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CBS channel lines up animals, news, explorers

They may not know where it will air, but CBS executives have announced 14 different shows to be featured on its Eye on People cable channel, due to debut at 6 p.m. March 31.

Among them:

+ 60 Minutes More (9 p.m., Mondays) - featuring the best segments from the 28-year-old news magazine.

+ Fast Forward (8 p.m., Mondays) _ A "Where are they now?" kind of show that catches up with celebrities who have fallen out of the spotlight.

+ Video Zoo (6 p.m., Fridays) _ Program focusing on people's interaction with animals.

+ The Explorers (11 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays) _ Tales of the world's great explorers as assembled by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

CBS has not yet finalized agreements on a delivery system for the cable channel, said network spokeswoman Laurie Friedman, speaking 11 days before Eye on People's scheduled debut. She would not confirm or deny reports CBS has been negotiating with Time Warner for distribution on its cable systems.

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ABC's secret agent show Spy Game has become the second mid-season series to get the ax following the network's decision to yank the action-adventure drama after just three airings on Mondays.

Instead at 8 p.m. Mondays, ABC will air three remaining episodes of the hourlong drama Relativity, on hiatus since it was pulled from its berth at 10 p.m. Saturdays in January. The network also abandoned plans to run leftover episodes from its legal drama Murder One as a mini-series in April, saying both Murder One and Spy Game will reappear over the summer.

ABC's moves come days after NBC yanked the mid-season crime drama Prince Street after two airings, citing bad ratings.

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The A&E network runs the risk of being known as the Law & Order channel by expanding its airing of past episodes from the popular crime drama to 1 and 7 p.m. weekdays, along with broadcasts at 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. weeknights.

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