A&E
The Hasselhoffs (series)
Launch Date: December 5
Looks behind-the-scenes into the life of “The Hoff” as he balances multiple entertainment and business endeavors, as well trying to help his teenage daughters’ break into the recording industry.
Stars: David Hasselhoff and daughters Taylor-Ann and Hayley.
 
The Peacemaker (series)
Launch Date: December TBD
Premise: Follows Malik Spellman, who has dedicated 20 years of his life to ending gang violence in the troubled neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles.
 
AMC
The Walking Dead
(series)
Launch Date: October 31
Time Slot: Sunday, 10pm
Plot: Tells the story of life following a zombie apocalypse, following a group of survivors traveling in search of a safe and secure home.
Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffre DeMunn

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Animal Planet
Freak Encounters (series)
Launch Date: October 19
Time Slot: Tuesday, 10:30 pm
Premise: Each week, one unwitting co-star will believe that he/she is joining a television crew that investigates some of the world’s remaining unexplained creatures places and most unexplained mysteries.
 
Wild Japan (special)
Premieres: October 21
Time Slot: Thursday, 9 pm
Premise: Showcases the wildlife of one of the most densely populated countries in the world. An incredible 70% of the land is forest or mountains, creating a vast unspoiled wilderness for the country’s fauna.
 
BBC America
Luther (series)
Launched: Oct 17
Time Slot: Sunday, 10 pm
Plot: A six-part psychological crime thriller following a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.
Stars: Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson
 
Big Ten
The Next Level (series)
Launched: September 9
Time Slot: Thursday, 8 pm
Premise: Many Big Ten athletes do special things in professional sports and society once their collegiate careers come to an end. 
 
Bio
Silence of the Lambs: The Inside Story
(special)
Premiered: September 8
Time Slot: Wednesday, 9 pm
Premise: Features interviews from cast and crew, including stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins.
 
Bravo
Watch What Happens Live (series)
Launched: September
Plot:Bravo’s first topical series features guests from some of the network’s most popular series, as well as from the world of entertainment, politics and pop culture.
Stars: Host Andy Cohen
 
Thintervention With Jackie Warner (series)
Launched: September 6 
Time Slot: Monday, 10 pm
Premise:An emotional docu-series inspired by fitness expert Jackie Warner’s mission to change lives through healthy habits.
Star: Jackie Warner
 
Top Chef: Just Desserts (series)
Launched: September
Premise:This franchise spin-off features pastry chefs competing in a series of challenges.
Host: Gail Simmons
 
Comedy Central
Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time (series)
Launched: October 12
Time Slot: Tuesday, 10 pm
Premise: An irreverent sketch show filtered through the twisted point-of-view of stand-up comedian Nick Swardson, featuring several stand-up and sketch performers in guest roles.
Star:  Nick Swardson
 
Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words (special)
Premiered: October 16
Time Slot: Saturday, 11 pm
Premise: Bo Burnham, the self-proclaimed “best rapper in the world,” heads a night of singing, rapping, twisted anecdotes and poetry.
Star:  Bo Burnham
 
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education (special)
Premieres: October 21
Time Slot: Thursday, 9 pm
Premise: Comedy Central and Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions bring together a star-studded evening to raise money and awareness for autism—broadcast live.
Host: Jon Stewart 
 
Benson Interruption (series)
Launch Date: October 28
Time Slot: Thursday, 12 am
Premise: Comic Doug Benson takes heckling to a new level when he visits comedy clubs and attempts to interrupt comics when it hurts the most: right in the middle of their sets.
Star: Doug Benson
What’s next in 2011? In early 2011, Comedy will have more Original Stand-Up Special World Premieres from comedians Daniel Tosh, Norm MacDonald, and Denis Leary. 
 
Cooking Channel
Bitchin’ Kitchen (series)
Launched: October 7
Time Slot: Thursday, 10 pm
Premise: A comedy-cooking show based on the popular Web series, covering themes from ‘Recession Recipes’ to ‘Impressing the In-Laws’ to ‘Break-up Brunches.’
Star: Nadia G
 
Brunch @ Bobby’s (series)
Launched: October 16
Time Slot: Saturday, 2 pm
Premise: Bobby Flay is passionate about brunch—this series celebrates his favorite Sunday morning menus, cooked up from his Hamptons kitchen.
Star: Bobby Flay
 
Kelsey’s Essentials (series)
Launch Date: November 6
Time Slot: Saturday, 2:30 pm
Premise: Voted “fan favorite” during The Next Food Network Star’s fourth season, Kelsey gives her tips on must-have pantry items, useful gadgets and basic cooking techniques.
Host: Kelsey Nixon
 
Discovery
First Life with David Attenborough (documentary)
Premieres:  October 24
Time Slot: Sun, 8pm
Premise: Viewers will meet a bizarre group of beasts, some with five eyes and others with seven pairs of legs.
Narrator: Sir David Attenborough
 
DIY
I Hate My Kitchen
Launched: October 5
Time Slot: Tuesday, 9:30 pm
Premise: James Young, contractor & electrician, provides homeowners hope with economical yet clever kitchen design ideas using new products and cool tools.
Host: James Young
 
Vanilla Ice Project
Launched: October 14
Time Slot: Thursday, 9 pm
Premise: 90s pop-icon and his crew of contractors renovate a different room of a 7,000-square-foot Palm Beach mansion each episode. 
Star: Vanilla Ice

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E!
What’s Eating You (series)
Launched: October 13
Time Slot: Wednesday, 10pm
Premise: Delves into the bizarre and heartbreaking world of compulsive eating disorders.  
 
EWTN
Catholic Lives: Australia
(series)
Launched: October 7
Time Slots: 10:30 pm (Fri), 4am ET (Thurs)
Premise: Interviews with prominent Catholics from “Down Under,” including a famous opera singer, an Australian Rules football player, a television news anchor and more.
 
Food Network
Food Feuds (series)
Launched: October 14
Time Slot: Thursday, 10pm
Premise: Attempts to settle "feuds" in cities across the country, with each city’s signature dish on the line.
Host: Michael Symon
 
Fuse
Lay It Down (series)
Launch Date: Fall 2010 TBD
Premise: Singer-songwriter and producer Cee-Lo Green of Gnarls Barkley sits down with hip hop, pop and R&B artists as they showcase their talents.
Host: Gnarls Barkley
 
Mad Genius (series)
Launch Date: Fall 2010 TBD
Premise: This documentary series delves into the stories of brilliant, yet rebellious artists whose eccentric personalities have resulted in groundbreaking music.  
 
A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus
Launch Date: Fall TBD
Premise: This series covers everything in the world of music.
Host: Mark Hoppus
 
G4
Now That’s Tough! (series)
Launched: October 20
Time Slot: Wednesday, 8:30 pm
Premise: Taking viewers around the globe, each episode will count down the top three “toughest” in a broad spectrum of categories, ranging from dangerous prisons to crack sniper units to deadliest blades to top secret mega vaults.
 
Hallmark Channel
The Martha Stewart Show (series)
Launched: September 13
Time Slot: 10 am (encores at 4 and 5 pm)
Premise: The famed home betterment show moves to Hallmark.
Star: Martha Stewart
 
Whatever With Alexis & Jennifer (series)
Launched: September 13
Time Slot: 11am
Premise: An intimate studio audience provides a unique platform for the humorous duet, Alexis Stewart and Jennifer Koppelman Hutt, to explore the daily headlines and everyday issues on the minds of viewers across the country.
Stars:  Alexis Stewart and Jennifer Koppelman Hutt
 
Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn (series)
Launched: September 13
Time Slot: 12 pm
Premise: Lucinda’s goal with the show is to bring family back to the dinner table through revealing her tips on how she has conquered the challenge of whetting the appetites of her husband and three sons and helped them foster a love of cooking.
Star: Lucinda Scala Quinn
 
HBO
Boardwalk Empire (series)
Launched: September 19
Time Slot: Sunday, 9 pm
Plot: Set in Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition, this series traces the early days of the Mafia and crooked politician Enuch Thompson.
Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg
 
History
Top Gear (non-fiction series)
Launch Date: Q4
Time Slot: TBD
Premise: Featuring super-cars, extreme stunts and challenges, car reviews and celebrity interviews, this American take on the British classic series will be the home for anyone with a love of cars.
Hosts: Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust and Rutledge Wood 
 
Brad Meltzer’s Decoded (non-fiction series)
Launch Date: Q4
Time Slot: TBD
Premise: This 10-part series draws from author Brad Meltzer’s fascination with historical mysteries.
Host: Brad Meltzer
 
What’s next in 2011? “Only in America” with Larry the Cable Guy and a programming event surrounding the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. 

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IFC
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (series)
Launched: October 1
Time Slot: Fri, 10 pm
Plot: This six-part comedy follows the awkward misadventures of an American office temp and convenient liar named Todd Margaret who bluffs his way into a senior sales position heading up the London office for the new energy drink Thunder Muscle.
Stars: David Cross, Will Arnett, Sharon Horgan, Blake Harrison
What’s next in 2011?
IFC will premiere the comedy series’ “Onion News Network,” based on the popular alternative weekly fake newspaper and Web series. Also set for 2011 is “Portlandia,” executive produced by Lorne Michaels and created by and starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein.
 
Investigation Discovery
Hardcover Mysteries (documentary series)
Launched: October 11
Time Slot: Mon, 9pm
Premise: Traveling inside the minds of some of America’s most popular writers of thrillers and whodunits, this eight-part series explores the crossover from fact to fiction. 
Hosts: David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Harlan Coben and others
 
Lifetime
One Angry Juror (movie)
Premiere: November TBD
Plot: Based on a true story, it’s the dramatic account of a tough, opinionated attorney who, after serving as a juror and convincing her fellow jurors to deadlock on a case, joins the defense team and helps the defendant win an acquittal. 
Stars: Jessica Capshaw, Jeremy Ratchford and Jonathan Scarfe
What’s next in 2011?
Looking to expand on its success with its scripted series Army Wives and Drop Dead Diva, Lifetime has ordered several drama pilots from for potential 2011 launch.
 
MTV
Teen Wolf (series)
Launch Date: Q4
Plot: This reinvention of the 80s returns as a sexy thriller set against the drama of high school life with a forbidden, romantic love story at its core.
Stars: Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Crystal Reed and Tyler Hoechline. 
What’s next in 2011? A recreation of the UK drama “Skins” (Q 1).
 
National Geographic Channel
Making History
(series)
Launched: October 5
Time Slot: Tuesday, 9 pm
Premise: Three guys, one camera and a green screen bring back to life history’s epic moments —including the rise and fall of Hitler and the construction of Stonehenge—using improvisational digital re-creations to recreate the events from every angle.
 
Great Migrations (mini-series)
Launch Date: November 7
Time Slot: TBD
Premise: 7-hour HD miniseries takes viewers around the world on the arduous journeys millions of animals undertake to ensure the survival of their species. 
Narrator: Alec Baldwin

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Inside the State Department (special)
Pemiere: November 15
Time Slot: Monday, 9 pm
Premise: Follows key State Dept personnel as they shape Secretary Clinton and President Obama’s strategic foreign policy agenda. 
 
Wild Justice (series)
Launch Date: November 28
Time Slot: Sunday, 9 pm
Premise: Tracks California Game Wardens as they patrol thousands of miles of land, coastline, rivers and streams throughout the state to make drug busts, protect threatened species, catch animal poachers and enforce environmental laws. 
 
Nat Geo Wild
Big Cat Week (premiere week)
Launch Date: December 6
Time Slot: Mon, 9 pm
Premise: A seven-night television event featuring stories of nature’s fiercest felines; episodes include Big Cat Odyssey, Leopard Queen, Lion Warriors and Lions on the Edge.
 
Outdoor Channel
2010 Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge (series)
Launch Date: November TBD
Time Slot: TBD
Premise: Recaps the dramatic journeys of the final 16 competitors in the Field & Stream TOC, the test of skill, nerve, might and agility.
What’s next in 2011?
OC plans to launch a fishing shows including “Zona!,” “Spanish Fly” and “Madfin Shark Series.”
 
Ovation
Faces of a Vanishing World (documentary special)
Premiered: September 27
Premise: Young celebrity photographer puts his career on hold to travel to Africa and photograph tribal people whose culture is at risk of disappearing.
Star: Joey Lawrence
What’s next in 2011?  Ovation plans to highlight the artistic side of cooking and travel and scripted and unscripted shows from its UK programming partners.
 
Oxygen
Running Russell Simmons (docu-series)
Launch Date: November 2
Time Slot: Tuesday, 10 pm
Premise: Offers an exclusive peek at the life of Russell Simmons—entrepreneur, entertainment and fashion icon, philanthropist and yogi—and the team who help keep the machine running.
Star: Russell Simmons
 
House of Glam (docu-series)
Launched: October 5
Time Slot: Tuesday, 10pm
Premise: Follows the trendsetting stylists of the B Lynn Group, an image agency working in the entertainment business.
What’s next in 2011?
“Glee” joins the Oxygen line-up with a weekend marathon of the second season in January. This will be followed by a companion unscripted reality competition series to discover the next “Glee” star, scheduled to premiere in June. 
 
Planet Green
Dean of Invention (series)
Launch Date:  October 22
Time Slot: Fri, 10pm
Follows Dean Kamen, a billionaire bachelor living on a private island with 400+ patents, including the Segway, the insulin pump and the robotic prosthetic.
Stars: Dean Kamen, Joanne Colan
 
SiTV
PastPort
(documentary series)
Launch Date:  November 7
Time Slot:  Sunday, 9pm
Premise: A six-episode series that chronicles the life-altering journey of American Latinos as they travel to their parents’ country of origin in search of a connection to their roots.
What’s next in 2011?
Returning series include “Latino 101” and “Model Latina.”
 
Smithsonian
Re-Inventors
(series)
Launched:  October 6
Time Slot:  Wed, 9 pm
Premise: Digs up original patent designs from history’s lost inventions, builds them, tests them and either approves or denies the patents.
Stars: Matt Hunter, Jeremy MacPherson
 
Mystery of the Hope Diamond (special)
Premieres:  November 21
Time Slot:  Sunday, 8 pm
Premise: Tells the story of the Hope Diamond, from its birth in India to its journey through Europe, to its current home at the Smithsonian. Scientists attempt to answer questions about the 45.52-carat jewel’s physical properties by carefully drilling into the Hope and magnifying the image up to one thousand times its size.

The Style Network
Mel B: It’s a Scary World
(series)
Launch Date: September 5,
Time Slot: 9 pm
Follows the life of the ex-Spice girl, combines 24/7 chaos, from live shows to acting gigs, with her life as wife and mom.
Stars: Mel B
 
Sundance
Carlos (mini-series)  
Launch Date: October 11-October 13
Time Slot: 9 pm
A three-part portrait of the international terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal, who masterminded a wave of terror attacks in Europe and the Middle East in the *70s and *80s. It is Sundance Channel’s first original scripted project.
Stars: Edgar Ramirez
 
Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys (series)
Launch Date: December 7
Time Slot:  Tuesday, 11PM
Explores the relationships between four straight women and their gay best friends.
 
SyFy
Hollywood Treasure (series)
Launch Date: November 4
Time Slot: Thursday, 6 pm
This one-hour, weekly documentary-reality series reveals high stakes world of collecting showbiz and pop culture memorabilia, including science fiction and fantasy props and costumes.
Monsterwolf
Launch Date: October 9
Time Slot: 9 pm
On the outskirts of a small Louisiana town, a drilling crew sets blast charges to tap an oil deposit—releasing the Kachinawaya, a Native American animal spirit meant to protect Indian lands from invaders.
Stars: Robert Picardo, Jason London
 
TBS
Conan (late night)
Launch Date: November 8
Timeslot: Mon.-Thurs., 11 pm
Premise: Conan O’Brien joins TBS to host a late-night talk show. 
Star: Conan O’Brien

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Glory Daze (series)
Launch Date: November 16
Timeslot: Tuesday, 10 pm
Plot: A comedy about a group of friends trying to navigate college life in 1980s Wisconsin.
Stars:  Kelly Blatz, Callard Harris, Matt Bush, Drew Seeley, Hartley Sawyer, Julianna Guill, Tim Meadows
What’s next in 2011? TBS will continue exploring hour-long comedies.
 
TCM
Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (documentary series)
Launch Date: November 1
Timeslot: Monday, 8 pm
Premise: This seven-part doc tells the story of the American film industry.
Narrator: Christopher Plummer
 
Private Screenings: Liza Minnelli (special)
Launch Date: December 11
Timeslot: Saturday, 10 pm
Premise: Minnelli sits down with Robert Osborne for an interview about her parents, Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli.
Stars: Liza Minnelli, Robert Osborne
What’s next in 2011? TCM will return to Hollywood for the second edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival, which will welcome stars and fans from around the globe for a celebration of classic cinema.
 
TNT
What’s next in 2011? TNT is set to premiere “Franklin & Bash,” a series starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer and Malcolm McDowell, and “Falling Skies,” an alien-invasion series executive-produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Noah Wyle.             
 
truTV
Ma’s Roadhouse (reality series)
Launched: September 15
Timeslot: Wed, 9 and 9:30 pm
Premise: Takes viewers behind-the-scenes at the world-famous Strokers empire, a combination bar, motorcycle shop and tattoo parlor, owned and operated by Rick Fairless and his 71-year-old mother, affectionately known as Ma.
 
TV Land
Harry Loves Lisa (series)
Launched: October 6
Time Slot: Wednesday, 10pm
Premise: A six-episode docu-soap following actors Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin as they navigate the highs and lows as a devoted family living a hectic Hollywood lifestyle. 
Stars: Harry Hamlin, Lisa Rinna
                                            
WEtv
Downsized (series)
Launch Date: November 6
Time Slot: Saturday, 9 pm
Premise: Follows the Bruce family, a modern day Brady Bunch trying to survive difficult economic times.
What’s next in 2011?
The January premiere of “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?”, featuring the famous mother/daughter duo.

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