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C. THOMAS HOWELL HOSTS NEW SERIES “CMT’S ALL JACKED UP” PREMIERING AUGUST 22


New Eight Episode Series Features Unique Oddities from Across America

NASHVILLE – August 11, 2009 – CMT is bringing viewers some of the most outlandish and extreme stunts, sports, events, people and inventions from across America in the new eight-episode series CMT’S ALL JACKED UP, premiering Saturday, August 22 at 8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., ET/PT. Hosted by veteran movie actor C. Thomas Howell, each half-hour episode will feature a wide array of exciting and often eccentric subjects. From ostrich races and robotic dinosaurs to jet-powered outhouses, CMT’S ALL JACKED UP showcases all the unconventional fun and excitement that happens from coast-to-coast.

C. Thomas Howell started acting in the film industry at a young age and appeared in Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.:The Extra-Terrestrial.” He was later cast in Francis Ford Coppola’s, “The Outsiders” and it was his gripping performance as the tough, yet vulnerable, Ponyboy Curtis that made him a household name virtually overnight. He has also appeared in “Red Dawn”, “The Hitcher,” “Side Out,” “That Night” and award-winning independent film “The Glass Jar.” Not only is Howell an acclaimed actor, he has also directed the films “The Big Fall,” “Pure Danger,” “The Land That Time Forgot,” and directed and co-wrote “Hourglass.” Most recently, Howell has appeared in the series’ “Southland” and “Criminal Minds.”

CMT’S ALL JACKED UP is produced by Irwin Entertainment and is executive produced by C. Thomas Howell, John Irwin and David Wechter. Melanie Moreau and Bob Kusbit serve as executive producers for CMT.

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