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[07/09/08 - 01:17 PM]
CMT Presents "Larry the Cable Guy's Star Studded Christmas Extravaganza"
The one-hour special will tape on July 30 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville and premiere in November on the network.

[via press release from CMT]

CMT PRESENTS "LARRY THE CABLE GUY'S STAR STUDDED CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA"

Comedian's Christmas Spectacular to Tape July 30 in Nashville

One hour special to Premiere in November on CMT

BEVERLY HILLS, CA � July 9, 2008 � Larry the Cable Guy comes to CMT with a one-hour special designed to be a throwback to the old school holiday variety show in LARRY THE CABLE GUY'S STAR STUDDED CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA, taping on July 30 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville. The special will air in November on CMT. Jack Records/Warner Bros. Records will debut the LARRY THE CABLE GUY'S STAR STUDDED CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA on DVD after the CMT premiere on November 25, 2008.

Larry, whose inaugural Christmas Spectacular special aired last year on VH1, will host a lineup of guest stars including superstar Toby Keith, comedian Lewis Black, Fred Willard, ventriloquist Terry Fator, comedienne Victoria Jackson, and entertainer Tony Orlando. In addition to comedy and sketches, the special will include musical performances from artists including Montgomery Gentry, and others to be announced.

"We had so much fun last year trying to recreate one of those old Christmas specials from the 70's we thought we'd try doing it every year. Lucky for us, CMT liked it too," says Larry.

With his signature catchphrase, "Git-R-Done", Larry the Cable Guy continues to sell out theatres and arenas across the United States. Larry has also starred in other films including "Witless Protection," "Delta Farce," "Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector" and he was the voice of Mater in the Golden Globe winning animated feature film "Cars." . He is a Grammy nominated artis and has three comedy cds that has been certified gold. Larry's DVD special "Git-R-Done," has sold more than 1 million copies and has been certified platinum. A Parallel Entertainment and Ish Entertainment Production, the special will be executive produced by JP Williams, CEO and founder of Parallel Entertainment, Larry the Cable Guy, Tom Forrest, and Ish Entertainment's Stella Stolper, Michael Hirschorn, and Chris Choun. Producers are Dave Higby, Jennifer Novak and Ben Tyson. Ryan Polito will direct. John Hamlin and Margaret Comeaux are Executive Producers for CMT.

CMT, a unit of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 87 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network's digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom, is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with 137 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 200 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.





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