CMT REVS UP ITS FALL LINE-UP WITH FOUR NEW SERIES, TWO RETURNING SERIES AND MORE
New Series Include ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS, TATTOO TITANS,
THE UNTITLED CASSADEE POPE PROJECT and UNTITLED 495 SERIES
CMT CROSSROADS and DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS
Also Return with New Episodes
NASHVILLE - August 7, 2013 - Following a successful quarter of ratings growth and double-digit gains over last year, CMT will launch four new series, one returning series and an all-new episode of its signature music series, CMT CROSSROADS, this Fall, it was announced today by Katie Buchanan, SVP, program scheduling and acquisitions, CMT. CMT currently ranks among the top five fastest-growing cable nets for the previous quarter.
"We're continuing to build off of our recent success, and loading our Fall schedule with brand new series, new episodes of returning series, acquisitions and the incredible music that CMT is known for," said Buchanan. "Our prime ratings average exploded over the previous quarter, as well as over a year ago, and we're confident that these new series will continue our growth trend."
Beginning Friday, September 6, CMT will premiere the eighth season of DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM at 9 p.m., ET/PT. The much-anticipated episode of CMT CROSSROADS, featuring the iconic Stevie Nicks alongside country superstar trio Lady Antebellum, will debut Friday, September 13 at 10 p.m., ET/PT.
The original docu-series, THE UNTITLED CASSADEE POPE PROJECT, following the season three winner of "The Voice" and her rise to fame, will premiere Friday, October 4 at 9 p.m., ET/PT. CMT's latest reality series, UNTITLED 495 SERIES, from "Jersey Shore" executive producer SallyAnn Salsano and 495 Productions, is slated to premiere Friday, November 8 at 9 p.m., ET/PT. Concluding the Fall lineup is, ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS, featuring Paul Teutul Sr., premiering Saturday, November 16 at 9 p.m., ET/PT, followed by the all-new competition series TATTOO TITANS at 10 p.m., ET/PT.
In addition, CMT will continue airing new episodes of its successful series, DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT, COPS RELOADED and the animated series, BOUNTY HUNTERS.
Show Descriptions Below:
DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM 8
Premieres Friday, September 6 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT
America's most-loved cheerleading squad is back as DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM returns for its eighth season and as one of CMT's longest-running series. This year, rookies have their work cut out for them as an unprecedented 32 veterans return, making this the most competitive season ever. And the competition doesn't stop with veterans - out of the 500 vying for a coveted spot on the squad, 30 are former professional cheerleaders from other teams, 50 percent of the girls are from states outside of Texas and cheerleader hopefuls from as far as Japan, Canada and Australia raise the stakes for a Texas-sized showdown the likes of which the friendly state has never seen. DCC is produced by Triage Entertainment with executive producers Stu Schreiberg, Stephen Kroopnick, Eugene Pack, Adam Vetri, Peter Zasuly and Kelli McGonagill Finglass. Melanie Moreau and Jayson Dinsmore are executive producers for CMT.
CMT CROSSROADS: STEVIE NICKS AND LADY ANTEBELLUM
Premieres Friday, September 13 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT
Rock-and-roll icon Stevie Nicks will share the stage with country superstars Lady Antebellum when CMT presents an all-new episode of CMT CROSSROADS. Meeting and collaborating for the first time on the CMT CROSSROADS stage in Los Angeles, Nicks and Lady Antebellum will share harmonies and stories on CMT CROSSROADS: STEVIE NICKS AND LADY ANTEBELLUM featuring the classic hits "Edge of 17," "Landslide," "Rhiannon," "Stop Draggin My Heart Around," Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now," "Love Don't Live Here" and more. CMT CROSSROADS is produced by Tom Forrest and Kathryn Russ. John Hamlin, Margaret Comeaux and Bill Flanagan serve as executive producers for CMT.
THE UNTITLED CASSADEE POPE PROJECT
Premieres Friday, October 4 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT
THE UNTITLED CASSADEE POPE PROJECT offers a behind-the-scenes look at up-and-coming artist, Cassadee Pope, the winner of Season 3 of "The Voice," and her journey to become a star. THE UNTITLED CASSADEE POPE PROJECT is produced by Good Clean Fun, with Jason Carbone, Nick Lee and Lyle Gamm serving as executive producers. Julia Silverton executive produces for CMT.
UNTITLED 495 SERIES
Premieres Friday, November 8 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT
CMT's new reality series, UNTITLED 495 SERIES, follows a group of all-American guys and gals for a summer of fun on the coast of South Carolina. In this eight-episode series, cameras will follow as this group of fun-loving, Southern belles and beaus live it up together. Though they hail from different parts of the South, they all have one thing in common: Southern pride. The series is produced by 495 Productions for CMT with SallyAnn Salsano serving as executive producer. Melanie Moreau and Jayson Dinsmore executive produce for CMT.
ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS
Premieres Saturday, November 16 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT
The world's most-renowned custom motorcycle manufacturer and its fearless leader return to television in ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS, a new eight-episode series premiering on CMT. With OCC revitalized in killer style, the show follows Paul Teutul Sr. ("Senior") and his team as they reach new extremes resulting in mind-blowing bikes and, of course, state-of-the-art drama. ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS is executive produced by Pilgrim Studios' Craig Piligian and Sam Korkis, and CMT's Jayson Dinsmore, Joe Livecchi and Julia Silverton.
Premieres Saturday, November 16 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT
Red-blooded men and women from across the country are picking up their guns and competing against one another to prove they're the best at what they do in this all-new series. But these aren't top shots going hunting for big game; in fact, they are all incredible tattoo artists. Each week, four of the best tattoo artists from around the country will face off against each other in a competition designed to push them to their artistic and mental limits. Here, they'll have the chance to tattoo human canvases in rounds that progressively get more difficult. The artist who can sling the best ink to take down the rest of their competition won't just leave with bragging rights, but they'll also be walking away with $10,000 in cash. TATTOO TITANS is produced by Original Media with executive producers Sam Berns and Charlie Corwin. Jordan Harman executive produces for CMT.
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