Tune In Alert: CMT’s “Redneck Island” Coming SOON!

CMT has inked a development deal with actor and former WWE superstar Steve Austin, tapping him as host of a new 10-episode series REDNECK ISLAND, it was announced today by Jayson Dinsmore, EVP, Programming and Development, CMT. Produced by 51 Minds Entertainment, REDNECK ISLAND takes 12 red, white and blue-collared Americans out of the South and far away from cold beer dropping them in a tropical paradise where they will compete for $100,000. The redneck-style competition series will debut in June, paired with a second season of CMTs hit series MY BIG REDNECK VACATION. As part of his development deal, Austin will look to produce additional series for CMT with his production company, Broken Skull Ranch Productions.

Steve Austin is a true creative powerhouse, both in front of, and behind the camera, and were happy to be in business with him, said Dinsmore. In our first project together, hell serve as host to the ultimate competition reality series on Redneck Island, where hell oversee a cast of characters who attempt to survive hilarious and unpredictable challenges in unique redneck fashion.

I am thrilled to join the CMT family and for the opportunity to work with them on future projects, added Austin. Im also excited to work with the great folks at 51 Minds Entertainment on REDNECK ISLAND. If theres one thing I know, its how to keep a bunch of rednecks in line. And thats the bottom line!

REDNECK ISLAND begins with 12 men and women competing as teams in a fight for $100,000 cash. From a remote location, Austin will guide the contestants through a number of hilarious mental and physical challenges designed to celebrate the groups strengths and limitations. At the end of each episode, teammates will send one competitor packing.

One of the most popular pro-wrestling superstars of all time,Austin has been busy reinventing himself since retiring from the ring in 2003. The hugely popular WWE Hall of Fame inductee hit the big screen in 2010 in Sylvester Stallones action thriller,The Expendables, co-starring alongside a whos who in action films,followedby the lead role in the hard-hitting action tale,Damage, one of Fox Home Videos best-selling releases. In 2011, Austin starred inThe StrangerandHunt To Kill,both released by Anchor Bay. Austin also served as host for USAs hit reality seriesTough Enough. Austin will next be seen headliningThe Packageopposite Dolph Lungdren andMaximum Convictionopposite Steven Segal. During his down time, Austin likes to spend time at his 2,100-acre Broken Skull Ranch in South Texas with his wife Kristin and their three Labradors.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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