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The following is a list of upcoming original cable programming from June 8 to Sept. 30, 2009. “Original programming” means brand-new premieres, no acquired shows or fare available via broadcast television, home video or in movie theaters. Specials spun off of existing series are included, but new episodes of established series are not. The list includes mostly basic-cable networks that have large distribution, though some premium networks have been included. The list was compiled by Multichannel News contributor Leslie Jaye Goff.

JUNE 8-30, 2009

A&E NETWORK


Hammertime Series June 16

ABC FAMILY


Make It or Break It Series June 22

BET


BET Awards Special June 28
T-n-T Series June 30

BRAVO


Top Chef Masters Series June 10
NYC Prep Series June 23

CARTOON NETWORK


Total Drama Action Series June 11
The Othersiders Series June 17
Survive This Series June 17
BrainRush Series June 20
Destroy Build Destroy Series June 20

DISCOVERY HEALTH


Twins by Surprise Special June 14
Little Parents,
Big Pregnancy Special June 15
Extreme Births Special June 16
Obese & Pregnant Special June 17

DISNEY CHANNEL


Princess Protection
Program Movie June 26

DISNEY XD


Next X Other: Short-form Series June 8
Zeke and Luther Series June 15

DIY NETWORK


Celebrity Rides: Hollywood's
Speeding Bullitt Series June 19
Cool Tools: Builders'
Show 2009 Special June 28

E!


Kendra Series June 7

FLN


The List Series June 29

G4


E3 '09 Live Special June 1-4
Web Soup Series June 7
International Sexy
Ladies Show Series June 7

HBO


Joe Buck Live Other: Sports June 15
Hung Series June 28
Shouting Fire: Stories from the
Edge of Free Speech Documentary June 29

HBO2


Letters to the President Documentary June 10
The Queen and I Documentary June 17
Be Like Others Documentary June 24

HGTV


Real Estate Intervention Series June 25
HGTV Green Home
Giveaway 2009 Special June 28

IFC


Food Party Series June 9

LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK


Killer Hair Movie June 21
Hostile Makeover Movie June 28

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL


Explorer: Easter Island
Underworld Special June 9
A Decade Behind Bars:
Return to the Farm Special June 16
Iran and the West Special June 22
Hitler's Stealth Fighter Special June 28
Hooked Series June 29

NICKELODEON


Mr. Troop Mom Movie June 19

OXYGEN


Dance Your Ass Off Series June 29

PLANET GREEN


Emeril Green:
Operation Emeril Special June 29
Emeril Salutes
The Military Special June 29

SCIENCE CHANNEL


Exodus Earth Series June 21
Cheat Sheet: Mysteries of
The Universe Special June 24
Build It Bigger: NASA Special June 26

SCI FI CHANNEL


Star Runners Movie June 13
Rise of the Gargoyles Movie June 21

SHOWTIME


Nurse Jackie Series June 8

SPIKE TV


Joe Rogan Stand-Up Special Special June 20
Guys' Choice Special June 21

STARZ


Starz Inside: The Face
Is Familiar Special June 9

SUNDANCE CHANNEL


The Lazy
Environmentalist Series June 16
Blood, Sweat + Gears Documentary June 29

TBS


Let Freedom Hum — An Evening of Comedy
With Martin Short Special June 26
Ellen's Bigger Longer and
Wider Show Special June 27
Comedy You Can Believe In
With David Alan Grier Special June 28

TLC


Stager Invasion Series June 30

TNT


Wedding Day Series June 16
Hawthorne Series June 16

TRU TV


Man vs. Cartoon Series June 13

VERSUS


Fanarchy Series June 7

WE TV


Top 10 Bridezilla
Moments Special June 7
Raising Sextuplets Series June 11

THE WEATHER CHANNEL


Hurricane Force Special June 21

JULY 2009

ABC FAMILY


10 Things I Hate
About You Series July 7
Labor Pains Movie July 19
Ruby & the Rockits Series July 21

ANIMAL PLANET


Monsters Inside Me Series July 1

BBC AMERICA


Being Human Series July 25

CARTOON NETWORK


Stoked Series TBD

COMEDY CENTRAL


Michael & Michael
Have Issues Series July 15

DISCOVERY CHANNEL


When We Left Earth — Special Anniversary
Landing Encore Special July 20
Are We Alone? Special July 20

DIY NETWORK


Against the Grain Series July 10

ESPN


2009 ESPYs Special July 19

FINE LIVING


Surprise Vacations With
Karen Duffy Series July 12

G4


ComicCon '09 Live Special July 23-25

HALLMARK CHANNEL


Mending Fences Movie July 4
The Gambler, the Girl and
the Gunslinger Movie July 11

HBO


Teddy: In His Own Words Documentary July 13
The Kid: The Life and Death
of Ted Williams Other: Sports July 15
Prom Night in Mississippi Documentary July 20
The Yes Men Fix the World Documentary July 27

HISTORY


Moon Shot Special TBD
Pawning History Series TBD
Sex in 69: The Sexual
Revolution in America Special TBD

LIFETIME


Drop Dead Diva Series July 12

LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK


Held Hostage Movie TBD
One Hot Summer Movie TBD

MILITARY CHANNEL


Special Ops Mission Series July 30

THE N


The Assistants Series July 10

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL


Explorer: Inside
Death Row Documentary July 12
Secrets of Angkor Special July 14
America's Wild Spaces:
Death Valley Special July 20
America's Wild Spaces:
Hidden Hawaii Special July 20

SCIENCE CHANNEL


Catch It, Keep It Series July 10

SOAPNET


Holidate Special July 2009 (date TBD)

SPIKE TV


UFC's Ultimate 100:
Greatest Fights Other: Limited-run series July 5

STARZ


Starz Inside:
Unforgettably Evil Special July 28

SYFY*


Warehouse 13 Series July 7
Sand Serpents Movie July 11
Malibu Shark Attack Movie July 25

*Formerly Sci Fi Channel; name change effective July 7

TLC


Lottery Changed My Life Series July 29
Police Women Series July 30
Making Over America Series July 31

TNT


Dark Blue Series July 15

WE TV


Most Popular Series July 23

AUGUST 2009

ANIMAL PLANET


Living With Lions
(working title) Series Aug. 13

BET


Frankie & Neffe Series Aug. 25

COMEDY CENTRAL


The Comedy Central Roast
of Joan Rivers Special Aug. 9

DISCOVERY CHANNEL


Out of Egypt Series Aug. 16

DISNEY CHANNEL


Wizards of Waverly
Place: The Movie Movie TBD

DIY NETWORK


House Crashers Series Aug. 5

E!


Kourtney & Khloe
Take Miami Series Aug. 9

ESPN


The Lost Son of
Havana Documentary Aug. 10

FINE LIVING


Mr. Friday Series TBD
Style@Any Age Special TBD

FOX REALITY CHANNEL


Househusbands
Of Hollywood Series Aug. 15

G4


Two Months, 2 Million Series Aug. 18

HALLMARK CHANNEL


Mrs. Washington
Goes to Smith Movie Aug. 1
Citizen Jane Movie Aug. 8

HBO


Assault in the Ring Other: Sports Aug. 1
Boy Interrupted Documentary Aug. 3
The Nine Lives of
Marion Barry Documentary Aug. 10
Hard Knocks: Training Camp With
the Cincinnati Bengals Other: Sports Aug. 12
The Taking of Ajmal
Naqshbandi Documentary Aug. 17
Which Way Home Documentary Aug. 24
Youth Knows No Pain Documentary Aug. 31

HISTORY


Nostradamus Effect Series TBD
Woodstock 40 Years Later Special TBD

IFC


Bollywood Hero Miniseries Aug. 6

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY


Forensics: You Decide Series Aug. 3

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