CMT PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS 1/11/10

01/12/10



PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

—WEEK OF JANUARY 11—

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. 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.

THE SINGING BEE - SEASON 2 PREMIERE!
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. Season two of THE SINGING BEE will feature a cameo appearance by Reba McEntire and kicks-off Friday, January 15 at 9:00 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 this week’s show as country trio Lady Antebellum guest hosts CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN. See what Hillary, Charles and Dave have to say about being nominated for two GRAMMY® awards and performing on this year’s show. Also on the show, learn more about their upcoming tour opening for Tim McGraw and get details on their next album, Need You Now, in stores January 26. Tune in to see which artist will make it to the top spot on this all-new episode when it airs Saturday, January 16 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 gives a recap of the 2010 People’s Choice Awards. See what a great night it was for country music as Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban all left with awards. Also on the show see what country stars are entering the TV world, as Shania Twain guests on “American Idol”, Carrie Underwood makes her acting debut on “How I Met Your Mother” and Reba McEntire reunites with Melissa Peterman on the new season of THE SINGING BEE. This all-new episode of CMT INSIDER premieres Saturday, January 16 at 1:30 p.m., ET/PT.

2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS - ENCORE PRESENTATION!
Watch an encore presentation of the hottest night in country music as the fan-voted 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS comes to you from Nashville’s Sommet Center. Comedian Bill Engvall hosts the fan-jammed, star-studded night with performances from Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts and many more. Be sure to tune-in to see who fans voted to win a 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS Buckle, and see who will take home the buckle for VIDEO OF THE YEAR. This encore presentation of the 2009 CMT MUSIC AWARDS airs Saturday, January 16 at 3:00 p.m., ET/PT.

CMT’S #1 MUSIC AND A MOVIE: “Grumpier Old Men”
Blockbuster movies and the hottest country music come together again when CMT’s #1 MUSIC AND A MOVIE airs with “Grumpier Old Men” 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, “Grumpier Old Men,” nothing has changed in Wabasha County: Grandpa still drinks, smokes, and chases women, and Max and John are still fighting after 35 years. Six months ago John married the new girl in town (Ariel), and now people are suspecting that Max might be missing something similar in his life. The only joy Max claims is left in his life is fishing, but that might change with the new owner of the bait shop. Starring Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Ann-Margret and Sophia Loren, CMT’S #1 MUSIC AND A MOVIE featuring “Grumpier Old Men” premieres Sunday, January 17, at 3:00 p.m., ET/PT.

—WEEK OF JANUARY 18—

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. 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.

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 22 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 22 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT.

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