Wednesday, July 27, 2016

CMT Renews 'Still the King' for Season 2

Ahead of its August 14 season finale, CMT has renewed its original comedy series Still the King starring Billy Ray Cyrus for a second season, it was announced today. 

The renewal is hardly a surprise. Still the King holds the title of having the highest-rated series premiere ever for CMT. Its June 8 series opener averaged 4.7 million total viewers with three days of delayed viewing across three networks, including TV Land and Nick@Nite. The first season so far has averaged 4.5 million viewers.

The comedy stars Billy Ray Cyrus, Joey Lauren Adams, Madison Iseman, Travis Nicholson, Lacey Chabert and Leslie David Baker.

Cyrus created the series with Travis Nicholson and Potsy Ponciroli. All three executive produce with Shannon Houchins, Julia Silverton and Jayson Dinsmore.

"Working on the series has been a career highlight," said Cyrus. "Thanks to the fans for embracing these crazy characters and all of their beautiful flaws. We're going to take this mess to a whole new level next season."

"The success of Still the King is a wonderful start for our move into scripted programming," said Jayson Dinsmore, Executive Vice President of Development, CMT. "Both charming and irreverent, this series is like nothing else on television and we can't wait to continue the journey."