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[09/17/08 - 03:42 PM]
Go Onto the Field and Into the Judges Chambers When "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team" Premieres October 4 on Cmt
Now in its third season, the series "reveals the struggles from try-outs to training camp as girls compete to earn a spot on America's most-loved cheerleading squad."

[via press release from CMT]

GO ONTO THE FIELD AND INTO THE JUDGES CHAMBERS WHEN "DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM" PREMIERES OCTOBER 4 ON CMT

NASHVILLE � September 17, 2008 � In a state where football rivals religion, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are the "holy grail." CMT goes behind-the-scenes as hundreds of hopefuls descend upon Texas Stadium with a dream of wearing the famous blue and white uniforms when DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM premieres Saturday, October 4 at 9:30-10:30 p.m., ET/PT. Now in its third season, the eight-episode series reveals the struggles from try-outs to training camp as girls compete to earn a spot on America�s most-loved cheerleading squad.

Back to whip the new recruits and seasoned veterans into top performance shape are Kelli Finglass, Director of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders; Jay Johnson, the no-nonsense fitness trainer; and Judy Trammell, Team Choreographer. This year, Trammell is faced with the difficult task of judging her daughter Cassie, who is vying for a spot on the team and has concerns about living up to expectations. Also among the rookies is Alyssa, born to first-generation Thai parents, who wants to show that "All American" doesn�t necessarily mean blond hair and blue eyes.

Finglass, Johnson and Trammell test the rookies for the tough physical and mental stamina required, and hand out stern warnings to veterans who didn�t return to training camp in top form. This year no spot on the team is secure and the entire squad is faced with heart-wrenching eliminations as they watch some of their own leave. In the end, only the best will live to dance another day in DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM.

For exclusive extended coverage of the series, visit CMT.com and CMT Mobile. CMT.com also features an enhanced Web site with photo galleries, message boards, extended clips, deleted scenes and exclusive outtakes.

DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS: MAKING THE TEAM is produced by Triage Entertainment, with executive producers Kelli McGonagill Finglass, Stu Schreiberg, Stephen Kroopnick and Eugene Pack. Bob Kusbit, Melanie Moreau and Nicole Zien serve as executive producers for CMT.

CMT, a unit of Viacom�s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and 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 (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world�s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company�s portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 350 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, The N, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, Atom, Gametrailers and Xfire.





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