At its upfront presentation today, CMT announced the pickup of two new series, including the network’s first-ever animated comedy, Bounty Hunters. The Blue Collar Comedy trio of Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy will voice characters and will executive produce the series, which will premiere in 2013. Bounty Hunters, about three friends and their two-bit bounty hunting business, is a produced by Muse Entertainment and Parallel Entertainment. Additionally, CMT has ordered 10-episode reality series Trinity 911, about a small town Texas police force, which will debut later this year. Endemol USA is producing.
Joining CMT’s EVP, Programming and Development Jayson Dinsmore onstage at the network’s upfront presentation at New York’s Museum of Arts & Design, were Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, executive producers of CMT’s upcoming series CheerR, along with series star and coach, Patty Ann Romero. Top Viacom brass, including Philippe Daumon and Tom Dooley, were among the crowd; along with Van Toffler, President, Viacom Music and Logo Group and CMT President Brian Philips.