CMT's PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS FOR 8/27-9/2

08/21/07



Programming Highlights | August 27—September 2, 2007


CMT CROSS COUNTRY: JACK INGRAM AND MIRANDA LAMBERT - PREMIERE!
CMT CROSS COUNTRY debuts its newest country powerhouse combination when Jack Ingram and Miranda Lambert take the stage together to share songs, stories and their love for all things country. The hour-long CMT CROSS COUNTRY: JACK INGRAM AND MIRANDA LAMBERT features performances of the two’s biggest hits as well as tracks from their current albums, including Ingram’s “Love You” and “Measure of a Man” and Lambert’s “Kerosene” and “Famous in a Small Town.” In addition, an explosive performance of Waylon Jennings’ hit, “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way,” received thunderous applause from the crowd. The hour-long episode also features interview footage with the two accomplished artists, where they share stories about their love for the Texas-sound and being fans of each other’s music. Premieres Friday, August 31 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT


TY MURRAY’S CELEBRITY BULL RIDING CHALLENGE (episode 4) - PREMIERE!
By episode four of TY MURRAY'S CELEBRITY BULL RIDING CHALLENGE, the celebrities’ time on the ranch has progressed and the bulls get even tougher. Professional Bull Rider Ross Coleman enters the scene as the stress is amplified when injuries start to mount and the celebrities welcome back a cast mate from the hospital after being stomped on by a bull. With everything that has happened so far, the moral on the ranch is down. Rocket tries to lift everyone’s spirits by accepting an impromptu race challenge issued by a local resident. The cast features stars from different walks of life and realms of entertainment and sports, including rapper Vanilla Ice; Leif Garrett; Stephen Baldwin; NFL alum “Rocket” Ismail; motocross' “Cowboy” Kenny Bartram; "American Gladiator" Dan "Nitro" Clark; "Survivor" Jonny Fairplay; UFC's Josh Haynes; and actor Francesco Quinn. Premieres Friday, August 31 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT


TRICK MY TRUCK (episode 7) - PREMIERE!
CMT’s famed series TRICK MY TRUCK returns for a third season when the Chrome Shop Mafia, a down-home crew of truck mechanics, take their creativity to a new level in eight new episodes. Joe Patty’s mission is to make his local community a safe place to live. When the Arlington, Tenn. native is not patrolling the streets as a police officer, Patty can be seen driving his ice cream truck through town. Unhappy with the look of other ice cream trucks in his neighborhood, he decided to get into the ice cream business. He thought he could do better and now spends his spare time putting smiles on the faces of neighborhood kids. After years of selfless service, the Chrome Shop Mafia is about to repay this community man in a big way. Don’t miss it as they put their heads together and create every kids' fantasy -- the ultimate ice cream truck. Premieres Friday, August 31 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT


CMT MOVIES: BLAZING SADDLES - CMT PREMIERE!
Mel Brooks brings us the Ultimate Western Spoof. A town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar (Harvey Korman), a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor. Hedley convinces him to send the town the first Black sheriff in the west. Bart (Cleavon Little) is a sophisticated urbanite who will have some difficulty winning over the townspeople. Also stars Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks. Premieres Saturday, September 1 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT


**REMINDER! We are only 2 weeks away from DALE premiering on CMT September 4, 5 and 6 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT


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