Your favorite Sunday night comedy, Still The King, is officially coming back for round two. The series’ second season will again consist of 13 episodes starring Billy Ray Cyrus, Joey Lauren Adams and Madison Iseman.
Still The King’s premiere this past June was CMT’s highest rated original series premiere to date, grossing more than 4.7 million total viewers (L+3). The comedy is currently reaching nearly 4.5 million viewers each week.
“Working on the series has been a career highlight,” said Cyrus, who also serves as executive producer of the series. “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.”
Still The King features 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).
We may not know what’s in store for Vernon on Season 2 yet, but the “Hey Elvis” singer assured us they’re “going to take this mess to a whole new level next season.”
The one-hour season finale airs Aug. 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The new season begins production this fall and is slated to premiere next year. Fans can catch up on this season now at CMT.com, on the CMT App and VOD.
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