After 15 glorious, okay, semi-successful years, Spike TV is going off the air on Thursday, January 18th. I know, where else are we going to get our reruns of old sitcoms like Two and a Half Men and Friends now? And, oh my goodness, no more Lip Sync Battle?!
Sadly, it’s true as on Thursday, Spike will officially become the Paramount Network, which I assume will show a bunch of Paramount Pictures films like Titanic, Forrest Gump, Beverly Hills Cop, the Transformers flicks and the Indiana Jones movies.
Oh, okay, hang on, looks like they will also be doing some new original programming with shows such as Heathers (based on the movie), American Woman with Alicia Silverstone and Mena Suvari, and Yellowstone starring Kevin Costner.
Sound okay, I guess. Especially since other than Bar Rescue, Ink Master, Blue Mountain State and the aforementioned Lip Sync Battle I couldn’t name a single original show Spike TV produced over their 15 year run.
The folks over at Spike, however, they don’t seem very thrilled about the move. Well, at least whoever is running their Twitter account isn’t happy, because they’ve pretty much been having a complete meltdown since the news was announced. And it’s awesome.
(I like that one the best.)
Godspeed, Spike, and good luck with that job search.