CMT's PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS FOR 5/21-5/27

05/14/07



Programming Highlights | May 21-27, 2007


CMT DIARY: GRETCHEN WILSON - SERIES PREMIERE!
“You think you know, but you have no idea…” is the familiar refrain echoed by some of country’s biggest stars in CMT DIARY, an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the moments where the script ends and real life begins, from artists’ homes and personal lives to their experiences on the road. In this premiere episode, CMT DIARY: GRETCHEN WILSON, Wilson introduces her entire “redneck” family whom she employs to take care of her sprawling Nashville ranch while she’s on tour, and then travels to a small town bar where she plays an impromptu show for an unsuspecting crowd. Wilson also fulfills one of her life-long dreams as this self-taught woman who never finished high school enrolls to get her G.E.D. Premieres Friday, May 25 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT


BANDITS VS. SMOKIES (episode 4) - PREMIERE!
CMT presents the new series, BANDITS VS. SMOKIES, that catches hopeless criminals trying to outrun the law and the senseless scheming that ensues, made even more absurd by running comedic commentary. Hosted by comedian, Jon Reep of CMT COMEDY STAGE, It’s a half-hour of crime and comedy…caught on tape! Premieres Friday, May 25 at 9:30 p.m., ET/PT


CMT MOVIES: PLEASANTVILLE - CMT PREMIERE!
David (Tobey Maguire) is eager to stay up and watch the marathon of his favorite golden oldie, Pleasantville. Unfortunately, socially-active twin sister Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon) also plans to use the television. They fight over the remote and it breaks, summoning a mysterious little fellow (Don Knotts) to their door in a TV repair van. He quizzes David on Pleasantville, and is impressed by his knowledge. He gives him a special remote, and when David and Jennifer fight over it, they are sucked into Pleasantville, where they become Bud and Mary Sue, two black and white teens with a Ward and June Cleaver-esque pair of parents (William H. Macy and Joan Allen). Also stars Jeff Daniels. Premieres Saturday, May 26 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT


SOUTHERN FRIED FLICKS featuring BROKEN BRIDGES
SOUTHERN FRIED FLICKS with HAZEL SMITH is one part movie, one part cooking show and all Hazel!  As she hosts the movie, Hazel will also show you how to cook a real down home dish and of course, give the “Hot Dish” on your favorite country stars!  And you never know who might show up in Hazel’s kitchen!  This week’s episode features BROKEN BRIDGES with superstar, chart-topping recording artist and top-grossing live performer, Toby Keith, making his feature film debut along with a notable cast, including Kelly Preston, Willie Nelson, Lindsey Haun, Tess Harper and Burt Reynolds. BROKEN BRIDGES is a bittersweet story of former high school sweethearts Bo Price (Keith) and Angela Delton (Preston) who return home after the deaths of their younger brothers, forcing them to deal with ghosts of the past and their uncertain future. Keith plays a country music singer who has fallen from the spotlight and faces life changes after coming home, reuniting with his true love and meeting his 16-year-old daughter (Haun) for the first time. BROKEN BRIDGES is a journey of discovery about shattering preconceived notions and reinventing one's own concepts of family, reconciliation and acceptance. Airs Sunday, May 27 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT


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