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On Tap: Cable’s New Shows

2/24/2009 4:00 PM Eastern

The following is a list of upcoming original cable programming from Feb. 23, 2009, to May 2009. “Original programming” means brand-new premieres, no acquired shows or fare available via broadcast TV, home video or in movie theaters. Specials spun off of existing series are included, but new episodes of established series do not qualify (see separate list online). The list includes mostly basic-cable networks with large distribution, though some premium networks have been included. The list was compiled by Multichannel News contributor Leslie Jaye Goff.

February 23-28, 2009

ANIMAL PLANET

Dark Days in Monkey City
Special February 24

BIO

The Chris Isaak Hour
Series February 26

GAC

The Journey
Series February 25

GOSPEL MUSIC CHANNEL

BMI Trailblazers Tribute to Twinkie Clark, Donald Lawrence & CeCe Winans
Special February 23
Four: Southern Gospel’s Best
Series February 25

HBO

Battle for Tobacco Road: Duke vs. North Carolina
Documentary February 23
The Black List, Vol. 2
Documentary February 26

SCIENCE CHANNEL

Limits of Perception
Documentary February 25

SCI FI CHANNEL

Anacondas: Trail of Blood
Movie February 28

VERSUS

Tailwalker
Series February 27

THE WEATHER CHANNEL

Tornado!
Special February 23
Storm Session – Nature’s Fury
Special February 24

March 2009

ABC FAMILY

Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise
Movie March 15
Roommates
Series March 23

ANIMAL PLANET

Yellowstone
Special March 22
Night
Series March 31

BBC AMERICA

Ashes to Ashes
Series March 7
Any Dream Will Do
Series March 29

BET

Rip the Runway
Special March 2
Harlem Heights
Series March 2

CARTOON NETWORK

League of Super Evil (L.O.S.E.)
Series March 7

COMEDY CENTRAL

Russell Brand In New York City
Special March 8
Roast of Larry the Cable Guy
Special March 15

DISCOVERY

One Way Out
Series March 2
Wreckreation Nation With Dave Mordal
Series March 3
The Detonators
Series March 4
Sci Trek
Series March 4
Treasure Quest
Series March 5
Adrenaline Rush Hour
Series March 6
Global Warming: What You Need to Know With Tom Brokaw
Special March 18

DISCOVERY HEALTH

Baby Madness and Candid Kids
Special March 1
I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant
Special March 17
What’s Making You Fat? A Best Life Special With Bob Greene
Special March 26

DIY NETWORK

Kitchen Impossible
Series March 4

E!

Candy Girls
Series March 8

ESPN

Truth in 24
Special March 20
Her Story
Special March 27

FINE LIVING

Green With Envy
Series March 17

FUEL TV

Free Pegasus
Special March 9
Rip City
Documentary March 27
Thrillbillies
Series March 29

GAC

Championship Bull Riding
Series March 3
One2One
Series March 11

GOSPEL MUSIC CHANNEL

The Stellar Awards
Special March 1
Revealed
Series March 28
Ha!
Series TBD

HALLMARK CHANNEL

Bound by a Secret
Movie March 7
Relative Stranger
Movie March 14

HBO

BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup
Documentary March 2
Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome America. A Final Night With George W. Bush
Special March 14
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Series March 29

HGTV

HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2009
Special March 15

HISTORY

Battles BC
Series March 9
Warriors With Terry Schappert
Series March 12
Predator X
Special March 29

NAT GEO

Code Breakers
Documentary March 1
Hard Time
Series March 2
Kingdom of the Blue Whale
Documentary March 8
Explorer: T-Rex Walks Again
Documentary March 10
Saving the Great Rhino
Documentary March 14
Into the Abyss
Documentary March 14
Icy Killers: Secrets of Alaska’s Salmon Shark
Documentary March 21

NICKELODEON

Nickelodeon’s 22nd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards
Special March 28
The Penguins of Madagascar
Series March 28

OXYGEN

Pretty Wicked
Series March 31

SCIENCE CHANNEL

The Goblin Shark
Documentary March 8
Built From Disaster
Documentary March 16
Time Limits
Special March 22
Let It Snow
Special March 29

SCI FI CHANNEL

Sea Beast
Movie March 11
Polar Storm
Movie March 28

STARZ

Party Down
Series March 20

STYLE

Running in Heels
Series March 1

SUNDANCE CHANNEL

Hometown Baghdad
Documentary March 19

TCM

Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood
Documentary March 24

VERSUS

Danica Patrick Profile
Special March 7
Top 10 Closest ICS
Special March 14
Crashes and Conflicts
Special March 21
2008 Season Review
Special March 28

 

WE TV

Disney's Dream Weddings
Special March 8

Girl Meets Gown
Special March 9

Unforgettable Wedding Venues
Special March 15

 

April 2009

A&E

Tattoo Highway
Series TBD

ABC FAMILY

My Fake Fiancé
Movie April 19

ANIMAL PLANET

Stranger Among Bears
Series April 3
River Monsters
Series April 5
Animal Cops Philadelphia: Puppy Mill Special
Special April 27

COMEDY CENTRAL

Kröd Mändoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire
Series April 9

DISNEY CHANNEL

Special Agent Oso
Series April 4
Hatching Pete
Movie TBD

DIY NETWORK

King of Dirt
Series April 6
10 Grand in Your Hand
Series April 15

ESPN

Homecoming With Rick Reilly
Series April 21

FINE LIVING

The Fix
Series April 1
How to Find a Husband
Series April 9
The List
Series April 10
Closet Cases
Series April 13

GOSPEL MUSIC CHANNEL

The Best of the Stellars
Series April 5
Choir Doctor
Series April 5
The 40th Annual Dove Awards
Special April 23

HALLMARK CHANNEL

Love Takes Wing
Movie April 4
Love Finds a Home
Movie April 11
Miles From Nowhere
Movie April 25

HBO

Grey Gardens
Movie TBD
Death on a Factory Farm
Documentary TBD
Trouble the Water
Documentary TBD
Thriller in Manila
Documentary TBD

HGTV

Bang for Your Buck
Series April 3
Good Buy, Bad Buy?
Series April 5
HGTV Green Home 2009
Special April 19
Leader of the Pack
Series April 26

HISTORY

Life After People
Series April 21

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

Dallas DNA
Series April 28

NAT GEO

Locked Up Abroad
Documentary April 1
Explorer: Inside Guantanamo
Documentary April 5
Great White Odyssey
Documentary April 19
Waking the Baby Mammoth
Documentary April 26

NICKELODEON

SpongeBob SquarePants: Spongebob vs. the Big One
Special TBD

NICKTOONS NETWORK

Iron Man: Armored Adventures
Series TBD

SCIENCE CHANNEL

Mantracker
Series April 1
A Day in the Life
Special April 5
China’s Raging Sands
Special April 12
Feast of Predators
Special April 19
City 2.0
Special April 22
Man Made Marvels: China
Series April 24

SPIKE

Deadliest Warrior
Series April 7
Zombie Strippers
Movie April 19
Mask of the Ninja
Movie April 26

SUNDANCE CHANNEL

Eco Trip: The Real Cost of Living
Series April 21
Forgotten Women
Documentary TBD

TBS

World’s Funniest Commercials: Office Humor
Special April 12

TV LAND

The Cougar
Series April 15
7th Annual TV Land Awards
Special April 26

 

WE TV

I Want to Save Your Life
Series April 25
 

May 2009

A&E

Hammertime
Series TBD
Obsessed
Series TBD
Steven Segal: Lawman
Series TBD
Pack Rat
Series TBD

ANIMAL PLANET

Snakes’kin!
Series May 1
Beverly Hills Groomer
Series May 16
Worst Animal Nightmares
Series May 19

DISNEY CHANNEL

Jonas
Series TBD

DIY NETWORK

Garage Mahal
Series May 5

ESPN

ESPN Films: Kobe – Doing Work
Documentary May 16

FINE LIVING

Sarah’s House
Series May 17

G4

Ninja Fest 4
Special May 27

HALLMARK CHANNEL

Living Out Loud
Movie May 2
Safe Harbor
Movie May 30

HBO

The Alzheimer’s Project
Documentary TBD
Earthquake In China
Documentary TBD

HGTV

HGTV’s $250,000 Challenge
Series May 31

NAT GEO

In the Womb: Extreme Animals
Documentary May 10

SCIENCE CHANNEL

Meteorite Men
Special May 10
Dinolab 2
Special May 17
Plastic Fantastic Brain
Special May 24

SPIKE

Kill Switch
Movie May 3
Street Warrior
Movie May 10
Jesse James is a Dead Man
Series May 31

SUNDANCE CHANNEL

Ice People
Documentary TBD
Guest of Cindy Sherman
Documentary TBD

September