[02/12/08 - 04:00 PM]
The Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search Returns with an All New Season Premiering March 7 on Cmt
New for this season, the selected contestants will "meet in Denver, Col. where they live together and compete against one another through eight episodes of physical and mental challenges."

[via press release from CMT]


NASHVILLE � February 12, 2008 � Liliana Lovell, the tough-talking founder of the legendary New York City bar Coyote Ugly, is on the hunt again for the "Ultimate Coyote" with THE ULTIMATE COYOTE UGLY SEARCH 3, premiering Friday, March 7 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT. The third installment of this popular series features ten talented ladies who are competing for the sixth and final spot in the Coyote Ugly traveling troupe, a group that tours the country singing and dancing on bar tops and impressing crowds � as well as a $50,000 prize.

"It's not only about being a great bartender," says Melanie Moreau, executive producer, CMT. "This season, the competition and pressure is a lot more intense than in the past. There's a greater emphasis on performance and their ability to entertain a crowd on THE ULTIMATE COYOTE UGLY SEARCH 3."

New for this season, the selected contestants will meet in Denver, Col. where they live together and compete against one another through eight episodes of physical and mental challenges. At the end of each episode, Lil sends one hopeful Coyote home. In the end, the three finalists will compete against each other for the chance to be crowned the "Ultimate Coyote."

In another new twist for this season, the contestants not only have to impress Lil and the veterans but also two new cast members: physical trainer, Keith Bailey, and vocal coach, Mauli Bonner. The ladies will endure grueling workouts from Bailey, a full time physical trainer with a military background, and intense vocal training from Bonner, a GRAMMY� award-winning vocal coach from Los Angeles.

Coyote Ugly first opened its doors in 1993 to a tough New York crowd under the guidance of owner Liliana "Lil" Lovell. A former Wall Street apprentice, Lovell knew the combination of booze and beautiful women equaled money in the cash register. In 2000, Coyote Ugly received national attention following the box office hit of the same name.

THE ULTIMATE COYOTE UGLY SEARCH is a production of CMT and Touchdown Television. Executive producers are CMT's Bob Kusbit and Melanie Moreau and Julie Christie for Eyeworks.

CMT, a unit of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and Heartland entertainment, reaching more than 87 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network's digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom , is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with 137 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 200 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

  [february 2008]  


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