Screen Junkies » CMT http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:40:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Redneck Island’ Is A New Reality Show, And Stone Cold Steve Austin’s The Host http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/redneck-island-is-a-new-reality-show-and-stone-cold-steve-austins-the-host/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/redneck-island-is-a-new-reality-show-and-stone-cold-steve-austins-the-host/#comments Mon, 07 May 2012 19:32:22 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=248487 My spellcheck insists that "Stonecold" isn't a real word. My spellcheck is cruising for a beatdown. Shit. It doesn't recognize "beatdown" either.

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This sounds like something that Jack Donaghy would be cooking up for Kabletown, but, alas, this premise is all too real.

In an effort to deflect allegations that country music is just for rednecks, Country Music Television is developing Redneck Island, about 12 rednecks who are placed on an island to “attempt to survive hilarious and unpredictable challenges in unique redneck fashion.”

As stupid as the premise sounds, this could be the ultimate survival show. After two painful seasons of The Walking Dead, it’s clear that redneck brothers Daryl and Merle are far better survivalists than stupid cityfolk with their liberal arts degrees and their NPR totebags and pre-school admission interviews. The Deadline piece offers some terrific other nuggets.

Did you know that Stone Cold Steve Austin has a production company? He does. And that company is named Broken Skull Ranch Prods. I’m unclear whether “Prods” is some sort of abbreviation for “Productions,” or if it’s referencing cattle prods. Either way, rednecks on an island.

At the very least, they’ll be able to finally balance out those tans.

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Oh Dear God No: CMT Starting An Original Movie Division http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/oh-dear-god-no-cmt-starting-an-original-movie-division/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/oh-dear-god-no-cmt-starting-an-original-movie-division/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2011 18:33:24 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201720 The word "original" is being used lightly here.

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CMT, which originally stood for Country Music Television but now might just not stand for anything, like KFC, is orchestrating the most horrifying news you’ll read this week. It’s called CMT Original Movies, and it’s going to be awful. The division will produce “romantic comedies and music-based films” to be shown on CMT, so at least I won’t have to ever see them except for short clips on “The Soup.” Here’s evil CMT executive Mary Beth Cunin on the announcement, which was no-doubt made while she stroked a cat and let her finger lazily drift over a “kill everyone in sector 7″ button:

“We’ve had great ratings success programming with acquired theatrical romantic comedies, so it is only natural for us to create original stories that are tailor-made for the CMT audience.”

And yes, there is information on the first two movies to be released. To The Mat, about, I shit you not, an ex-wrestler played by Ricky Schroder who fights to keep his small-town wrestling school in business, and Reel Love, which “stars LeAnn Rimes as a successful, big city girl who returns to her small town roots after a family emergency.” The horror, the horror. (via Deadline)

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