Programming Highlights July 7—13, 2008

Known for plotting revenge on telemarketers with his comical phone antics, comedian Tom Mabe (“Prank It Up” and “Revenge on the Telemarketers”) comes to CMT with an all-new hidden camera prank show that takes on everyday people in everyday life. This light-hearted six-episode series features Mabe and his crew wreaking havoc on unsuspecting passerby with pranks that prey on common pet peeves such as annoyingly loud cell-phone talkers and incompetent doctors. This second episode follows as Tom uses his hidden cameras to point out more crazy things we all have to deal with: cell-phone eavesdroppers, fast food drive-thru headaches, and those mall massage operators! Premieres July 12 at 10:30 p.m., ET/PT

Hosted by comedian John Caparulo, MOBILE HOME DISASTER finds deserving families that are living in less than desirable mobile homes and gives them the home makeover that they so desperately need. With help from the accomplished Home Disaster Team including Lori-Lynn Lively, Joe DeRobbio and Kyle Carlson, they use their expertise to revamp these houses on wheels into beautiful trailer park palaces. This episode features Sabrina and her husband Donald have been married 10-years... but have been separated by the sea for nearly 5-years because Donald is in the Navy. He hasn't seen his wife and 2 children in almost a year. Realizing that his family desperately needs him, Donald is finally coming home on June 24th. BUT, right now there is no home to come home to. Sabrina and Donald bought their dream home a year ago and shortly after he was shipped off. Unfortunately, while renovating, Sabrina ran out of money. She and the kids were forced to move in with her parents. To top it off, Sabrina’s parents are emotionally tapped out and yearn for the day when their daughter and grandkids can move into their own home. And, if that’s not bad enough, even though Donald passed the LAPD exams with flying colors; he failed the eye test, can’t afford to pay for the corrective surgery, and his dreams of becoming an LAPD officer are completely shot. Without money in the bank, and no job on the horizon, this military family doesn’t stand a fighting chance of ever renovating their dream home. Premieres Friday, July 11 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT

NASHVILLE STAR is the grassroots talent search to find America’s next great music star. Host Billy Ray Cyrus ("Hannah Montana") will join country music star, singer-songwriter and acclaimed producer John Rich and Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter and three-time Grammy nominee Jewel, along with acclaimed industry heavy weight and BMI Songwriter of the Year (2006) Jeffery Steele, to bring their unique insights and experience to the show and its contestants. The winner of this year’s competition will receive a major recording contract with Warner Bros. Nashville and the performance opportunity of a lifetime on the world’s stage at the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. Premieres on CMT Friday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m., ET/PT

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