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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

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