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“I Love Kellie Pickler,” “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders” return to CMT

Viacom-owned Country Music Television’s 2017 summer slate includes music specials like its first-ever outdoor version of Crossroads and returning hits such Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team. According to a release, the channel has ...
May 4, 2017

Viacom-owned Country Music Television’s 2017 summer slate includes music specials like its first-ever outdoor version of Crossroads and returning hits such Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.

According to a release, the channel has seen an increase in audiences with 21 consecutive weeks of year-over-year total day ratings growth.

“After significant ratings gains and audience growth, we’re gearing up for our biggest summer slate ever,” said Brian Philips, president of CMT, in a statement. “Kicking off with Nashville in June, we’re blending music celebrations and specials with our hit originals. We’ll convert more newly-arrived fans to frequent viewers.”

CMT will premiere the first-ever ever outdoor version of CMT Crossroads with Grammy-Award winners Earth, Wind & Fire on June 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Surrounded by fans in downtown Nashville, Earth, Wind & Fire will team up with country stars including Grammy and CMT Music Award-winning super group Lady Antebellum to perform some of their biggest hits.

Returning to the network is the unscripted series, is the 12th season of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team, with 13 new episodes. The series follows fresh hopefuls looking to fulfil a lifelong dream of landing a highly coveted spot on the elite Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders squad.

The new season of I Love Kellie Pickler (pictured) will feature singer Kellie and husband Kyle house hunting in Nashville, presenting at the ACM Awards, recording new music and more.

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team and I Love Kellie Pickler, will premiere August 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and 11 p.m. ET/PT.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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