Sky One has announced a slate of new programming from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution for its winter primetime schedule.

The new programmes see Sky One try to move back into a position where it can claim to have the best US TV shows first, as Sara Ramsden, the channel's controller, explains: "With these shows Sky One really can claim to have the best of US TV first. Nip/Tuck, featuring Joely Richardson, is the most edgy, intelligent drama to come out of the US for several years. It is 'must see' programming, with the most jaw-dropping plastic surgery sequences ever seen on TV. Fast, edgy, vibrant and fantastic entertainment.

“Tarzan and Jane brings the most eagerly anticipated male drama debut in Australian model Travis Fimmel, with some of the most exciting sexual chemistry I've ever seen. It's wonderful escapist romantic drama.

“Skin combines a touching young love story with a hard-edged [Jerry] Bruckheimer-driven battle of wills between a porn king and the D.A. It's high octane, spirited TV.

“Together with Fearless and Cold Case, these shows will be at the heart of Sky One's winter schedule and typify Sky One: great fun, sexy, high quality, intelligent and entertaining.”

Sky One has secured all UK TV rights to Skin, Tarzan and Jane and Cold Case. It also has the exclusive pay TV rights to Nip/Tuck and Fearless. The shows will begin airing on the channel from January 2004.