Comedy Central takes on a new look this week with the biggest week of original programming in the history of the eight-year-old channel.

The week is highlighted by the introduction of the series "The Man Show," airing Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m.

"The Man Show" is billed as a joyous celebration of chauvinism, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla, combining male fun and sketch comedy.

"Comedy Central Presents," a stand-up comedy showcase featuring Mark Curry, debuts Tuesday at 10:30 p.m.

Two season premieres also are scheduled for this week, "Upright Citizens Brigade" on Monday at 10:30 p.m. and "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist" on Tuesday at 10 p.m.

Additionally, the week includes new episodes of "South Park," Wednesday at 10 p.m., and "Strangers With Candy," Monday at 10 p.m.

New episodes of the game show "Comedy Central's VS." air Thursdays at 10:30 p.m.

* Sunday on TBS at 8 p.m., Shannon Sturges and Jack Scalia join Harry Hamlin in "Silent Predators," a horror film in which they have to fend off an infestation of thousands of hybrid rattle snakes. Repeats: Wednesday at 8:05 p.m. and Saturday at 4:05 p.m.

* Sunday on Fox Family at 8 p.m., "Billboard Dad," featuring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen trying to find their newly single dad a new love, despite the father's scheming agent. Repeats: Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m.

* Sunday on A&E Network at 8 p.m., "A&E Mystery Movie: Midsomer Murders: Faithful Unto Death," starring John Nettles and Jane Wymark in a web of kidnapping, deception, extortion and murder. Repeats at midnight.

* Sunday on TLC at 9 p.m., Angelica Huston narrates "Showgirl Stories," which examines the roles of the Ziegfeld girls of the 1920s, the Bluebell girls of Paris, the chorus line girls of Las Vegas and London's lap-dancing girls in the Cabaret of Angels. Repeats at 1 a.m.

* Monday on Turner Classic Movies at 8 p.m., Courtney Love narrates "Clara Bow: Discovering the `It' Girl," a one-hour documentary on Bow's rise from the slums of Brooklyn to Hollywood stardom in the 1920s. Three Bow films follow: "It" at 9; her first talkie, "The Wild Party" at 11:30; and "Down to the Sea in Ships" at 1 a.m.

* Monday on the History Channel at 9 p.m., "Niagara: A History of the Falls" recounts the many ways the landmark has been admired and corrupted over 300 years. Based on Pierre Berton's book, the documentary repeats Saturday at 8 p.m.

* Monday on the Nashville Network at 8 p.m., the 33rd annual TNN Music City News Country Awards hosted by Jeff Foxworthy. Fans chose the winners.

* Monday on Lifetime at 9 p.m., faux pop diva Jackie Washington returns in "Jackie's Back," a Robert Townsend "mockumentary" film starring Jenifer Lewis. Bette Midler, Liza Minelli, Whoopi Goldberg and Diahann Carroll are among many stars making cameos. Repeats: June 20, 23, 26 and 27.

* Monday on Showtime at 10 p.m., the first of six monthly installments in the "20th Century" series with prominent filmmakers taking on provocative subjects. The series of two-hour programs debuts with "Garry Marshall on Marriage in the 20th Century." Repeats on June 30.

* Tuesday on A&E Network at 8 p.m., "Biography" examines the Harlem Globetrotters. Launched by 5-foot-3 coach Abe Saperstein as the Savoy Big 5 in Chicago's Savoy Ballroom in 1927, the team later hit the road and became the Globetrotters, playing for popes and presidents. Repeats at midnight.

* Thursday on Bravo at 8 p.m., "Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones," a collage of memories, interviews and music.

CAPTION: Harry Hamlin stars in "Silent Predators" a TBS film debuting on Sunday at 8 p.m.