Screen Junkies » Spike TV http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:30:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Lip-Sync Battle’ To Be A Stand-Alone Show on Spike TV http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/jimmy-fallons-lip-sync-battle-to-be-a-stand-alone-show-on-spike-tv/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/jimmy-fallons-lip-sync-battle-to-be-a-stand-alone-show-on-spike-tv/#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:46:31 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=267618 It will be produced by Fallon, John Krasinski, and Stephen Merchant.

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Jimmy Fallon has made a name for himself with a number of recurring skits, exclusive to his show. But soon, perhaps his most famous musical bit the Lip Sync Battle will be heading over to Spike TV. It’s unclear if the show will feature celebrities, laypeople, or both, but it’s likely that no matter what, it will erode some of the charm of Fallon’s version, should he decide to continue it.

A host hasn’t been announced yet, but a premiere date has. April 2, 2015. So if you thought this was some sort of HILARIOUS April Fool’s joke, you’re a day off. This couldn’t be more real. Ever.

Here’s Stephen Merchant taking a brea from being the world’s worst person on Hello Ladies to do some fake singing:

 

 

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Sir Ben Kingsley Will Play King Tut…On SpikeTV? http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/sir-ben-kingsley-will-play-king-tut-on-spiketv/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/sir-ben-kingsley-will-play-king-tut-on-spiketv/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:36:42 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=263042 Can he live up to the rich cinematic history of SpikeTV?

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When one thinks of all the facets of the current television landscape that could use a presence like Sir Ben Kingsley‘s, a miniseries on SpikeTV doesn’t exactly fly to the top of the list. Which may very well be why the network has recruited him to star in a historical miniseries about King Tut.

All their older peers are getting acclaim for their programming, and Spike TV is stuck with Bar Rescue and some show about extreme ninja’s climbing walls or something.

Kingsley won’t play King Tutankhamun, but rather his adviser, Ay. Huh. Ok. I’ll be hitting up Wikipedia after this.

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Spike TV Offering $10MM To Anyone Who Can Prove The Existence Of Bigfoot http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/spike-tv-offering-10mm-to-anyone-who-can-prove-the-existence-of-bigfoot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/spike-tv-offering-10mm-to-anyone-who-can-prove-the-existence-of-bigfoot/#comments Thu, 25 Oct 2012 23:35:13 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=251708 I'm pretty sure bigfoot is Spike TV's target audience.

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Lest you think that Spike TV was offering this bounty in the name of science, they’ve decided to turn this charade into a show. And with that, 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty was born, conventional use of the dollar sign be damned.

Ten episodes of the documentary/game show/idiot orgy have been ordered, and the stars of the show will run from zoologists to cryptozoologists to certified bigfoot hunters who, well, hunt bigfoot will flood into your living room whether you want them to or not.

I hope someone does prove bigfoot exists, if only so Spike TV has $10 million less to make asinine crap for mouthbreathing male audiences.

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Spike TV’s Animated Charlie Sheen Special Ends The Internet http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/spike-tvs-animated-charlie-sheen-special-ends-the-internet/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/spike-tvs-animated-charlie-sheen-special-ends-the-internet/#comments Fri, 04 Mar 2011 19:24:41 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=98447 Spike TV has partnered with Taiwanese company NMA to bring us a 30 minute special featuring CGI Charlie Sheen scenes (or "scheens" to use the abbreviation).

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Those amusing Taiwanese CGI recaps of famous American news scandals that are so popular (dare I say, viral) on the internet have made their way to American TV before, specifically on Conan O’Brien’s short lived run hosting “The Tonight Show,” but next week they’ll take center stage in a Spike TV half hour special commemorating Charlie Sheen’s meteoric descent to tiger blood fueled infamy. “Charlie Sheen’s Winningest Moments” premieres on Spike Wednesday, March 9 at 10:30 p.m. and is a joint production between the cable outfit and the Taiwanese company NMA, which the network has signed to a five year deal to produce content.

“Segments on the special include: scenes where Sheen wrecks a hotel room and loses a $150,000 watch; Sheen rents a mansion and fills it with porn stars who live as one big happy family; Sheen doing the drug “Charlie Sheen;” Sheen auditions his Two and a Half Men replacement.”

Wow. This special seems like a cash/attention grab for Spike, who are basically just acquiring and re-appropriating viral videos surrounding a popular gossip item and throwing them up as a special. However, “Web Soup,”"Tosh.0,” and “The Soup” do the same thing on a weekly basis and no one bats an eyelash, so why would this be any different? I guess it’s not, although it does seems like your dad finding your Radiohead bootlegs and secretly burning them to distribute around the office. It’s not cool if you know about it, dad! Only time will tell how embarrassing this will be for all parties involved. (EW)

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Spike TV Wants To Film People Losing Their Cars http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/spike-tv-wants-to-film-people-losing-their-cars/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/spike-tv-wants-to-film-people-losing-their-cars/#comments Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:16:33 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=23551 "Repo Games" allows contestants to keep their about-to-be-repossessed cars if they can answer three out of five questions correctly.

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Most game shows give you prizes. A few twisted takes on the concept will take things from you. “Repo Games” splits the difference, allowing you to keep something you don’t deserve to have. Confused? Don’t be. It will be on Spike TV, which means “Don’t worry. Failing head trauma, you’ll get it.” The show has been ordered, so expect to be inflicted with it this summer or fall.

“Repo Games” allows contestants to keep their about-to-be-repossessed cars if they can answer three out of five questions correctly. No word yet on whether one of the questions is, “Why are you so financially irresponsible?” It’s hard to imagine a show this sad becoming appointment television for anyone, but Spike TV has made a business model undermining the expectations of decent, intelligent Americans, so sleeper-hit status is not beyond the realm of possibility.

“Repo Games” is brought to us from the producers of “Jersey Shore,” so expect the telecast to be intermittently peppered with musings on the works of Virgil and keen observations on the evolution of gender dynamics in the face of social media. (EW)

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‘Deadliest Warrior’ Movie Finds Writers, Forces Them To Battle http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/deadliest-warrior-movie-finds-writers-forces-them-to-battle/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/deadliest-warrior-movie-finds-writers-forces-them-to-battle/#comments Fri, 21 Jan 2011 02:31:06 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=21223 Of course, the most important part of the film will be blood gushing sound effects every six minutes, but I suppose plot and dialogue can't hurt.

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The Deadliest Warrior, the Spike TV show which is being adapted to the big screen by director Shawn Levy (Night At The Museum) has found its writers. Of course, the most important part of the film will be blood gushing sound effects every six minutes, but I suppose plot and dialogue can’t hurt.

Newbie writers Patrick McKay and John D. Payne, the latter of whom has the perfect name for this assignment, will pen the script for Deadliest Warrior. The series is a reality-history-edutainment-lots-of-fighting show that simulates battles between history’s most renowned warriors, from samurais to KGB agents to super pissed off soccer moms, to see who would most likely win in a skirmish.

We don’t know what the story will be, but I’m guessing the central dramatic conflict is something like: “ninjas think swords are awesome, but aliens love rayguns, so they totally fight and it’s awesome.” I’ll go see that. (Deadline)

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Women Of ‘Entourage’ Rock The Mic With Gary Busey http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/women-of-entourage-rock-the-mic-with-gary-busey/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/women-of-entourage-rock-the-mic-with-gary-busey/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 23:22:21 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=7625 Spike TV got Gary Busey together with some hottish chicks to drop some science on the mic appliance in order to promote their syndication of "Entourage." The concept behind the music video promo is creative. Actresses and porn stars who have appeared naked on the show complain about stripping off and having to put their mouths on the cast.

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Spike TV got Gary Busey together with some hottish chicks to drop some science on the mic appliance in order to promote their syndication of “Entourage.” The concept behind the music video promo is creative. Actresses and porn stars who have appeared naked on the show complain about stripping off and having to put their mouths on the cast. They worked hard for those roles, and they want their close-up (though if you’re in a scene where you have furry-sex with Kevin Dillon, why would you want to be recognized on the street?).

Then Busey shows up because nothing puts asses in office chairs more than these three words: GARY. BUSEY. RAPPING. This thinking will ultimately backfire. Spike knows guys only watch the show for the hot, naked women. So, be sure to check out the episodes nudity-free on Spike. Also, these girls aren’t helping their case. Awkward, white-rapping on television is far more embarrassing than showing your tits on television. (via Warming Glow)

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Shawn Levy Bringing ‘Deadliest Warrior’ To The Big Screen http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shawn-levy-bringing-deadliest-warrior-to-the-big-screen/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shawn-levy-bringing-deadliest-warrior-to-the-big-screen/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Shawn Levy has just brought LARPing to a whole 'nother level. Paramount has announced that the Night At The Museum director will bring an adaptation of Spike TV's "Deadliest Warrior" to the big screen. The format of the show pits fighters throughout history against one another in a hypothetical battle to the death. Experts then gather information to determine who would be the likely victor. The plotline for the film is being kept under wraps for the moment, so sadly we won't learn what circumstances will bring an Apache and a Spetsnaz into the arena together at this time. Our condolences to the directors who missed out on this project. Peter Berg must be beside himself. (Cinema Blend)

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Shawn Levy has just brought LARPing to a whole ‘nother level. Paramount has announced that the Night At The Museum director will bring an adaptation of Spike TV‘s "Deadliest Warrior" to the big screen. The format of the show pits fighters throughout history against one another in a hypothetical battle to the death. Experts then gather information to determine who would be the likely victor. The plotline for the film is being kept under wraps for the moment, so sadly we won’t learn what circumstances will bring an Apache and a Spetsnaz into the arena together at this time.

Our condolences to the directors who missed out on this project. Peter Berg must be beside himself. (Cinema Blend)

 

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Sandra Bullock Makes Surprise Appearance At Spike TV’s Guy’s Choice Awards http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sandra-bullock-makes-surprise-appearance-at-spike-tvs-guys-choice-awards/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sandra-bullock-makes-surprise-appearance-at-spike-tvs-guys-choice-awards/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "Kali ma... Kali ma... Kali ma, shakthi deh!"Sandra Bullock's trophy case is growing decreasingly impressive. The Oscar-winner is slated to receive the MTV Generation Award at tonight's Movie Awards, and picked up a "Troops Choice Entertainer Of the Year Award" at Spike TV Guy's Choice Awards last night."Let's be honest here, just for a moment. We're all going to be honest, right?" Bullock quipped. "Did I win this for being entertainer of the year, or did I win this because of the spectacular I.E.D. explosion that became my personal life?" This drew a hearty laugh for Sgt. First Class Santiago. And then a low, nervous laugh as his fingers absent-mindedly stroked the plastic where his thigh used to be.Ms. Bullock looked stunning in a tight black leather Elie Saab knee-length dress, Casadei heels and lack of forehead tattoos. (E! Online)

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"Kali ma… Kali ma… Kali ma, shakthi deh!"

Sandra Bullock‘s trophy case is growing decreasingly impressive. The Oscar-winner is slated to receive the MTV Generation Award at tonight’s Movie Awards, and picked up a "Troops Choice Entertainer Of the Year Award" at Spike TV Guy’s Choice Awards last night.

"Let’s be honest here, just for a moment. We’re all going to be honest, right?" Bullock quipped. "Did I win this for being entertainer of the year, or did I win this because of the spectacular I.E.D. explosion that became my personal life?" This drew a hearty laugh for Sgt. First Class Santiago. And then a low, nervous laugh as his fingers absent-mindedly stroked the plastic where his thigh used to be.

Ms. Bullock looked stunning in a tight black leather Elie Saab knee-length dress, Casadei heels and lack of forehead tattoos. (E! Online)

 

 
 

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Spike TV Greenlights Dwarf Wrastlin’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/spike-tv-greenlights-dwarf-wrastlin/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/spike-tv-greenlights-dwarf-wrastlin/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 I don't think Spike TV is even trying anymore, you guys. In an obvious ploy to lure Juggalo viewers, they've announced that they have picked up the six-episode series Bloodied Midgets Half Pint Brawlers. The series, billed as Jackass meets Little People, Big World, (or sh*t meets fart, by me) documents a traveling band of little people as they hop from ring to ring beating the crap out of themselves. This is a wonderful opportunity for advertisers. I don't want to tell them how to run their business, but the makers of size XS Zoo York t-shirts had best strike while the iron's hot. (THR) 

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I don’t think Spike TV is even trying anymore, you guys. In an obvious ploy to lure Juggalo viewers, they’ve announced that they have picked up the six-episode series Bloodied Midgets Half Pint Brawlers. The series, billed as Jackass meets Little People, Big World, (or sh*t meets fart, by me) documents a traveling band of little people as they hop from ring to ring beating the crap out of themselves. This is a wonderful opportunity for advertisers. I don’t want to tell them how to run their business, but the makers of size XS Zoo York t-shirts had best strike while the iron’s hot. (THR)

 

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