A&E is planning on spending $500 million on original programming for the next year, according to Variety. One of the new series that will be aired on the cable network is Sons of Hollywood which follows the lives of Randy Spelling (son of Aaron), Sean Stewart (son of Rod) and talent agent Dave Weintraub as they move out of their parents' homes and try life as roommates. Eight episodes have been ordered and is expected to debut in the beginning of 2007.
The network will also be premiering the following new series: The Beach, a real-life Baywatch focusing on the lifeguards who live, work and party in Huntington Beach, Driving Force, a 10-episode reality show about racecar legend John Force and his three drag-racing daughters debuting on July 17, and Gene Simmons Family Jewels, a reality show about the Simmons family on Aug. 7.
A&E plans to renew Dog the Bounty Hunter for a fourth season, Intervention for a third season, and second seasons for the shows Inked, Dallas SWAT and Criss Angel Mindfreak.