CMT Books Leann Rimes And Rick Schroder For TV Movies
You know what I like about Country Music Television? They don’t bullshit themselves and try to be something they’re not. Almost all of CMT’s programming is entirely in its wheelhouse. My Big Redneck Wedding, reruns of The Dukes Of Hazzard, Gone Country, Trick My Truck and plenty of other offerings please their fanbase and their fanbase alone. They’re not trying to siphon viewers away from HGTV or The Hallmark Channel, nor should they. In keeping with this philosophy, the network has just announced plans to move into the made for TV movie game, and I suspect their most devoted viewers will be very happy with the subject matter.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has ordered two to start out with: To The Mat and Reel Love. Set in a low end wrestler training school, the flick will follow former child star Rick Schroder as he plays a retired professional wrestler who brings in a stuffy consultant to help keep the business afloat. The latter will star LeAnn Rimes as a successful career girl who moves away, only to return to help when her family needs her the most. She’ll find love and a new sense of where she belongs.
Wheelhouse! Despite my strange affinity for professional wrestling, most likely, I will not watch either of these programs, but something tells me Country Music Television couldn’t care less. They’re not out to please me, and it seems like they’ve done a pretty damn good job.
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