CMT PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS 11-16-09

11/17/09



PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

—WEEK OF NOVEMBER 16—

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.

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 when Allison Demarcus sits down with Sugarland to talk about their holiday album Gold and Green. Big Kenny makes an appearance on set and Randy Houser proves he’s the real deal with his upbeat new single, “Whistlin’ Dixie.” Also on the show, find out about Keith Urban’s trip down under as he takes his Escape Together World Tour to Australia. Plus, catch videos from Kenny Chesney, Chris Young and Tim McGraw on this all new episode of CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN when it airs Saturday, November 21 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, CMT INSIDER host Katie Cook takes you behind the scenes of recent CMA Entertainer of the Year winner Taylor Swift’s recent photo shoot for InStyle magazine. Also on the show, get the dish on Carrie Underwood’s rumored plans to move in with her boyfriend. Funnyman Larry the Cable Guy prepares for the holidays with a hilarious CMT special and get the scoop on Big Kenny’s new music. Plus, Tim McGraw and Sandra Bullock talk about their chemistry during the filming of The Blind Side when this all-new episode of CMT INSIDER premieres Saturday, November 21 at 1:30 p.m., ET/PT.

LARRY THE CABLE GUY’S HULA-PALOOZA CHIRSTMAS LUAU - ALL NEW HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
Returning this year to CMT, Larry’s 90-minute holiday special includes such guest stars as Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”), Caroline Rhea, George Lindsey (“The Andy Griffith Show”), comedians Reno Collier and Jon Reep, Peter Oldring, Sara Erikson, the MuzikMafia’s Two Foot Fred and returning favorites Tony Orlando and Angela Little MacKenzie (“Reno 911”). In addition to comedy and sketches, the special will include musical performances from artists including Billy Currington and the Zac Brown Band. This CMT encore presentation of LARRY THE CABLE GUY’S HULA-PALOOZA CHRISTMAS LUAL premieres Friday, November 20 at 9:00 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 Ronnie and Christiana as they head to Gilbert, Ariz. to stay with the Gentrup family. James and Janee Gentrup have instilled a strong sense of community awareness in their family. They believe they punish their children with compassion and are creating a strong family bond. Janee keeps a home drug test at the house at all times to use if she suspects illegal substance abuse is going on in their home. The Gentrups believe their parenting style is necessary because in life only the long term matters, short-term inconveniences are a trade-off for lifelong benefits. For the next week the Gentrups will take in Ronnie and Christiana, two rebellious teenagers whose bad behavior can't be controlled by their respective parents. Can a stay with the Gentrups and exposure to their values of community and strict guidelines help transform the teens into model citizens? This episode of WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS airs Saturday, November 21 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 seventh episode, the notorious Kitty Carter comes to Valley Ranch to teach the intimidated DCC a techniques class. Also, join Charlotte Jones Anderson as she leads an awestruck group of cheerleaders on a private tour of the new 1.3 billion dollar Cowboys Stadium. Kelli and Judy spring a pop quiz on the girls during rehearsal, which leads to one of the most uncomfortable moments in training camp history. Kelli and Judy are definitely not in a forgiving mood as more girls hear those dreaded words, “Tonight will be your last night.” Find out who survives the cut when an all-new episode of DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM premieres Saturday, November 21 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

SOUTHERN FRIED FLICKS: THE LONGEST YARD
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. This week “The Longest Yard” is featured on SOUTHERN FRIED FLICKS. Burt Reynolds stars as convict Paul Crewe, a former football player doing time in a prison controlled by two authoritarian sports fanatics, warden Hazen played by Eddie Albert and captain Knauer played by Ed Lauter. Crewe sees that the guards have a top-notch football team and takes it upon himself to form a squad with his fellow dispirited inmates. Watch SOUTHERN FRIED FLICKS with Hazel Smith when it airs Sunday, November 22 at 5:00 p.m., ET/PT.

—WEEK OF NOVEMBER 23—

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER? - ALL-NEW 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 five celebrities are featured as special contestants!

The “Celebrity Week” line-up for ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER? is as follows:

• Monday, 11/23 – Omarosa
• Tuesday, 11/24 – Pauley Shore (7 p.m. ET/PT)
• Wednesday, 11/25 – Fred Willard
• Thursday, 11/26 – Annie Duke
• Friday, 11/27 – Sanjaya Malakar

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

43rd ANNUAL CMA AWARDS - SPECIAL PRESENTATION!
CMT offers music fans a chance to relive Country Music’s biggest night when it telecasts the 43rd Annual CMA Awards. Hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, this star-studded event features performances by Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker and many more. This encore presentation premieres on CMT Friday, November 27 at 9:00 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 Zach and Karli as they head to Huxley, Iowa to stay with the McCormick family. Sean McCormick is a police officer and Irene McCormick is a fitness professional; together they enforce the law in their own home. They also run a local restaurant where the family works together to maintain the business and serve customers. The McCormicks operate on a strict schedule where every task has a set time and even the children’s showers are timed. They believe you get out of life what you put in, so the McCormicks find time to volunteer at a local clothing pantry. For the next week they will take in Zach and Karli, two rebellious teenagers whose bad behavior can't be controlled by their respective parents. Can a stay with the McCormicks and exposure to their values of respect, productivity and a strict schedule help transform the teens into model citizens? This episode of WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS airs Saturday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT.

DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM 4 - SEASON FINALE!
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 one-hour season finale, Kelli and Judy are forced to make tough decisions that are fair, but unfortunate. There are only two rehearsals left before final cuts so it’s now or never for the remaining camp candidates. There is fear and anticipation as Kelli announces who she needs to see in her office for the final round of cuts. Then, cheers and tears abound as she announces the squad! The girls finally have their first rehearsal on the new stadium field, exposing some potential problems. Share this extraordinary moment in history when the DCC take to the turf in front of 80,000 screaming fans for the first time ever in the most advanced stadium in the world. Find out who makes the team when the season finale of DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM premieres Saturday, November 28 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

CMT’S #1 MUSIC AND A MOVIE: “Coyote Ugly”
Blockbuster movies and the hottest country music come together again when CMT’s #1 MUSIC AND A MOVIE airs with “Coyote Ugly” 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, “Coyote Ugly,” a young Violet Sanforn heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter. Her aspirations get sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her “day” job as a barmaid at Coyote Ugly. Starring Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, Maria Bello, Melanie Lynskey and Izabella Miko, CMT’S #1 MUSIC AND A MOVIE featuring “Coyote Ugly” premieres Saturday, November 28 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT.


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