CN8 Launching Three Friday-Night Originals


CN8, The Comcast Network will launch three original primetime programs Friday.

American Builder -- which will air from 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (EST) only in New England -- features master contractor Brian Gurry taking viewers to job sites for real-life looks at the trials and tribulations of construction projects. CN8's Sara Edwards co-hosts.

Then from 8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Backstage with Barry Nolan takes viewers to the Nantucket Film Festival to meet stars promoting their films, including Jim Carrey and Scrubs’ Zach Braff.

Finally, CN8 Hometown Champions, from 8:30 p.m.-10 p.m., will feature athletes in less mainstream sports such as rodeo, drag racing, bowling and skydiving.

CN8 is available in 6.2 million Comcast Corp. homes on the East Coast.