CMT orders more 'Redneck'

Net also picks up Larry the Cable Guy holiday special

CMT has ordered a second season of the Tom Arnold-hosted "My Big Redneck Wedding," as well as a holiday special starring Larry the Cable Guy.

"Wedding," which features "down-home country couples" and their over-the-top weddings, will return with eight half-hour episodes in October. This season, featured receptions will include monster trucks and mud bogging.

The series, produced by Pink Sneakers, is one of CMT's highest-rated.

Meanwhile, "Larry the Cable Guy's Star Studded Christmas Extravaganza" is a one-hour special, airing in November, that's designed to be a "throwback to the old-school holiday variety show."

Among those scheduled to appear in the special are Toby Keith, Lewis Black, Fred Willard, Montgomery Gentry, Victoria Jackson, Tony Orlando and ventriloquist Terry Fator

The special, a production of Parallel Entertainment and Ish Entertainment, tapes July 30 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville. After "Extravaganza" premieres on CMT, Jack Records/Warner Bros. Records will make the program available on DVD.

Larry's inaugural Christmas special aired last year on CMT's sister network VH1.