CMT TO DEBUT HEARTPOUNDING NEW SEASON OF “STEVE AUSTIN’S BROKEN SKULL CHALLENGE” WITH SPECIAL MILITARY-THEMED EPISODE PREMIERING JANUARY 3 AT 8:00 P.M. ET/PT

11/11/15

NASHVILLE – November 11, 2015 – In honor of Veteran’s Day, CMT announced today that for the first time America’s greatest heroes—our military—will be first to tackle the formidable Skullbuster when the hit series “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge” returns Sunday, January 3 at 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Television’s most physically demanding competition series is back with 18 all-new episodes featuring world-renowned athletic contenders from across the obstacle course racing world including Spartan and CrossFit, power lifters, professional athletes, MMA fighters and everyday heroes.

The new season kicks off with a special military-themed episode as brothers in arms face off in a series of intense challenges. In the end, only one Veteran will make it to the final challenge designed by Steve Austin himself, the Skullbuster. The half-mile obstacle course is the most grueling one yet, and only the toughest of the tough will make it to the end for a shot at winning $10,000. The military Veterans will also compete for a chance to win an additional $10,000 for the charity of his choice.

“Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge” is one of CMT’s highest-rated series, reaching more than 4 million weekly viewers across all platforms in season two.

For more on “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge” or to catch up on previous seasons, visit CMT.com and download the CMT App. Fans can also join the conversation on the series official Facebook page, and follow @CMT on Twitter and Instagram using #BrokenSkullChallenge.

Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge is produced by 51 Minds Entertainment with executive producers Christian Sarabia, Steve Austin, Vincent Cariati and co-executive producer Steve Kaufman. Julia Silverton and Jayson Dinsmore executive produce for CMT.


ABOUT STEVE AUSTIN:

Steve ‘Stone Cold’ Austin, six-time World Wrestling Federation Champion and 2009 WWE Hall of Fame inductee has been busy since retiring from the ring in 2003. Steve currently hosts two successful TV shows for CMT, Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge and Redneck Island. In addition, he shakes things up every week with his highly-rated podcast, The Steve Austin Show on www.podcastone.com. He’s the face of the new WWE 2K16 video game, and just introduced his new craft beer, Broken Skull IPA with El Segundo Brewing Company. Austin is also a brand ambassador for Kawasaki Motor Sports. When not hanging out on his 2100+ acre Broken Skull Ranch (www.brokenskullranch.com) in the brush country of South Texas, Austin lives in Marina del Rey, Calif. with his wife, Kristin, and their three Labradors. Join Steve on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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