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CMT Picks Up ‘Still the King’ for Season Two

Thirteen New Episodes Ordered for 2017

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).

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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