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Now Screening: On Cable TV

Cable rolls out ... and rolls out ... the new shows.
Unlike the TV networks' fairly regimented season premiere season (which basically takes over September and October), cable television stations scatter new shows onto the cable-waves like an abstract painter or a park denizen feeding pigeons.

Here are a few shows coming to your screen in the next few weeks (all times Eastern):

At 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, Court TV will air a two-parter it plans to turn into a series: Body Of Evidence: From The Case Files Of Dayle Hinman. This series will delve into the case files of the real-life Florida forensic profiler. In each episode, Hinman will guide viewers through the investigative process involved in solving a case.

Believe it or not, a Survivor member is getting his own show, the self-titled Keith Famie's Adventures, which debuts on Food Network at 10 p.m. the week of Nov. 5. Chef Famie will search the globe for great food and exciting locales. The first episode is a full hour in Kenya.

Six new episodes of the cult favorite Absolutely Fabulous begin airing at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, on Comedy Central. The network struck a deal with the BBC to extend the show, which originally aired in England in 1994. Patsy and Edina (Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders), the hard-living stars, now own a TV production studio that produces nothing. The shows will air for six consecutive weeks.

Step back in time with Justice League, a new Cartoon Network series debuting at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and then shifting to its regular time of 8:30 p.m. Mondays starting Nov. 19. The Justice League, more or less the United Nations of superheroes, will battle evil with league members Batman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Martian Manhunter, Superman, and Wonder Woman. The league hasn't been together on television for 16 years, not since the Hanna-Barbera series Superfriends left ABC in 1985.