Chelsea Handler Will Produce CMT's First Nightly Talk Show

Plus, some star-driven comedies

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CMT packed its 2015 upfront with stars: singer Darius Rucker performing at the upfront presentation at New York's TimesCenter, and the stars of the network's slate of new shows, including Billy Ray Cyrus and Kellie Pickler, introducing clips of their shows.

"This year, we're enlisting some of the biggest names in the industry to unleash a groundbreaking new programming slate including epic events and music specials, a bold scripted comedy and brilliant documentaries," said CMT evp of development Jayson Dinsmore.

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