Quick Hits2/17/2006 7:00 PM Eastern
OLN Sets ’06 Cycling Schedule
Stamford, Conn. — Gearing up for another season of cycling, OLN announced a preliminary late Sunday afternoon schedule that will lead up to its Tour De France coverage in July.
OLN’s showing of the Spring Classic begins on March 5 and 12 from Paris-Nice at 5 p.m. (ET). The following week, the network’s veteran crew of Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen and Bob Roll will call the action from Milan San Remo/Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy. Other stops include the Criterium International (March 26); Paris-Roubaix (April 9); the Liege-Bastogne/La Fleche Wallone from Belgium (April 23); and the Giro D’Italia on May 7, 14, 21 and 28 (with the two latter dates starting at 4 p.m.).
In addition, OLN will offer an exclusive option to view a streaming, live world feed of the Monday-through-Saturday stages of the Giro D’Italia on its Web site, OLNTV.com.
A network spokeswoman said other events could be added and OLN has not yet decided how many hours it will devote to the Tour de France from July 1 to 23.
MTV Adds Three Documentaries
New York — MTV: Music Television gave the green light to three new series under its “News & Docs” umbrella.
MTV Juvies — set to debut this summer with eight one-hour episodes — centers on kids who find out that first brushes with the law carry real consequences. The network gained exclusive State Supreme Court access to the Lake County Juvenile Center in Indiana.
Two-a-Days (working title), also set to debut this summer with eight half-hour episodes, follows the highly ranked Hoover High School Buccaneers of Hoover, Ala., through their season.
Premiering April 19, Tiara Girls documents the lives of beauty-pageant contestants as they prepare and train for competition over eight half-hour installments.