or


[05/01/18 - 07:54 AM]
CMT Renews Production Deal with Veteran Producer John Hamlin's Switched on Entertainment
As part of the multi-year production deal, Hamlin will continue to executive produce CMT's marquee music events with the option to develop new events and specials.

[via press release from CMT]

CMT RENEWS PRODUCTION DEAL WITH VETERAN PRODUCER JOHN HAMLIN'S SWITCHED ON ENTERTAINMENT

Re-Up Follows Creative and Ratings Resurgence for CMT's Music Specials and Events

NASHVILLE - May 1, 2018 - CMT has renewed its production deal with Emmy Award-winning CMT veteran producer John Hamlin's Switched On Entertainment, it was announced today by CMT General Manager Frank Tanki.

As part of the multi-year production deal, Hamlin will continue to executive produce CMT's marquee music events including the "CMT Music Awards," "CMT Artists of the Year," and the long-running, critically-acclaimed, "CMT Crossroads," with the option to develop new events and specials.

The deal follows renewed ratings growth and critical acclaim due in part to a creative refresh featuring current and genre-bending artist pairings and pro-social elements. In October, "CMT Artists of the Year" notched its highest rating to date and now ranks as one of the fastest growing award shows, while "CMT Crossroads" recently garnered its highest ratings in five years. CMT's biggest night of the year, "CMT Music Awards," returns live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 6 at 8pm ET/PT. The network is in the middle of a winning streak, earning its highest-rated quarter since 2014 and notching its fifth consecutive quarter of year-over-year ratings growth.

"John's critical eye as a producer, deep relationships within the artist community and boundless affection for our brand has elevated our revered music series and specials to new critical and ratings highs," said Frank Tanki, General Manager of CMT and TV Land. "We are thankful they remain in his capable hands."

Prior to forming Switched On Entertainment, Hamlin served as CMT's Senior Vice President of Music Events and Talent, overseeing all live music and event programming, talent booking and label relations for events and series. He is represented by WME.

About CMT

CMT is the leading authority on country music and lifestyle, offering a mix of original series, music events and specials. CMT is everywhere its fans are including two cable channels (CMT and the 24-hour music channel, CMT Music), radio (CMT Radio), digital (CMT App, CMT.com) and social (CMT on Facebook, CMT on Instagram and CMT on Twitter). CMT is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB). For more information, please visit CMT Press.

About Switched On Entertainment

Switched On Entertainment is a multi-faceted creative content production and artist management company. Based in Nashville and founded by award-winning producer John Hamlin, Switched On Entertainment specializes in live music, sports, documentaries and entertainment programming. Its current production clients include CMT and its signature live music events: "CMT Music Awards," "Crossroads," "Artists of the Year" and "Instant Jam."





  [may 2018]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[01/21/19 - 08:28 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: AFC Championship Posts Monster Numbers for CBS
Nearly 48 million viewers tune into the Eye's primetime portion of the game.

[01/20/19 - 08:31 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Gets Boost from NBA Coverage
The Alphabet's weekly franchise puts the network on top among adults 18-49.

[01/19/19 - 08:39 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS & FOX Split Adults 18-49 Crown
CBS however remains the most-watched network overall on Friday.

[01/18/19 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 18
Updates include: Hulu cancels Sean Penn-led "The First"; NBC orders two single-camera comedy pilots; and Ashley Thomas, Rick Gomez bound for ABC's "NYPD Blue" sequel series.

[01/18/19 - 05:27 PM]
CBS to Double Up on "Fam" This Coming Thursday, January 24
Look for original episodes at both 8:30/7:30c and 9:30/8:30c.

[01/18/19 - 02:51 PM]
Aubrey Plaza Hosts the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards
The 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards will air live exclusively on IFC at 2:00 pm PT/ 5:00 pm ET on Saturday, February 23.

[01/18/19 - 12:28 PM]
New Entertainment Network Cleo TV Debuts on Saturday, January 19 with Aspirational Lifestyle Programming for Millennial Women of Color
As previously announced, Cleo TV will be broadly distributed on Comcast Xfinity.

[01/18/19 - 11:09 AM]
Watch Season 1 of "Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*" for Free on YouTube Until February 13, 2019
Said stunt is in anticipation of the show's second season launch on January 30.

[01/18/19 - 11:00 AM]
"Big Brother: Celebrity Edition" Returns with Multiplatform Coverage
"Celebrity Big Brother After Dark" premieres on Pop on Tuesday, January 22 (12:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT) with continuous live, late night coverage seven nights a week leading into the finale.

[01/18/19 - 10:56 AM]
All-New "Unsolved Mysteries" Coming to Netflix as a Global Original Documentary Series
This modern take on the classic series will maintain the chilling feeling viewers loved about the original, while also telling the stories through the lens of a premium Netflix documentary series.

[01/18/19 - 10:50 AM]
Video: Trailer - Hulu Original Comedy "PEN15"
All 10 episodes will premiere Friday, February 8, only on Hulu.

[01/18/19 - 10:43 AM]
First Look of Nicole Maines as the DC Character "Dreamer"
The costume will be first glimpsed on the January 27 episode of "Supergirl."

[01/18/19 - 10:02 AM]
History to Premiere Eight-Part Event "Jesus: His Life" on Monday, March 25
Each of the eight chapters is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role in Jesus' life including Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary Mother of Jesus, Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter.

[01/18/19 - 09:16 AM]
Video: New Trailer Released - truTV Season 2 of "At Home with Amy Sedaris"
This season, Sedaris welcomes an impressive list of guest stars, including: Rose Byrne, Matthew Broderick, Justin Theroux, Susan Sarandon, Gillian Jacobs, Juliette Lewis, Ellie Kemper, Fred Armisen, Michael Shannon and more!

[01/18/19 - 08:15 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with ABC
The Alphabet's "A Million Little Things" gets a boost behind "Grey's Anatomy" on its new night.