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[05/18/09 - 01:33 PM]
The Singing Bee Has Gone Country with All-New Episodes Premiering on Cmt
Melissa Peterman will host the show's cable incarnation, which launches Saturday, June 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from CMT]

"THE SINGING BEE" HAS GONE COUNTRY WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES PREMIERING ON CMT

Karaoke-style Singing Competition Series Hosted by Melissa Peterman, Debuts June 20 on CMT

NASHVILLE � May 18, 2009 � CMT has teamed up with The Gurin Company and JUMA Entertainment to produce ten, all-new one-hour episodes of the karaoke-style singing competition, THE SINGING BEE. Hosted by comedic actress Melissa Peterman ("Reba"), THE SINGING BEE premieres Saturday, June 20 at 10:00 � 11:00 p.m., ET/PT, following the second season premiere of the hit competition series CAN YOU DUET. Taped on location in Los Angeles, the series tests contestants' knowledge of lyrics to well-known songs and those who fail to accurately sing the correct lyrics are eliminated from the competition. New to CMT, THE SINGING BEE will blend a mix of 60 percent country music with 40 percent popular favorites from other genres and an original segment is being developed.

"We've been fans of this show since it first premiered on NBC last year, and we were thrilled to be able to collaborate with the show's producers to create a truly new CMT-centric series," said Bob Kusbit, head of development, CMT. "We've got a new set, exciting new show elements, the incredibly talented Melissa Peterman on board as host, and I can personally promise America, no dancers!"

"THE SINGING BEE has come full circle after travelling around the world and becoming an international phenomenon," said Bob Horowitz, creator and executive producer. "We are thrilled to bring the BEE back and CMT's all-American audience and success with reality programming make it the ideal new home for the show."

"THE SINGING BEE is one of those shows that speaks a universal language of fun, music-based entertainment, and its inherent audience appeal has borne out internationally," said Phil Gurin, creator and executive producer. "Now THE SINGING BEE is back in the U.S. where we are certain CMT viewers will be drawn to a new mix of music, a new host, a new game format, but absolutely the same high energy karaoke party."

Peterman, who starred in the hit comedy, "Reba", is from Minneapolis, Minn. She has appeared on television in many shows including, "Surviving Surburbia," "Rita Rocks," "Just Shoot Me," the ABC pilot "Cedric," and the Fox pilot "Living with Abandon." Peterman has done voiceovers for "The Pitts" and "American Dad." She recently starred in the independent comedy feature, "Dirty Politics." Additionally, she opened for Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson on their "2 Worlds, 2 Voices" Tour. A familiar face on CMT, Peterman hosted the series CMT COMEDY STAGE and the special REDNECK DREAMS for the network. She is committed to many charities including Muhammad Ali's "Celebrity Fight Night," Habitat for Humanity, The Red Cross, and the non-profit Buzzworks Theatre Company. She is represented by APA and manager Darris Hatch.

THE SINGING BEE is produced by The Gurin Company and JUMA Entertainment. Executive Producers are Phil Gurin and Bob Horowitz. Co-Executive Producers are Lewis Fenton and Brennan Huntington. Claire McCabe along with Bob Kusbit and John Hamlin 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 88 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 division 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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· AMERICAN DAD (FOX)
· JUST SHOOT ME (NBC)
· LIVING WITH ABANDON (FOX)
· PITTS, THE - ANIMATED (FOX)
· REBA (CW)
· RITA ROCKS (LIFETIME)
· SINGING BEE, THE (CMT)
· SURVIVING SUBURBIA (ABC)
· UNTITLED CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER PROJECT (ABC)









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