CMT Unveils New Programming For Fall
August 27, 2010 at 8:27 AM (PT)
CMT will add new specials, films and all-new seasons of shows ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER, DCC: MAKING THE TEAM and WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS to its programming schedule this FALL. Beginning MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th at 6:30p (ET), ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER will kick-off new episodes with a Country music-themed week featuring Country stars JOE NICHOLS, JOSH TURNER, LAURA BELL BUNDY, TRAILER CHOIR and CRAIG MORGAN. Hosted by JEFF FOXWORTHY, contestants will tackle subjects ranging from geography to social studies in each half-hour episode.
DCC: MAKING THE TEAM will return for its fifth season with hundreds of new hopefuls on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15th at 8:00p (ET). Director of the DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS KELLI FINGLASS, fitness trainer JAY JOHNSON and team choreographer JUDY TRAMMELL are back for this season.
The second season of CMT’s hit show WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS will premiere at 9p (ET) on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15th. Each one-hour episode documents the journey of two unruly teens from different families as they are forced to adapt to the rules and regulations of very strict host parents.
In addition, CMT will premiere its latest film, PETTY BLUE on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8th at 8p (ET). Narrated by actor KEVIN COSTNER, PETTY BLUE is documentary about the life and times of NASCAR great RICHARD PETTY and his family.
CMT will present two specials in NOVEMBER, 40 GREATEST SONGS OF THE DECADE and CMA RED CARPET SPECIAL 2010. Combining interviews, music videos and archival footage, the all-new two-hour special 40 GREATEST SONGS OF THE DECADE celebrates the most successful songs released between 2000 and 2010. Country stars will be on hand, along with celebrities, to tell the stories behind the songs while counting down to number one. The premiere date will be announced at a later time.
CMA RED CARPET SPECIAL 2010 will air WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10th at 7p (ET) and highlight Country music’s biggest stars on the red carpet as they step out for the44th Annual CMA AWARDS, which take place on NOVEMBER 10th at BRIDGESTONE ARENA in downtown NASHVILLE. The awards will air live on ABC-TV beginning at 8p (ET).
CMT will conclude 2010 with the previously announced CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR premiering FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3rd. CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR is a 90-minute special recognizing five of the year’s top acts based on album and download sales, radio airplay, online activity and touring. The evening will also include multiple musical performances.
For more on CMT programming, visit www.cmt.com.