CMT 2009 Fall Highlights

08/17/09



SPECIALS
CMT COMEDY STAGE PRESENTS TERRY FATOR LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS – Premieres Friday, August 28 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT
Direct from The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Terry Fator brings his headlining act to television when CMT COMEDY STAGE PRESENTS TERRY FATOR LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS premieres Friday, August 28 at 10:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT. Filmed in high-definition earlier this year, the one-hour special features comedic impersonations and sketches, audience interaction and musical numbers by Fator and friends.

LARRY THE CABLE GUY'S HULA-PALOOZA CHRISTMAS LUAU – Premieres Friday, November 20 at 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., ET/PT
Larry The Cable Guy makes his triumphant return to CMT with the all-new holiday special, LARRY THE CABLE GUY'S HULA-PALOOZA CHRISTMAS LUAU. Larry’s 90-minute special includes such guest stars as Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”), Caroline Rhea, George Lindsey (“The Andy Griffith Show”), comedians Reno Collier and Jon Reep, Peter Oldring, Sara Erikson, the MuzikMafia’s Two Foot Fred, mentalist Marc Salem and returning favorites Tony Orlando and Angela Little MacKenzie (“Reno 911”). In addition to comedy and sketches, the special will include musical performances from Billy Currington and the Zac Brown Band.

NEW SERIES
INVITATION ONLY – New Episodes Premiere throughout Fall
A departure from the typical concert special, INVITATION ONLY features country music’s biggest stars performing before a small studio audience in Nashville, taking questions from fans and delivering revealing and candid answers. New episodes featuring Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn and Carrie Underwood premiere this Fall on CMT. INVITATION ONLY: REBA McENTIRE premieres Friday, August 21 at 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., ET/PT; Brooks & Dunn is scheduled to premiere in September; and Carrie Underwood will premiere in October. Other artists to be announced soon.

CMT’S ALL JACKED UP – Premieres Saturday, August 22 at 8:30 p.m., ET/PT (eight episodes)
CMT is bringing viewers some of the most outlandish and extreme stunts, sports, events, people and inventions from across America in the new eight-episode series CMT’S ALL JACKED UP, premiering Saturday, August 22 at 8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., ET/PT. Hosted by veteran movie actor C. Thomas Howell, each half-hour episode will feature a wide array of exciting and often eccentric subjects. From ostrich races and robotic dinosaurs to jet-powered outhouses, CMT’S ALL JACKED UP showcases all the unconventional fun and excitement that happens from coast-to-coast.

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? – Premieres Monday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT
From Mark Burnett Productions, Jeff Foxworthy hosts this new, fast-paced, half-hour version of ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER, which kicks off on CMT with a special country music week featuring Big Kenny, Bucky Covington, Jack Ingram, Heidi Newfield and Emily West. Grownups find themselves in a classroom setting, revisiting their youth, as they tackle subjects they've already been taught, ranging from art to geography and math to social studies.

RETURNING SERIES
COUNTRY FRIED HOME VIDEOS (Season 5) – Premieres Saturday, August 22 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT (eight episodes)
COUNTRY FRIED HOME VIDEOS returns for a fifth season featuring real home videos shot by real people and showcasing what Americans do for fun and fifteen seconds of fame. Hosted by Bill Engvall.

WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS (Continuation of Season 1) – Premieres Saturday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT (ten episodes)
Each one-hour episode of WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS 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. Living under different standards from their families back home, the misbehaving teens are subject to consequences for breaking rules and skipping chores while the strict parents attempt to mend their ways. This fall, one family will teach their “adopted” teens to either shape up their attitude, or get in shape using push-ups as punishment.

DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM (Season 4) – Premieres Saturday, October 10 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT (eight episodes)
Professional cheerleading takes hard work, determination and nerves of steel as the new recruits quickly discover in the fourth season of CMT’s DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM. Hundreds of girls will fight to make the team this season; including a drag racer, a professional U.S. figure skater, a lawyer and a reining beauty queen. Only 36 cheerleaders will make the final cut to be part of the world famous team, and the chance to cheer in the brand new Dallas Cowboys Stadium this fall.

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