Star World lines new shows beginning October

MUMBAI: Star World is gearing up to grab attention. Lined up from next month is a string of adrenaline pumping reality shows as well as ones seeking laughter .

From 3 October at 10 pm, the channel will air the weekly Dark Angel .For his much-anticipated television debut, Academy Award-winner James Cameron (Titanic, T2) created Dark Angel, a sci-fi adventure series set in the near future. It stars Jessica Alba as Max, a genetically enhanced human prototype with attitude to spare. Having escaped her military handlers, she is hunted by them through the underground street life of 21st Century Pacific Northwest. Max is aided in her quest - both to avoid capture and to reunite with her surviving "siblings" - by Logan Cale (Michael Weatherly). Cale, an idealistic cyber-journalist, battles corruption and the oppressive establishment in this futuristic landscape.

From 9 October, the channel will showacse the comedy Titus. Inspired by the real life of comedian Christopher Titus, the hour long comedy chronicles the heartbreakingly hilarious world of his dysfunctional family. Titus (Christopher Titus) owns a custom car shop, Titus High Performance, and builds hot rods. His hard-drinking, hard-living father Ken was married five times which means Christopher was raised in five broken homes. His mother, Ken's first wife, was a manic-depressive schizophrenic, which means Christopher was raised by five broken personalities.

The channel has also lined up a slew of specials for rock fans and for those who like reality tuned programming. Bon Jovi - One Last Wild Night airs on 1 October at 9 pm. The rock star performed for his home town fans at the Giant's Stadium, New Jersey in July 2001. He performed tracks like Wanted Dead or Alive, Bed of Roses.

How excess publicity hurts the private life of famous media celebrities is the focus of When Cameras Cross The Line. It airs 3 October at 7:30 pm, with a repeat at 11 pm. The programme will be highlighted by exclusive interviews with Michael Douglas, Julia Roberts, Woody Harrelson.

Airing 17 October at 7:30 pm, 11 pm the host Robert Ulrich presents video footage of some of the world's most dangerous stunts ever attempted in When Stunts Go Bad. This one-hour special presentation will feature interviews with daredevils who make their living on the edge and capture the chilling results when their deadly feats come to a crashing end. When Seconds Count: How To Survive A Disaster airs on 24 October at 7:30 pm, with a repeat at 11 pm. The show looks at life-threatening situations and the steps people take to survive them. Hosted by Hector Elizondo (Chicago Hope, Pretty Woman), the one-hour reality special includes footage of actual events and interviews with survivors who provide tips that may ultimately save lives.

The channel finishes the month on a high with Survival Test Dangerous Animal Encounters, The show airs 31 October at 7:30 pm, with a repeat at 11 pm. The special combines real-life first hand accounts, of people who have faced some of life's most challenging situations. The show provides viewers with important and practical information that teaches them how to protect themselves in the event that they cross paths with a dangerous animal. Viewers can see footage and unique recreations that set up dramatic "What If" scenarios that offer a variety of choices. The show poses intriguing questions and reveals practical solutions that could prove to be the difference between life and death.

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