Billy Ray Cyrus is Still The King

Scripted comedy debuts on CMT (Canada) June 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT 

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Toronto, Canada – Redemption, accountability, and Elvis! Billy Ray Cyrus returns to television in the brand-new comedy, Still The King, premiering June 12 at 9 pm ET/PT on CMT (Canada). The 13 x 30 minute series follows Cyrus as Vernon Brown, a scandal-ridden, one-hit-wonder who crashes back into the life of his ex (Joey Lauren Adams) and discovers he had a daughter he knew nothing about. The series will kick-off with two weeks of back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. ET/PT starting June 12, leading into the show’s regular time slot, Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on June 26.

In Still The King, Vernon Brown, (aka “Burnin’ Vernon) is a washed-up former country star who is kicked out of country music, emerging 20 years later as the second best Elvis impersonator. After crashing into an old country church outside of Nashville during a drunken bender, he is sentenced to return and perform community service. Along the way, he pretends to be the congregation’s new minister, bumps into an ex one-night stand, discovers he has a 15-year-old daughter he’s never met, and owes years of child support. The cast also includes Madison Iseman (Laid in America, Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger); Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, Party of Five); Leslie David Baker (The Office); Kevin Farley (Eight Crazy Nights, The Waterboy), Travis Nicholson and Jon Sewell.

Still The King is produced by HIDEOUT PICTURES with Billy Ray Cyrus serving as executive producer and writer. Shannon Houchins, Potsy Ponciroli and Travis Nicholson also executive produce. Julia Silverton and Jayson Dinsmore executive produce for CMT U.S.

About CMT (Canada)

CMT (Canada) is Canada’s source for country music and likeminded programming that showcases compelling stories and characters. The network offers a mix of original programming, sitcoms, movies, music videos and specials. CMT is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. For more information, please visit CMT.ca and corusent.com.

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For high-resolution images of Still The King, please click here.

For more information on CMT (Canada), please contact:

Catrina Jaricot
Corus Entertainment Inc.
416.479.6397
catrina.jaricot@corusent.com

 


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