CMT Acquires Nashville Star
Cable Network to Air Country-Music Reality Competition Series Days After Episodes Debut on NBC
By Alex Weprin -- Broadcasting & Cable, 5/27/2008 7:53:00 AM
The sixth season of the reality competition will premiere on NBC June 9, with CMT getting second-run rights beginning Saturday, June 14, before moving to its regular Friday-evening time slot June 20.
The series is an American Idol for country music, hoping to find undiscovered talent and make them into stars.
With country-music stars Billy Ray Cyrus, John Rich and Jewel participating, Nashville Star was a natural fit for CMT, while NBC is hoping that viewers on cable might make their way to the first-run broadcast of the show.
“Partnering with CMT is a strategic move by Reveille [now ShineReveille] and NBC to create a brand affiliation for Nashville Star with the biggest television outlet for country music,” said executive producer Howard T. Owens, managing director of Reveille, in a statement. “To repurpose on CMT was the only natural distribution fit.”
How do you guys feel about billy ray cyrus being the host? I am not a fan
of Hannah Montana but Doc was an okay series.
Scott Howard - 6/9/2008 1:11:00 PM EDT
I am excited as well...I love American Idol and I haven't seen Nashville Star yet...I can't believe I went this long w/out hearing about it, it must be because NBC brought it on. The casting calls are my fav!
hot2trot - 6/7/2008 7:19:00 PM EDT
I love this show, I am happy it is coming back for the sixth season. I have
been a fan since Buddy Jewell won the first season. So much good music
is coming out from these new artist. I really feel like country is the only
genre that is always growing in positive directions.
Scott - 6/5/2008 2:52:00 PM EDT
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