Cable's Originals

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Here's our calendar listing of upcoming original cable programming — specifically covering the time period from February 23, 2004 through October 1, 2004. "Original programming" means just that — everything has got to be brand-new "premieres" only. Truly "original." That means nothing purchased or acquired or shown previously on cable, broadcast television or even in movie theaters. "New" never-seen-before episodes of an existing or established show or series don't qualify. The start of a new season of a series won't work. We're including mostly traditional basic-cable networks that have large distribution, though some pay networks have been included.

February


Animal Planet
50 Greatest Movie Animals (special) February 28
BBC America
Trust (series) February 28
Black Entertainment Television
BET Celebration of Gospel IV (special) February 24
Cartoon Network
Party Wagon (movie) February 27
Cinemax
The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt (documentary) February 23
College Sports Television (CSTV)
Storrs: Basketball City (documentary) February 29
Comedy Central
Straight Plan for the Gay Man (specials) February 23
Discovery Health Channel
Reconcilable Differences (series) February 28
G4TV
Arena (series) February
G4TV.com (series) February
The Golf Channel
Hootie and the Blowfish – Mic'd for Play (special) February 24
Home Box Office
Beah: A Black Woman Speaks (documentary) Feb. 25
NFL Net
NFl Combine Testing (series) Feb. 23-25
TV Guide Channel
Starsky and Hutch: The Movie Special (movie) Feb. 29

MARCH


ABC Family
Celeste in the City (movie) March 14
Bachelor Pad (special) March 20
A&E Network
The Other Man — A Love Story, John F. Kennedy Jr., Carolyn Bessette & Me (documentary) March
The Last King (movie) March 21
Animal Planet
Jane Goodall's Return to Gombe (special) March 8
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: Rumble in the River (special) March 14
Venom ER (series) March 29
BBC America
My Family (series) March 31
Bravo
Sexiest Moments in Film (series) March 1
Significant Others (series) March 8
Cinemax
Balseros (documentary) March 16
BUS 0174 (documentary) March 30
CMT
CMT News Special: Farm Aid – The Fight Goes On (special) March 5
Keith Urban: Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Here (special) March 27
College Sports Television (CSTV)
Nike Training Camp (series) March 4
Coach (series) March 5
Court TV
ReasonableFear (series) March 24
Discovery Channel
Discovery Quest: Billy the Kid — Unmasked (special) March 7
Mob Scene (special) March 9
Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story (special) March 14
Seven Wonders of Ancient Rome (special) March 16
Animal Face-Off (special) March 21
Discovery Health Channel
Surrogate Sister: The Greatest Gift (working title) (special) March 2
Genius Sperm Bank (special) March 17
Ann Wilson: From the Heart (special) March 19
Discovery Times Channel
Reagan Letters (special) March 2
The Ravens: Covert War in Laos (special) March 9
Sakharov: Conscience of a Country (special) March 11
World Wire (special) March 15
Staffers (special) March 16
Disney Channel
Going to the Mat (movie) March
DIY
Waterscapes (series) March 1
Talking Dirty With the Queen of Clean (series) March 29
E! Entertainment Television
Anna Nicole Specials (specials) March
ESPN
Timeless (series) March 4
Fine Living
Around the World in 80 Homes (series) March 28
Life in the Fast Lane With Steve Natt (series) March 28
The Perfect Party (series) March 28
The MANual (series) March 28
The Perfect Surprise Party (series) March 28
50 Ways to Save the Planet (specials) March
Food Network
What America Eats With Parade (series) March 7
Food Finds: Viewer's Choice (series) March 7
Emeril's Potato Recipe Contest (series) March 17
America's Best Pastry (series) March 20
Fox Sports Net
Fox Sports Net Across America (series) March
Fuse
Fuse Guide to Spring Releases (special) March 6
20/4 Play (special) March 20
Fuse Frontal Hip Hop Presented by HOT 97 (special) March 26
Game Show Network
GSN's World Series of Blackjack (series) March 15
Fake-a-Date (series) March 17
Kenny vs. Spenny (series) March 18
Video Game Invasion: The History of a Global Obsession (documentary) March 21
G4TV
Pulse (series) March 12
Hallmark Channel
A Place Called Home (movie) March 7
HGTV
The Look for Spring (series) March 27
Designed to Sell (series) March 28
The History Channel
The True Story of Hidalgo (movie) March 4
Fantasy Camps (special) March 22
Gentlemen's Clubs (special) March 21
Wild West Tech (series) March 30
Home Box Office
A Boy's Life (documentary) March 24
Deadwood (series) March 7
Independent Film Channel
In the Company of Women (documentary) March
International Channel
Stir (series) March 3
The Learning Channel
Win a Perfect Wedding Story (special) March 6
Trading Spaces: Home Free (specials) March 7
Now Who's Boss? (series) March 8
While You Were Out: Celebrity Special (special) March 21
Overhaulin' (series) March 21
Spymaster (series) March 30
Lifetime Television
Deceit (movie) March 15
MBC Network
The Yard (special) March 6
Real Men Do It in the Kitchen (special) March
MTV: Music Television
Pimp My Ride (series) March 4
Monster Island (movie) March 7
MTV2
Your Friend, Andrew W.K. (series) March 5
National Geographic Channel
The Kennedy Mystique: Creating Conflict (special) March 1
Extinct!/Super Predators (special) March 7
National Geographic's Most Amazing Moments (special) March 21
Nickelodeon
SpongeBob Prehistoric Time Special (special) March 15
Oxygen
My Sexiest Mistake (movie) March 20
Sci Fi Channel
Mad Mad House (series) March 4
Tripping the Rift (series) March 4
Snakehead Terror (movie) March 13
Phantom Force (movie) March 27
Showtime
Spinning Boris (movie) March 14
Speed Channel
Behind the Headlights (special) March 3
High-Banked Heroes (special) March 3
Spike TV
This Just In (series) March 16
Sundance Channel
Anonymously Yours (documentary) March 29
Tech TV
Fantasy Sports Baseball League (special) March
High Tech Golf (special) March
Geek Chic (special) March
Trio
Shocked (documentary) March 8
TV Land
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (special) March
Turner Classic Movies
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (documentary) March
USA Network
Touching Evil (series) March 12
Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss (movie) March 29
VH1
YOU ROCK With ... (series) March 22
The Weather Channel
Battlefield Iraq: Combating the Weather (special) March 17

April


ABC Family
Untitled Britney Spears Project (movie) April
A&E Network
Dearly Departed (series) April
The First 48 (series) April
Animal Planet
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: Night Cats on the Prowl (special) April 11
Animal Camera (special) April 17
Big Cat Diaries (special) April 24
Land of the Lost Monsters (special) April 27
BBC America
Murphy's Law (series) April 6
State of Play (series) April 8
Take Me (series) April 9
Bravo
Show Biz Moms (series) April 20
Cartoon Network
The Baby Looney Tunes Eggs-traordinary (special) April 11
Cinemax
Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary (documentary) April
The Hidden Hitler (documentary) April
CMT
100 Greatest Music Videos (special) April 4
CMT In Tune (special) April 9
Inside Coyote Ugly (working title) (special) April 16
College Sports Television (CSTV)
First Person (series) April 1
Bev Kearney (series) April 18
Comedy Central
Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time (special) April 12
Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah (special) April 18
Shorties (series) April 28
Court TV
Just the Facts (special) April 8
Discovery Health Channel
National Body Challenge (series) April 5
DIY
Fresh from the Garden (series) April 3
Embellish This! (series) April 3
Weathering the Storm (series) April 19
ESPN
Cursed: Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs (documentary) April 4
Food Network
Recipe for Success (series) April 1
BBQ Bootcamp (special) April 3
Hot & Spicy Fiesta With Bon Appetit (special) April 18
FX
Redemption (movie) April 4
The Golf Channel
Mike Meir: In His Own Words – Masters Week (special) April
Hallmark Channel
The Long Shot (movie) April
The History Channel
Bible Code II (special) April 11
Home Box Office
Jockey (documentary) April
Chris Rock Comedy Event (title TBA) (special) April
Looking for Fidel (documentary) April
Independent Film Channel
Rocked With Gina Gershon (series) April 5
The Learning Channel
Help Wanted (series) April 19
Lifetime Television
Infidelity (movie) April
Nickelodeon
Danny Phantom (series) April 3
The Outdoor Channel
Outdoor Alabama (series) April
Familiar Waters (series) April
Outdoor Life Network
The Lance Armstrong Story (series) April 29
Sci Fi Channel
Dinocroc (movie) April 24
Showtime
Coast to Coast (movie) April
SOAPnet
They Started on Soaps 2 (working title) (special) April
Spike TV
Ultimate: Guy Vacation (series) April
Sundance Channel
My Terrorist (documentary) April 26
Travel Channel
Road Trip (series) April 6
TV Guide Channel
Nikelodeon's Kids Choice Awards Specials (special) April 4
TV Land
TV Land Moguls (special) April
Turner Classic Movies
Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic (documentary) April
Turner Network Television
The Winning Season (movie) April 4
USA Network
Spartacus (miniseries) April 18
American Museum of the Moving Image Annual Salute Honoring Richard Gere (special) April
WE: Women's Entertainment
Men We Love (series) April 19
The Weather Channel
Earth Day Event (special) April 22
Tracking Danger (documentary) April 25

May


Animal Planet
Thoroughbred (working title) (special) May 1
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: Wild Ladies of Viramba (special) May 9
Wild Survival Guide (special) May 15
Cartoon Network
Megas XLR (series) May
Cinemax
And Along Came a Spider (documentary) May
Discovery Channel
D-Day: Reflections of Courage (special) May 3
DIY
My Ultimate Workshop (special) May 16
Handmade Music (series) May 23
Handmade Guitars (special) May 23
ESPN
The Season Colorado Avalanche Part II (series) May 6
An IRL Program (tentative) (documentary) May 29
Fine Living
Your Reality Checked (series) May
The Wall Street Journal Weekend (series) May
Safari Style (special) May
Opening Soon: What Happened Next (special) May
Food Network
Great Garlic Cook-Off (special) May 1
Culinary Champions (specials) May 8
Low Carb and Lovin' It (special) May 9
The Calorie Commando (working title) (special) May 9
National Chicken Cook-Off (special) May 9
Cowboy Cook-Off (working title) (special) May 30
Fox Sports Net
The Sports List (series) May
Hallmark Channel
La Femme Musketeer (movie) May
Life on Liberty Street (movie) May
The History Channel
Breaking Vegas (special) May 9
The True Story of Troy (special) May 16

The Crash of Flight 191 (special) May 27
Home Box Office
Something the Lord Made (movie) May
My Flesh and Blood (documentary) May
Death in Gaza (documentary) May
Elaine Stritch at Liberty (documentary) May
Three Sisters: Searching for a Cure (documentary) May
Lifetime Television
Tenn P.I. (working title) (movie) May
The N
Brown v. Board of Education 50 Years Later: The Legacy of School Integration (working title) (documentary) May 17
Sci Fi Channel
Boa vs. Python (movie) May
Showtime
Stealing Sinatra (movie) May
The Lion in Winter (movie) May
The Opposite Sex — Rene's Story (documentary) May
SOAPnet
SOAPnet's Live Daytime Emmy Preview (special) May 21
Sundance Channel
A Certain Kind of Death (documentary) May 24
USA Network
Willie Nelson and Friends (special) May 31
Wam!
Table Talk: Real Families Face Real Issues: How Far Is Too Far? (special) May
WE: Women's Entertainment
Take My Kids, Please! (special) May 30
The Weather Channel
Early Warning (documentary) May 9
Extreme Weather Theories (special) May 27

June


A&E Network
Ike: Thunder in June (movie) June
AMC
Into Character (series) June (tentative)
Animal Planet
Jane Goodall's State of the Great Ape (special) June 14
Biggest Baddest Bugs (special) June 19
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: Grizzly Encounters (special) June 20
Bravo
TV Revolution (series) June 7
Cinemax
Paternal Instincts (documentary) June
I Used to be a Filmmaker (documentary) June
CMT
100 Greatest Love Songs of Country Music (special) June 13
Comedy Central
Graham Norton (untitled) (series) June
Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses (special) June
Court TV
Trace Evidence: From the Case Files of Dr. Henry Lee (series) June
Al Roker Investigates: Katie.com (special) June 21
Discovery Channel
Seven Wonders of Ancient Egypt (special) June 13
Discovery Health Channel
Discovery Health Channel Medical Honors (special) June 24
Disney Channel
Zenon: Z3 (movie) June
Phil of the Future (series) June
DIY
DIY Pottery (series) June 7
Greetings From DIY (series) June 21
Tricked Out (series) June 21
E! Entertainment Television
What the ...? Awards (series) June
Face Value (series) June
In Their Own Words (series) June
Fine Living
Passport Party (working title) (series) June
What You Get for the Money (series) June
Ocean Wanderer (series) June
America's Dream 18 — Hawaii (special) June
Food Network
BBQ America With Bobby Flay (special) June 2
The Secret Life of ... (series) June 8
What's Hot!/What's Cool! (series) June 8
Emeril's Competitive BBQ (special) June 5
The BBQ Circuit (special) June 5
Paula's Southern BBQ (special) June 6
Royal BBQ Battle (special) June 13
Big Pig Jig (special) June 13
Food Network Wedding Cake Challenge (special) June 19
Here Comes the Cake (special) June 19
Amazing Cakes With Jacques Torres (special) June 20
Paula Deen's Wedding (special) June 20
Disney Fairytale Wedding (special) June 20
Fuse
Hot 97 Summer Jam (special) June
The Golf Channel
Natural Golf Makeover Challenge (special) June
The History Channel
Red and Russell (special) June 11
Fire on the River: General Slocum Disaster (special) June 16
The Quest for King Arthur (special) June
Home Box Office
Celibacy (documentary) June
Heir to an Execution (documentary) June
Independent Film Channel
In Search of Ted Demme (documentary) June
Lifetime Television
Queen for a Day (special) June
Outdoor Life Network
Nascar Outdoors (lifestyles) (series) June 4
Oxygen
My Best Friend Is a Big Fat Slut (working title) (series) June
Nick at Nite
Fatherhood (series) June
Sci Fi Channel
5 Days to Midnight (miniseries) June 7
Shop at Home Network
Scrapbooking Treasures (specials) June
Showtime
The Opposite Sex. – Jamie's Story (documentary) June
Style
Face Value (series) June
Show Off America (series) June
Take Me! (series) June
Sundance Channel
Yves St. Laurent: 5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris; Time Regained (documentary) June 28
TBS
Untitled Reality Relationship Show (series) June 22
Travel Channel
London: City in Time (special) June 6
Turner Classic Movies
Cary Grant: A Class Apart (documentary) June
Turner Network Television
Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot' (miniseries) June 20
USA Network
AFI: Lifetime Achievement Award: Meryl Streep (special) June 21

July


A&E Network
It's a Dog's Life (series) July
Mindhunter (series) July
Find & Design (series) July
Disney Channel
Stuck in the Suburbs (movie) July
Fine Living
50 Wines 50 States (special) July
Around the World in 10 Summer Homes (special) July
The Perfect Service (special) July
G4TV
G-Phoria (series) July 29
Hallmark Channel
The Hollywood Mom's Mystery (movie) July
Independent Film Channel
Ultimate Film Fanatic (series) July
The Outdoor Channel
Step Outside (series) July
Today's Bow Hunter (series) July
The Rack (series) July
Pleasure Boater (series) July
Oxygen
Naked Josh (series) July
Show Me Yours (series) July
Sci Fi Channel
Stargate Atlantis (series) July
M. Night Shymalan Project (untitled) (special) July
Starz Westerns
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade (documentary) July
Sundance Channel
Purity (documentary) July
Travel Channel
Travel Gear (series) July
WE: Women's Entertainment
Young Sexy & Spoiled (special) July 18
The Weather Channel
A Planet in Change (documentary) July 4
Speed Channel
10 Best Car Commercials (special) July

August


Discovery Channel
Animal Games (special) August 8
Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece (special) August 11
Disney Channel
Jake Long: American Dragon (series) August
Brandy & Mr. Whiskers (series) August
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (series) August 27
Tiger Cruise (movie) August
E! Entertainment Television
Based On (series) August
Fine Living
Destination Weddings (special) August
The Architecture of Wine Country (special) August
Hallmark Channel
Unholy Ghosts (movie) August
HGTV
What Have I Done?! (series) August
Independent Film Channel
Slasher: Shot in Memphis (documentary) August
The N
O'Grady series (August 6)
Outdoor Life Network
Cowboy 101 (series) August
Style
Now or Never (series) August
Tech TV
Fantasy Football (special) August
Wired Teen (special) August
The Weather Channel
High Tide (special) August 15

September/October


Cartoon Network
Atomic Betty (series) September
Disney Channel
Higglytown Heroes (series) September
Encore
The Cutting Edge (documentary) September
ESPN
Silver (25th) Anniversary Special (documentary) September 7
Hey Rookie Welcome to the NFL (documentary) September 10
Independent Film Channel (series) September
Sundance Channel
The First Amendment Project (documentary) September
Tech TV
Digital Digs Special (special) September
A&E Network
Mr. Justice (series) October
Comedy Central
Drawn Together (series) October

To be Determined


Animal Planet
Growing Up (series) 3Q
Pet People (series) 3Q
Planet's Best (series) 3Q
NYPD Animal Squad (special) 3Q
B-Movie Monsters (special) 3Q
Bravo
Blow Out (series) summer
Things I Hate About You (series) summer
Comedy Central
I Can Do That (series) summer
Crossballs (mini-strip) 2004
The Hollow Men (series) 2004
Court TV
House of Clues (series) 2Q
The Chase (series) 2Q
Discovery Channel
American Casino (series) 2Q
Discovery Health Channel
Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation (series) 3Q
DIY
Blueprint for Homebuilding (series) 2004
Knitty Gritty (series) 2004
Build a Boat (series) 2004
ESPN
The Dale Earnhardt Story (movie) late summer
FX
Rescue Me (series) 2004
Game Show Network
Extreme Dodgeball (series) summer
National Lampoon's Greek Games (series) summer
Hallmark Channel
Frankenstein (movie) fall
King Solomon's Mines (movie) 2004
HGTV
Designer Finals (special) 2004
That '60s Home (special) 2004
Historic Homes of the Florida Keys (special) 2004
Collectibles Coast to Coast (working title) (special) 2004
Small Spaces, Big Style (special) 2004
The History Channel
Isaac's Storm (special) 3Q
Nickelodeon
The Fairly Odd Parents (movie) 3Q
Channel Chasers (movie) 3Q
Rocket Power (movie) 3Q
Island of the Menehune (movie) 3Q
Chalkzone (movie) 3Q
The Big Blow Up (movie) 3Q
Turner Network Television
The Grid (series) summer

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