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This story first appeared in the Aug. 23 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. In TV years, a decade might not seem like a long stretch for a cable network, but the present-day Spike is virtually unrecognizable from the one that launched in 2003. Filling its early months with remnants of its first incarnation, the heartland-friendly The Nashville Network, alongside polar-opposite originals (remember a cartoon Pamela Anderson as exotic-dancing secret agent Stripperella? Anyone?), the "first network for men" is now becoming a network for both sides of the sofa. Photos: 10 Years of Spike TV Spike

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