Season 14 of CMT’s longest-running and most-watched series “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team” is set to start on Friday, Aug. 2 at 9/8c, and will be immediately followed by the premiere of the network’s newest series, “Racing Wives,” at 10/9c, TheWrap has learned exclusively.
The new “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team” tryouts will consist of 13 one-hour episodes and promises access into the cheerleading candidates’ lives as they fight for a coveted spot on the sidelines for “America’s Team.” The training camp candidates will learn new routines in every episode, working with choreographers Travis Wall and Tyce Diorio (“So You Thank You Can Dance”), as well as Charm La’donna, who’s arranged dance moves for Kendrick Lamar, Meghan Trainor, and Britney Spears.
This season, Cheryl Burke and Melissa Rycroft of “Dancing With The Stars” will make appearances to help judge the auditions, with Kelli Finglass and Judy Trammell returning to oversee the competition and handpick the final choices to join the team. This season is produced by Triage Entertainment with Stu Schreiberg, Stephen Kroopnick, Eugene Pack, Peter Zasuly, Charlotte Jones Anderson and Finglass serving as executive producers.
You can watch the new Season 14 promo video above. That’s also exclusive to TheWrap.
New show “Racing Wives” will consist of eight one-hour episodes, each offering an inside look at the lifestyles of another legion of strong women — the first ladies of racing, according to the former Country Music Television. The docuseries delves into their personal and professional lives as they support their husbands, friends, and each other.
The “Racing Wives” cast includes: Sisters-in law Samantha and Ashley Busch, married to elite NASCAR drivers Kyle and Kurt Busch; Amber Balcean, an ambitious, young driver from Canada, who is determined to break the glass ceiling and secure a spot on the Kyle Busch Motorsports team; Whitney Ward Dillon, former Tennessee Titans cheerleader and wife of NASCAR’s Austin Dillon, who tries to juggle the demands of her new role as Austin’s wife while staying true to her best friend and fellow cheerleader, ride-or-die, Mariel Lane.
That’s also all straight from the Viacom-owned cable channel.
“Racing Wives” is produced by Critical Content with Jenny Daly, Rob Lobl, Ben DeNoble, Paul Moore and Asabi Lee serving as executive producers.