CMT FLIPS THE BIRD ON THANKSGIVING TO DELVE DEEP INTO THE COMPETITIVE WORLD OF CHAMPION SHOW CHICKENS WITH THE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED PREMIERE OF “CHICKEN PEOPLE” ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 AT 8 PM ET/PT

11/03/16

NASHVILLE – November 3 – CMT today announced that the eagerly awaited and critically acclaimed original documentary, “Chicken People,” will kick-off Thanksgiving and premiere Wednesday, November 23 at 8 p.m., ET/PT on CMT. CLICK HERE to view the trailer for “Chicken People.”

The film offers a charming and fascinating look at the colorful and hugely competitive world of champion show chicken breeders. A real life “Best in Show” but about chickens, the film follows the struggles and triumphs of both humans and their feathered muses on the road to compete at the Ohio National Poultry Show, considered the Westminster of Chickens. Chicken may be just food for most people, but raising the perfect chicken is an all-consuming passion for some. The NY Times calls “Chicken People” “a fun and at times astonishing film,” while the LA Times deems it “poignant and illuminating.”

The film made its world premiere at the 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival, before playing the festival circuit and receiving a limited theatrical release, a first for CMT original documentary. CMT teamed up with Emmy Award-winning Motto Pictures for the films, and Emmy-nominated director Nicole Lucas Haimes.

“Chicken People” is produced by Terry Leonard, Caroline Kaplan, Christopher Clements, Julie Goldman; Executive Produced by Jayson Dinsmore, Lewis Bogach, John Miller-Monzon, Nicole Lucas Haimes and Co­Produced by Carolyn Hepburn and Diane Becker.

CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT, CMT.com and CMT Radio offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and are the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Music, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

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