Celebrity Apprentice
Interview

From Bellator MMA Cage to Celebrity Apprentice boardroom, Chael Sonnen Thrives on Competition

Those who have followed Chael Sonnen within the mixed martial arts world know him as outspoken, competitive and never boring. These traits made him a perfect addition to the already eclectic cast of this season’s Celebrity Apprentice, premiering Monday, Jan. 2 at 8/7 on NBC. Sonnen, a past coach on the UFC Ultimate Fighter, isn’t too keen on reality shows. However, he watched the Apprentice and likes the concept, so he signed on the dotted line. “It’s the ultimate game,” he said. “Take some of the best games you’ve ever played, free games, like hide-and-seek, tag with your friends and […]

Music

Spike renews “Lip Sync Battle” for Season 3

Lip Sync Battle, the most-watched original series in Spike history, has unsurprisingly been renewed for a third season, the network announced yesterday. The new season, which will feature 20 half-hour episodes, will tape later this year, with a premiere date for Season 3 to be announced “in the near future.” The show, hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen, features celebrities going head to head – lip-syncing the song of their choice –battling for bragging rights, and has been very popular. In addition to its linear success (Season 2 of Lip Sync Battle launched on Jan. 7, and through its first two episodes, it has been […]

Sweat Inc.
Competition

Sweat shopping: Jillian Michaels hosts Spike’s “Sweat Inc.”

  You might laugh at all the dust-collecting ThighMasters, Tae Bo VHS tapes and Shake Weights, but their creators laughed all the way to the bank. Health and wellness expert Jillian Michaels (The Biggest Loser) hosts and judges Spike’s new competition series Sweat Inc. (premiering Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 10pm ET/PT), which aims to find the creator of America’s next big exercise craze. “Fitness is a multibillion dollar industry, and we are looking for the next fitness phenomenon,” Michaels says. Over the series’ 10 episodes, 27 fitness entrepreneurs try to prove they’ve developed the latest groundbreaking physical conditioning program. “It’s […]

I Am Chris Farley
Comedy

Preview: “I Am Chris Farley” documentary premieres on Spike

One of the iconic figures in the storied history of Saturday Night Live, Chris Farley did everything past its limit. The documentary I Am Chris Farley (Spike, Monday, Aug. 10, at 9pm ET/PT) tells Farley’s hilarious, touching and wildly entertaining story through clips from his most memorable TV and film roles, home movies, photos, and interviews with the people who knew him best and loved him most, including Christina Applegate, Tom Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Pat Finn, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Mike Myers, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Will Sasso, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Brian Stack […]

TUT Avan Jogia
Drama

Pyramid Scheme: Avan Jogia and Sir Ben Kingsley star in Spike’s epic miniseries “Tut”

Being an ancient Egyptian pharaoh must have been a pretty good gig. You sat around all day drinking beer while half-nude ladies fed you figs and slaves erected monuments in your honor. What they don’t tell you in the job interview is the part about foreign invaders, plagues, famines, civil unrest, and all your aides, generals and priests conspiring against you. Spike gets back into scripted projects with the ambitious three-night, six-hour event Tut, dramatizing boy king Tutankhamun’s brief but famous reign and struggle to return Egypt to greatness. Avan Jogia (Twisted) plays Tut, with screen legend Sir Ben Kingsley […]

Ink Master Season 6
Competition

It’s master vs. apprentice in Spike’s Ink Master Season 6

Spike’s Ink Masterhttp://www.spike.com/shows/ink-master reality competition series returns for Season 6 on Tuesday, June 23, at 10pm ET/PT, as 18 tattoo artists from around the country battle it out for a $100,000 grand prize, an editorial feature in Inked magazine and bragging rights. This season, each contestant enters with their own personal rival — their master or their apprentice. Spike has picked up Ink Master for a seventh season of 16 one-hour episodes beginning in spring 2016. Spike also announced a new spinoff series for fall 2015, Ink Master: Redemption, which gives former Ink Master human canvases a chance to receive […]

No Picture
Reality TV

When does Ring of Honor move to Destination America? Here are the details.

Come June 3, Destination America will be home to not only TNA’s Impact Wrestling, but Ring of Honor as well. Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns ROH, announced it had signed a national broadcast deal with the network, which is part of Discovery Communications. Ring of Honor will premiere on its new home on Wednesday, June 3 at 8/7CT and run for an initial 26 weeks. Impact Wrestling moves from its Friday night time slot to 8 p.m. CT on the same day, meaning ROH is serving as a lead-in. This is unprecedented, as a broadcast network now serves as the home of […]