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CMT Renews 'Party Down South'

CMT has renewed its reality series Party Down South for a fifth season, the network announced Wednesday.

The series will return in 2016 with the show’s original cast, according to network officials. Party Down South is the network’s highest rated and most social original series averaging nearly 3 million total viewers across all platforms, according to network officials.

Party Down South is produced by 495 Productions, with SallyAnn Salsano, Joel Zimmer and Paul Storck serving as executive producers.

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.