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Cable Originals

10/20/2006 8:00 PM Eastern

The following is a list of upcoming original cable programming — specifically covering the period from Oct. 23, 2006, to February 28, 2007. The list contains only brand-new premieres. That means nothing acquired or available via broadcast TV, home video or in movie theaters. Specials spun off existing series are included, but episodes of established series are not. The list was compiled by Multichannel News contributor Leslie Jaye Goff.


October


BRAVO


Joan Rivers: Before Melissa Pulls the Plug
Special
Oct. 24
Caroline Rhea: Rhea’s Anatomy
Special
Oct. 31

COURT TV


French Quarter Confidential
Series
Oct. 31
Phenomena Police
Series
Oct. 31

E!


The INTERVIEW with Ryan Seacrest: Tyra Banks
Special
Oct. 24

ESPN2


NASCAR Drivers Non-Stop
Series
Oct. 29

FOX REALITY


Reality Remix Really Awards
Special
Oct. 28

HGTV


25 Biggest Decorating Mistakes
Special
Oct. 31

THE HISTORY CHANNEL


Fear Files
Special
Oct. 24
In Search of the Real Frankenstein
Special
Oct. 26
Vampire Secrets
Special
Oct. 29
Exorcism: Driving out the Devil
Special
Oct. 31

LIFETIME


The House Next Door
Movie
Oct. 29

NAT GEO


Inside Sadam’s Reign of Terror
Special
Oct. 29
Animal Extractors
Series
Oct. 30

SCI FI CHANNEL


Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes
Movie
Oct. 28

TBS


Pit Stop Comedy
Special
Oct. 23
Very Funny Standup
Special
Oct. 30

TRAVEL CHANNEL


Bob Geldof in Africa
Special
Oct. 23
5 Takes: USA
Series
Oct. 28

WE TV


Ghost Moms
Special
Oct. 27

November


ANIMAL PLANET


Wyland: A Brush With Giants
Special
Nov. 18

BBC AMERICA


Fat Friends
Series
Nov. 2
No Angels
Series
Nov. 5
Vincent
Series
Nov. 6
Paparazzi
Series
Nov. 8
The Queen at 80
Documentary
Nov. 11
Robbie Williams: Live at Knebworth
Special
Nov. 18
Afterlife
Series
Nov. 21

BRAVO


Paula Poundstone: Look What the Cat Dragged In
Special
Nov. 7

CARTOON NETWORK


Class of 3000
Series
Nov. 3
My Gym Partner’s a Monkey: The Big Field Trip
Special
Nov. 17
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: Good Wilt Hunting
Movie
Nov. 23

CMT


40 Days That Shaped Country Music
Special
Nov. 4
CMT Giants: Reba
Series
Nov. 18
Sexiest Videos of 2006
Special
Nov. 25

COMEDY CENTRAL


The Amazing Johnathan: Wrong on Every Level
Special
Nov. 18

COURT TV


Speeders
Series
Nov. 6
Murder by the Book
Series
Nov. 13

DISCOVERY CHANNEL


Man vs. Wild
Series
Nov. 10
Everest: Beyond The Limit
Series
Nov. 14
Koppel On Discovery: Iran (working title)
Special
Nov. 19
Surgery Saved My Life (working title)
Series
Nov. 30

DISCOVERY HEALTH


You: On a Diet
Special
Nov. 17

DIY NETWORK


Scrap
Series
Nov. 13
Holiday Wish List
Special
Nov. 26
Deck the Yard: Charlotte
Series
Nov. 27

E!


To Love & Cry in LA
Special
Nov. 21
35 Most Outrageous Celebrity Feuds
Special
Nov. 26

ESPN2


NBA Live: Bring it Home
Series
Nov. 7

FINE LIVING


Winter Wonderland: Family Vacations
Special
Nov. 11
Winter Wonderland: Romantic Getaways
Special
Nov. 11
Esquire: Man at his Best
Special
Nov. 12
The Wandering Golfer: Mulligans
Special
Nov. 18
American Shopper
Series
Nov. 24

FOX REALITY


Corkscrewed: The Wrath of Grapes
Series
Nov. 22

FUEL TV


Arby’s Action Sports Awards Preview Show
Special
Nov. 6

GSN


GSN Presents Match Game
Special
Nov. 26

HBO


Blonde & Bitchin
Special
Nov. 4

HGTV


Making of an HGTV Design Star
Series
Nov. 2
Over Your Head
Series
Nov. 4
Don’t Sweat It
Series
Nov. 4
Haulin’ House
Series
Nov. 5
Domino Design Bazaar
Special
Nov. 11
Gift Show 2006
Special
Nov. 24
Toy Fair 2006
Special
Nov. 24
Gift & Gear 2006
Special
Nov. 24

THE HISTORY CHANNEL


Dogfights
Series
Nov. 3
The New Skinheads
Special
Nov. 4
Civil War Terror
Special
Nov. 12
The Telephone
Special
Nov. 13
The Real Sorceror’s Stone
Special
Nov. 16
Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower
Special
Nov. 19
American Eats: Holiday Food
Special
Nov. 22

LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK


Inspector Mom
Movie
Nov. 18

THE MILITARY CHANNEL


20th Century Battlefields
Series
Nov. 6
My War Diary
Series
Nov. 10
Top 10 Combat Rifles
Special
Nov. 14

MTV


Rob & Big
Series
November 2006
Twentyfourseven
Series
November 2006

MTV2


Blastazoid
Series
November 2006

THE N


The Brandon T. Jackson Show
Series
Nov. 24

NAT GEO


Razor (working title)
Special
Nov. 7
Shrink-Wrapped and Boxed Up
Special
Nov. 7
Flushed
Special
Nov. 8
Wrath of the Tsar
Special
Nov. 11
Hitler
Special
Nov. 29
Empress of Ambition
Special
Nov. 11

NICKTOONS


Skyland
Series
Nov. 18

SOAPNET


Luke and Laura Through the Years
Special
Nov. 24

SCI FI CHANNEL


Basilisk
Movie
Nov. 25

THE STYLE NETWORK


Split Ends
Series
Nov. 17
Shopaholic 911
Special
Nov. 27

TBS


Comic Relief 2006
Special
Nov. 18
10 Items or Less
Series
Nov. 27
My Boys
Series
Nov. 28

TLC


Trial by Choir
Series
Nov. 26

TRAVEL CHANNEL


Trip of a Lifetime
Series
Nov. 16
Not Your Average Travel Guide
Series
Nov. 20

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES


Directed by John Ford
Documentary
Nov. 7

USA


Underfunded
Movie
Nov. 8
Major League Gaming
Limited Series
Nov. 11
Great American Christmas
Movie
Nov. 28

VERSUS


The Huntley Way
Series
Nov. 3

VH1


Totally Awesome
Movie
Nov. 4

WE TV


Women at War: Coming Home
Special
Nov. 10

December


A&E


Wedding Wars
Movie
Dec. 11

ABC FAMILY


Santa Baby
Movie
Dec. 10
Christmas Do-Over
Movie
Dec. 16

ANIMAL PLANET


Backyard Habitat Primetime Special With Wynonna Judd (working title.)
Special
Dec. 11

BBC AMERICA


The Eleventh Hour
Series
Dec. 4
Dealing With Dickinson
Series
Dec. 6
French and Saunders Christmas Celebrity Special
Special
Dec. 21

CARTOON NETWORK


Baby Looney Tunes: Bah Humduck
Special
Dec. 1

CMT


Total Access: Miss America
Special
Dec. 16

COMEDY CENTRAL


Last Laugh ’06
Special
Dec. 10

COURT TV


The Real Closer
Special
Dec. 5
The World’s Most Dangerous Police Chases
Series
Dec. 8
Party Police
Series
Dec. 11

DISCOVERY TIMES


Taking the Hill
Special
Dec. 12

DIY NETWORK


Holiday Open House
Special
Dec. 3

E!


2006: The Big, Bad & Best
Special
Dec. 17

ESPN


Ali Rap
Documentary
Dec. 9
Ali’s Dozen
Documentary
Dec. 9

FINE LIVING


Tech Check
Special
Dec. 9

FOX REALITY


My Bare Lady
Series
Dec. 7

FUEL TV


New Pollution
Series
Dec. 31

GSN


Worldwide Web Games
Special
Dec. 3
GSN Presents Chuck Barris
Special
Dec. 17

HALLMARK CHANNEL


The Christmas Card
Movie
Dec. 2
What I Did For Love
Movie
Dec. 9

HBO


Tsunami, the Aftermath
Documentary (two-part)
Dec. 10, 17

HGTV


Holiday Windows 2006
Special
Dec. 3
White House Christmas 2006
Special
Dec. 6
What’s With That Christmas House?
Special
Dec. 10

THE HISTORY CHANNEL


Save Our History: Godspeed to Jamestown
Special
Dec. 2
Inside the Volcano
Special
Dec. 3
Race to the South Pole
Special (two-part)
Dec. 2, 9
Secrets of Kabbalah
Special
Dec. 14
The Passion: Religion and the Movies
Special
Dec. 15
The Spear of Christ
Special
Dec. 21
Last Days on Earth
Special
Dec. 26

LIFETIME


A Christmas Wedding
Movie
Dec. 4

MILITARY CHANNEL


Alpha Company: Recon Diary
Special
Dec. 10
Weapons Races
Series
Dec. 14

NAT GEO


Amazing Planet
Special
Dec. 3
When Snakes Bite
Special
Dec. 8
Christmas Out of the Box
Special
Dec. 20
Sweet Tooth
Special
Dec. 20

OXYGEN


Tease
Series
Dec. 6

SCI FI CHANNEL


The Lost Room
Limited Series
Dec. 11

SOAPNET


A Very Soapy Christmas
Special
Dec. 2

STARZ


Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film
Documentary
Dec. 12

THE STYLE NETWORK


Married Away
Series
Dec. 5

SUNDANCE CHANNEL


Paper Cannot Wrap Up Embers
Documentary
Dec. 11
Heaven Come Down
Documentary
Dec. 12
One Punk Under God
Series
Dec. 13
Godless in America
Documentary
Dec. 18
Office Tigers
Series
Dec. 26
Blog Wars
Documentary
Dec. 28

TBS


World’s Funniest Commercials: 2006
Special
Dec. 27

TLC


Ashley Judd and Youth Aids: Confronting the Pandemic
Special
Dec. 1
The House of Tiny Terrors
Special
Dec. 10

TNT


The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines
Movie
Dec. 3
A Perfect Day
Movie
Dec. 18

TV LAND


100 Greatest TV Quotes and Catchphrases
Special (five-part)
Dec. 11-15

WE TV


Dirty Dancing
Series
Dec. 6

January


ANIMAL PLANET


Ms. Adventure
Special
Jan. 19

ABC FAMILY


Lincoln Heights
Series
January 2007

BBC AMERICA


Turn Back Your Body Clock
Series
Jan. 17
The Wow Factor
Series
Jan. 17
Hyperdrive
Series
Jan. 19
Feel the Force
Series
Jan. 19
The Planman
Series
Jan. 29

CMT


Pageant School: Becoming Miss America
Special
Jan. 27

COMEDY CENTRAL


The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show
Series
Jan. 17

DISCOVERY HEALTH


Get Fresh With Sara Snow
Series
Jan. 4
The Dan Ho Show
Series
Jan. 4

DISNEY CHANNEL


Cory in the House
Series
Jan. 12
Jump In!
Movie
Jan. 12
Johnny and the Sprites
Series
Jan. 13

DIY NETWORK


Wasted Spaces
Series
Jan. 24
Car Buffs (working title)
Special
January 2007
Resto Rides
Special
January 2007
Stud Finder
Special
January 2007

E!


101 Most Startling Star Starts
Special
Jan. 8-13
Starveillance
Series
January 2007

ESPN


Ali’s 65
Documentary
Jan. 3

FINE LIVING


All That’s Fit
Series
Jan. 1
The Wandering Golfer: Search and Selection
Special
Jan. 21
Windshield America
Series
Jan. 29
Room Service
Series
January 2007

FOX REALITY


Rob & Amber: Against the Odds
Series
Jan. 11

FUEL TV


Transworld SNOWboarding Rider Poll Awards
Special
Jan. 8

FX


Dirt
Series
January 2007

HALLMARK CHANNEL


Murder 101: College Can be Murder
Movie
Jan. 7
Mystery Woman: In the Shadows
Movie
Jan. 14
Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss
Movie
Jan. 21

HGTV


Rose Parade 2007
Special
Jan. 1
Living With Ed
Series
Jan. 1
(Sneak-peek; official premiere Jan. 7)

NAT GEO


In the Womb: Multiples
Special
Jan. 15

NICKELODEON


Just Jordan
Series
Jan. 6
The Naked Brothers
Movie
Jan. 15

OXYGEN


Tease
Series
Jan. 8

SCI FI CHANNEL


The Dresden Files
Series
January 2007

STARZ


James Bond: A True Story
Documentary
January 2007

TNT


Screen Actors Guild Awards
Special
Jan. 28
(Also on TBS on the same night)

TV LAND


TV Urban Myths and Legends
Series
Jan. 10

February


BBC AMERICA


The State Within
Miniseries
February 17

DISCOVERY CHANNEL


Quest: Expedition Borneo
Special
February 18

DIY NETWORK


DIY Inside: L.A. Auto Show (working title)
Special
February 2007

ESPN2


NASCAR Now
Series
February 5

FINE LIVING


Best Life: A Guy’s Guide to Romance
Special
February 11
I Want Your Job
Series
February 18

FUEL TV


Route 66 Tour
Special
February 2

HALLMARK CHANNEL


Love is a Four Letter Word
Movie
February 2007

HGTV


Demo Men
Series
February 11

LIFETIME


Carolina Moon
Movie
February 2007
Blue Smoke
Movie
February 2007
Angels Fall
Movie
February 2007
Montana Sky
Movie
February 2007

TV LAND


Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg
Series
February 21

USA


Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Special
February 2007

THE WEATHER CHANNEL


Epic Conditions
Series
February 25

Date to be Determined


ANIMAL PLANET


Steve Irwin Tribute
Special
First-Quarter 2007

COURT TV


’Til Death Do Us Part (With John Waters)
Series
First-Quarter 2007

September