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Inspector Sands14,130 posts since 25 Aug 2004
So they're essentially merging the two channels? Surprised the Spike name lasted so long after the name disappeared in the US.

There Spike became Paramount, seems like they've gone about it a more complicated way round here
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TellyTime167 posts since 9 Jan 2017
First week of Paramount Network in the new format:

The A-Team
Knight Rider
Airwolf
Street Hawk
Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Arrow
Suits
Police Interceptors
Traffic Cops
Trucking Hell
Bouncers
Car Crash TV
High Alert
Criminals: Caught on Camera
Can't Pay? We'll Take it Away!
Winter Road Rescue
World's Deadliest Weather
World's Toughest Prisons

It's very clearly just 5Spike under a new name.

I don't have anything against the content, as 5Spike has been very successful at appealing to the old Bravo demographic, and Spike is a good brand for that, but there's no way that these shows should be associated with the Paramount brand in the UK.
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james-20015,617 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today


I don't have anything against the content, as 5Spike has been very successful at appealing to the old Bravo demographic, and Spike is a good brand for that, but there's no way that these shows should be associated with the Paramount brand in the UK.


Especially with the Viacom and CBS re-merger meaning they're back in control of the various TV shows that were made by Paramount which they could show.
JAS844,327 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
First week of Paramount Network in the new format:

The A-Team
Knight Rider
Airwolf
Street Hawk
Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Arrow
Suits
Police Interceptors
Traffic Cops
Trucking Hell
Bouncers
Car Crash TV
High Alert
Criminals: Caught on Camera
Can't Pay? We'll Take it Away!
Winter Road Rescue
World's Deadliest Weather
World's Toughest Prisons

It's very clearly just 5Spike under a new name.

I don't have anything against the content, as 5Spike has been very successful at appealing to the old Bravo demographic, and Spike is a good brand for that, but there's no way that these shows should be associated with the Paramount brand in the UK.

Yeah, 5Star 2 would be a more appropriate name. Things like Arrow and Suits, fair enough, they're recent US dramas. A-Team, Airwolf, Knight Rider, old classics, also fine. But stuff like Police Interceptors, Traffic Cops, and Can't Pay should only be on 5 branded channels.
VMPhil10,076 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
VH1 died when it dropped all music programming. It’s been a slow and painful death, but I will always be grateful for how it widened my musical tastes and made me appreciate older music, not just the latest hits.
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