CMT's PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS FOR 9/29-10/5

09/23/08



Programming Highlights September 29 — October 5, 2008


20 GREATEST REDNECK MOMENTS II: THE RETURN OF THE NECK - PREMIERE!
On his way to becoming the best-selling comedy recording artist of all time, Georgia-born Jeff Foxworthy turned the term “redneck” into a badge of honor. With that in mind, CMT has decided to once again honor the men and women who proudly wear that badge with 20 Greatest Redneck Moments II: The Return of the Neck, a sly sequel to the original celebration of landmark events in “redneckery”. In this fast and funny review, a countrified collection of icons, experts, comedians and commentators weigh in on the fads, fashions, music, movies, sports, people, politics and pop culture that helped shape America’s most colorful demographic. So pop a top and put a dip in your lip as CMT presents 20 Greatest Redneck Moments II: The Return of the Neck. We guarantee it’ll make you see red! Premieres Friday, October 3 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT


OUTSIDERS INN (episode 8) - SEASON FINALE!
OUTSIDER’S INN begins when McCormick discovers an inn, dubbed Pigeon Manor, which overlooks the Great Smoky Mountains and decides to lease it with the option to buy. Realizing the gravity of this undertaking, McCormick brings in Brown and Wilson to assist her in this new endeavor. In the season finale, Pigeon Manor plays host to its first wedding, but it does not go off without a hitch. When Maureen, Carnie and Bobby discover that the bride and groom represent the Dotson and Starr families who are embroiled in a longstanding feud, they decide to keep the families on separate floors to keep tempers from flaring. However, problems continue to plague the three as they prepare for the wedding. Premieres Friday, October 3 at 9:30 p.m., ET/PT


EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION Marathon - CMT PREMIERE!
ABC’s hit show, EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION gives deserving families a complete redesign of their home. However, there's a catch - the team of designers, contractors and several hundred workers only have seven days to get the job done. Marathon begins Saturday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m., ET/PT

EXREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (Teas Family)
In the most super sized renovation ever, the design team will not only rebuild the Teas’ home, but take on the challenge of making over parts of Camp Barnabas making this the most “extreme” makeover to date! The Teas left their job, emptied their savings and retirement accounts, and went three years without a paycheck, all to start Camp Barnabas in Purdy, MO. The camp caters to the needs of critically and chronically ill children and gives them the opportunity to be “normal” for one week. New facilities have been added all over the camp, except for the A-frame house they live in. The Teas cannot justify spending money on their own home or themselves because that would mean not being able to help another child go to camp. Special guests Trisha Yearwood and Lance Bass want to give something back to the Teas, who have given their all to the camp and campers. Premieres Saturday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m., ET/PT

EXREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (Rodriguez Family)
As a child in Puerto Rico, Master Sergeant Luis Rodriguez dreamed of joining the United States Army. In 1990 he enlisted as a medic and made his dream a reality. After being shipped out with his unit to Iraq, tragedy struck. Sgt. Rodriguez’s convoy was ambushed by a roadside bomb. He lost his right leg above the knee, lost two left fingertips, and sustained serious shrapnel wounds to his left leg. After spending time in the amputee ward, undergoing 16 separate surgeries, He is now living in Clarksville, Tennessee with his wife and two daughters. Despite all that’s happened, Sgt. Rodriguez refuses to retire from the Army and the job he loves. He is now working as an instructor at the combat school of medicine at the Army’s Ft. Campbell base, while his wife is studying to be a social worker in order to become a counselor to the families of injured or killed soldiers. This brave couple have taken tragedy and turned it into triumph, but they can’t turn their tiny home into a place that is friendly for an amputee without some help. Premieres Saturday, October 4 at 4:00 p.m., ET/PT

EXREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (Nick Family)
What started out one night as a beautiful, picture perfect summer evening for Colleen Nick and her children quickly spiraled into a horrible tragedy that would haunt the family and their community forever. At a friend’s son’s baseball game, six-year-old Morgan was bored and asked her mom is she could join her friends in catching fireflies. That’s the last memory Colleen has of her eldest daughter Morgan who suddenly vanished. A massive manhunt got underway quickly, as this parent’s worst nightmare came true. Law enforcement advised Colleen to stay near the abduction site, even though the family lived 30 minutes away. She ended up living first out of a fire station and then, later, bought the only house in Alma that she could afford- going to all lengths to be near the last tangible trace of Morgan. Unfortunately, it’s now ten years later and Morgan has yet to be found. Colleen hasn’t let the search for her daughter destroy her; she has let it inspire her to prevent this tragedy from befalling other parents by starting a foundation to provide education designed to prevent abduction. While the Nick’s spirit and hopes of finding Morgan have not been dashed, any improvements to their dilapidated house have been. Their home was recently flooded due to the explosion of their old water heater, resulting in all of the floors having to be ripped out. The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team will transform the Nicks’ house into a dream home that will hopefully ease their burden and comfort them in their difficult journey. Premieres Saturday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m., ET/PT


MY BIG REDNECK WEDDING - SEASON PREMIERE!
The first episode of the second season of MY BIG REDNECK WEDDING features Anna and Bo of Verbena, Ala., a couple whose non-traditional wedding includes the fact that they are brother and sister (by law, that is). Their patriotic red, white and blue wedding will feature some events that are purely American, including wild mud bog fun complete with monster trucks and stretch limousines. Premieres Saturday, October 4 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT


DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM 3 - SEASON PREMIERE!
In the hour-long premiere of the third season of DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM, more than 600 excited and anxious DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS hopefuls arrive at Texas Stadium for the preliminary auditions. After performing their freestyle dance routines for the judges, they anxiously await the reveal of who gets to move on - only 130 make it to the semi-finals. At semis, they’re taught the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders’ style of dance, along with the legendary kick line. Amid tears of joy and disappointment, only 60 girls are called back for the finals, where they’ll compete against the seasoned veterans to earn a spot in the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Training Camp. Premieres Saturday, October 4 at 9:30 p.m., ET/PT


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