CMT PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS 11-30-09

12/01/09



PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

—WEEK OF NOVEMBER 30—

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER? - ALL 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 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 and Thursday’s episode will begin at 9:00 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 12:00 p.m., ET/PT, Thursday, December 3 at 1:00 p.m., ET/PT, Saturday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m., ET/PT and Sunday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT.

CMT MOVIES: REMEMBER THE TITANS
Watch this CMT presentation of “Remember the Titans,” the true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school football team in their first season as a racially integrated unit. The all-star line up includes Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst, and Donald Faison. “Remember the Titans” airs on CMT Wednesday, December 2 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. Get in the holiday spirit this week when Smith brings you helpful gift ideas, and bonus videos from some of country’s rising stars. Don’t miss Gloriana’s harmonious take on “Silent Night,” along with the Carter Twins’ carefree version of “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow,” and Kellie Pickler’s flirtatious version of “Santa Baby.” Also on the show, discover the inspiration behind Darius Rucker’s romantic single, “History in the Making.” See all this and more when CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN airs Saturday, December 5 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 celebrates success with some of country’s hottest stars. Don’t miss a behind-the-scenes look at No. 1 parties for Chris Young’s latest single, “Getting’ You Home,” along with Keith Urban’s heartwarming tune, “Only You Can Love me This Way.” Also on the show, catch up with Jason Aldean on the set of his newest hit, “The Truth,” get the latest scoop on the 2010 GRAMMY Nominations and see how CD sales were effected by the recent American Music Awards. This all-new episode of CMT INSIDER premieres Saturday, December 5 at 1:30 p.m., ET/PT.

WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS - ALL NEW EPISODE!
WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS, a CMT original series, documents 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.

—WEEK OF DECEMBER 7—

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER? - ALL 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 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.

POSSE - ALL NEW SPECIAL!
CMT follows eight up and coming professional bull riders on their journey across America trying to become the next PBR champion with POSSE: THE YOUNG GUNS OF PBR. This one-hour special takes a deeper look at these hopefuls as they not only master the bulls, but also juggle relationships, families, finances and egos. POSSE: THE YOUNG GUNS OF PBR premieres on Saturday, December 12 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT.

SOUTHERN FRIED FLICKS: “REMEMBER THE TITANS”
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 “Remember the Titans” is featured on SOUTHERN FRIED FLICKS. It tell the true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school football team in their first season as a racially integrated unit. Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst, and Donald Faison star in “Remember the Titans.” Watch SOUTHERN FRIED FLICKS with Hazel Smith when it airs Saturday, December 12 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

CMT’S #1 MUSIC AND A MOVIE: “O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU”
Blockbuster movies and the hottest country music come together again when CMT’s #1 MUSIC AND A MOVIE airs with “O Brother, Where Art Thou” 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, “O Brother Where Art Thou,” three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey,” set in the deep south during the 1930s. Starring George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman and Holly Hunter CMT’S #1 MUSIC AND A MOVIE featuring “O Brother, Where Art Thou” premieres Sunday, December 13 at 2:30 p.m., ET/PT.



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