CMT scripted sitcom “Still the King,” starring Billy Ray Cyrus, has been renewed for a second season with an order for 13 new episodes. The pick-up comes right before the first season ender on August 14. Production on the second season will begin in Nashville this fall.
“Still The King” stars Cyrus as Vernon Brown, aka “Burnin’ Vernon,” a scandal-ridden washed-up one-hit wonder who is kicked out of country music, only to emerge 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. Instead, he pretends to be the congregation’s new minister and re-connects with a former one-night-stand (Joey Lauren Adams), only to discover he has a 15-year-old daughter he’s never met (Madison Iseman).