CMT Adds Original Movies Franchise, LeAnn Rimes And Laura Bell Bundy To Star In Films
March 15, 2011 at 12:48 PM (PT)
CMT is adding made-for-television movies to its programming slate with the creation of the CMT ORIGINAL MOVIES franchise. This newly-formed division will roll out television movies for the network focusing primarily on romantic comedies and music-based films.
The first two movies, to be released later this SUMMER, include “To The Mat, which is the working title, and “Reel Love.” “To The Mat” will star RICKY SCHODER and MERCURY/NASHVILLE artist LAURA BELL BUNDY, while “Reel Love,” stars CURB RECORDS artist LeANN RIMES. Both films will be produced by ENTERTAINMENT ONE TELEVISION.
"We’ve had great ratings success programming with acquired theatrical romantic comedies", said MARY BETH CUNIN, SVP/Programming Strategy, "so it is only natural for us to create original stories that are tailor made for the CMT audience."
“To The Mat” is currently in production and is set to premiere in AUGUST. “Reel Love” is set to begin production in late APRIL and will premiere in SEPTEMBER.
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