The comedy stars Billy Ray Cyrus as ‘Burnin’ Vernon Brown, a once-successful musician turned Elvis impersonator. The cast also includes Joey Lauren Adams, Madison Iseman, Lacey Chabert, Leslie David Baker, Kevin Farley, Travis Nicholson, and Jon Sewell.
Even though the show just premiered on June 12th, Dinsmore said the network is currently discussing a possible season two renewal:
We’re talking right now to the producers. We’ve only aired once but we’re very excited. I would say this: You don’t go into these types of productions and spend this kind of money without an expectation that you’re going to get to a second cycle. We do subscribe to the belief that in such a crowded marketplace you need to allow shows the opportunity to find an audience over time. While we haven’t picked it up, I’d like to think that it’s a real possibility.”
He added that Nashville fans have been very supportive of the series:
When we announced that we picked up Nashville we knew the fans were super-loyal. We didn’t know they were as loyal as they are. As soon as we announced it, the fans reacted in such a huge, positive, goodwill way towards CMT that they actually started a Twitter campaign to support the premiere of Still The King three days later. Nashies for Still The Kingtrended on Twitter. The sentiment was we’re thankful to CMT that they’ve picked up this show and they’ve listened to the fans that we’re going to mobilize and support everything they do. We were surprised and thankful as well at the same time.”
What do you think? Have you seen Still the King? Do you think it should be renewed?