CMT revealed the premiere dates for its 2017 scripted series including Nashville, Million Dollar Quartet (working title) and sitcom Still The King, marking the biggest scripted slate in the network's history. Additionally, CMT has ordered a new scripted sitcom pilot, His Wives & Daughters.
The three series join an impressive roster of CMT originals that fueled
+11% ratings growth year over year among Adults 18-49. Nashville makes its triumphant season five debut on CMT with Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz (the creators of Thirtysomething) at the helm, returning with a special two-hour premiere on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT. Still The King
starring Billy Ray Cyrus and Joey Lauren Adams will return for a 13
episode second season in spring (exact date and time TBD). The premiere
on June 8 marked CMT's highest-rated original series premiere to date,
grossing 3.6 million total viewers (L+3) and a stellar 1.03 rating
A18-49 rating across a 3 network simulcast (CMT, TV Land, Nick@Nite).
Additionally, CMT has ordered a pilot for His Wives & Daughters.
The soapy, comedic series centers on the eclectic and cunning wives and
daughters of larger-than-life country music legend (and infamous
womanizer) Eddie Ray Banks. After his estranged family is brought
together unexpectedly, tempers flare and old rivalries resurface setting
the stage for startling secrets to emerge as an unforgettable mystery
begins to unfold. Casting is underway now with production slated to
begin in the fall.