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CMT unveils winter slate; sets March air date for “Music City”

Viacom-owned channel CMT’s winter slate includes premiere dates for music docuseries Music City as well as the debut of three new short-form digital series. From The Hills and Laguna Beach creator Adam ...
November 30, 2017

Viacom-owned channel CMT’s winter slate includes premiere dates for music docuseries Music City as well as the debut of three new short-form digital series.

From The Hills and Laguna Beach creator Adam DiVello, Music City (pictured) follows a group of emerging artists in Nashville as they try to succeed in the music industry.

“Music has always played a huge role in the storytelling process of my past series,” said DiVello, in September, when the series was first greenlit. “With Music City, we’ll take that element to another level, as we document the real-life struggles, heartaches and drama of those chasing their dreams of stardom.

“Nashville is such an exciting city and I can’t wait to share with the world the stories of this incredibly talented cast we’ve put together.”

The eight-episode series is set to air on March 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. It’s produced by Done and Done Productions in association with Lionsgate, with DiVello serving as creator and executive producer.

Elsewhere, CMT is launching three new short-form series: How to Wear, Street Art Stories and The Downtown Farmer. The three series, produced by Whalerock Industries, will be released weekly via CMT’s YouTube channel and promoted through its Facebook page.

Hosted by fashion influencer Mallory Ervin, How to Wear aims to teach viewers how to recreate the looks and trends of their favorite country celebrities. Each of the series’ 10-episode order will focus on how to emulate a celebrity’s unique style, including Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Shania Twain.

Elsewhere, Street Art Stories is a 10-part docuseries that offers the inside scoop behind iconic urban murals and public art. The series is narrated by the creators themselves, with each episode showcasing the work of a different artist.

Finally, in January CMT will premiere The Downtown Farmer. Hosted by chef Loreal Gavin, the 10-episode series profiles how the urban farm movement blends with the food truck trend.

Other highlights on CMT’s winter slate include a new CMT Crossroads collaboration with Kesha and Nashville-based Americana string band Old Crow Medicine Show, as well as the final season of Nashville.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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