The network also made headlines for securing the exclusive rights to air certain Star Trek franchise shows.
Professional wrestling has also been a mainstay of the network, with Spike TV featuring matches from WWE, WCW and TNA during its history.
Since that time, Spike TV has continued to air a mix of rerun network shows and original programming.
Notable events since its founding include its purchase of the cable syndication rights of the CSI TV drama franchise for nearly $2 million dollars per episode, which was a record amount paid for syndication at the time.
Although television fans in different locations grew up with Spike on different channels, most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite Spike TV shows sink to the bottom of the list!
The list of top Spike television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available.
However, as a part of Viacom Media Networks, it has relationships with many other networks owned by the brand.