Original programming

New shows for cable 2003

A&E

THE NAZI OFFICER’S WIFE
(docu special)
June 29
Susan Sarandon narrates the story of Edith Hahn Beer, a Holocaust survivor who became an empowered judge in post-war Germany.

MI-5
(series)
Summer
A fast-paced espionage drama about an elite team of Britain’s MI-5 spies.

ABC FAMILY

DANCE FEVER
(series)
July 13
A remake of the 1979 series with celebrity judges.

PERFECT MATCH: NEW YORK
(series)
A single person relies on his friends and family for to set them up with dates.

AMC

THE AMC PROJECT: REALITY PEOPLE
(special)
June 16
Several veterans of past reality series are featured to see how, and if, they’ve come to terms with their 15 minutes of fame.

THE AMC PROJECT: HOLLYWOOD & THE MUSLIM WORLD
(special)
July 14
Docu examining Hollywood’s impact on the Muslim world, and how Muslims view America based on what they see in films and TV.

ANIMAL PLANET

TOP 50 TV ANIMALS
(special)
June 14
Two-hour look at TV’s top 50 animals, from Mr. Ed to Kermit the Frog.

FUTURE IS WILD
(series)
July 8
Biologists, chemists, geologists and oceanographers take a look at what might be on an abandoned Earth millions of years in the future.

BBC AMERICA

REBUS
(series)
August
John Hannah stars as the enigmatic inspector Rebus in this new murder mystery series.

CAMBRIDGE SPIES
(miniseries)
October
The story of four of the world’s most infamous spies from their days at Cambridge University, where they were recruited by Soviet agents, through the Cold War.

BRAVO

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: VAREKAI
(special)
June 14
Cirque du Soleil’s newest performance, Varekai, which means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies.

QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY
(series)
July 15
Five gay men — an interior designer, fashion stylist, chef, beauty guru and culture counselor — give straight guys head-to-toe makeovers.

CARTOON NETWORK

TEEN TITANS
(animated series)
July 19
Young superheroes deal with adolescence while protecting Earth from a new generation of villains.

DUCK DODGERS
(animated series)
Aug. 23
Daffy Duck is back as Duck Dodgers in the 24th-and-a-half century.

COMEDY CENTRAL

I’M WITH BUSEY
(series)
June 17
Reality series following comedy writer Adam de la Pena as he hangs out with his unpredictable idol, Gary Busey.

RENO 911
(series)
July 23
See the Washoe County Sheriff’s department at work and play in this unusual take on traditional police reality shows.

COURT TV

MASTERMINDS
(series)
July 16
A how-they-did-it look into some extraordinary feats of criminal masterminds.

THE SMOKING GUN SPECIAL (working title)
(special)
Aug. 20
This first of two “Smoking Gun” specials is based on information from Court TV’s Web site, www.thesmokinggun.com.

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

MOMENTS IN TIME
(series)
July 2
Modern technology allows host James Woods to travel to historic moments in time.

DISNEY CHANNEL

THE CHEETAH GIRLS
(telepic)
August
Four high school girls intent on becoming singing and dancing superstars dub themselves the Cheetah Girls.

JOJO’S CIRCUS
(series)
September
Stop-motion animation brings a 6-year-old clown’s colorful world under the big top to life.

E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION

IT’S GOOD TO BE
(series)
June
An insider peek at celebrity spending, from shopping sprees to holiday extravaganzas to supersized weddings.

CELEBRITIES UNCENSORED
(series)
June
A candid look at what life is like off camera for celebs living their lives in the spotlight.

ESPN

PLAYMAKERS
(series)
August 26
ESPN’s first-ever fictional dramatic series focuses on the everyday pressures and demands faced by members of a pro football franchise.

THE ICE BOWL
(telepic)
December 14
Actual events from the Dec. 31, 1967, NFL Championship game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers.

FOOD NETWORK

ROKER ON THE ROAD
(series)
June 17
“Today” weatherman travels searching for culinary hot spots.

AFTER MIDNIGHT … LOS ANGELES
(Special)
June 29
A look at where real Angelenos hang out after dark.

FX

ORLANDO JONES SHOW
(series)
June 16
Orlando Jones breaks into latenight with his eponymous nightly variety talk show.

NIP/TUCK
(series)
July 22
The superficial world of cosmetic surgery goes under the knife in this drama about best friends/plastic surgeons.

GAME SHOW NETWORK

CHUCK WOOLERY: NATURALLY STONED
(series)
June 15
Reality series following gameshow host Chuck Woolery behind the scenes on “Lingo” and at home with his family in Park City, Utah.

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S FUNNY MONEY
(series)
June 15
Jimmy Pardo hosts the first gameshow to test a contestant’s ability to gauge what the studio audience will find funniest.

HALLMARK CHANNEL

HARD GROUND
(telepic)
July 12
Burt Reynolds and Bruce Dern star in this story of two men on opposite sides of the law, with one son caught in the middle.

TURNING HOMEWARD
(telepic)
Nov. 27
Doris Roberts and Dana Delaney star as a mother and daughter coming to terms with the mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s.

HBO

AND STARRING PANCHO VILLA AS HIMSELF
(telepic)
September
Antonio Banderas plays the title role in this true story of how the rights were won to turn Pancho Villa’s Mexican revolution into Hollywood’s first action movie.

CARNIVALE
(series)
September
Nick Stahl stars in the story of a traveling carnival winding its way across the Oklahoma Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

HGTV

DEVINE DESIGN
(series)
July
Designer Candice Olson and her team tackle challenging design dilemmas — from initial sketch to the final accessory.

OUTER SPACES
(series)
October
Susie Coelho hosts series that turns ordinary backyards into tea gardens, putting greens, or whatever the homeowner dreams.

HISTORY CHANNEL

FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION
(special)
Aug. 19
Insider view of the history of the manned space program, including some harrowing incidents little known to the general public.

EXTREME HISTORY WITH ROGER DALTREY
(series)
Oct. 5
Roger Daltrey hosts this look back at some of history’s most challenging events, shedding light on what it took mankind to survive them.

IFC

PULP INDIES
(film series)
June 6
Weekly viewings of crime genre films and thrillers show the darker, edgier side of filmmaking.

A DECADE UNDER THE INFLUENCE
(docu)
Aug. 20
A comprehensive three-part overview of American cinema of the ’70s.

LIFETIME

1-800-MISSING
(series)
August
Gloria Reuben stars as an FBI agent who reluctantly teams with a psychic to help locate missing persons.

WILD CARD
(series)
August
When her sister dies suddenly, leaving behind children and a life insurance dispute, a Vegas blackjack dealer stumbles upon a new career: insurance fraud investigator.

MSNBC

ULTIMATE EXPLORER
(series)
Lisa Ling hosts this National Geographic-related docu series.

MTV

DOGGIE FIZZLE TELEVIZZLE
(series)
June 22
Snoop Dogg’s weekly variety show will parody everything from hip-hop to politics through pranks, reality bits and satire.

WUTHERING HEIGHTS
(telepic)
Fall
An updated, dramatic, music-driven adaptation of Emily Bronte’s classic tale of doomed love.

NICK AT NITE

FATHERHOOD
(animated series)
First quarter, 2004
David Alan Grier voices the lead in this animated series based on Bill Cosby’s book of the same name.

NICKELODEON

ROMEO!
(series)
Sept. 13
Live-action series starring Master P and Lil’ Romeo focuses on a single dad managing his family and their musical career.

ALL GROWN UP
(animated series)
Nov. 29
“Rugrats” spinoff depicts Tommy & Co. as tweens, dealing with a 13-year old Angelica.

OXYGEN

CAN YOU TELL?
(series)
June 16
Daily gameshow challenging panelists to tell something about a person just by looking at them.

A TALE OF TWO WIVES
(telepic)
October
Peter Gallagher stars in a romantic comedy about a marriage counselor whose idea of wedded bliss is having two wives in two different countries.

PLAYBOY

TOTALLY BUSTED
(series)
Summer
Playboy’s sexually charged take on the hidden-camera genre, complete with sight gags and practical jokes.

EXTREME TRUTH
(series)
September
A trained hypnotist helps couples learn more about each other by delving into their deepest sexual secrets.

SCI-FI

SCARE TACTICS
(series)
June
Shannen Doherty hosts as friends and family set up their loved ones with sci-fi hoaxes from alien encounters to haunted houses.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
(miniseries)
December
The beloved ’70s series is revamped as a four-hour miniseries starring Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell.

SHOWTIME

DEAD LIKE ME
(series)
June 27
Killed when a piece of the MIR space station falls on her, a woman discovers there’s an afterlife and she already has a job there.

BOYS of 2nd STREET PARK
(telepic)
Sept. 28
Bittersweet story exploring the divergent paths taken by a generation of boys who came of age in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn in the 1960s.

SOAPNET

WHO’S YOUR DADDY
(marathon special)
Sept. 1
Celebrate Labor Day with this marathon of some of the most infamous births from ABC Daytime history.

STARZ!

SCENES OF THE CRIME
(telepic)
June 28
Jeff Bridges and Noah Wyle star in this crime thriller set in Los Angeles’ criminal underworld.

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
(telepic)
Aug. 2
Kathy Bates and Rupert Everett star in a quirky comedy of a housewife and valet who unite to avenge the death of a mutual loved one.

STYLE!

A SECOND LOOK
(series)
May 25
Series lends homeless men and women a hand in making over their lives, internally and externally.

MODERN GIRL’S GUIDE TO LIFE
(series)
June 16
Off-the-cuff lifestyle show that provides a “cheat sheet” for handling all aspects of the modern woman’s busy life.

SUNDANCE CHANNEL

KEEPING TIME: NEW MUSIC FROM AMERICAN ROOTS
(miniseries)
August
Four-part docu series covering artists, trends, and regions keeping traditional American music alive and accessible to young audiences.

TBS SUPERSTATION

RED WATER
(telepic)
Aug. 17
A deadly shark manages to terrorize the crew of a drilling barge and the inhabitants of a small town.

HOUSE RULES
(series)
October
Unscripted series pitting three teams of amateur home remodelers against each other to win the home they’re renovating.

TCM

RITA
(special)
September
Docu on screen star Rita Hayworth includes never-seen home movies plus an interview with her press-shy daughter, Yasmine Khan.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE
(series)
Fall
Celebrities discuss classic films that influenced them and their career.

TLC

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (working title)
(series)
July Homeowners ready to relocate must choose the best person to help sell their home, find a new home and organize the entire move.

TNT

SECOND NATURE
(telepic)
June 22
Alec Baldwin exec produces and stars in this psychological thriller about a man who wakes from a coma and struggles to regain his identity.

CAESAR
(miniseries)
June 29
Jeremy Sisto plays the title role in this miniseries depicting the life of Julius Caesar.

TRAVEL CHANNEL

JACK HANNA’S TOP TEN ANIMAL EXPERIENCES
(special)
June 26
Compelling footage of some of Hanna’s most memorable adventures.

TRIO

UNCENSORED COMEDY: THAT’S NOT FUNNY!
(docu)
June 8
A look at offensive humor from the perspective of comedians and comedy writers.

OUTLAW COMIC: THE CENSORING OF BILL HICKS
(special)
June 15
Janeane Garofalo hosts this look at the life and career of the late Bill Hicks.

TV LAND

THE ALAN BRADY SHOW
(animated series)
Fall
Carl Reiner brings Alan Brady to life in this animated version of the show within “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”

USA

PEACEMAKERS
(series)
July 30
A federal marshal, Pinkerton detective, and female med student-turned-undertaker in the 1880s deal with “modern” technology to solve crimes.

THE BELTWAY
(telepic)
Fall
Charles Dutton portrays Police Chief Charles Moose in this movie based on the Washington, D.C., sniper attacks of 2002.

VH1

THE FABULOUS LIFE
(series)
June 27
A combination of interviews and investigative field segments give a glimpse into the lavish lifestyles of some of today’s biggest celebrities.

200 GREATEST POP CULTURE ICONS
(miniseries)
July 21
Learn the stories behind some of the world’s greatest film, fashion, television, music, politics and sports icons.

WE — WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT

THE TINSLEY BUMBLE SHOW
(series)
July
A riches-to-rags series about an heiress coping with real life after daddy’s arrested for white-collar crime.

MIX IT UP
(series)
October
Courteney Cox exec produces this look at real people trying to blend disparate styles when moving in together.

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