CMT Renews ‘Singing Bee’ For Season 4

By | Sunday January 22, 2012 @ 10:54pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

CMT has picked up one of its highest-rated series, The Singing Bee, for a fourth season on the cable network and fifth overall as the reality shows started off on NBC before moving to CMT. The karaoke singing competition, from Juma … Read More »

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CMT Greenlights Docu-Reality Series Starring Melissa Rycroft & Jennie Garth

By | Wednesday December 14, 2011 @ 3:13pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

CMT has greenlighted two new docu-reality series: Melissa and Tye: A New Reality starring Melissa Rycroft, which is executive produced by Ryan Seacrest, and I Love Jennie, starring Jennie Garth. Both have received orders for eight half-hour episodes for April premieres and will be showcased during CMT’s portion of the upcoming TCA Winter press tour. Read More »

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Time Warner Cable Loses Effort To Move CMT Programming Spat To Federal Court

By | Monday November 7, 2011 @ 1:44pm PST

A Texas state court issued a simple denial today of Time Warner Cable’s motion to dismiss the case that pits it against Viacom so it could be heard by a U.S. District Court in New York City. Viacom argued … Read More »

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CMT To Launch 4 New Reality Series, Open Second Night Of Original Programming

By | Tuesday September 6, 2011 @ 7:48am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

CMT has announced the pickup of four new unscripted series: Top Secret Recipe featuring chef Todd Wilbur, and Trick My What? with John Schneider, both of which will premiere Oct. 7, and Bayou Billionaires and Summer Rental, which will launch in winter. In addition to Fridays, where Top Secret Recipe and Trick My What? will air, CMT will open a second night of original programming in the fall on Thursday with the returning Sweet Home Alabama and Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, which will debut new seasons Oct. 20. CMT’s upcoming slate also includes the November premiere of CMT’s second original movie, Reel Love, starring LeAnn Rimes and Burt Reynolds, and new episodes of music series CMT Crossroads and Invitation Only. After flirting with scripted comedies last year by ordering four pilots — one of which, Working Class, went to series — CMT focused on growing its unscripted slate under former NBC reality executive Jayson Dinsmore who joined CMT as EVP development and programming in February. CMT successfully launched two reality series this summer: Texas Women and Sweet Home Alabama. Here are descriptions of CMT’s new series: Read More »

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Eliot Goldberg Named SVP Development & Programming For CMT

By | Monday August 22, 2011 @ 8:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Former TV Land and Ryan Seacrest Prods executive Eliot Goldberg has joined CMT on the West Coast as SVP Development and Programming. He will oversee development of new programming — both unscripted and scripted — reporting to Jayson Dinsmore, EVP Development and Programming. CMT has been expanding into reality, most recently launching new Thursday series Texas Women and Sweet Home Alabama. It also ventured into scripted television with sitcom Working Class, which ran for one season. Goldberg recently served as SVP Development and Original Programming at a cable network that has found success with original sitcoms — TV Land. There he developed and oversaw scripted and non-scripted programming. Goldberg was involved in the development of scripted comedies Hot in Cleveland, Retired at 35 and Happily Divorced. His recent reality series include High School Reunion and Harry Loves Lisa. Before TV Land, Goldberg was EVP Programming and  Development for Ryan Seacrest Prods at the company’s launch. He created, developed and executive produced such series as mega hit Keeping Up With the Kardashians, offshoot Khourtney and Khloe Take Miami and Denise Richards: It’s Complicated. Read More »

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TNT’s ‘Franklin & Bash’ Off To Soft Ratings Start And Other TV News

Nellie Andreeva

TNT’s new legal dramedy Franklin & Bash premiered with 2.7 million viewers last night, 1.1 million of them in the 18-49 demographic. That is a tad higher than the premiere of Season 2 (and first on TNT) of critical darling … Read More »

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CMT Cancels Sitcom ‘Working Class’

Nellie Andreeva

CMT’s first foray into scripted TV proved short-lived. The music-driven cable network has canceled its first original sitcom, Working Class, after one season. “Unfortunately, CMT will not be pursuing a second season of Working Class,” a note posted … Read More »

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TV CASTINGS: Christopher Lloyd Joins NBC Pilot, Burt Reynolds Boards CMT Movie

By | Friday April 1, 2011 @ 6:35pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Christopher Lloyd has been tapped for the last lead role in NBC’s untitled Dan Goor comedy. The multicamera centers on Dr. Adam Foote (Andrew J. West), who leaves a broken relationship and a job as hospital administrator in Boston to … Read More »

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CMT Launches Original Movie Division, Greenlights First Two Telefilms

By | Tuesday March 15, 2011 @ 10:26am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: After entering the scripted series arena last year with its first crop of comedy pilots, which yielded its first scripted series, Working Class, CMT is expanding into another area of original programming. The country music-themed cable network has established … Read More »

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Former NBC Reality Exec Jayson Dinsmore Tapped As Head Of Development For CMT

By | Wednesday February 2, 2011 @ 9:22am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Former SVP alternative development at NBC Jayson Dinsmore has joined CMT as EVP development. He will oversee all development for the channel and manage the network’s development team, based primarily out of CMT’s Santa Monica offices, reporting to CMT president … Read More »

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CABLE RATINGS: Solid Debut For ‘Working Class’, ‘Jerseylicious’ Sets Record

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CMT Renews ‘Singing Bee’ For Season 3; Co-Creator Phil Gurin Signs With CAA

By | Sunday November 21, 2010 @ 3:11pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

CMT has picked up one of its highest-rated series, The Singing Bee, for a third season. The karaoke singing competition, from Juma Entertainment and the Gurin Co., is hosted by Melissa Peterman, who also toplines the network’s first scripted sitcom, Working Class, slated … Read More »

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CMT Picks Up ‘Working Class’ To Series

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: CMT is officially in the scripted series business with the pickup of comedy pilot Working Class to series. I hear the cable network has given the the multi-camera project from writer/executive producer Jill Cargerman (Gary Unmarried) a 12-episode order. Working Class stars Reba alumna and The Singing Bee host Melissa Peterman Read More »

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