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What’s on Tap: The Spring 2012 Collection

2/27/2012 12:01 AM Eastern

The following is a list of upcoming original cable programming from Feb. 27 through May 31, 2012. “Original programming” means brand-new premieres, no acquired shows
or fare available via broadcast TV, home video or in movie theaters. Specials spun off of existing series are included, but new episodes of established series do not qualify. The list
includes mostly basic-cable networks with large distribution, though some premium networks have been included. It was compiled by Leslie Jaye Goff .

FEBRUARY 27-29
 
 

DISNEY XD

Lab Rats

Series Feb. 27
 

TLC

Undercover Princesses

Series Feb. 28

Breathless Bride: Dying to Live

Special Feb. 29

 

TV GUIDE NETWORK

Academy Awards Fashion Wrap

Special Feb. 27

 

MARCH

A&E

The First 48: The Killer Speaks

Special March 8

Duck Dynasty

Series March 21

 

ADULT SWIM

Loiter Squad

Series March 25

 

ANIMAL PLANET

North Woods Law

Miniseries TBD

 

BBC AMERICA

Rude Awakening: Obesity

Documentary March 13

 

BIO CHANNEL

Celebrity House Hunting

Series March 6

BRAVO

The Kandi Factory

Special March 4

Love Broker

Series March 5

Million Dollar Listing New York

Series March 7

Shahs of Sunset

Series March 11

Interior Therapy With Jeff Lewis

Series March 14

 

CARTOON NETWORK

DC Nation

Series March 3

Speak Up

Documentary March 18

 

CHILLER

Real Fear: The Truth Behind the Movies

Special March 11

CMT

CMT's Biggest Laughs

Special March 5

Louie Anderson: Big Baby Boomer

Special March 6

Them Idiots

Special March 10

Whiskey Business

Movie March 25

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

Frozen Planet

Series March 18

 

DISNEY JUNIOR

Doc McStuffins

Series TBD

 

DIY NETWORK

5 Most Impossible Kitchens

Special March 6

Price It Out

Series March 7

Good, Better ... Best

Series March 14

Last House Standing

Special March 30

 

ESPN

ESPN Films: The Announcement

Documentary March 11

 

FUSE

Video on Trial: Special Videos Unit

Series March 8

 

GMC

Brother White

Movie March 11

Gospel Play: If You Really Love Me

Special March 17

HALLMARK CHANNEL

Chasing Leprechauns

Movie March 17

 

HBO

Saving Face

Documentary March 8

Game Change

Movie March 10

 

HGTV

You Live in What?

Special March 16

HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2012

Special March 17

Living Abroad

Special March 30

THE HUB

The Aquabats! Super Show!

Series March 3

 

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

Deadly Sins

Series March 3

On Death Row

Documentary mniseries March 9

Real Vice: Miami

Documentary miniseries March 21

 

LIFETIME

Blue-Eyed Butcher

Movie March 3

Of Two Minds

Movie March 10

 

NAT GEO WILD

America the Wild

Series March 11

 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

CHANNEL

Million Dollar Moon Rock Heist

Special March 4

Navajo Cops

Series March 12

The Decrypters

Series March 29

 

NBC SPORTS NETWORK

Costas Tonight

Series March 1

 

NICKELODEON

Big Time Movie

Movie March 10

 

OVATION

We'll Take Manhattan

Movie March 3

 

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY

NETWORK

Family Affair

Documentary March 1

Beverly's Full House

Series TBD

 

OXYGEN NETWORK

Brooklyn 11223

Series March 26

Best Ink

Series March 27

 

REELZCHANNEL

True Justice

Series March 30

 

SPIKE TV

American Digger

Series March 20

 

SPORTSMAN CHANNEL

Dead Meat

Series March 25

SYFY

Monster Man

Series March 14

Leprechaun's Revenge

Movie March 17

 

TLC

My Crazy Obsession

Series March 7

Leave It to Niecy

Series March 25

 

TNT

Hornet's Nest

Movie March 31

 

TRU TV

The Wiener's Circle

Series March 20

TV GUIDE NETWORK

Hollywood Girls Night

Series March 4

100 Shows to See Before You Die

Series March 5

VH1

Stevie TV

Series March 4

Styled by June

Series March 19

Couple's Therapy

Series March 21

House of Consignment

Series March 21

 

WE tv

Mary Mary

Series March 29

 

APRIL

  

A&E NETWORK

Rambug

Series April 28

BBC AMERICA

No Kitchen Required

Series April 3

Richard Hammond's Crash Course

Series April 16

 

BRAVO

Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding

Series TBD

Kathy

Series TBD

 

CHILLER

Ghoul

Movie April 13

 

CMT

Melissa and Tye: A New Reality (w.t.)

Series TBD

Jennie Garth: Little Bit Country
(w.t.)

Series TBD

Southern Nights

Series TBD

 

COMEDY CENTRAL

Jo Koy: Lights Out

Special April 1

Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under
Delusions

Special April 21

 

DISNEY XD

Ultimate Spider Man

Series April 1

 

DIY NETWORK

Cool Tools: Landscape Special

Special April 2

Yardcore

Series April 3                                                                                                                           

Hot List: Fire Pits

Special April 7

10 Best Outdoor Spaces

Series April 14

 

FUSE

Popped

Series TBD

 

GMC

Gospel Play: For Richer or Poorer

Special April 14

 

HALLMARK CHANNEL

Undercover Bridesmaid

Movie April 15

 

HALLMARK MOVIE CHANNEL

Duke

Movie April 28

HBO

God Is Bigger Than Elvis

Documentary April 5

Girls

Series April 15

Veep

Series April 22

 

HGTV

Clean Freaks

Special April 7

HGTV Green Home Tour 2012

Special April 13

Junk Gypsies

Series April 14

I Brake for Yard Sales

Special April 20

Flea Market Flip

Special April 20

Million Dollar Rooms

Series April 24

White Room Challenge

Series April 24

 

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

Motives and Murder

Series April 6

The Woman Who Wasn't There

Documentary April 24

 

LIFETIME

The Client List

Series April 8

The Conversation

Series TBD

 

LOGO

NewNowNext Awards 2012

Special TBD

 

MILITARY CHANNEL

Edge of War

Series April 3

 

NAT GEO WILD

Wild Scene Investigation

Series April 7

Wild India

Special April 29

 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

CHANNEL

Amish: Out of Order

Series April 3

 

OVATION

Holy Flying Circus

Movie April 7

The Sinking of the Laconia

Miniseries April 14

Cloudstreet

Miniseries April 28

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY

NETWORK

Tent City

Documentary April 5

Lives on Fire

Series TBD

 

SPIKE TV

Big Easy Justice

Series April 4

 

STARZ

Magic City

Series April 6

 

SYFY

Dream Machines

Series April 10

Total Blackout

Series April 25

 

TRAVEL CHANNEL

Hotel Impossible

Series April 9

Baggage Battles

Series April 11

 

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES

Live From the TCM Classic Film
Festival: Peter

O'Toole

Special April 11

 

TV GUIDE NETWORK

Where Are They Now?

Series April 2

Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On

Series April 8

Fanquest: Twilight

Special April 30

 

TV LAND

TV Land Awards

Special April 22

 

TV ONE

My Momma Throws Down

Series TBD

Love Addiction

Series TBD

 

WE tv

Shannen Says

Series April 3

 

THE WEATHER CHANNEL

Braving the Elements: Turbine Cowboys

Series April 24

 

MAY

  

BRAVO

Around the World in 80 Plates

Series TBD

 

COMEDY CENTRAL

The Comedy Awards

Special May 6

DIY NETWORK

Frontier House

Series May 5

 

GMC

Gospel Play: To Love and to Cherish

Special TBD

 

HALLMARK CHANNEL

Kiss at Pine Lake

Movie May 6

Notes From the Heart Healer

Movie May 13

 

HALLMARK MOVIE CHANNEL

Lake Effects

Movie May 19

HBO

The Weight of the Nation

Documentary miniseries May 14

 

HGTV

Curb Appeal: Your Block

Special May 4

On the Set

Special May 11

Going Yard

Series May 12

Elbow Room

Series May 12

Mom Caves

Series May 12

Posh Tots

Special May 12

Hollywood for Sale

Special May 18

House Hunters: Coast to Coast

Special May 25

 

HISTORY

The Hatfields and the McCoys

Miniseries May 28

 

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

Reel Crime/Real Story

Documentary miniseries May 29

 

NAT GEO WILD

Extreme Tank Men

Series May 12

 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

CHANNEL

Geo Bee

Special May 24

 

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY

NETWORK

65 Red Roses

Documentary May 3

 

SYFY

Treasure Island

Miniseries TBD

 

TBS

Men at Work

Series May 24

 

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES

TCM Presents: AFI's Master Class - The
Art of

Collaboration With David O'Russell and
Mark

Wahlberg

Special May 8

SPRING 2012 (DATE TBD)

  

AMC

The Pitch

Series

 

ANIMAL PLANET

Croc-Zilla (w.t.)

Special

 

DISCOVERY

Machines of Glory

Documentary miniseries

Unchained Reaction

Documentary miniseries

 

LIFETIME

Dance Moms: Miami

Series

 

SPIKE TV

Car Lot Cowboy

Series

Undercover Stings

Series

October