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[06/29/11 - 10:43 AM]
"To The Mat" Starring Ricky Schroder and Laura Bell Bundy Premieres Wednesday, August 17 on CMT
The film is the first made-for-television movie to be released as part of the "CMT Original Movies" franchise.

[06/02/11 - 07:31 AM]
Laura Bell Bundy Hosts "2011 CMT Music Awards Video of the Year Special" Premiering Saturday, June 4
Both Bundy and her "To The Mat" co-star Ricky Schroder will also appear at the awards themselves as presenters.

[03/15/11 - 12:07 PM]
CMT Announces Newly-Created Television Movie Division "CMT Original Movies"
Ricky Schroder, Laura Bell Bundy and LeAnn Rimes will topline the first two projects, "To The Mat" and "Reel Love."







TO THE MAT (CMT)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/17/11
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series in the can
DESCRIPTION:
(from CMT's press release, June 2011) Long-time television actor Ricky Schroder will share the CMT movie spotlight with Broadway star and Mercury Nashville recording artist Laura Bell Bundy in the romantic comedy "To The Mat," premiering Wednesday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT. "To The Mat" is the first made-for-television movie to be released as part of the CMT ORIGINAL MOVIES franchise, the network's newly-formed division of original television movies. Written by C. Jay Cox ("Sweet Home Alabama"), "To The Mat," tells the story of a laid-back ex-wrestler (Schroder) who's trying to keep his family's down-and-out southern wrestling school above water. When his mother hires an uptight Wall Street consultant from New York (Bell Bundy) to help get the books in order, these two opposites must find a way to get along and save the family business. Directed by Rob Iscove ("She's All That"), "To The Mat" was filmed in British Columbia earlier this year.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Laura Bell Bundy
· Ricky Schroder
CREW INFORMATION:
· C. Jay Cox as WRTR
· Ira Pincus as EP
· John Morayniss as EP
· Lewis Bogach as EP (CMT)
· Lisa Silfen as EP (CMT)
· Margaret O'Brien as EP
· Mary Beth Cunin as EP (CMT)
· Noreen Halpern as EP
· Rob Iscove as DIR
· Robin Palmer as EP (CMT)
GENRE(S):
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Entertainment One Television