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[05/03/17 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 3
Updates include: Will Chase cast in Netflix's "Stranger Things"; CMT passes on a trio of projects; and Danny DeVito, Jeff Goldblum to team for Amazon comedy series.

[12/19/16 - 10:06 AM]
Video: CMT Releases First Teaser for Sexy and Soulful "Sun Records"
Set in Memphis during the tumultuous early days of the civil rights movement, "Sun Records" tells the untold story of nothing less than the birth of rock 'n' roll.

[12/14/16 - 07:01 AM]
CMT Announces New Title & Premiere Date for "Sun Records, " Based on Tony Award(R)-Winning Musical "Million Dollar Quartet," On the Heels of the Historic 60th Anniversary of the Legendary Recordings
Set in Memphis during the tumultuous early days of the civil rights movement, "Sun Records" tells the untold story of nothing less than the birth of rock 'n' roll.

[08/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
CMT Announces Premiere Dates for 2017 Scripted Series Slate: "Nashville," "Million Dollar Quartet" and "Still the King"
Additionally, CMT has ordered a pilot for "His Wives & Daughters."

[06/22/16 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 22
Updates include: HBO nixes second season of "Vinyl"; TNT extends "Major Crimes" by eight episodes; and Johnny Simmons to co-star in Netflix's "Girlboss."

[04/06/16 - 12:12 PM]
Trevor Donovan Cast as Eddy Arnold in CMT's Scripted Drama "Million Dollar Quartet"
The son of a sharecropper, Arnold's inimitable baritone voice brought country to the masses, and made him the most popular country artist of the 20th century with hits including "Make The World Go Away."

[03/23/16 - 11:01 AM]
Billy Gardell to Star in CMT's "Million Dollar Quartet" as Elvis Presley's Manager Colonel Tom Parker
Plus: Keir O'Donnell joins as disc jockey Dewey Phillips, a man who ran one of the most successful radio stations in Memphis and was most notably the first DJ to play Elvis.

[03/14/16 - 02:38 PM]
Chad Michael Murray to Star as Memphis Rock Pioneer Sam Phillips in CMT's "Million Dollar Quartet"
Jennifer Holland, Margaret Anne Florence, Drake Milligan, Kevin Fonteyne, Christian Lees and Jonah Lees also star in the project, which is slated to premiere this November.

[03/03/16 - 01:31 PM]
CMT Doubles Original Programming with New "Concert of the Summer" Event, Second Season Order for "I Love Kellie Pickler," and Premieres for "Still The King," "The Dude Perfect Show" and "NASCAR: The Rise of American Speed"
The comedy "Still The King" debuts Sunday, June 12 at 9:00/8:00c, a few days after the "2016 CMT Music Awards."

[02/03/16 - 03:01 AM]
CMT Announces New Scripted Drama Chronicling the Rise of Rock 'N' Roll Adapted from the Tony Award-Winning Musical "Million Dollar Quartet"
The series is timed to the historic 60th anniversary of the famed "Million Dollar Quartet" recording sessions featuring icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.







SUN RECORDS (CMT)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/23/17 - 4/13/17
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2016-2017 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (8 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/3/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from CMT's press release, December 2016) CMT today revealed a new title and premiere date for its upcoming limited eight part scripted series "Sun Records," formerly known as "Million Dollar Quartet" and based on the Tony Award(R)-winning musical, on Thursday, February 23 at 10 PM ET/PT. The announcement comes on the heels of the 60th anniversary of the historic Million Dollar Quartet recording sessions featuring Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins on December 4, 1956 at the Sun Records Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. "Sun Records" will join "Nashville" to complete CMT's new Thursday line-up. Set in Memphis during the tumultuous early days of the civil rights movement, "Sun Records" tells the untold story of nothing less than the birth of rock 'n' roll. Guided by Sam Phillips, young musicians like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis combined the styles of hillbilly country with the 1950s R&B sound created by artists like Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Fats Domino and Ike Turner, and changed the course of music forever. The series chronicles these young artists' often jarring and sudden meteoric rise to fame in the face of sweeping political change and social unrest. The all-star cast includes Chad Michael Murray (Sun Records founder Sam Phillips), Billy Gardell (Presley and Arnold's manager, Colonel Tom Parker), Drake Milligan (Elvis Presley), Kevin Fonteyne (Johnny Cash), Christian Lees (Jerry Lee Lewis), Jonah Lees (Jimmy Swaggart), Trevor Donovan (Eddy Arnold), Keir O'Donnell (Dewey Phillips), Jennifer Holland (Sam's wife Becky Phillips), Margaret Anne Florence (Sam's assistant Marion Keisker), and Kerry Holliday (Ike Turner).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Billy Gardell as Colonel Tom Parker
· Chad Michael Murray as Sam Phillips
· Christian Lees as Jerry Lee Lewis
· Drake Milligan as Elvis Presley
· Dustin Ingram as Carl Perkins
· Jennifer Holland as Becky Phillips
· Jonah Lees as Jimmy Swaggart
· Keir O'Donnell as Dewey Phillips
· Kerry Holliday as Ike Turner
· Kevin Fonteyne as Johnny Cash
· Margaret Anne Florence as Marion Keisker
· Trevor Donovan as Eddy Arnold
CREW INFORMATION:
· Barry Berg as CO-EP
· Colin Escott as BOOK/PROD
· Floyd Mutrux as BOOK
· Gil Grant as CRTR/EP
· Herb Nanas as PROD
· Jayson Dinsmore as EP (CMT)
· Julia Silverton as EP (CMT)
· Leslie Greif as EP
· Roland Joffé as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Thinkfactory Media