CMT Greenlights Four Series


CMT greenlit four series for production on Tuesday, giving series orders to Redneck Intervention, Chainsaw Gang, Full Metal Racket and Rock Raiders.

Redneck Intervention is a one-hour reality series where a former "redneck" is confronted by his family and friends to return to his roots. The series is produced by Pink Sneakers with Kimberly Belcher Cowin, John Ehrhard, Jayson Dinsmore and Lewis Bogach serving as executive producers. Redneck Intervention will premiere the first of eight episodes Sept.15.

Chainsaw Gang, which will also debut in the fall, is a reality series about chainsaw artists. Chainsaw Gang is produced by A Smith & Co. Productions, with Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Frank Sinton, and Anthony Storm serving as executive producers. Ten episodes were ordered.

The other two series that will premiere next year are Full Metal Racket (working title) and Rock Raiders (working title). Full Metal Racket centers around the Sumner family who runs the Knob Creek Gun Range in Kentucky. Rock Raiders sees collectors Robert Reynolds and Stephen Shutts travel the country to find rare music memorabilia.

The four series join the previously announced Trinity 911 (working title) and Bounty Hunters in production.