History Channel To Produce Star Trek Special

By Michelle
April 24, 2005 - 9:45 PM

The History Channel is planning a special on Star Trek as part of its slate of original programming for the 2005-6 television season.

MultiChannel reported that the network, which had a record-breaking season with its 2004 ratings campaign, had unveiled a slate of original series and specials for the upcoming season which includes a "rock-music-driven" series focusing on unseen archival materials and Shootout!, which explores famous gunfights. The History Channel averaged a record 1.0 household rating in 2004.

Eight new seasons and a number of specials next season are intended to bolster a current lineup that includes Modern Marvels and Mail Call. President Dan Davids said that the new lineup was developed to appeal particularly to a targeted male 25-54 audience. "Our goal is to continue to satisfy our growing upscale audience...with our original, award-winning programs," he said.

Other new shows include Weird U.S. based on a best-selling book that takes an offbeat look at American history, and Where Did It Come From, a look at the origins of everyday objects hosted by former ABC News correspondent Michael Guillen. Besides the Star Trek special, other single features will include a biography of magician Harry Houdini and Da Vinci and the Code He Lived by.

The original article is at MultiChannel.

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