CMT says "I do" to redneck wedding series

Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:43am EST

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Country music cable channel CMT is getting hitched to "My Big Redneck Wedding."

The reality series, to be hosted by thrice-married actor Tom Arnold, will premiere at 9:30 p.m. on January 11. The network ordered eight episodes.

Each episode will feature a different wedding, following the "most down-home country couples" as they take their trip down the aisle. The series will spotlight each wedding's "rustic eccentricities," whether it is a four-legged best man, a romantic beer-can canopy, a celebratory shotgun salute or a reception filled with mattress surfing and mud wrestling.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter