In  Brief


Speed’s ‘Intersections’
Contrasts Fast Machines

— Speed is
adding Intersections, a show
that compares and contrasts
two seemingly different speed
machines and looks at the
people who operate them, as
a summer
original. The
series kicks
off July 21 at
10 p.m. ET.

Episode One features seventime
NHRA Top Fuel champion
Tony Schumacher and his U.S.
Army-sponsored, 8,000-horsepower
hot rod along with Lt.
Aaron Ochalek and his U.S.
Navy F/A-18 fighter jet. The
show combines interviews,
behind-the-scenes footage, 3D
graphics and super-slow-motion

“The human face of technology;
that’s what this show
is really about,” Speed VP of
programming and executive
producer Robert Ecker said in
a statement.

Speed’s summer lineup includes
the return of grassroots
drag-racing series Pinks All Out
(July 22), new motorcycle series
Stealth Rider (July 20) and
performance-focused Battle of
the Supercars (July 22).

Halogen’s Earth Day Block
Covers Shades of Green

— Halogen
(the former i-Life TV) plans an
“eco-entertainment” programming
block from 8-11 p.m. ET
on Thursday,
April 22, for
Earth Day.
Topics will
range from
solar electricity
to natural phenomena
across the world.

Featured will be: Art Race,
where two artists set out to
cross America surviving only
on art; Angry Planet, with
extreme natural phenomena
captured in HD detail; Extreme
Dreams, where everyday
people face the world’s most
extreme environment on a
voyage of personal discovery;
Earthtripping, with Survivor:
Africa winner Ethan Zohn
(pictured) exploring the
world’s greatest cities while
keeping it green; Green
Wheels, about solar and other
powered cars of tomorrow;
and Keep it Green, offering new
ways to approach a greener,
more sustainable lifestyle.