Party Down South 2 & Pontoon Payday to Premiere on May 14th on CMT (@CMT #PartyDownSouth2)


CMT is kicking off summer a little early with a wet and wild season premiere of the smash hit series Party Down South 2, along with the premiere of Pontoon Payday, the first-ever game show on a boat where contestants can either get drenched in cash or just plain drenched. Both series, from the masterminds behind the “Jersey Shore,” 495 Productions, bow on Thursday, May 14 with Party Down South 2 at 9pm ET/PT and double shots of Pontoon Payday at 10pm ET/PT.

After surviving a drama-filled first season, the cast of Party Down South 2 (Bradley, Duke, Hunter, Tommy, Ashton, Karynda and Raven) are back for an unforgettable second season where they’ll take over St. Petersburg, Fla. and welcome a feisty new roommate, Kelsie, into the mix. Party Down South 2 is one of the most popular original series in CMT history. The first season averaged 3.2 million weekly viewers and garnered substantial buzz across social platforms by reaching nearly five million fans each week.

CMT is setting sail with Pontoon Payday, the first-ever game show on a boat. Throughout the half-hour series, unsuspecting lake-goers are plucked from their party boats to suddenly find themselves competing on a floating game show hosted by comedian Frank Nicotero. If they can answer a few questions correctly, they’ll win quick cash to keep their party afloat. But get the questions wrong, and they’re tossed overboard with only their pride.

For more information, full episodes and exclusive clips, visit, or download the CMT App on iOS or Android. Be part of the conversation with #PartyDownSouth 2 and #PontoonPayday; follow CMT on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Snapchat; and follow the cast of “Party Down South 2” on Twitter.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.