Television Roundup: Chesney Doc, Judds Series

Chesney Football Documentary Airing Sunday • The Judds Docu-Series To Premiere On OWN

Many football luminaries turned out for the orange carpet premiere of the ESPN film The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story in Knoxville last night (2/17). Kenny Chesney served as Executive Producer and narrates the film, which documents the life and career of University of Tennessee quarterback Condredge Holloway, the Southeastern Conference’s first African American starting quarterback. Created as part of ESPN’s “Year of the Quarterback” initiative, the film will debut everywhere Sunday, February 20 at 7 pm CT on ESPN.

In attendance for the event were University of Tennessee head coaches past and present Bill Battle, Phil Fulmer and Derek Dooley; ESPN College Game Day announcer and former Ohio State quarterback Kirk Herbstreit; Super Bowl-winning Indianapolis Colts and former UT quarterback Peyton Manning; Monday Night Football commentator and Coach of the Super Bowl-winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jon Gruden and many more.

“We have a lot of my heroes, that played with Condredge, a lot of my friends that came from all across the country, different parts of the world to be here tonight because they love football, and they love Condredge,” Chesney said to the audience during his introduction of the film.

(L-R); Jason Witten, former UT player and current Dallas Cowboys tight end; Bailey Malchijah, Soul Shine Films; ESPN College Game Day announcer and former Ohio State quarterback Kirk Herbstreit; Shaun Silva, of Tacklebox Productions and director of The Color Orange; UT Head Coach Derek Dooley; Monday Night Football commentator and Coach of the Super Bowl-winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jon Gruden; Condredge Holloway; ESPN/ABC commentator Brad Nessler; Kenny Chesney; ESPN Executive Producer John Dahl; Super Bowl-winning Indianapolis Colts and former UT quarterback Peyton Manning; former Penn State quarterback and ESPN/ABC announcer Todd Blackledge; former UT and National Championship Coach Phil Fulmer; Chesney Tour Manager David Farmer, former UT wide receiver great Larry Seivers and former UT Head Coach Bill Battle.

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Naomi and Wynonna Judd will star in their very own real life series on the Oprah Winfrey Network starting in April. The six-episode series titled The Judds will follow mother and daughter as they hit the road for their first concert tour in a decade. Cameras will follow the duo onstage and off, offering a rare glimpse into the private struggles and triumphs of one of country music’s most celebrated pairings. The first episode airs April 10, 8 pm CT on OWN.

Viewers will be immersed in the world of the The Judds, from traveling city to city for concert performances to returning home to their farm in Tennessee to emotional closed doors sessions with their life coach. The Judds is produced for OWN by Gay Rosenthal Productions, Inc. The executive producers are Gay Rosenthal, Bruce Toms, Kerry Hansen, Naomi Judd and Wynonna Judd.

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