CMT PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS 1-25-10

01/26/10

—WEEK OF JANUARY 25—

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER? - ALLNEW NASCAR & CELEBRITY WEEK!
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy hosts this new, fast-paced half-hour syndicated version of the atypical game show that measures adults' lack of knowledge – as revealed by how much they've forgotten since grammar school. Grownups find themselves in a classroom setting, revisiting their youth, as they tackle subjects they were taught years ago ranging from art to geography and math to social studies. In ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER?, however, the players are not alone and there is a way for contestants to "cheat" in this classroom. The adults have the opportunity to get some help – in the form of elementary advice from real 5th graders who always seem to know more than the contestants. Don’t miss this week as NASCAR celebrities are featured as contestants during the 8:00 p.m., ET/PT block (7:00 p.m. ET/PT on Tuesday) and television celebrities are featured as contestants during the 8:30 p.m., ET/PT block (7:30 p.m., ET/PT on Tuesday)!

The NASCAR line-up for ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? is as follows:

• Monday, 1/25 – David Ragan
• Tuesday, 1/26 – Michael Waltrip (7:00 p.m. ET/PT)
• Wednesday, 1/27 – Kurt Busch
• Thursday, 1/28 – Denny Hamlin
• Friday, 1/29 – Carl Edwards

The television celebrity line-up for ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER? is as follows:

• Monday, 1/25 – Brad Garrett
• Tuesday, 1/26 – Nick Lachey (7:30 p.m. ET/PT)
• Wednesday, 1/27 – Drew Lachey
• Thursday, 1/28 – Jillian Barberie-Reynolds
• Friday, 1/29 – Giuliana Rancic

New episodes featuring these NASCAR celebrities will air at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT, followed by a second episode featuring the television celebrities airing at 8:30 p.m., ET/PT.

THE SINGING BEE - ALL NEW EPISODE!
Hosted by Melissa Peterman, new weekly one-hour episodes of THE SINGING BEE promise more laughs and excitement than ever before with new music selections and fierce competitors battling to win up to $10,000. Blending a mix of country music with popular favorites from other genres, THE SINGING BEE tests contestants’ knowledge of lyrics to well-known songs and those who fail to accurately sing the correct lyrics are eliminated from the competition. This all-new episode of THE SINGING BEE premieres Friday, January 29 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

CMT CRIBS - SEASON PREMIERE!
CMT CRIBS returns with an all-new season packed with the latest in luxury living, top of the line toys and the wildest whips on the road. We’re lounging in more homes of today’s hottest celebrities as this season takes us to new levels of country living. Don’t miss the season 3 premiere episode as we tour the homes of NFL’s Jarad Allen, Defensive End for Minnesota Vikings; AJ Hawk, Linebacker for Green Bay Packers; and Cortland Finnegan, Cornerback for Tennessee Titans. The season 3 premiere of CMT CRIBS airs Friday, January 29 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT.

CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN - ALL NEW EPISODE!
CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN, a two and a half-hour weekly countdown show, delivers country music’s hottest artists and rising stars with interviews and world video premieres. Don’t miss as Evan Farmer guest-hosts this week and sits down with Josh Turner to discuss his single “Why Don’t We Just Dance” featured on his new album Haywire in stores February 9. Also, catch Taylor Swift’s bonus video from the “Hope For Haiti Now” concert. Tune in to see which artist will make it to the top spot on this all-new episode when it airs Saturday, January 29 at 11:00 a.m., ET/PT.

CMT INSIDER - ALL NEW EPISODE!
CMT INSIDER, the weekly magazine show that explores all things in the world of entertainment that interest the CMT audience, features star interviews and news, chart action, new CD releases, new videos along with what's new in movies, fashion and fun. This week, host Katie Cook celebrates success with some of country’s hottest stars. Celebrate Reba’s single “Consider Me Gone” spending four weeks at #1 and Jason Aldean’s sold-out “Wide Open” tour. Also on the show, sit down with Jeff Bridges and T-Bone Burnett as they discuss their critically-acclaimed film, Crazy Heart. Finally, catch up with country singer Big Kenny as he discusses his journey to Haiti to help in the relief effort. This all new episode of CMT INSIDER premieres Saturday, January 29 at 1:30 p.m., ET/PT.

CMT’S #1 MUSIC AND A MOVIE: “Days of Thunder”
Blockbuster movies and the hottest country music come together again when CMT’s #1 MUSIC AND A MOVIE airs with “Days of Thunder” as the featured movie of the week. Hosted by CMT Radio personality Cody Alan, the segment is complete with No. 1 music videos and movie facts. The show also features musical guests and special interviews with stars from the movie of the week. In this week’s film, “Days of Thunder,” don’t miss an action drama about an ambitious young race car driver, set against the highly competitive and dangerous NASCAR racing circuit. Starring Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Nicole Kidman, Randy Quaid, and Cary Elwes, CMT’S #1 MUSIC AND A MOVIE featuring “Days of Thunder” premieres Sunday, January 31, at 2:30 p.m., ET/PT.

—WEEK OF FEBRUARY 1—

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER? - ALL NEW WWE WEEK!
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy hosts this new, fast-paced half-hour syndicated version of the atypical game show that measures adults' lack of knowledge – as revealed by how much they've forgotten since grammar school. Grownups find themselves in a classroom setting, revisiting their youth, as they tackle subjects they were taught years ago ranging from art to geography and math to social studies. In ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER?, however, the players are not alone and there is a way for contestants to "cheat" in this classroom. The adults have the opportunity to get some help – in the form of elementary advice from real 5th graders who always seem to know more than the contestants. Don’t miss this week as WWE wrestlers are featured as contestants during the 8:00 p.m., ET/PT block (7:00 p.m. ET/PT on Tuesday).

The WWE line-up for ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? is as follows:

• Monday, 1/25 – WWE: “The Miz”
• Tuesday, 1/26 – WWE: “John Morrison” (7:00 p.m. ET/PT)
• Wednesday, 1/27 – WWE: “Michelle McCool”
• Thursday, 1/28 – WWE: “MVP”
• Friday, 1/29 – WWE: “Big Show”

New episodes featuring these WWE celebrities will air at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT, followed by an all-new episode airing at 8:30 p.m., ET/PT.

THE SINGING BEE - ALL NEW EPISODE!
Hosted by Melissa Peterman, new weekly one-hour episodes of THE SINGING BEE promise more laughs and excitement than ever before with new music selections and fierce competitors battling to win up to $10,000. Blending a mix of country music with popular favorites from other genres, THE SINGING BEE tests contestants’ knowledge of lyrics to well-known songs and those who fail to accurately sing the correct lyrics are eliminated from the competition. This all-new episode of THE SINGING BEE premieres Friday, February 5 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

CMT CRIBS - ALL NEW EPISODE!
CMT CRIBS returns with an all-new season packed with the latest in luxury living, top of the line toys and the wildest whips on the road. We’re lounging in more homes of today’s hottest celebrities as this season takes us to new levels of country living Tanya Tucker, Eric Church and Glen Campbell open their doors for personal tours of their homes. This all new episode in this of CMT CRIBS airs Friday, February 5 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT.

SOUTHERN FREID FLICKS: “The Great Outdoors”
Hazel Smith hosts SOUTHERN FRIED FLICKS, one part movie and one part cooking show. While Smith hosts the movie, she will also show you how to cook a real down home dish and give the latest scoop on your favorite country stars. In this week’s film, “The Great Outdoors”, big-hearted, Chicago family man Chet has decided to bring his family to a lakeside resort. His hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in. Starring John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Annette Bening and Stephanie Faracy, SOUTHERN FRIED FLICKS with Hazel Smith airs Saturday, February 6 at 5:00 p.m., ET/PT.

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