NASHVILLE – June 30, 2008 – Claire McCabe has joined CMT as Vice President, Original Programming and Series Development, it was announced today by Bob Kusbit, head of development, CMT. Based in Nashville and reporting to Kusbit and John Hamlin, McCabe will be responsible for creating new series and executing all aspects of production from conception to delivery.

“As a proven MTV Networks development exec, Claire knows how to find great ideas and turn them into hits,” said Kusbit. “We’re on a roll at CMT right now, and I’m thrilled to have Claire in Nashville to keep the momentum going.”

Among her projects, McCabe will oversee production of the recently announced CMT series OUTSIDER’S INN, which premieres in August and documents the toils and troubles that ensue when Maureen McCormick, Carnie Wilson and Bobby Brown run a bed and breakfast in rural east Tennessee.

McCabe relocated to Nashville from VH1 in Los Angeles, where she served as executive producer responsible for developing new series such as “Scott Baio is 45 and Single” and “Breaking Bonaduce,” along with the celebrity music series “But Can They Sing.” She has over 15 years experience in the entertainment and TV industry working on a variety of music, unscripted and original programming.

Prior to working at VH1, McCabe was executive producer and director of artist and label relations at Music Choice, where she produced concert specials with such artists as The Cranberries, Coldplay, Smashmouth and kd lang, among others. In addition, she managed live concert specials and music series as director of alternative programming and specials at the Disney Channel.

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