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[02/17/12 - 08:12 AM]
"Big New Comedy Week" Returns to CMT Beginning Monday, March 5
Highlights include stand-up specials from Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and Louie Anderson.

[via press release from CMT]

"BIG NEW COMEDY WEEK" RETURNS TO CMT BEGINNING MONDAY, MARCH 5

Lineup Includes Television World Premieres of Stand-Up Specials Featuring Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and Louie Anderson

NASHVILLE - February 17, 2012 - CMT's BIG NEW COMEDY WEEK returns beginning Monday, March 5, promising to be the most comedy-packed week to date highlighted by the world premiere of THEM IDIOTS WHIRLED TOUR special featuring Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy from their 2011 arena tour. In addition, the week will include all-new stand-up specials, movie premieres and new episodes of CMT's hit series BAYOU BILLIONAIRES and MY BIG REDNECK VACATION.

The comedy-inspired week of programming kicks off Monday with the premiere of the all-new one-hour special CMT's BIGGEST LAUGHS, hosted by Rodney Carrington, featuring the funniest jokes, bits, stories and one-liners from some of the best comics in the country. In addition, stand-up specials from Louie Anderson and Vince Vaughn will air throughout the week leading into the television world premiere of THEM IDIOTS WHIRLED TOUR.

THE BIG NEW COMEDY WEEK line-up includes:

CMT'S BIGGEST LAUGHS - CMT Original Premiere

Premieres Monday, March 5 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT

The spotlight is on standup comedy with CMT's BIGGEST LAUGHS, a one-hour special hosted by Rodney Carrington packed with hilarious jokes, bits, stories and one-liners from the best blue collar comics in the country. Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White will be on board providing commentary along with Jeff Dunham, Frank Caliendo and many more favorites.

LOUIE ANDERSON: BIG BABY BOOMER - Television World Premiere

Premieres Tuesday, March 6 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT

Younger, fatter and funnier than ever, the great Louie Anderson makes his triumphant return in this all-new one-hour stand-up special.

CMT MOVIES: VINCE VAUGHN'S WILD WEST COMEDY SHOW: 30 DAYS & 30 NIGHTS - HOLLYWOOD TO THE HEARTLAND - CMT Premiere

Premieres Wednesday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT

In this documentary, the show's emcee, Vince Vaughn, and four stand-up comedians hand-picked by Vaughn, travel over 6,000 miles across the country performing in 30 cities in 30 consecutive nights. This film documents their interactions on and off stage along the way.

THEM IDIOTS WHIRLED TOUR - Television World Premiere

Premieres Saturday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m., ET/PT

Hosted by Reno Collier, THEM IDIOTS WHIRLED TOUR features America's favorite funny guys Bill Engvall, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy in a stand-up special from their 2011 arena tour. The three reunite onstage in Pittsburgh, delivering their hilarious views on marriage, family and colonoscopies.

BAYOU BILLIONAIRES - "Southern Fried Fitness" - All-New Episode

Premieres Saturday, March 10 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT

During a routine physical exam, Gerald Senior's doctor informs him that he desperately needs to lose 20 pounds. Kitten is distressed at her husband's diagnosis and hires a big time New York City personal trainer, Tony, to whip Gerald into shape. Tony, also a romance model, inspires Grandpa to pose and produce a pin up calendar for all of his girlfriends.

MY BIG REDNECK VACATION - "Health Ledger" - All-New Episode

Premieres Saturday, March 10 at 9:30 p.m., ET/PT

The girls get motivated to adopt the Hamptons healthy living lifestyle in an effort to shape up for Michelle's up-coming wedding. They seem to lose their minds as they attempt to drag their men to yoga, tennis, and tea parties. But when a guru stops by, the guys decide to take matters into their own hands to win their women folk back with a redneck baptism.

CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 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.





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