CMT PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS 11-23-09

11/24/09



PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

—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.

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. Things heat up this week as the show heads to sunny St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands to catch up with the Hooters Dreamgirls as they film an upcoming television special. Also on the show, don’t miss a bonus video of Carrie Underwood’s “Temporary Home” from her upcoming installment of “Invitation Only” and find out where Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser are headed next on CMT on Tour. See all this and more when CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN airs Saturday, November 28 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 gives a recap of the 2009 American Music Awards, which proved to be another successful night for country sweetheart Taylor Swift. Also on the show, get the scoop on Carrie Underwood's taping of “Invitation Only”, and see what Dolly Parton has to say about her latest cd/dvd set, “Live From London”. And don’t miss a behind-the-scenes look of Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins' hilarious collaboration, "Hillbilly Bone." You won't want to miss this when this all-new episode of CMT INSIDER premieres Saturday, November 28 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 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 McCormick’s 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 McCormick’s 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 all-new 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.

—WEEK OF NOVEMBER 30—

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER? - ALL NEW EPISODE!
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 each night starting at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT with a second episode immediately following at 8:30 p.m., ET/PT. Tuesday’s episode will begin at 7:00 p.m., ET/PT followed by another episode at 7:30 p.m., ET/PT.

INVITATION ONLY: CARRIE UNDERWOOD - ALL NEW EPISODE!
You won't want to miss country superstar Carrie Underwood when she takes the stage for an all-new installment of Invitation Only. Tune in as Underwood performs chart-toppers as well as music from her new album, Play On. The country sweetheart performs before a small studio audience in Nashville, taking questions from fans and giving revealing and candid answers. Watch as she tackles well-known hits "Before He Cheats," “So Small” and "Last Name," along with brand new tracks "Cowboy Casanova" and "Undo It." Underwood discusses how life has changed since “American Idol,” admits to being a sci-fi junkie, confesses she still gets excited when she hears her music on the radio and more! Don’t miss INVITATION ONLY: CARRIE UNDERWOOD when it premieres Tuesday, December 1 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT. Encore presentations will air Wednesday, December 2 at 12 p.m., ET/PT, Thursday, December 3 at 1 p.m., ET/PT, Saturday, December 5 at 10 a.m., ET/PT and Sunday, December 6 at 10:00 a.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 Mark and Ariel as they head to Moab, Utah to stay with the Call family. Russ and Kim Call have 12 children ranging from ages 9 to 29. There are a lot of rules in the Call house beginning with waking the children up at 4:00 a.m. to help with the family business of cleaning offices before school. Also, no piercings or shorts are allowed, bedtime is at a strict 8:00 p.m. and the girls cannot wear makeup. The Call’s are renovating an old movie theatre into their new home and punishments usually involve home improvements. For the next week they will take in Mark and Ariel, two rebellious teenagers whose bad behavior can't be controlled by their respective parents. Can a stay with the Call family and exposure to their values of discipline and hard work help transform the teens into model citizens? This episode of WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS airs Saturday, December 5 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT.











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