Spike Lee is suing Viacom Inc. over plans to rename their TNN cable channel Spike TV. The filmmaker has asked for an injunction against Viacom's use of the name,

The Associated Press reports, citing his consent was never given. "The media description of this change of name, as well as comments made to me and my wife, confirmed what was obvious — that Spike TV referred to Spike Lee," he said in court papers. TNN claims that Spike TV, which would become "the first network for men," is just trying to attract a large male audience with the use of a popular word.