[05/30/13 - 10:59 AM]
CMT Stays Cool with "Six-Pack Summer" Featuring New Series and Music Specials, Returning Favorites and More
Newcomers include "Bounty Hunters," the network's first animated comedy featuring the voices of Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy.

[via press release from CMT]


Packed Summer Programming Lineup Includes Season 3 of REDNECK ISLAND, An All-New CMT CROSSROADS, And the Premieres of the First Ever Animated Series BOUNTY HUNTERS and CMT's 20 GREATEST REDNECK VIDEOS Hosted by Kid Rock

NASHVILLE - May 30, 2013 - The forecast may be calling for a sizzling summer, but CMT is prepared to stay cool this upcoming season with all-new music specials, series premieres and themed programming weeks as part of SIX-PACK SUMMER, kicking-off with the season three premiere of REDNECK ISLAND on Wednesday, June 5 at 10:30 p.m., ET/PT, immediately following the 2013 CMT MUSIC AWARDS.

The SIX-PACK SUMMER lineup is as follows:

REDNECK ISLAND 3 - Premieres Wednesday, June 5 at 10:30 p.m., ET/PT

Wrestling hall of famer Steve Austin is back for a rowdier-than-ever third season of REDNECK ISLAND. Set in a remote tropical paradise, REDNECK ISLAND will pit 15 contestants - completely out of their element - against one another in CMT's ultimate redneck-style competition series for a shot at $100,000. This season, romantic alliances form early among the castaways, and one surprise dismissal will keep the rednecks "politicking" throughout the 10 beer-packed episodes. REDNECK ISLAND is executive produced by Cris Abrego and Fred Birkhead from 51 Minds Entertainment and Clay Newbill from 310 Entertainment, along with Steve Austin from Broken Skull Ranch Productions. REDNECK ISLAND will premiere in its regular timeslot on Saturday nights at 9 p.m., ET/PT beginning June 8.

CMT CROSSROADS: WILLIE AND FRIENDS - Premieres Sunday, June 23 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT

Willie Nelson celebrates his 80th birthday with close friends and fellow musicians in a special episode of CMT CROSSROADS: WILLIE NELSON & FRIENDS FROM THIRD MAN RECORDS. The unforgettable episode will honor the superstar's milestone birthday as he swaps lyrics on some of his most-loved songs with Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Norah Jones, Ashley Monroe, Leon Russell and Neil Young. A long-time admirer of Nelson, Jack White hosted the special from his Nashville-based studio, Third Man Records. Country music icon Nelson turned 80 on April 29, and released his latest Legacy Recordings album Let's Face The Music And Dance on Tuesday, April 16. CMT CROSSROADS is produced by Tom Forrest and Kathryn Russ of Taillight TV, with Sophie Muller as director.

CMT's 20 GREATEST REDNECK VIDEOS - Premieres Saturday, June 29 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT

In this all-new installment, CMT presents a collection of the most rockin', crowd-rousing country songs ever recorded. Hosted by Kid Rock, 20 GREATEST REDNECK VIDEOS features videos from country superstars Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Trace Adkins and more.

BOUNTY HUNTERS - Premieres Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT

The network's first animated comedy stars the voices of Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy, as they track down fugitives for their own two-bit bounty hunting business in each of the 13 half-hour episodes. The team will do their best to chase down fugitives, while trying to please the tough-as-nails bondswoman who throws them cases, voiced by Lisa Lampanelli. The guys will have to deal with friends and family like Jeff's sassy ex-wife and her smarmy new husband, voiced by "The Daily Show's" Samantha Bee and Jason Jones; and the local rednecks like Jesco (who just so happens to be Jeff's dad) voiced by comedy great Dave Thomas. Their bounties are always peculiar and are voiced by guest stars like Kellie Pickler, and Blake Shelton voices the guys' rival, Bounty Hunter Buck Masters. BOUNTY HUNTERS is produced by Muse Entertainment and Parallel Entertainment. It is co-created by Glenn Clements, Ben Levin and Matt Burnett, and is executive produced by Foxworthy, Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy, as well as Joel Rice, Michael Prupas and Jesse Prupas for Muse Entertainment. JP Williams and Jennifer Novak executive produce for Parallel Entertainment.

HILLBILLIES FOR HIRE - Premieres Sunday, July 14 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT

This all-new series follows perennial pranksters Jeremiah and his best friend, Big Ox, as they use their backwoods ingenuity to concoct the most outrageous pranks imaginable - all in hopes of turning their incomparable antics into a lucrative business. The series is from Leftfield Pictures, with Brent Montgomery, David George, and Shawn Witt executive producing for Leftfield. Nancy Jacobs Miller and Michelle Van Kempen also executive produce. Jordan Harman serves as executive producer for CMT.

CMT BIKE WEEK - Kicks Off Sunday, August 18

CMT is bringing the annual motorcycle festival best known for its week of jaw-dropping stunts and off-the-wall competitions to television when CMT BIKE WEEK premieres August 18. Filmed at the weeklong event in Sturgis, S.D., CMT BIKE WEEK will give viewers an in-depth and behind-the-scenes look into the music, culture and camaraderie that make up this popular festival. Cary Glotzer, Joe Townley, Jordan Stone, Mark Farrell and Michael Yudin will executive produce for My Tupelo.

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.

  [may 2013]  


[10/27/16 - 10:00 AM]
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[10/27/16 - 09:23 AM]
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[10/27/16 - 09:19 AM]
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[10/27/16 - 08:52 AM]
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[10/27/16 - 08:16 AM]
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[10/27/16 - 07:38 AM]
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[10/27/16 - 07:00 AM]
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[10/26/16 - 02:01 PM]
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[10/26/16 - 01:31 PM]
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[10/26/16 - 12:45 PM]
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[10/26/16 - 11:42 AM]
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[10/26/16 - 11:00 AM]
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[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
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