Originally conceived as a benefit for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the Hand in Hand telethon was expanded to help people in Florida and the Caribbean devastated in recent days by Irma. The star-studded telethon that took place in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and San Antonio raised $14.5 million by the time cameras were turned off.
Organizers of Hand in Hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Harvey Relief, scheduled to be broadcast simultaneously on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CMT on Sept. 12, are extending a helping hand to those who may be affected by Hurricane Irma.
His exit comes in the midst of a major shakeup among Viacom’s cable networks. A replacement is expected to be named soon, with Jayson Dinsmore, the cabler’s head of development, a top candidate for the position. Dinsmore has been with CMT since 2011 and is well-regarded among Viacom execs.
The Viacom-owned network is in preliminary talks to revive the Tim Allen comedy Last Man Standing canceled by ABC. Insiders stress talks are in the early stages as CMT is exploring if it can revive the expensive show at a price point that works for the niche cable network.
The country-oriented CMT network said Friday it will make a fifth season of the music-oriented drama, which had been canceled less than a month ago by ABC. CMT has ordered 22 new episodes of the show, which corresponds to a typical broadcast television season.
NEW YORK (AP) — CMT is honoring a television show from another network on its “Artists of the Year” special that’s being telecast live on Wednesday. The music-oriented ABC drama “Nashville” is being given CMT’s first-ever “International Impact Award.” CMT said Monday that Kellie Pickler, who has her own show on CMT, will present the […]