CMT ORDERS EIGHT EPISODES OF NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS”

02/25/09



NASHVILLE – February 25, 2009 – CMT has greenlit eight one-hour episodes of the new original series, WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS, scheduled to debut in April 2009. Production is currently underway in cities across the country, and the series will serve as companion programming to new episodes of NANNY 911 premiering primetime in April on CMT. The series is produced by Shed Media US, formerly Ricochet Television.

Each one-hour episode of WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS will document 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 will be subject to punishment for breaking rules and skipping chores while the strict parents attempt to mend their ways.

Jeff Cvengros, Nick Emmerson, Jennifer O’Connell, Jamie Isaacs, Sam Whittaker of Shed Media US serves as executive producer for the series, with Melanie Moreau and Bob Kusbit serving as executive producers for CMT.

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