News

Cable Originals

2/24/2006 7:00 PM Eastern

Here’s our list of upcoming original cable programming — specifically covering the period from February 28, 2006, to May 31, 2006. 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.


February


The History Channel


Risk Takers
Special
February 28

Nicktoons Network


Kappa Mikey
Series
February 25

March


A&E Network


Spying on Myself
Series
March (date TBD)

Animal Planet


Animal Planet Sporthorse Cup
Special
March 8
Freediver
Special
March 12
Get Out There!
Series
March 15

Bravo


Top Chef
Series
March 8
The Real Housewives of Orange County
Series
March 21

Comedy Central


Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached
Special
March 13

Court TV


L.A. Forensics
Series
March 31

Discovery Channel


Perfect Disaster
Series
March 19
What Really Happened When Reagan Was Shot
Special
March 30

Discovery Health Channel


America’s Most Identical Twins Test
Special
March 12
Birth Day Live 4!
Special
March 14
Raising 16 Children
Special
March 15

Disney Channel


Hannah Montana
Series
March 24
Cow Belles
Movie
March 24

DIY Network


Home Made Easy
Five-Part Workshop (five half-hour episodes)
March 20

E! Entertainment Television


Beyonce Revealed
Special
March 12
101 Incredible Celebrity Slimdowns
Short-run series
March 13
Celebrity Adventures Unleashed
Series
March 20
E! News Special: Clothes Off Our Back
Special
March 24

Fine Living


Your Reality Checked: Next Food Network Star
Special
March 5

Food Network


Challenge: Chuckwagon Cook-Off
Special
March 4
Challenge: Super Seafood Cook-Off
Special
March 12
Challenge: Rock and Roll Pastry
Special
March 26

G4


Banzai
Series
March 7

GAC


The Collection
Series
March 1
Grand Ole Opry in Black & White, featuring Emmylou Harris and Elvis Costello
Special
March 4
GAC Main Street
Series
March 6

Hallmark Channel


Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall
Movie
March 4
McBride: Fallen Idol
Movie
March 11
Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery
Movie
March 18
Our House
Movie
March 25

Home Box Office


Big Love
Series
March 12
Walkout
Movie
March 18

HGTV


Reel Homes, Real Funny
Special
March 5
Extreme Homes Down Under
Special
March 13
Extreme Yachts
Special
March 16
What’s With That House?
Series
March 29

The History Channel


Warrior Queen Boudica
Special
March 10
How William Shatner Changed the World
Special
March 12
Comets: Prophets of Doom
Special
March 13
An Alien History of Planet Earth
Special
March 14
Paddy Whacked: The Irish Mob
Special
March 17
Super Tools: Bridge
Special
March 19
Standing Tall at Auschwitz
Special
March 26
Cannibals #2
Special
March 27
Sink the Tirpitz
Special
March 31

Independent Film Channel


Henry Rollins: Uncut From NYC
Special
March 25

Lifetime


Cheerleader Nation
Series
March 12
Face the Family
Series
March 12
Augusta Gone
Movie
March 13

Logo


The Ride: Seven Days to End AIDS
Documentary series
March 13

National Geographic Channel


Blackbeard: Terror at Sea
Documentary
March 12
Hollywood Science
Series
March 19

Nick Jr.


The Wonder Pets!
Series
March 3

Outdoor Life Network


Cool Shots
Special
March (date TBD)

Oxygen


LL Cool J Custom Concert Featuring Ne-Yo and Special Guests
Special
March 18

Sci Fi Channel


Minotaur
Movie
March 11
Psychic at Large
Series
March 29

Spike TV


Pros vs. Joes
Series
March 6

TLC


Little People, Big World
Series
March 4

Travel Channel


The Kids Are in Charge: Family Vacation
Special
March 20

TV Land


Living in TV Land
Series
March 22

VH1


TMI
Series
March 24

WE


John Edward Cross Country
Series
March 17
Skating’s Next Star
Series
March 20

April


A&E Network


King of Cars
Series
April (date TBD)

ABC Family


Little Sister Big Trouble
Movie
April (date TBD)
Back on Campus
Series
April (date TBD)

AMC


Autobiography
Documentary
April 11

Animal Planet


Corwin’s Quest: Close Encounters
Special
April 2
Animal Icons: Hollywood Horses
Special
April 9
Corwin’s Quest: Realm of the Yetti
Special
April 15
Fowl Play
Special
April 23
Killer Jellyfish
Special
April 25
Life in the Undergrowth
Special
April 30

Black Family Channel


Envy Life
Series
April 3
Robert Townsend Presents… Playhouse 22
Series
April 6

Court TV


Video Justice
Series
April 5

Discovery Health Channel


Transplant: The Gift of Life
Series
April 4

DIY Network


Fresh From the Orchard
Series
April 4
Stylicious
Series
April 6
The Dirt on Gardening
Series
April 6
Get Ready for Spring
Special
April 6
Best Built Home Special
Special
April 9

E! Entertainment Television


The Best of Talk Soup
Special
April 9
Child Star Confidential
Series
April 15
The Chelsea Handler Show
Series
April 21

ESPN


EA Madden Bowl
Special
April 27

ESPN2


U.S. Paintball Championship Presented by Vault
Series
April 10
Free Agent
Documentary
April 13

Fine Living


Chris Isaak’s Guide to Jazzfest
Special
April 23

Fuse


Empire Square
Series
April 19

G4


Trekstasy
Series
April 10

GAC


GAC Wakeup Call
Series
April 3

GSN


I’ve Got a Secret
Series
April 17
Three Card Poker Championship
Special
April 17

Hallmark Channel


Though None Go With Me
Movie
April 8

Home Box Office


All Aboard: Rosie’s Family
Documentary
April 6
Too Hot Not to Handle
Documentary
April 22
Elizabeth I
Miniseries
April (date TBD)

HGTV


Overboard Boats
Special
April 8
High Flying Homes
Special
April 8
Out on a Limb
Special
April 9
Big Splash
Special
April 9

The History Channel


Mega Disasters: The San Francisco Earthquake
Special
April (date TBD)
The Unholy Battle for Rome
Special
April (date TBD)

Independent Film Channel


Samurai 7
Series
April 1

Lifetime


Fatal Desire
Movie
April 3
Searching for Angela Shelton
Special
April 23

National Geographic Channel


Secrets of Herod’s Reign
Documentary
April 10
Spartacus: Gladiator War
Documentary
April 10

Nick at Nite


Nick at Nite’s Search for the Funniest Mom in America 2
Series
April 4

Noggin


Pinky Dinky Doo
Series
April 10

Sci Fi Channel


Mammoth
Movie
April 1
Creature of War
Movie
April 22

Starz in Black


Dead Prez: It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop” (working title)
Special
April 21

Style Network


My Celebrity Home
Series
April 26

TLC


Honey, We’re Killing the Kids
Series
April 10
Shalom in the Home
Series
April 10

Travel Channel


Expedition Everest
Special
April 9
This Job’s a Trip
Series
April 27

VH1


So NoTORIous
Series
April 2

WE


Two Funny: Cotter & Louise
Series
April 8

The Weather Channel


San Francisco Quake Anniversary Special
Special
April 18
The Weather Channel Top Ten
Miniseries
April 24

May


Animal Planet


Genesis Awards
Special
May 6

Court TV


Inside (working title)
Series
May 5

DIY Network


DIY Inside: The Builder’s Show
Special
May 7

E! Entertainment Television


Geekalicious
Special
May 2
To Have and To Hold
Special
May 27

GSN


Annie Duke Takes on the World
Special
May 1

Hallmark Channel


Where There’s a Will
Movie
May 6

Home Box Office


Longford
Movie
May (date TBD)
Baghdad ER
Special
May (date TBD)

HGTV


Takeover My Makeover
Series
May 6
International Builders’ Show 2006
Special
May 7
Bad, Bad Bath
Series
May 9
Property Buzz
Series
May 14
Hot Zips
Series
May 15
National Open House
Series
May 21

The History Channel


The Mughals Empire of the Tiger
Special
May (date TBD)
Mega Movers: The History Special
Special
May (date TBD)
Gestapo Parts 1-3
Miniseries
May (date TBD)
The Man Behind the Da Vinci Code
Special
May (date TBD)
Washington Warrior
Special
May (date TBD)

Lifetime


Murder on Pleasant Drive
Movie
May 8

National Geographic Channel


Super Coasters
Documentary
May 29

SoapNet


SoapNet: Daytime Emmys … Unzipped
Special
May 1

Starz in Black


New Orleans Music in Exile
Documentary
May (date TBD)

TV Land


Top 10 Moms
Special
May 10
Top Ten Duos
Special
May 31

VH1


Heavy: The Story of Metal
Miniseries
May 1