CMT PICKS UP FIRST-EVER ANIMATED SERIES “BOUNTY HUNTERS” TO DEBUT IN 2013

04/04/12

CMT PICKS UP FIRST-EVER ANIMATED SERIES “BOUNTY HUNTERS” TO DEBUT IN 2013

Executive Producers Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy to Voice New Series

NEW YORK – April 4, 2012 – CMT has signed an order for 13 episodes of its first-ever animated project BOUNTY HUNTERS to be produced by Muse Entertainment and Parallel Entertainment, it was announced today by Jayson Dinsmore, EVP, Programming and Development at the network’s annual upfront presentation in New York. Executive producers Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy will voice the animated series, along with series regular Lisa Lampanelli. BOUNTY HUNTERS will be produced by Muse Entertainment and Parallel Entertainment, and is set to debut on CMT in 2013.

The animated comedy stars the voices of Foxworthy, Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy as they track down fugitives for their own two-bit bounty hunting business in each half-hour episode. The team will do their best to chase down fugitives, while pleasing the tough-as-nails bondwoman who throws them cases, voiced by Lampanelli. Without fail, the Chief of Police who wants to shut down their operation and a long list of personal faults always seem to interfere.

BOUNTY HUNTERS, co-created by Glenn Clements, Ben Levin and Matt Burnett, is executive produced by Foxworthy, Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy, as well as Joel Rice, Michael Prupas and Jesse Prupas for Muse Entertainment. JP Williams and Jennifer Novak executive produce for Parallel Entertainment; along with Jayson Dinsmore, Eliot Goldberg and Melanie Moreau for CMT.

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 and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

Muse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company known for its well-crafted and high-quality productions. Since its founding in 1998, Muse has produced, co-produced or provided production services on more than 150 TV movies and mini-series, television series and feature films and has won 95 awards and garnered 299 award nominations! Muse Entertainment’s most recent television series, Bomb Girls, has been reordered for a second season. In 2011, its topical, 8-hr. historical drama, The Kennedys, earned 10 Emmy Award nominations. Its Pillars of the Earth also won awards. Muse’s other award-winning programs are Being Human (Seasons 1 & 2), Durham County (Seasons 1, 2, 3), Ben Hur, The Last Templar, Impact, Human Trafficking, Answered by Fire, This is Wonderland and Tales from the Neverending Story. The company’s head office and its Quebec production centre are in Montreal. Muse also maintains development and production operations in Toronto and Los Angeles.

Founded in 1991 by CEO J.P. Williams, Parallel Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based talent management and production company. Parallel develops, finances and produces a wide range of entertainment projects, including feature films; DVD premiere features; comedy and music albums; and television series and specials for network and cable. The filmed entertainment productions include comedy and holiday specials for Comedy Central, CMT, VH1 and HBO; motion pictures, including the upcoming Them Idiots Whirled Tour for CMT as well as the theatrical releases, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie; Larry the Cable Guy: Heath Inspector, Delta Farce, and Witless Protection. Parallel has produced countless television shows including Blue Collar TV, The Bill Engvall Show for TBS, Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy for History, the game show Lingo, which was the highest premiering show in the Game Show Network’s history and most recently, Buck Wild for MTV, which is currently in production. Parallel also has a drama in development for TNT starring Bill Engvall. For more information on Parallel Entertainment, please visit: parallelentertainment.com.

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