Press Release: Austin To Host “Redneck Island” Reality TV Show



WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin will be hosting his own reality game show on cable channel CMT called “Redneck Island.”

The 10-episode series will feature Austin as host and 12 Southerns compete for $100,000 on a remote island. Austin will “guide the contestants through a number of hilrious mental and physical challenges.”

The press release indicate that Austin has also signed a development deal with CMT, “Austin will look to produce additional series for CMT with his production company, Broken Skull Ranch Productions.”

Here’s the full press release from CMT:

CMT INKS DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH STEVE AUSTIN AND TAPS HIM TO HOST NEW REALITY COMPETITION SERIES “REDNECK ISLAND”

LOS ANGELES – May 7, 2012 – 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 CMT’s 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 we’re happy to be in business with him,” said Dinsmore. “In our first project together, he’ll serve as host to the ultimate competition reality series on ‘Redneck Island,’ where he’ll 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. “I’m also excited to work with the great folks at 51 Minds Entertainment on REDNECK ISLAND. If there’s one thing I know, it’s how to keep a bunch of rednecks in line. And that’s 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 group’s strengths and limitations. At the end of each episode, teammates will send one competitor packing.



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