Garth Brooks, George Jones help launch new Crook and Chase show
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Garth Brooks, George Jones help launch new Crook and Chase show

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 – Garth Brooks and George Jones will kick off the premiere episode of the new Crook and Chase Show, debuting on the RFD-TV Network Jan. 17th at 9 p.m. eastern. Georgette Jones, daughter of Jones and Tammy Wynette, will also entertain the audience with a special performance.

"We wanted to start the new year and the new show with a bang, and I believe we have accomplished that," said co-host Charlie Chase. "Garth and George are two of the most popular and legendary artists in the business. We wanted to set the tone of our new show right off the bat - that we're here to bring the entertainment world's brightest and best into the homes of our viewers - from the legends and superstars to the new up and comers."

"With the special friendship between George and Garth, and the fun relationship Charlie and I have enjoyed with both of them over the years, we are looking forward to sharing an entertaining show with our viewers," said co-host Lorianne Crook.

The weekly one-hour show will be produced by Jim Owens Entertainment and taped in front of a studio audience at Nashville's Opry House in Studio A. The show will premiere Thursday evenings at 9 p.m. eastern and repeat Fridays at 11 a.m. eaastern and again Saturday nights at 7 eastern.

RFD-TV was launched in December 2000 as the nation's first 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week television network dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America. Programming includes a wide-variety of shows focused on agriculture, equine, rural lifestyle and traditional music offerings. Currently, RFD-TV is distributed in over 30 million homes on DIRECTV, DISH Network, Mediacom, Charter, Suddenlink, Bresnan, NRTC and NCTC cable systems located in all 50 states. RFD-TV The Magazine, the channel's companion publication claims more than 140,000 subscribers. RFD-TV The Theatre opened in March 2007 in Branson, Mo,

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