CMT PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS 10-26-09

10/27/09



PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

—WEEK OF OCTOBER 26—

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER? - NEW EPISODES!
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 expecting mothers are featured as special guests on the show. New episodes will air every night this week at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT, followed by a second episode airing at 8:30 p.m., ET/PT. Tuesday’s episode begins at 7:00 p.m., ET/PT with a second episode airing at 7:30 p.m., ET/PT.

CMT ROAD PRANKS - ALL NEW SPECIAL!
CMT is showing viewers how country stars get a laugh on the road with this all-new, half-hour special including a wide variety of pranks and featuring artists Sara Evans, Don Barnes of .38 Special, Chris Young, Jewel and her bull-riding champion husband, Ty Murray. From launching rockets to spilling drinks on customers, these country icons know how to bring excitement to the road and they’ll stop at nothing for a laugh. Don’t miss what other funny tricks country stars have up their sleeves when CMT ROAD PRANKS premieres Friday, October 30 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

CMT’S TOP 20 COUNTDOWN - ALL NEW EPISODE!
CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN, a two and a half-hour weekly countdown show, hosted by CMT’s Lance Smith, delivers country music’s hottest artists and rising stars with interviews and world video premieres. Don’t miss this week as Allison DeMarcus has a one-on-one interview with Carrie Underwood and discusses her latest album, Play On and more. Also, on the show, catch a bonus video of “My Cowboy” from country newcomer Jessie James and find out details about Brad Paisley’s gift to one lucky family. See videos from Chris Young, Reba McEntire and Sugarland on this all new episode of CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN when it airs Saturday, October 31 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. Hosted by CMT’s Katie Cook, this week she sits down with Carrie Underwood to talk about “Cowboy Casanova” and her latest CD Play On. Also on the show, get details on Faith Hill’s brand new perfume and meet newcomer Jessie James as she debuts her first country single, “My Cowboy.” Plus, celebrate the success of “Small Town USA,” with Justin Moore and find out what Halloween costumes your favorite stars will be wearing when this all-new episode of CMT INSIDER premieres Saturday, October 31 at 1:30 p.m., ET/PT.

WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS - ALL NEW EPISODE!
WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS, a CMT original series, will document the journey of 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. This all-new episode of WORLD'S STRICTEST PARENTS follows teens Brent and Audrey as they head to Long Creek, Ore. to stay with the Manning family. Hard work and strict rules are a staple of the Manning home and ranch where the entire family works raising pigs and horses. The Manning’s have found the best way to reach teens is through instruction, interaction with animals, and labor intensive work to keep them active. Rules are enforced at home but good behavior warrants fun family outings such as rafting and horseback riding. For the next week they'll take in Brent and Audrey, two rebellious teenagers whose bad behavior can't be controlled by their respective parents. Can a stay with the Manning’s and exposure to their ranch-style work ethic help transform the teens into model citizens? This episode of WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS airs Saturday, October 31 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT.

DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM 4 - ALL NEW EPISODE!
In a state where football rivals religion, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are the “holy grail.” CMT goes behind-the-scenes as hundreds of hopefuls fight to wear the famous blue and white uniforms when DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM returns for its fourth season. In the fourth episode, it’s only the third week of training camp and it’s already time to make cuts. The week starts with uniform fittings where even the wannabes get to try on the famous blue and white star studded outfit. They all know only a few will get to keep it. Jay Johnson uncovers their physical fitness level with the grueling Power Squad Army Fitness Test. Who makes the Elite Bod Squad and whose weaknesses are exposed? Then, after an exhausting dance rehearsal, Judy and Kelli compare notes on who should hear those dreaded words, “Tonight is going to be your last night!” Find out who survives the cut when an all-new episode of DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM premieres Saturday, October 31 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

INVITATION ONLY: BROOKS & DUNN - ALL NEW EPISODE!
Don’t miss the latest installment of CMT’S INVITATION ONLY as country superstar duo Brooks & Dunn perform their greatest hits, as well as new music from their album #1s…And Then Some. Taped in Nashville just days after announcing their split, INVITATION ONLY: BROOKS & DUNN features the duo performing before a small studio audience, taking questions from fans and delivering revealing and candid answers. This CMT special premieres Friday, October 30 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT. Encore presentations will air Saturday, October 31 at 10:00 a.m., ET/PT and Sunday, November 1 at 11:00 p.m., ET/PT.

—WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2—

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER? - NEW EPISODES!
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. New episodes will air every night this week at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT, followed by a second episode airing at 8:30 p.m., ET/PT. Tuesday’s episode begins at 7:00 p.m., ET/PT with a second episode airing at 7:30 p.m., ET/PT.

DATELINE: TAYLOR SWIFT - ENCORE PRESENTATION!
Don’t miss this behind-the-scenes look at the creation and launch of Taylor Swift’s 2009 Fearless Tour. Shot over a period of three months, this hour-long special includes concert and backstage footage from the U.S., United Kingdom and Australia. DATELINE: TAYLOR SWIFT premieres on CMT Friday, November 6 at 9:00 p.m.,ET/PT.

CMT INSIDER: CMA NOMINEE REPORT - ALL NEW SPECIAL!
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. Hosted by CMT’s Katie Cook, this special edition of CMT INSIDER takes an in-depth look at this year’s 43rd Annual CMA Awards categories and nominees including exclusive interviews with nominees. Watch all this and more when this all-new special of CMT INSIDER premieres Saturday, November 7 at 1:30 p.m., ET/PT.

WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS - ALL NEW EPISODE!
WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS, a CMT original series, will document the journey of 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. This all-new episode of WORLD'S STRICTEST PARENTS follows teens Jackie and Spencer as they head to Morristown, Tenn. to stay with the Knight family. Scott and Penny Knight have the reputation as no-nonsense parents in their community. The Knight’s have taken in hard-to-handle foster children for the last eight years and Penny’s job as a probation officer puts her in a position to deal with unruly kids on a daily basis. Posted next to the children’s daily chore chart is the household set of rules to make sure expectations are clearly understood. Scott and Penny actively screen their kids’ phone calls, text messages, and attend their social functions. For the next week they'll take in Jackie and Spencer, two rebellious teenagers whose bad behavior can't be controlled by their respective parents. Can a stay with the Knight’s and exposure to their overly involved parenting style help transform the teens into model citizens? This episode of WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS airs Saturday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT.

DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM 4 - ALL NEW EPISODE!
In a state where football rivals religion, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are the “holy grail.” CMT goes behind-the-scenes as hundreds of hopefuls fight to wear the famous blue and white uniforms when DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM returns for its fourth season. In the fifth episode, the girls are in the dark about what Kelli and salon director Rainer Schneck have planned for them when they get their dramatic Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders makeovers. Then, the girls face their greatest fears when they’re hoisted 16 stories in the air and dropped kicking and screaming into a net. It’s a free fall that is so scary some can’t even manage to do it. Kelli makes a dramatic decision at rehearsal that affects everyone in training camp - for the first time in DCC history, she invites a former contestant into training camp, three weeks late. As the competition continues to be cut-throat, another girl is released from training camp. Find out who survives the cut when an all-new episode of DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM premieres Saturday, November 7 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

STACKED: CMA NOMINEES 2009 - ALL NEW SPECIAL!
Country stars dress to impress, hit the red carpet and wait anxiously to see who will take home top honors at this years 43rd Annual CMA Awards. In honor of the big night, CMT will air STACKED: CMA NOMINEES 2009 edition, an hour-long special featuring nominees in the video of the year category. This special premieres Sunday, November 8 at 10:30 a.m., ET/PT.






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