COYOTE UGLY TAKES THE ULTIMATE ROADTRIP IN A NATIONWIDE BARTENDER SEARCH ON “THE ULTIMATE COYOTE UGLY SEARCH” PREMIERING APRIL ON CMT

02/06/06

Coyote Founder Liliana Lovell Has a Plan to Put Her New Orleans Bar Back on Top
After the Devastation of Hurricane Katrina in the New CMT Series


NASHVILLE – February 6, 2006 – Witness the tantrums, the triumphs and the tears as tough-talking founder of the legendary New York City bar Coyote Ugly, Liliana Lovell, hits the road in a nationwide bartender search in the new CMT original series THE ULTIMATE COYOTE UGLY SEARCH, premiering in April 2006 with eight episodes.

In a plan to breathe life back into her cornerstone New Orleans bar, Lovell hits the road in search of the “Ultimate Coyote” for a colossal re-opening celebration. Only six employees returned to work after Hurricane Katrina, and Lovell plans to put it back on top with only the best Coyotes.

Starting at the original bar in New York, Lovell and two trusted veterans will travel the nation by bus picking up Coyote wannabes with a pension for bar flair in cities including Nashville, Austin, Denver, San Antonio and finally, New Orleans. The drama intensifies as the bus gets crowded and the girls face grueling auditions and emotional cuts in their quest for stardom. In the end, only one will be named the “Ultimate Coyote” and walk away with $25,000 cash in THE ULTIMATE COYOTE UGLY SEARCH.

Coyote Ugly first opened its doors in 1993 to a tough New York crowd under the guidance of owner Liliana “Lil” Lovell. A former Wall Street apprentice, Lovell knew the combination of booze and beautiful women equaled money in the cash register. In 2000, Coyote Ugly received national attention following the box office hit of the same name. To date, there are 14 locations operating across the United States, with two additional locations slated to open in 2006.

THE ULTIMATE COYOTE UGLY SEARCH is a production of CMT and Touchdown Television. Executive producers are CMT’s Melanie Moreau, and Julie Christie for Touchdown Television.

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