CMT has commenced production on four new series: Chainsaw Gang, Redneck Intervention, Full Metal Racket
and Rock Raiders. As previously announced, Trinity 911 and the network’s first animated series Bounty Hunters
are also in production.
The series descriptions are as follows:
Redneck Intervention (premieres Sept.
15) — Each week a former redneck is confronted by friends and family members that believe he or she should return to their
country roots, in this one-hour, eight-episode reality series.
Chainsaw Gang (fall premiere to be determined)
— Stacy Poitras leads a ragtag bunch of the country’s premiere chainsaw artists who battle blades breaking, chainsaws bursting
into flames and agitating each other as they manage to deliver incredible works of art — and a really good time.
Metal Racket (working title, premieres 2013) — This series follows three generations of the Sumner family who run Knob
Creek Gun Range, their family-owned business in Knob Creek, Ky. It’s up to the Sumner family to keep things running smoothly
as customers use, try out and even purchase and sell weapons across a broad spectrum of firearms — from a cannon to a machine
gun. They can even blow up whatever they bring to the range.
Rock Raiders (working title, premieres 2013) —
One man’s trash is two guys’ treasures. The collectors Robert Reynolds and Stephen Shutts travel across the U.S. in search
of music history’s most-treasured finds, scouring local flea markets and garage sales to discover personal — and sometimes
valuable — music memorabilia. From finding a vintage jukebox that once belonged to Johnny
Cash, to potential items from Elvis Presley, Hank
Williams Jr., and more, each episode embarks on a fun, lighthearted and often unexpected quest.
(working title, fall premiere to be determined) — The larger-than-life humor of one small-town Texas police force will come
to TV in this reality series. Each half-hour episode of the workplace reality series will follow the on-and off-duty antics
of the most colorful police department in Texas. The officers in tiny Trinity (population 2,656) may not have the world’s
highest crime rate to contend with, but keeping their small town safe from danger is a full-time job for this fun-loving crew.
Hunters (premieres 2013) — Jeff Foxworthy, Bill
Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and Lisa Lampanelli together serve
as the voices for CMT’s first animated series, a hilarious tale about three friends and their two-bit bounty hunting business.