Owner Viacom is rebranding Spike, with the Paramount Network described as “a prime destination for premium storytelling.” Spike, launched in 2003, has focused on young men. Paramount’s slate of new series will include American Woman, starring Alicia Silverstone as a feminism-driven single mother struggling to raise her two daughters in the 1970s.
NEW YORK (AP) — With this week’s premiere of a series based on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight” show feature of lip sync-dueling celebrities, the Spike television network is throwing open the door of its boys’ clubhouse to women. Spike began 12 years ago with a laser-sharp focus of building an audience of young men, either in […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Don Rickles engages in what might be called Comedy S and M. He insults audience members (whether famous or unknown, each a hockey puck in his eyes) and they laugh and beg for more. It’s a manic, lacerating style Rickles has commanded for a half-century-plus. Now he’s being feted by Spike […]
Spike TV and the Consumer Electronics Association today announced an exclusive partnership that includes plans to telecast live coverage from the 2012 International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow. Spike will also introduce CES All Access Live, which will offer tech fans more than 12 hours of 2012 CES coverage across multiple platforms — […]
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A North Las Vegas teacher faces attempted murder and other charges after police say he fired shots at a television crew for the Spike TV reality show “Repo Games.” The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that 40-year-old Carlos Enrique Barron has been suspended with pay from his job as a special education […]