History.com preps series of bizarre tales

Timothy Dickinson will provide commentary

History has announced plans to launch "Great and Telling Tales With Timothy Dickinson," the network's first original series for the Web.

The upcoming 12-webisode History.com exclusive will feature historian Timothy Dickinson, who is known for his love of strange or unexpected stories. For example, episodes of the series have been titled "Great Moon Hoax" and "Jimmy Carter vs. the Killer Rabbit."

Besides Dickinson's commentary, episodes of the new broadband original will incorporate animation aimed at bringing the bizarre tales to life, said officials.

"The addition of this original broadband series not only illustrates our mission to expand the History brand across all multimedia platforms, but emphasizes that at the heart of history is great storytelling," said Nancy Dubuc, History's executive vp and GM.