[07/02/12 - 09:07 AM]
CMT to Debut Mini-Movie "Mixtape," Inspired by Eric Church's Hit Song "Springsteen" on Saturday, July 7
The 30-minute short film will air commercial-free on CMT Saturday, July 7 at 10:15 a.m., ET/PT.

[via press release from CMT]


Short Film to Air Commercial-Free on CMT and Reveals the Backstory to "Springsteen"

Church to Host Watch and Win Contest at www.ericchurch.com

NASHVILLE - July 2, 2012 - Eric Church will reveal the emotional backstory to his hit song and video "Springsteen" with the premiere of MIXTAPE on CMT Saturday, July 7 at 10:15 a.m., ET/PT (repeats Sunday, July 8 at 8:15 a.m. ET/PT). The 30-minute short film will air commercial-free and was the basis for his video of the two-week #1 hit single, "Springsteen." Fans can watch MIXTAPE on demand at CMT.com following the network premiere.

"I am very excited to share MIXTAPE with everyone. I've gotten a lot of questions about the music video, asking about the actors, where did the scenes come from, what did they pertain to? Well, this movie will clear everything up," said Church. "Peter Zavadil crafted an art representation that adds a whole new emotional element to the song and video. In fact, it essentially inspired the video. I'm honored to show it on CMT."

"We were thrilled when Eric approached us to air his mini-movie," said Leslie Fram, SVP of Music Strategy, CMT. "He essentially created a movie first and then captured that story into a video. Like Eric, we want to push the boundaries so we jumped at the opportunity to share this with CMT fans. Eric Church WILL be one of the big music stories of 2012!"

In conjunction with the premiere, Church will host an online contest for one lucky fan to win two tickets to see and meet him live on his BLOOD, SWEAT & BEERS tour. Fans must watch to win, making note of the full list of songs and instrumental tracks in order as they appear in MIXTAPE. For rules and details on how to enter, visit Church's website at www.ericchurch.com or his Facebook page. (Hint: fans will hear a never-before-released track).

MIXTAPE was written by Peter Zavadil and Roger Vaughn, and produced by Taillight TV. Zavadil has worked with Church on numerous videos in addition to "Springsteen," including "Drink In My Hand," "Homeboy," "Smoke A Little Smoke" and "Two Pink Lines."

Eric Church co-wrote his two-week #1 hit "Springsteen," which is the third single and second #1 from his Platinum-certified album CHIEF.

CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 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.

  [july 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.