History Creator / SpikeTV

5th Sep '17 9:51:49 AM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''Jail'', both in reruns, since 2010, and new episodes, from 2015 onward. It was [[NewSeasonNewName re-titled]] as ''Jail: Las Vegas'' for its fourth season, and ''Jail: Big Texas'' for its fifth.


Added DiffLines:

* ''Jail'', both in reruns, since 2010, and new episodes, from 2015 onward. It was [[NewSeasonNewName re-titled]] as ''Jail: Las Vegas'' for its fourth season, and ''Jail: Big Texas'' for its fifth.
5th Sep '17 9:50:28 AM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


In 2003, the network title was completely changed to Spike TV, they would drop "TV" from their name three years later. The name change was delayed a little from a lawsuit by director Creator/SpikeLee, who claimed that viewers would associate the network with him. Unsurprisingly, the Spike network won the case. It did set up an awkward situation where a party at the Magazine/{{Playboy}} Mansion celebrating the new network had to have censor bars and bleeping all over the place to remove all mentions of "Spike" until they got their issues ironed out with Mr. Lee. ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]'' stuck around for a while but went back to its original home on the Creator/USANetwork due to problems between Wrestling/{{WWE}} and Viacom, causing Spike to fill the ProfessionalWrestling void with the [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} competition]]... and ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and ''Franchise/StarTrek'' reruns.

The channel eventually started to be taken more seriously when, in 2005, they won exclusive broadcast rights to all six ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, which they [[AdoredByTheNetwork proceeded to milk with for years]], running marathons during anniversary celebrations or holiday weekends [[note]][[Creator/{{TBS}} Turner]] [[Creator/AdultSwim Broadcasting]], owned by [[Creator/CartoonNetwork Time Warner]], eventually picked up the licenses after Spike lost them in 2015[[/note]]. Beginning in 2011, Spike would begin shifting focus away from "low-brow" programming in favor of unscripted series aimed at a more general audience. They would also expand their combat sport coverage to include promotions like Bellator MMA (formally Bellator Fighting Championships), which Viacom purchased in 2011 [[note]] Before then, Bellator events would be aired on Creator/{{MTV}}2 and Epix [[/note]], GLORY Kickboxing, and the Haymon Boxing-organized Premier Boxing Champions.

to:

In 2003, the network title was completely changed to Spike TV, they with a focus on RatedMForManly content. They would drop "TV" from their name three years later. The name change was delayed a little from a lawsuit by director Creator/SpikeLee, who claimed that viewers would associate the network with him. Unsurprisingly, the Spike network won the case. It did set up an awkward situation where a party at the Magazine/{{Playboy}} Mansion celebrating the new network had to have censor bars and bleeping all over the place to remove all mentions of "Spike" until they got their issues ironed out with Mr. Lee.later. ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]'' stuck around for a while but went back to its original home on the Creator/USANetwork due to problems between Wrestling/{{WWE}} and Viacom, causing Spike to fill the ProfessionalWrestling void with the [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} competition]]... and ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and ''Franchise/StarTrek'' reruns.

The channel eventually started to be taken more seriously when, in 2005, they won exclusive broadcast rights to all six ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, which they [[AdoredByTheNetwork proceeded to milk with for years]], running marathons during anniversary celebrations or holiday weekends [[note]][[Creator/{{TBS}} Turner]] [[Creator/AdultSwim Broadcasting]], owned until 2015. The channel also threw its hat into MixedMartialArts by [[Creator/CartoonNetwork Time Warner]], eventually picked up airing ''Series/TheUltimateFighter''. The success of the licenses after first season led to a major partnership between Spike lost them in 2015[[/note]]. and the UFC, with Spike airing many more seasons of the show as well as fight compilations under the title ''UFC Unleashed'' and even live "Fight Night" events.

Beginning in 2011, Spike would begin shifting focus away from "low-brow" male-only programming in favor of unscripted series aimed at a more general audience. They would also expand their combat sport coverage to include promotions like Bellator MMA (formally Bellator Fighting Championships), which (which Viacom purchased in 2011 [[note]] Before then, Bellator events would be aired on Creator/{{MTV}}2 and Epix [[/note]], GLORY Kickboxing, after the UFC moved to Fox) and the Haymon Boxing-organized Premier Boxing Champions.



* ''MXC'' (or ''Series/MostExtremeEliminationChallenge''), which is simply a GagDub of an 80's Japanese game show called ''Series/TakeshisCastle''.
* ''Oblivious'' (or ''[[LuckyCharmsTitle Obliviou$]]''), a hidden-camera game show that ran for two seasons. The gag was that the host, Regan Burns, would be pretending to be working the whole time in a profession such as a florist as a baker, but while interacting with a customer would ask them trivia questions in a way that they wouldn't realize they were on a game show. In each episode, one of the marks then had the chance to turn things around by then doing the same thing with another unwitting contestant.

to:

* ''MXC'' (or ''Series/MostExtremeEliminationChallenge''), which is simply ''Series/MostExtremeEliminationChallenge'', a GagDub of an 80's 80s Japanese game show called ''Series/TakeshisCastle''.
* ''Oblivious'' (or ''[[LuckyCharmsTitle Obliviou$]]''), ''Obliviou$''), a hidden-camera game show that ran for two seasons. The gag was that the host, Regan Burns, would be pretending to be working the whole time in a profession such as a florist as a baker, but while interacting with a customer would ask them trivia questions in a way that they wouldn't realize they were on a game show. In each episode, one of the marks then had the chance to turn things around by then doing the same thing with another unwitting contestant.



* ''The Ultimate Fighter'' -- an elimination style reality-series with guys competing to become a UFC fighter; this has consistently been one of the top-rated shows on the network since its inception. Beginning with season 15, the show moved to Creator/{{FX}}.
** ''UFC Unleashed'', an anthology series that airs classic or previously unaired UFC fights. Like ''TUF'', it has since moved to various Creator/{{Fox}} Sports channels.

to:

* ''The Ultimate Fighter'' UFC content between 2005 and 2011:.
** ''Series/TheUltimateFighter''
-- an elimination style reality-series with guys fighters competing to become a UFC fighter; get signed by the UFC; this has was consistently been one of the top-rated shows on the network since during its inception. Beginning with season 15, the show moved to Creator/{{FX}}.run on Spike.
** ''UFC Unleashed'', an anthology series that airs classic or previously unaired UFC fights. Like ''TUF'', it has since moved to various Creator/{{Fox}} Sports channels.
** ''UFC Fight Night'' live events
4th Jun '17 1:17:12 PM MarcoPolo250
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[UsefulNotes/{{ElectronicEntertainmentExpo}} E3]] coverage with [=GameTrailers=].com, from 2012-2014. They continue to air [[Creator/MicrosoftStudios Microsoft's]] E3 briefings along with Spike's own E3 ''All Access'' special since 2015.

to:

* [[UsefulNotes/{{ElectronicEntertainmentExpo}} E3]] coverage with [=GameTrailers=].com, from 2012-2014. They continue continued to air [[Creator/MicrosoftStudios Microsoft's]] E3 briefings along with Spike's own E3 ''All Access'' special since 2015. from 2015-2016.
10th Apr '17 3:33:05 PM Mario1995
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The channel eventually started to be taken more seriously when, in 2008, they won exclusive broadcast rights to all six ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, which they [[AdoredByTheNetwork proceeded to milk with for years]], running marathons during anniversary celebrations or holiday weekends [[note]][[Creator/{{TBS}} Turner]] [[Creator/AdultSwim Broadcasting]], owned by [[Creator/CartoonNetwork Time Warner]], eventually picked up the licenses after Spike lost them in 2015[[/note]]. Beginning in 2011, Spike would begin shifting focus away from "low-brow" programming in favor of unscripted series aimed at a more general audience. They would also expand their combat sport coverage to include promotions like Bellator MMA (formally Bellator Fighting Championships), which Viacom purchased in 2011 [[note]] Before then, Bellator events would be aired on Creator/{{MTV}}2 and Epix [[/note]], GLORY Kickboxing, and the Haymon Boxing-organized Premier Boxing Champions.

to:

The channel eventually started to be taken more seriously when, in 2008, 2005, they won exclusive broadcast rights to all six ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, which they [[AdoredByTheNetwork proceeded to milk with for years]], running marathons during anniversary celebrations or holiday weekends [[note]][[Creator/{{TBS}} Turner]] [[Creator/AdultSwim Broadcasting]], owned by [[Creator/CartoonNetwork Time Warner]], eventually picked up the licenses after Spike lost them in 2015[[/note]]. Beginning in 2011, Spike would begin shifting focus away from "low-brow" programming in favor of unscripted series aimed at a more general audience. They would also expand their combat sport coverage to include promotions like Bellator MMA (formally Bellator Fighting Championships), which Viacom purchased in 2011 [[note]] Before then, Bellator events would be aired on Creator/{{MTV}}2 and Epix [[/note]], GLORY Kickboxing, and the Haymon Boxing-organized Premier Boxing Champions.
13th Mar '17 5:57:55 PM MarcoPolo250
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''The Ultimate Fighter'' -- an elimination style reality-series with guys competing to become a UFC fighter; this has consistently been one of the top-rated shows on the network since its inception. Beginning with season 15, the show moved to Creator/{{Fox}} Sports 1.
** ''UFC Unleashed'', an anthology series that airs classic or previously unaired UFC fights. Likewise moved to various Fox Sports channels.

to:

* ''The Ultimate Fighter'' -- an elimination style reality-series with guys competing to become a UFC fighter; this has consistently been one of the top-rated shows on the network since its inception. Beginning with season 15, the show moved to Creator/{{Fox}} Sports 1.Creator/{{FX}}.
** ''UFC Unleashed'', an anthology series that airs classic or previously unaired UFC fights. Likewise Like ''TUF'', it has since moved to various Fox Creator/{{Fox}} Sports channels.
10th Feb '17 2:38:22 PM themisterfree
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Viacom bought Creator/{{CBS}} in 2000, and merged TNN and CMT into Creator/{{MTV}} Networks. In order to avoid redundancy, TNN was {{retool}}ed into ''The National Network'', or ''The New TNN'', which tried to go beyond the Southern demographic, and was Viacom's second attempt at a "general entertainment" channel- in essence trying to clone the Creator/USANetwork, which they were once a part-owner of via Creator/{{Paramount}}. Its most successful original program was Wrestling/WWERaw (whose move to the network basically killed Wrestling/{{ECW}}, who had a show on the network which had to be canceled). While that still sounds like a part of the original demographic, The National Network also featured reruns of shows such as ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'', ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/MadTV'', ''Series/MiamiVice'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and ''Series/ThreesCompany''.

to:

Viacom bought Creator/{{CBS}} in 2000, and merged TNN and CMT into Creator/{{MTV}} Networks. In order to avoid redundancy, TNN was {{retool}}ed into ''The National Network'', or ''The New TNN'', which tried to go beyond the Southern demographic, and was Viacom's second attempt at a "general entertainment" channel- in essence trying to clone the Creator/USANetwork, which they were once a part-owner of via Creator/{{Paramount}}. Its most successful original program was Wrestling/WWERaw (whose move to the network basically killed Wrestling/{{ECW}}, who had a show on the network which had to be canceled). While that still sounds like a part of the original demographic, The National Network also featured reruns of shows such as ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'', ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/MadTV'', ''Series/MiamiVice'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and ''Series/ThreesCompany''.
10th Feb '17 1:10:46 PM themisterfree
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Originally, it was known as TNN, a country music channel launched two days after rival Creator/{{CMT}}. The Nashville Network was originally owned by Gaylord Entertainment, alongside Westinghouse Broadcasting (an arm of Westinghouse Electric Company). Westinghouse, after becoming Creator/{{CBS}} Corporation, purchased all of TNN (and CMT, which Gaylord bought in 1991) in 1997. While it focused mainly on music videos, TNN included original programming such as the game shows ''Top Card'', UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} races, and outdoor, lifestyle and talk shows targeted to a country audience.

Viacom bought Creator/{{CBS}} in 2000, and merged TNN and CMT into Creator/{{MTV}} Networks. In order to avoid redundancy, TNN was {{retool}}ed into The National Network, or The New TNN, which tried to go beyond the Southern demographic, and was Viacom's second attempt at a "general entertainment" channel (the first was Creator/USANetwork, which they were once a part-owner of via Creator/{{Paramount}}). Its most successful original program was Wrestling/WWERaw (whose move to the network basically killed Wrestling/{{ECW}}, who had a show on the network which had to be canceled). While that still sounds like a part of the original demographic, The National Network also featured reruns of shows such as ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'', ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/MadTV'', ''Series/MiamiVice'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and ''Series/ThreesCompany''.

to:

Originally, it was known as TNN, ''TNN'' or ''The Nashville Network'', a country music channel launched two days after rival Creator/{{CMT}}. The Nashville Network TNN was originally owned by Gaylord Entertainment, alongside Westinghouse Broadcasting (an arm of Westinghouse Electric Company). Westinghouse, after becoming Creator/{{CBS}} Corporation, purchased all of TNN (and CMT, which Gaylord bought in 1991) in 1997. While it focused mainly on music videos, TNN included original programming such as the game shows show ''Top Card'', UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} races, and outdoor, lifestyle and talk shows targeted to a country audience.

Viacom bought Creator/{{CBS}} in 2000, and merged TNN and CMT into Creator/{{MTV}} Networks. In order to avoid redundancy, TNN was {{retool}}ed into The ''The National Network, Network'', or The ''The New TNN, TNN'', which tried to go beyond the Southern demographic, and was Viacom's second attempt at a "general entertainment" channel (the first was channel- in essence trying to clone the Creator/USANetwork, which they were once a part-owner of via Creator/{{Paramount}}).Creator/{{Paramount}}. Its most successful original program was Wrestling/WWERaw (whose move to the network basically killed Wrestling/{{ECW}}, who had a show on the network which had to be canceled). While that still sounds like a part of the original demographic, The National Network also featured reruns of shows such as ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'', ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/MadTV'', ''Series/MiamiVice'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and ''Series/ThreesCompany''.



The channel eventually started to be taken more seriously when, in 2008, they won exclusive broadcast rights to all six ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, which they [[AdoredByTheNetwork proceeded to milk with for years]], running marathons during anniversary celebrations or holiday weekends [[note]][[Creator/{{TBS}} Turner]] [[Creator/AdultSwim Networks]], owned by [[Creator/CartoonNetwork Time Warner]], eventually picked up the licenses after Spike lost them in 2015[[/note]]. Beginning in 2011, Spike would begin shifting focus away from "low-brow" programming in favor of unscripted series aimed at a more general audience. They would also expand their combat sport coverage to include promotions like Bellator MMA (formally Bellator Fighting Championships), which Viacom purchased in 2011 [[note]] Before then, Bellator events would be aired on Creator/{{MTV}}2 and Epix [[/note]], GLORY Kickboxing, and the Haymon Boxing-organized Premier Boxing Champions.

to:

The channel eventually started to be taken more seriously when, in 2008, they won exclusive broadcast rights to all six ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, which they [[AdoredByTheNetwork proceeded to milk with for years]], running marathons during anniversary celebrations or holiday weekends [[note]][[Creator/{{TBS}} Turner]] [[Creator/AdultSwim Networks]], Broadcasting]], owned by [[Creator/CartoonNetwork Time Warner]], eventually picked up the licenses after Spike lost them in 2015[[/note]]. Beginning in 2011, Spike would begin shifting focus away from "low-brow" programming in favor of unscripted series aimed at a more general audience. They would also expand their combat sport coverage to include promotions like Bellator MMA (formally Bellator Fighting Championships), which Viacom purchased in 2011 [[note]] Before then, Bellator events would be aired on Creator/{{MTV}}2 and Epix [[/note]], GLORY Kickboxing, and the Haymon Boxing-organized Premier Boxing Champions.
10th Feb '17 8:02:06 AM MarcoPolo250
Is there an issue? Send a Message


In February 2017, it was announced that [[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/viacom-to-rebrand-spike-tv-paramount-television-1201981960/ Spike would rebrand as]] the Creator/{{Paramount}} Network in 2018, as part of a larger revamp of Viacom's cable networks to focus on it's "flagship six" brands: including Creator/ComedyCentral, MTV, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} & Creator/NickJr, and Creator/{{BET}}.

to:

In February 2017, it was announced that [[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/viacom-to-rebrand-spike-tv-paramount-television-1201981960/ Spike would rebrand as]] the Creator/{{Paramount}} Network in 2018, as part of a larger revamp of Viacom's cable networks to focus on it's its "flagship six" brands: including Creator/ComedyCentral, MTV, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} & Creator/NickJr, and Creator/{{BET}}.
10th Feb '17 8:00:47 AM MarcoPolo250
Is there an issue? Send a Message


In February 2017, it was announced that [[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/viacom-to-rebrand-spike-tv-paramount-television-1201981960/ Spike would rebrand as]] the Creator/{{Paramount}} Network in 2018, as part of a larger revamp of Viacom's cable networks.

to:

In February 2017, it was announced that [[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/viacom-to-rebrand-spike-tv-paramount-television-1201981960/ Spike would rebrand as]] the Creator/{{Paramount}} Network in 2018, as part of a larger revamp of Viacom's cable networks.
networks to focus on it's "flagship six" brands: including Creator/ComedyCentral, MTV, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} & Creator/NickJr, and Creator/{{BET}}.
10th Feb '17 7:57:24 AM MarcoPolo250
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Viacom bought Creator/{{CBS}} in 2000, and merged TNN and CMT into Creator/{{MTV}} Networks. In order to avoid redundancy, TNN was {{retool}}ed into The National Network, or The New TNN, which tried to go beyond the Southern demographic, and was Viacom's second attempt at a "general entertainment" channel (the first was Creator/USANetwork, which they were once a part-owner of via Paramount). Its most successful original program was Wrestling/WWERaw (whose move to the network basically killed Wrestling/{{ECW}}, who had a show on the network which had to be canceled). While that still sounds like a part of the original demographic, The National Network also featured reruns of shows such as ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'', ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/MadTV'', ''Series/MiamiVice'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and ''Series/ThreesCompany''.

to:

Viacom bought Creator/{{CBS}} in 2000, and merged TNN and CMT into Creator/{{MTV}} Networks. In order to avoid redundancy, TNN was {{retool}}ed into The National Network, or The New TNN, which tried to go beyond the Southern demographic, and was Viacom's second attempt at a "general entertainment" channel (the first was Creator/USANetwork, which they were once a part-owner of via Paramount).Creator/{{Paramount}}). Its most successful original program was Wrestling/WWERaw (whose move to the network basically killed Wrestling/{{ECW}}, who had a show on the network which had to be canceled). While that still sounds like a part of the original demographic, The National Network also featured reruns of shows such as ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'', ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', ''Series/MadTV'', ''Series/MiamiVice'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and ''Series/ThreesCompany''.


Added DiffLines:

In February 2017, it was announced that [[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/viacom-to-rebrand-spike-tv-paramount-television-1201981960/ Spike would rebrand as]] the Creator/{{Paramount}} Network in 2018, as part of a larger revamp of Viacom's cable networks.
This list shows the last 10 events of 44. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Creator.SpikeTV