VH1 Set to Continue Its Record-Breaking Pace Into 2008 with Brand New Premieres and Returning Series
"The 13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards" Live Telecast
New Series "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew"
And The Return Of "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels," "My Fair Brady ...
Maybe Baby" and "Scott Baio is 46 ... and Pregnant" Kick Off The New Year
NEW YORK, Dec. 17 -- VH1 is ringing in 2008 with a full
slate of new premieres and returning series. For the first time VH1 will
air The Broadcast Film Critics Association's (BFCA) "Critics' Choice
Awards," and will also premiere the new series "Celebrity Rehab with Dr.
Drew." "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels" and "Scott Baio is 46 ... and
Pregnant" both return for second seasons while "My Fair Brady ... Maybe
Baby" returns for a third season.
THE 13TH ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS - JANUARY 7
The Broadcast Film Critics Association's (BFCA) "Critics' Choice
Awards" will premiere LIVE on VH1 from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on
Monday, January 7, 2008 at 9:00pm ET.
The "Critics' Choice Awards" is the first major award show of the year
and the only one to air before the Oscar(R) nomination ballots are mailed
in. Since its inception in 1995, the "Critics' Choice Awards" has become a
star- studded bellwether event of the movie awards season. The BFCA
consistently picks nominees and winners that go on to garner more Academy
Award nominations and wins than any other of the movie awards shows. With a
successful history of picking nominees and winners, the telecast provides
television viewers with their first opportunity to see all the top awards
season contenders in one place.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association is the largest film critics'
organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 200
television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source
of information for today's film going public. The very first opinion a
moviegoer hears about new releases at the multiplex or the art house
usually comes from one of its members.
Counting down to the LIVE premiere of the Critics' Choice Awards, VH1
will air the "13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Red Carpet Premiere"
pre-show LIVE on Monday, January 7 at 8pm (ET/PT) and will also stream it
LIVE on VH1.com. Covering the excitement of the celebrity arrivals on the
red carpet will be KTLA Morning News entertainment reporter Sam Rubin, The
Tonight Show's Ross the Intern and NO GOOD TV's entertainment critic Carrie
CELEBRITY REHAB WITH DR. DREW - JANUARY 10
VH1 is partnering with the highly respected Dr. Drew Pinsky for the
reality series "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew." The project, consisting of
eight one-hour episodes, is slated to premiere on January 10, 2008 at
This series will follow the real-life experiences of Brigitte Nielsen,
Chyna, Daniel Baldwin, Jeff Conaway, Jessica Sierra, Jaimee Foxworth, Seth
"Shifty" Binzer, Mary Carey, and Ricco Rodriguez as they undergo
detoxification and treatment at a center in the Los Angeles area. While
these celebrity patients may be accustomed to receiving special treatment
in their everyday lives, they came in for a major surprise when they
entered this no- frills treatment facility. Dr. Drew was aided in the
process by his experienced and trusted staff of counselors, including
registered nurses and other addiction experts.
In a television first, Dr. Drew Pinsky, a practicing MD and professor
at KECK USC School of Medicine, will give viewers an unflinching look at
exactly how the rehab process works and what it feels like for participants
- whether or not you're a celebrity. Dr. Drew hopes to use his celebrity
patients to humanize the process and show viewers that treatment is a
viable way to break the cycle of addiction.
ROCK OF LOVE WITH BRET MICHAELS - JANUARY 13
After handing in her VIP pass, Jes, the pink-haired beauty proved she
was not fit to handle Bret Michaels' rock-star lifestyle. But the tour
continues on and the Poison front man is searching again for someone to
'rock his world.' The second season of "Rock of Love," premiering on
Sunday, January 13 at 9:00 PM, will feature 20 new women pining for Bret's
The women will be tested on their devotion to him and their love and
understanding for rock-n-roll. To help narrow the field, Michaels will put
these women through various challenges. Those who win these challenges will
join Michaels on some wild and exclusive excursions, while those who can't
hang like true backstage VIPs will be escorted out.
SCOTT BAIO IS 46... AND PREGNANT - JANUARY 13
Everyone's favorite commitment-phobe will be back for another season on
VH1 premiering on Sunday, January 13 at 10:00 PM. In the season one finale,
Doc Ali's two-month boot camp comes to a close and Scott ends his
"graduation party" by committing to Renee and in turn, Renee surprises
Scott with the big one-revealing that she's pregnant.
Thus, season two finds Scott struggling to come to terms with impending
fatherhood. Ultimately, it will be a season full of life changing decisions
for Scott who will be preparing for marriage, fatherhood and instantly
becoming a father to an 18-year old stepdaughter. Scott's friends,
especially Johnny V., will also have learned to live with these many
changes in his life.
MY FAIR BRADY ... MAYBE BABY? - JANUARY 20
During a couple's first year of marriage the first question everyone
asks is "How's married life?" and the second question is "When are you
going to have a baby?" After a year and a half of marriage, America's
favorite reality show couple, Chris Knight and Adrianne Curry, are
answering both of these pressing questions on "My Fair Brady ... Maybe
Baby" premiering Sunday, January 20 at 10:30 PM.
When we last saw the Chris and Adrianne, they had just walked down the
aisle and were about to embark on a new life as husband and wife. Now the
clock is ticking, the pressure is on and they're already in couples
counseling twice a week. Is it time to buy a bigger home and expand the
family? Don't miss all the excitement and drama as the Knights bare all for
the cameras in this compelling new season of "My Fair Brady."
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