CMT To Explore Death Valley In Miniseries

CMT will explore the treacherous terrain of Death Valley in a four-part documenatry series debuting Oct. 1, the network said Friday.

The Death Valley series will follow five people as they live and explore the valley located in Eastern California’s Mojave Desert, known to be one of the hottest and driest environments in the world, according to network officials.

CMT will air back-to-back episodes of the series, which will conclude on Oct. 4, said network officials.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.