‘Country Fried’ serves up host

Engvall tapped for CMT laffer

Bill Engvall has been tapped as host for CMT’s latest comedy venture, “Country Fried Home Videos.”

The “Blue Collar” funnyman is onboard for nine episodes of the 30-minute laffer, which runs a series of clips featuring people belly-flopping into mud and other comic exploits.

Viewers will be encouraged to send along their own escapades via the cabler’s Web site, where full-length clips from the week before will also be available for streaming.

Skein will preem June 30.

Engvall is working with Larry the Cable Guy on Lionsgate’s “Delta Farce,” skedded to be released in early 2007.

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