MAUREEN MCCORMICK, BOBBY BROWN AND CARNIE WILSON CHECK INTO CMT'S NEWEST SERIES, OUTSIDER'S INN
Premiering Friday, August 15 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT
BEVERLY HILLS, CA � July 9, 2008 � When Maureen McCormick, Bobby Brown and Carnie Wilson leave their Hollywood homes behind and head south, it's "Newhart" meets "The Simple Life" in the new CMT series, OUTSIDER'S INN, premiering Friday, August 15 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT (regular timeslot will be Fridays at 8:30 p.m., ET/PT). With eight half-hour episodes, the unscripted comedy, OUTSIDER'S INN, documents the trials and tribulations that ensue when McCormick makes the unlikely decision to run a bed and breakfast in rural East Tennessee and enlists the help of her GONE COUNTRY friends, Brown and Wilson.
OUTSIDER'S INN begins when McCormick discovers an inn, dubbed Pigeon Manor, that overlooks the Great Smoky Mountains and decides to lease it with the option to buy. Realizing the gravity of this undertaking, McCormick brings in Brown and Wilson to assist her in this new endeavor. While McCormick manages the inn and property, she appoints Brown entertainment director and Wilson assumes the role of master chef. What could possibly go wrong when the trio � without much time to settle into their roles � must cater to the needs of real life houseguests and eclectic locals?
OUTSIDER'S INN is executive produced by David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe of Renegade 83 Productions. Claire McCabe, Bob Kusbit and John Hamlin serve as executive producers for CMT.
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