[06/01/12 - 01:12 PM]
Luke Bryan and The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry Will Host "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," September 17 on ABC
The Alphabet has been home to the annual three-hour special since 2005.

[via press release from ABC]


Luke Bryan and The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry will team up to host the summer's hottest television music event when the ABC Television Network airs "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET). The special will once again be executive-produced by Robert Deaton.

"We have so much fun playing at CMA Music Festival," said Bryan. "The entire town of Nashville turns into one big party, and performing at LP Field becomes one of the best shows we play all year."

"CMA Music Fest is special to The Band Perry because we love spending time with our fans," said Perry. "We are excited to be a part of ABC's coverage of the four-day event, co-hosting the television special."

Filmed June 7-10, many of today's most exciting Country Music stars will hit the stage during a four-day party and celebration of America's music. The annual event is unlike any other, with 30 hours of autograph signings, 200 hours of live music, 450 artists and celebrities and a party list of 65,000 avid, singing, dancing-till-dawn fans. This is the eighth time ABC will broadcast this special, which invites the whole country to America's biggest Country Music bash. Artists appearing in the television special have not yet been announced.

Artists performing as part of the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during 2012 CMA Music Festival include Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Rascal Flatts, Brantly Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, The Pistol Annies, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band.

Bryan was nominated for CMA New Artist of the Year in 2010 and 2011. His most recent album is the Platinum-certified "tailgates & tanlines," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, and features three Platinum-certified digital singles, "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)," "I Don't Want This Night to End" and "Drunk on You."

Perry is the lead singer of The Band Perry, a family trio with her brothers Reid and Neil. She won her first solo CMA Award in 2011 for Song of the Year for writing "If I Die Young." The Band Perry won two additional CMA Awards last year, New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year ("If I Die Young"). The group's Platinum-certified, self-titled debut album features the four-times-Platinum-certified digital single, "If I Die Young," and two Gold-certified digital singles, "All Your Life" and "You Lie."

Originally started as Fan Fair(R) in 1972, the legendary event has featured performances by every major star in the format. What started with 5,000 fans has grown to a daily attendance of more than 65,000 representing every state and 23 foreign countries.

The primetime television special, "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," debuted in 2004 on CBS as a two-hour special highlighting the Festival and Music City. In 2005 the special moved to the ABC Television Network, and in 2009 it expanded to three hours.

In 2011 "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" drew an average audience of 7 million viewers and finished as the most-watched program in its three-hour time period. The special also ranked No. 1 in its time slot with Women 18-34 (1.6/5). It gained more than one million viewers over 2010, drawing its second largest audience in six years (since 2005). The show was up year over year with Men 18-49 (+8%), Men 25-54 (+13%), Adults 25-54 (+10%), Teens 12-17 (+29%), and Kids 2-11 (+50%). It generated ABC's biggest summertime numbers in the time period with entertainment programming in nearly five years with Total Viewers (7.0 million), and in more than three years with Adults 18-49 (1.6/4) - since 8/27/06 and 7/6/08, respectively.

Featuring concerts, autograph signings, family activities and more, CMA Music Festival is the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience - a four-day celebration of America's music. CMA Music Festival is a four-time winner of the International Entertainment Buyers Association's LIVE! Award for Festival of the Year (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010).

CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Fan Fair(R) is a registered trademark of CMA. Chevrolet(TM) is the Official Ride of Country Music. American Airlines is the Official Airline of the CMA Music Festival. BIC is an Official Partner of the 2012 CMA Music Festival. Bad Boy Buggies are the Official UTV of the CMA Music Festival. Connect with CMA online at CMAfest.com, Facebook.com/CMA and Twitter.com/CountryMusic.

  [june 2012]  

(series past and present)
(series in development)
(tv movies and mini-series)

[03/23/18 - 01:06 PM]
Oxygen Media's "Aaron Hernandez Uncovered" Becomes Highest Rated True Crime Program in Network History with 1.05 Million Total Viewers
Oxygen further spins the numbers for Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18.

[03/23/18 - 11:26 AM]
New Season, New Way to Watch "Wheeler Dealers" - See It First on MotorTrend.com and the Motor Trend App
Starting Wednesday, April 4 audiences can catch the premiere on MotorTend.com and the Motor Trend app one week before it debuts on Velocity Wednesday, April 11.

[03/23/18 - 10:40 AM]
Reggie Watts Is the "Taskmaster!" Comedy Central Game Show Series Premieres Friday, April 27 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT with Two Back-to-Back Episodes
The series, whose format originated in the U.K., requires individuals to use ingenuity and creativity to complete unusual challenges.

[03/23/18 - 09:16 AM]
FremantleMedia North America Set to Bring World's Largest Population of Superheroes and Supervillains to Television in New "Astro City" Series
The live action drama series is being produced by FremantleMedia North America, with its pilot episode being written by Kurt Busiek and Rick Alexander.

[03/23/18 - 09:13 AM]
"Fahrenheit 451" Debuts Saturday, May 19 on HBO
The drama is based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel of the same name, depicting a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and "firemen" burn books.

[03/23/18 - 09:04 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Unveils the Full Trailer for Season Two of "I'm Dying Up Here"
The series takes viewers behind the curtain of the comedy scene that birthed the careers of legends such as Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and David Letterman, showing there's truly no such thing as an easy laugh.

[03/23/18 - 08:19 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NCAA Hold Off Push from ABC, NBC
The Peacock's "Chicago Fire" edges the Alphabet's "Station 19" in the firefighter drama showdown.

[03/23/18 - 06:32 AM]
HBO Launches "Silicon Valley: Inside the Hacker Hostel" Virtual Reality on HTC's Viveport, March 25
The captivating, interactive VR experience will provide one-on-one encounters with Richard (Thomas Middleditch), Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani), Gilfoyle (Martin Starr), Big Head (Josh Brener) and Jian-Yang (Jimmy O. Yang).

[03/22/18 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 22
Updates include: Neil Flynn bound for "Abby's" at NBC; Lilla Crawford, Will Kindrachuk snag roles on Bobby Bowman's ABC pilot; and Kearran Giovanni tapped for NBC's "Suspicion."

[03/22/18 - 12:09 PM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Reveals the Inside Story and Untold Events of a Deadly American Tragedy in "Waco: The Longest Siege"
The film provides an intimate portrait of a young Vernon Howell (later renamed David Koresh) and his Branch Davidian followers, who came from around the globe to join the Pied Piper-like figure.

[03/22/18 - 10:35 AM]
Video: "Pose" - Peek Teaser - FX
"Pose," FX's new original series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals, premieres this summer.

[03/22/18 - 10:31 AM]
Video: Viceland Premeries Trailer for New Series "My House" About NYC Queer Ballroom Scene
"My House" is an insider's guide to New York City's hyper-competitive underground queer ballroom scene.

[03/22/18 - 10:05 AM]
CMT Elevates Morgan Selzer to Senior Vice President of Program Development
"Morgan is a seasoned and savvy development executive who crafts compelling stories across multiple formats and genres," said Keith Cox.

[03/22/18 - 10:00 AM]
All-New Two-Hour Special "Meghan Markle: An American Princess" to Air Friday, May 11, on FOX
The two-hour event will focus on Markle's life and potential legacy as the first American to marry into the British royal family since 1937.

[03/22/18 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates for 2017-2018
"Scorpion" will now kick off said finales on Monday, April 16.