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CMT Renews ‘Still the King’

 CMT has renewed its music-themed comedy Still The King for a sophomore campaign, the network said Wednesday.

The series, which stars Billy Ray Cyrus as a one-hit wonder turned Elvis impersonator turned preacher who also discovers he has a teenaged daughter, is averaging 4.7 million viewers in live + 3 ratings during its freshman run, according to Nielsen.

The 13-episode second season will air in 2017. The finale of season one of the series premieres Aug. 14, said network officials.

“The success of Still The King is a wonderful start for our move into scripted programming,” said Jayson Dinsmore, EVP of development for CMT. “Both charming and irreverent, this series is like nothing else on television and we can’t wait to continue the journey.”