CMT PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS 12-7-09

12/08/09



PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

—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.

CMT’S TOP 20 COUNTDOWN - MUSIC CITY MADNESS SPECIAL!
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. This week madness is in the house as Smith hosts a recap of CMT's online competition, Music City Madness. This national talent search is looking for the best unsigned country artist in America and the winner will travel to Nashville to record their own CMT Studio 330 Sessions, play a private showcase with A&R executives at Valory Music and have a once-in-a-lifetime backstage experience with country superstar Reba. Catch all the MCM excitement on CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN when it airs Saturday, December 12 at 12:30 p.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 checks in with the Zac Brown Band to see what they have to say about their recent Grammy Awards nominations. Also on the show, go behind-the-scenes of Darius Rucker’s “History in the Making” and see Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins and Rascal Flatts show off their acting skills. Plus get details on Brooks & Dunn and their final tour. This all-new episode of CMT INSIDER premieres Saturday, December 12 at 1:30 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 the featured film, telling 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.” SOUTHERN FRIED FLICKS with Hazel Smith 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,” based on Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey”, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. 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.

—WEEK OF DECEMBER 14—

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. 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.

LARRY THE CABLE GUY’S HULA-PALOOZA CHIRSTMAS LUAU ENCORE PRESENTATION!
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 LUAU airs Tuesday, December 15 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

CMT’S #1 MUSIC AND A MOVIE: “URBAN COWBOY”
Blockbuster movies and the hottest country music come together again when CMT’s #1 MUSIC AND A MOVIE airs with “Urban Cowboy” 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, “Urban Cowboy,” Bud Davis is a country boy who moves to the city to visit his uncle. He starts hanging out at Gilley's, owned by Mickey Gilley himself and takes a job at the refinery where his uncle works. He also meets Sissy, a cowgirl, and they fall in love and suddenly get married. Their marriage is shattered when Bud sees Sissy allegedly dating con man Wes, who teaches her how to ride the mechanical bull...and plans to rob Gilley's. When a bull-riding contest is announced, Bud decides to sign up. Can he win the contest and save his marriage to Sissy? Starring John Travolta, Debra Winger and Scott Glen, CMT’S #1 MUSIC AND A MOVIE featuring “Urban Cowboy” premieres Saturday, December 19 at 11:30 p.m., ET/PT.

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