TV                  212/767-3952          aileen.budow@spiketv.com

 

Spike TV To Shine A Light On Rock Legend Keith Richards

October 15th, 2009 by SPIKE Press

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SPIKE TV TO SHINE A LIGHT ON ROCK LEGEND KEITH RICHARDS

Iconic Rolling Stone Guitarist To Receive The Rock Immortal Award At “SCREAM 2009”
 
Harrison Ford, Kate Bosworth, Morgan Freeman And Christina Ricci Added To Talent Roster
 
“Uprising” By Global Superstars Muse Named Official Theme Song Of “SCREAM 2009”

The Two-Hour Event To Air In More Than 100 Countries Worldwide
Premiering On Spike TV Tuesday, October 27 At 10 PM
 

New York, NY, October 15, 2009 – Spike TV will honor the legendary rock icon Keith Richards with the “SCREAM 2009” Rock Immortal Award, it was announced today by Casey Patterson, svp, talent development and event production, Spike TV.  The show tapes on Saturday, October 17 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA and will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).  The two-hour event will air in more than 100 countries worldwide.

“Keith Richards is part rock god, part superhero and nobody had rocked as hard and lived to tell about it,” said Patterson.  “As his friend Johnny Depp once pointed out, Keith Richards was a beloved and feared pirate long before he ever played the part in any movie.”

Spike TV will pay homage to the single coolest guitar legend on the planet with a SCREAM-worthy tribute from some of Richards’ most die-hard fans.  Richards, who in 2007 won “SCREAM’s” Best Cameo Award for his role in “Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End,” is unstoppable and he continues to successfully fight to keep the nervy, rebellious and wildly defiant spirit of Rock & Roll alive and well.

“Uprising” from Muse’s critically acclaimed worldwide hit album “The Resistance,” has been named the official theme song for “SCREAM 2009.” 

The talent roster continues to grow for this year’s SCREAM.   Harrison Ford, Kate Bosworth, Morgan Freeman and Christina Ricci have been added to the all-star line-up which includes the previously announced, fan favorites Taylor Lautner, the cast and creators of “True Blood” and Battlestar Galactica,” Tobey Maguire, Stan Lee, Hugh Jackman, Quentin Tarantino, Jennifer Carpenter, Eliza Dushku, Jackie Earle Haley, Jaime King, Sam Raimi, Eli Roth, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Elijah Wood, Stan Lee, “The Big Bang Theory” cast including Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, cast members from “The Vampire Diaries” including Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, stars of the upcoming “Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant” featuring Josh Hutcherson, Chris Massoglia and John C. Reilly, “Drag Me To Hell” cast members Reggie Lee, David Paymer, Dileep Rao and Lorna Raver.  Additional guest appearances will be announced shortly.
 
Spike TV is available in 98 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Press Contacts: 
 
Shana Tepper             Spike TV          917.952.4106              shana.tepper@spiketv.com
Aileen Budow              Spike TV          917.842.9653              aileen.budow@spiketv.com

Stars Illuminate The Greek Theatre For Spike TV’s “Scream 2009″

October 12th, 2009 by

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STARS ILLUMINATE THE GREEK THEATRE FOR SPIKE TV’S “SCREAM 2009”
PREMIERING ON OCTOBER 27 AT 10 PM ET/PT

JJ Abrams To Present Never-Before-Seen Footage From “Star Trek”

“SCREAM 2009” To Reveal Exclusive Content From The Upcoming Thriller “Shutter Island”
And The New Television Series “V”

Taylor Lautner To Unveil World Premiere Footage From “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”

Quentin Tarantino To Honor Horror Legend George Romero

Appearances By Tobey Maguire, Megan Fox, Hugh Jackman, Liv Tyler, Jennifer Carpenter,
Eliza Dushku, Jackie Earle Haley, David Paymer, Sam Raimi, John C. Reilly, Eli Roth,
“The Big Bang Theory” Cast, Elijah Wood, “Vampire Diaries” Nina Dobrev,
 Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley And Many More

New York, NY, October 12, 2009 – The stars are aligned for Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009!”  The 4th annual event commemorating all things sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic book will feature the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors, creators, and icons who have influenced and shaped these genres.  “SCREAM 2009” will also feature World Premieres from some of the most anticipated theatrical and television releases.   The show tapes on Saturday, October 17 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA and will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).

 Continuing its tradition of presenting World Premiere footage, “SCREAM 2009” will feature “Twilight” star Taylor Lautner as he unveils exclusive footage from “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.”  “Star Trek” director JJ Abrams will also be on hand to present never-before-seen content from the upcoming “Star Trek” DVD release.  “SCREAM 2009” will debut exclusive content from Martin Scorcese’s upcoming thriller “Shutter Island” starring Leonardo DiCaprio.  SCREAM 2009 will also show a sneak peek of the highly-anticipated new television series “V.”

As previously announced, “SCREAM 2009” will honor the godfather of the modern horror film, George Romero with this year’s Scream Mastermind Award.  Quentin Tarantino has been tapped to present Romero with this prestigious honor.  In addition, the cast of “The Big Bang Theory” including Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galcecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar and Jim Parsons will be on hand to present the “Battlestar Galactica” cast reunion farewell tribute. 

Fan favorites added to this year’s star-studded talent roster include Megan Fox, Tobey Maguire, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Carpenter, Eliza Dushku, Jackie Earle Haley, Jaime King, Sam Raimi, Eli Roth, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Elijah Wood, cast members from “The Vampire Diaries” including Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, stars of the upcoming “Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant” featuring Josh Hutcherson, Chris Massoglia and John C. Reilly, “Drag Me To Hell” cast members Reggie Lee, David Paymer, Dileep Rao and Lorna Raver, along with previously announced talent featuring Stan Lee and the cast and creators of “Battlestar Gallactica” and “True Blood.”  Additional guest appearances will be announced shortly.    

J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi action-adventure “Star Trek” tops the “SCREAM 2009” list with 17 nominations including the categories of The Ultimate Scream, Best Science Fiction Movie, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Holy Sh*t Scene-of-the-Year and a nod in the all-new Fight-Scene-of-the-Year category.  Comic book-inspired blockbusters “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “Watchmen” each nabbed 13 nominations, big screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s best selling novel “Twilight” received 10 nominations, while HBO’s vampire-themed television series “True Blood” garnered nine nominations.  Fans can log onto scream.spike.com until Saturday, October 17 to vote for their favorites.
 
The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009” are Taco Bell, Subaru, Geico and Free Credit Report.com.
 
Casey Patterson, Michael Levitt and Cindy Levitt serve as executive producers for “SCREAM 2009.”  Greg Sills is supervising producer, Gary Tellalian and Austin Reading are producers and Hamish Hamilton will direct.
 
Spike TV is available in 98 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Press Contacts: 
 
Shana Tepper           Spike TV                  212/767-4275          shana.tepper@spiketv.com
Aileen Budow            Spike TV                  212/767-3952          aileen.budow@spiketv.com

 

Stars Illuminate The Greek Theatre For Spike TV’s “Scream 2009″

October 12th, 2009 by SPIKE Press

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STARS ILLUMINATE THE GREEK THEATRE FOR SPIKE TV’S “SCREAM 2009”
PREMIERING ON OCTOBER 27 AT 10 PM ET/PT

Never-Before-Seen Content From “Star Trek” To Be Featured

“SCREAM 2009” To Reveal An Exclusive Preview From The Upcoming Martin Scorsese Thriller “Shutter Island,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio

Taylor Lautner To Unveil World Premiere Footage From “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”

Quentin Tarantino To Honor Horror Legend George Romero

Appearances By Tobey Maguire, Megan Fox, Hugh Jackman, Liv Tyler, Jennifer Carpenter,
Eliza Dushku, Jackie Earle Haley, David Paymer, Sam Raimi, John C. Reilly, Eli Roth,
“The Big Bang Theory” Cast, Elijah Wood, “Vampire Diaries” Nina Dobrev,
 Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley And Many More

New York, NY, October 12, 2009 – The stars are aligned for Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009!”  The 4th annual event commemorating all things sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic book will feature the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors, creators, and icons who have influenced and shaped these genres.  “SCREAM 2009” will also feature World Premieres from some of the most anticipated theatrical and television releases.   The show tapes on Saturday, October 17 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA and will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT). 
 
Continuing its tradition of presenting World Premiere footage, “SCREAM 2009” will feature “Twilight” star Taylor Lautner as he unveils exclusive footage from “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.”  The show will also feature never-before-seen content from the upcoming “Star Trek” DVD release.  “SCREAM 2009” will debut exclusive content from Martin Scorsese’s upcoming thriller “Shutter Island” starring Leonardo DiCaprio.  “SCREAM 2009” will also show a sneak peek of the highly-anticipated new television series “V” with Elizabeth Mitchell.

As previously announced, “SCREAM 2009” will honor the godfather of the modern horror film, George Romero with this year’s Scream Mastermind Award.  Quentin Tarantino has been tapped to present Romero with this prestigious honor.  In addition, the cast of “The Big Bang Theory” including Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar will be on hand to present the “Battlestar Galactica” cast reunion farewell tribute. 

Fan favorites added to this year’s star-studded talent roster include Megan Fox, Tobey Maguire, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Carpenter, Eliza Dushku, Jackie Earle Haley, Jaime King, Sam Raimi, Eli Roth, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Elijah Wood, cast members from “The Vampire Diaries” including Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, stars of the upcoming “Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant” featuring Josh Hutcherson, Chris Massoglia and John C. Reilly, “Drag Me To Hell” cast members Reggie Lee, David Paymer, Dileep Rao and Lorna Raver, along with previously announced talent featuring Stan Lee and the cast and creators of “Battlestar Galactica” and “True Blood.”  Additional guest appearances will be announced shortly.    

JJ Abrams’ sci-fi action-adventure “Star Trek” tops the “SCREAM 2009” list with 17 nominations including the categories of The Ultimate Scream, Best Science Fiction Movie, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Holy Sh*t Scene-of-the-Year and a nod in the all-new Fight-Scene-of-the-Year category.  Comic book-inspired blockbusters “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “Watchmen” each nabbed 13 nominations, big screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s best selling novel “Twilight” received 10 nominations, while HBO’s vampire-themed television series “True Blood” garnered nine nominations.  Fans can log onto scream.spike.com until Saturday, October 17 to vote for their favorites.
 
The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009” are Taco Bell, Subaru, Geico and Free Credit Report.com.
 
Casey Patterson, Michael Levitt and Cindy Levitt serve as executive producers for “SCREAM 2009.”  Greg Sills is supervising producer, Gary Tellalian and Austin Reading are producers and Hamish Hamilton will direct.
 
Spike TV is available in 98 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Press Contacts: 
 
Shana Tepper           Spike TV                  212/767-4275          shana.tepper@spiketv.com
Aileen Budow            Spike TV                  212/767-3952          aileen.budow@spiketv.com

 

Spike TV And TNA Wrestling To Present Special Programming In October

October 7th, 2009 by SPIKE Press

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SPIKE TV AND TNA WRESTLING TO PRESENT
SPECIAL PROGRAMMING IN OCTOBER

“Global Impact 2” Premiere Thursday, October 8 at 11:00 PM, ET/PT

“Super iMPACT!” Premieres Thursday, October 15 Starting At 9:00 PM, ET/PT

New York, NY, October 6, 2009 – Spike TV goes to the mat with Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling with two special programming events in October.

On Thursday, October 8 at 11:00 PM, ET/PT, immediately following the regular weekly telecast of TNA “iMPACT!,” Spike will present “Global Impact 2,” a one-hour special featuring an international showdown between TNA Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling from the world-famous Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. 

“Global Impact 2” matchups include “Main Event Mafia Vs. New Japan Main Event” featuring Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash, Mashahiro Chono and Riki Choshu vs. Giant Bernard, Takashi Iizuka, Tomohiro Ishii and Karl Anderson; “IWGP Tag Team Championship Match” with Team 3D going up against Togi Makabe and Toru Yano and “IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Title Match” featuring the Motor City Machineguns vs. Yujiro and Tetsuya Naito.

The following week, on Thursday, October 15, Spike will present a three-hour (9:00 PM – Midnight, ET/PT) super-sized installment of “iMPACT!” as the superstars of TNA make their final preparations before TNA’s “Bound For Glory” pay-per-view event taking place that weekend.  

The main event on Spike that evening will feature two of the biggest stars in TNA, as “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles wrestles for the first time since becoming TNA World Champion in a Grudge Match against the leader of the Main Event Mafia, Kurt Angle. Also, “The Boss” Bobby Lashley takes on “The War Machine” Rhino in a Stretcher Match.  “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan takes on Booker T. from the Main Event Mafia.  “Super iMPACT!” will also give wrestling fans a behind-the-scenes look at some of the biggest stars in TNA as a preview of the AJ-Sting, Mick Foley-Abyss, Lashley-Samoa Joe and Matt Morgan-Kurt Angle matches at “Bound For Glory.” Viewers will see the warriors away from the ring, training, with family, with unprecedented access.

“Cross The Line” to TNA Wrestling.  TNA Wrestling is the most innovative experience in professional wrestling today.  Join TNA World Heavyweight Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, “The Boss” Bobby Lashley, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, “The Icon” Sting, Mick Foley, the lovely and lethal TNA Knockouts and the no-limits X-Division inside the six-sided ring of “TNA iMPACT!” every Thursday night (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) only on Spike TV.

TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.
Spike TV is available in 98 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Press Contacts:
Debra Fazio-Rutt    Spike TV (NY)     212-767-8649          debra.fazio@spiketv.com
Steven Godfrey        TNA (Nashville)    615-244-5557        sgodfrey@tnawrestling.com

 

Vampires, Vulcans And Villans Descend Upon The Greek Theatre

October 5th, 2009 by SPIKE Press

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VAMPIRES, VULCANS AND VILLAINS DESCEND UPON THE GREEK THEATRE
FOR SPIKE TV’S 4TH ANNUAL “SCREAM”

Tobey Maguire Presents Tribute To Comic-Con Icon Award Recipient
And Comic Book Marvel Stan Lee

“SCREAM” Will Celebrate The Year Of The Vampire And The Phenomenal Popularity
From The Highly-Anticipated “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” With Cast
And World Premiere Footage


“True Blood” Cast And Creators Alan Ball, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgård, Sam Trammell And More Will Also Be On Hand

“Battlestar Galactica” Cast Reunites For Final Farewell And A Special Tribute To Horror Legend George Romero

Two-Hour Extravaganza Premieres Tuesday, October 27 At 10 PM, ET/PT
 

New York, NY, October 5, 2009 – As twilight descends upon The Greek Theatre, Spike TV presents “SCREAM 2009,” an evening where galaxies collide and genres unite for the ultimate celebration of all things sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic book.  The 4th annual “SCREAM” is the first and only global event of its kind to honor and celebrate the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped these genres.   “SCREAM 2009” will tape on Saturday, October 17 in Los Angeles, CA.  The two-hour extravaganza will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT). 
  
Spike TV is proud to partner once again with Comic-Con International, the biggest comic book and pop culture convention in the world, to present real-life super hero Stan Lee with the Comic-Con Icon Award at “SCREAM 2009.”  Lee is the creator of such legendary super-heroes as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man and The Hulk.  “Spider-Man’s” Tobey Maguire will lead the tribute to one of the most beloved and influential comic book legends of all time.
 
“SCREAM 2009” will also honor the godfather of the modern horror film, George Romero with this year’s Scream Mastermind Award.  This award is presented to a filmmaker whose unique vision of horror, science fiction and/or fantasy is both critically-acclaimed and culturally significant.   Romero, best known for his gruesome and satirical zombie masterpiece “Night Of The Living Dead” and its sequel “Dawn Of The Dead,” as well as the cult classic, “Creepshow,” will receive the honor previously presented to cinematic luminaries Wes Craven, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.

“SCREAM 2009″ will celebrate the year of the vampire and the phenomenal popularity from the highly-anticipated “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” with cast and world premiere footage. In addition, fans will be treated to appearances from the cast and creators of “True Blood” including Alan Ball, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgård, Sam Trammell, among others.  The celebration continues with a “Battlestar Galactica” cast reunion for a farewell tribute featuring Edward James Olmos, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, James Callis, Kate Vernon, Katee Sackhoff, Michael Trucco Tahmoh Penikett and executive producer David Eick.

 ”SCREAM 2009″ will present awards in 16 different categories.  J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi action-adventure “Star Trek” tops the “SCREAM 2009″ list with 17 nominations including the categories of The Ultimate Scream, Best Science Fiction Movie, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Holy Sh*t Scene-of-the-Year and a nod in the all-new Fight Scene-of-the-Year category.  Comic book-inspired blockbusters “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “Watchmen” each nabbed 13 nominations, big screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s best selling novel ”Twilight” received 10 nominations, while HBO’s vampire-themed television series “True Blood” garnered nine nominations.  Fans can log onto scream.spike.com until Saturday, October 17 to vote for their favorites.
 
The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009” are Taco Bell, Subaru, Geico and Free Credit Report.com.
 
Casey Patterson, Michael Levitt and Cindy Levitt serve as executive producers for “SCREAM 2009.”  Greg Sills is supervising producer, Gary Tellalian and Austin Reading are producers and Hamish Hamilton will direct.
 
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