CMT fall programming

PAUL BRANDT’S BUILD IT FORWARD (7 x 60) – Saturdays at 10 p.m.

NEW SERIES premieres September 17

Hosted by country music star Paul Brandt (@paulbrandt), BUILD IT FORWARD chronicles the emotional journey of seven separate families at risk of homelessness who will be receiving a new home. While the recipient family works first hand and receives the goodwill and grace of donations and volunteers in the creation of their new home, they are also required to “build it forward” by volunteering in their own community as well as travelling abroad to help build for others in need.

PICK A PUPPY (16 x 30) – Mondays at 6 p.m.

NEW SEASON premieres September 19

Pick a Puppy, hosted by country music singer-songwriter Beverly Mahood, returns for a second season. In each episode, a family visits various breeders, owners and animal rescue groups to learn about different breeds of dogs in an attempt to find the perfect fit. As family members grapple with these heart-tugging choices, they soon discover as much about themselves as the breeds they are researching. From the producers of A Baby Story, this half-hour reality series celebrates the day families welcome home a new member of the family.

ER VETS (14 x 30) – Fridays at 7 p.m.

NEW SEASON premieres September 23

ER Vets returns for a second season on CMT. ER Vets examines the interpersonal stories of veterinary professionals who cope with life and death situations on a daily basis, and yet somehow manage to embrace the deeply emotional responses of distraught pet owners. Narrated by award-winning singer/songwriter Jann Arden, ER Vets is a compelling mix of medical procedural footage and relational drama leading viewers through a passionate journey marked by tribulation and most often, overwhelming joy.