VH1 Presents a Slate of All-New Series, Events, Documentaries and Specials for Summer 2008
"VH1 Rock Honors," "Brooke Knows Best," "Glam God with Vivica A. Fox," "I
Love Money," "I Love The Millennium," "I Want To Work For Diddy," "Luke's
Parental Advisory," "New York Goes To Hollywood," "The Bachelor," "The Cho
Show," and "VH1 Rock Doc: Elton John: Me, Myself and I"
NEW YORK, May 28 -- VH1 lets the sun shine this upcoming
summer season 2008 with a new slate of "Celebreality" series, star-studded
pop culture specials, new additions to the consistently compelling VH1 Rock
Doc franchise, and concert events that celebrate some of the greatest
artists, in music history.
THE BACHELOR -- PREMIERES SUNDAY, JUNE 1 -- SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2008
"The Bachelor" has "accepted a rose" from VH1, which is acquiring the
full library of the groundbreaking reality series in a licensing agreement
with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The agreement includes
12 cycles of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" franchises as well all
cycles through at least 2008.
VH1 will air the first seven seasons during the first week of June.
Airing one season per day in a marathon format, VH1 will premiere the first
edition of "The Bachelor" on Sunday, June 1 and conclude the week-long
programming event with the seventh on Saturday, June 7.
BROOKE KNOWS BEST -- PREMIERES SUNDAY, JULY 13 AT 10PM*
The world has come to know and love Brooke Hogan over the past four
seasons in the hit VH1 show "Hogan Knows Best." After surviving life from
under the oppressive thumb of her father Hulk Hogan, Brooke is finally
breaking free. She is moving to Miami to enter a whole new world with no
rules but her own.
No longer an innocent teenager, Brooke learns what growing up is really
all about. For the first time, Brooke is learning how to deal with the ins
and outs of daily life, new relationships, of her family's recent
struggles, as well as the extra pressures of managing her career and
finances without Mom and Dad.
The cast will consist of Brooke, and her two roommates, Ashley and
Glenn. But you can bet that no matter what Brooke does Hulk and Linda will
never be too far behind.
I LOVE MONEY -- PREMIERES SUNDAY, JULY 6 AT 9PM*
America's favorite contestants from VH1's hit series "Rock of Love," "I
Love New York" and "Flavor of Love" are set to star in the network's newest
"Celebreality" series, "I Love Money" premiering on Sunday, July 6 at 9:00
PM.* Hosted by Craig J. Jackson, the 12-episode series will pit 17 all-star
contestants against one another for a chance to win a $250,000 grand prize.
On Monday, May 5, VH1 began rolling-out specifics from "I Love Money"
online on the VH1 Blog (Blog.VH1.com). The VH1 Blog uncovered the names of
a few of the cast members until all were revealed. In addition, the Blog
will also roll-out never-before-seen video from the upcoming series, along
with photos, biographies and memorable moments and even more exclusive
details leading up to the premiere on Sunday, July 6. To put the rumors to
rest viewers can visit Blog.VH1.com to find out all the juicy facts about
VH1's next hit show, "I Love Money."
GLAM GOD WITH VIVICA A. FOX -- PREMIERES AUGUST 21, 2008
Vivica A. Fox, actress, producer and fashion luminary, is bringing her
celebrity style to VH1 for a new competition series ripped from the pages
of the fashion magazines. The new series, "Glam God With Vivica A. Fox"
slated to premiere August 2008, searches for the next great celebrity
stylist who has what it takes to become the stylist to the stars through
their ability to create a chic masterpiece using the three key elements of
fashion -- hair, make-up and wardrobe.
Each week the "stylista" contestants will be asked to compete in
various challenges that will test their knowledge of fashion and style
trends as they create the perfect look from head to toe. Those that fall
short of creating that perfect look will have their style license revoked
and will be sent packing. The one stylist that manages to rise above the
rest will be given the ultimate reward -- the chance to launch a career by
styling an A-list celebrity and being awarded $100,000.
I WANT TO WORK FOR DIDDY -- PREMIERES AUGUST 4 AT 9PM*
"I Want To Work For Diddy" will track 13 finalists as they compete to
land the job of a lifetime: assistant to hip hop music mogul Sean "Diddy"
Combs. Finalists will go through the ultimate job interview as each of the
applicants will be challenged emotionally, physically and mentally to earn
the coveted position. Whether they call him Diddy, Puffy or Mr. Combs, one
lucky person will call this legend of hip-hop ... "My Boss." Series
premieres in August 2008 on VH1.
LUKE'S PARENTAL ADVISORY -- PREMIERES AUGUST 4 AT 10:30PM*
Over the years, Luther "Luke" Campbell has had many monikers including
raunchiest man in Hip Hop, musical mastermind and even activist for
constitutional rights. But he is best known as the hype man for 2 Live
Crew, the bawdiest hip hop group of the late 1980's/early 90's, and pioneer
of the modern music video featuring scantily clad girls.
What people don't know about Luke is that he is now a loving father,
successful CEO and most surprising of all, faithful fiancee. "Luke's
Parental Advisory" follows the day-to-day adventures of Luke Campbell as he
navigates fatherhood with two teenage children, while running his adult
business Luke Entertainment Group and planning a wedding with his
straight-laced lawyer fiancee Kristin. Although his life may look like he
has surrendered to typical suburbia, Luke hasn't changed completely.
Whether it's wedding cake shopping, giving a "birds and the bees" lecture
to his son or casting dancers for his adult website, Luke Campbell is still
as nasty as he wants to be.
NEW YORK GOES TO HOLLYWOOD -- PREMIERES AUGUST 4 AT 10PM*
Having at long last conquered her quest for love, New York is ready to
tackle her other life dream: superstardom. Don't get it wrong -- New York
is already a star but she wants to be on the A-list -- as a legit actress.
To focus on her new mission, New York has to put her last conquest,
Tailor Made, on the backburner as she tries to take on Tinsel Town. She's
moving out west to see if she can climb the Hollywood ladder. Question is,
will she reach the stars or fall flat on her face?
"New York Goes To Hollywood" is created and executive produced by Mark
Cronin and Cris Abrego for Mindless Entertainment and 51 Pictures. Jeff
Olde, Jill Holmes, and Kristen Kelly oversee the series for VH1.
"THE CHO SHOW" PREMIERES AUGUST 21, 2008
Thirteen years after her catastrophic foray into broadcast television,
Margaret Cho triumphantly returns in a new reality-sitcom on VH1 in "The
Cho Show." And this time, it's on her own terms.
Margaret burst onto the scene in 1994 with her sitcom "All American
Girl" and her struggles with the network over that show are legendary. "The
Cho Show" will follow the irrepressible comedian and her eccentric
entourage as she fights to be herself in an industry that in the past
wanted her to be something other than herself. The series will touch upon
all aspects of Margaret's "anything goes" lifestyle, from the strained and
awkward moments provided by her somewhat traditional Korean parents, to the
more irreverent and outrageous moments shared with her colorful cast of
friends and colleagues.
VH1 ROCK DOC: ELTON JOHN: ME, MYSELF AND I -- PREMIERES THURSDAY, JUNE
12 AT 9PM*
Using some of the most extraordinary and innovative special effects
technology ever seen on television, viewers will see Sir Elton literally
step back in time, as the superstar singer plays guide to a flamboyant,
intimate and entertaining journey through a career that has spanned more
than four decades and boasts global record sales in excess of 250 million.
In this one-hour special, Sir Elton reveals his true feelings about
many key moments, both personal and professional, that have shaped his
life. Viewers will get the chance to see Sir Elton interact with his
younger self via an unprecedented rummage through rare archive material as
he gives a private tour into his past unlike anything ever seen before in
any television documentary.
"I LOVE THE NEW MILLENNIUM" PREMIERES MONDAY - THURSDAY, JUNE 23 - 26
AT 9PM* AND 10PM* EACH NIGHT
Kick off your Ugg boots and put down your iPods as VH1 brings you the
next big hit in their hugely popular "I Love The" series: "I Love The New
Millennium." VH1 loves the 00's so much that they couldn't even wait for
them to end, bringing viewers an all-new 8-part series covering the first 8
years of the new millennium (2000 - 2007.) From "Thong Songs" and Big Fat
Greek Weddings, to wardrobe malfunctions and the "Big Mouth Billy Bass,"
it's all here, and our expert team of celebrities, musicians, actors,
athletes, journalists and comedians are back to tackle every hard hitting
issue you can imagine. For example: Where were all those weapons of mass
destruction anyway? How did people watch television before TIVO? Who
decided that trucker hats weren't just for truckers anymore? And perhaps
most importantly of all ... who let the dogs out?
VH1 will once again tap our collective memories and will revisit the
good, the bad, and the funny. "I Love The New Millennium" will leave no
stone unturned through retro clips from sitcoms, movies, music videos, TV
commercials, network news and other sources. Join us as we travel back in
time to an era when Brad Pitt was happily married to Jennifer Aniston.
Angelina Jolie and Madonna had yet to start the mad adoption craze, and
Britney Spears still had her s#!t together. And you thought there were no
more decades left to love ...
VH1 ROCK HONORS -- PREMIERES THURSDAY JULY 17 AT 9PM*
VH1 pays homage to legendary British rock band The Who in the network's
third annual "VH1 Rock Honors" celebration of artists who represent the
pinnacle of rock music. As a result of The Who's revolutionary and
era-defining influence on rock music, this will be the first "VH1 Rock
Honors" that salutes just one band, with tributes from critically
acclaimed, multi-platinum rock bands Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters along with
the Grammy Award-winning rock band The Flaming Lips. Taping in Los Angeles
at the Pauley Pavilion on Saturday, July 12, "VH1 Rock Honors" will
premiere on Thursday, July 17 at 9pm on VH1, VH1 Classic and MHD.
The Who's monumental legacy will be celebrated with a 2-hour tribute
that will salute the music and the lasting impact of this groundbreaking
band. The influence of The Who will be felt through spoken tributes, filmed
packages and performances by some of today's premiere rock acts as well as
the legends themselves. Additional performers, presenters and special
guests will be announced as they are confirmed.
"BLACK MUSIC MONTH" PROGRAMMING:
VH1 Soul celebrates Black music during the month of June with new
programming and specials. Throughout the month, VH1 Soul will feature
various programming including "Classic Concert: James Brown," the
documentary, "Listen UP! Quincy Jones," classic concert "Marvin Gaye: The
Real Thing in Performance," "Prince Weekend," "Pop-up Video: Ladies of
Soul," "Soul School Weekend," "SoulStage: The Roots," "Soul Story: Usher,"
and the archival documentary of the concert referred to as the African
American answer to Woodstock, "Wattstax."
"SUMMER OF SOUL" -- AIRS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER (JULY 11 - SEPTEMBER 1)
VH1 Soul will kick off the summer with its third annual Summer Of Soul
campaign, a summer-long celebration of soul music between July 11 -
September 1. This summer, VH1 Soul will journey to New Orleans, in
collaboration with The Essence Music Festival to produce new and compelling
summer programming. The Summer of Soul line-up will include two new Top 10:
Best In Summer Soul countdowns, in which each VH1 Soul artist will host a
special consisting of their
Top 10 favorite summer videos, as well as brand new Summer Of Soul
interstitials to include cool, fun, lifestyle oriented questions about
summer (VH1 Soul artists TBD).
For more information on all these shows, please log onto
http://www.VH1.com, http://www.VH1Classic.com and http://www.VH1Soul.com
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lovers the hottest, soul, neo-soul an R&B hits from the 90s and today
featuring core artists such as Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, Outkast, Mary J.
Blige and Usher. VH1 Soul, the premier source for all R&B and soul music,
is now seen in the Top 20 U.S. markets for African-Americans and is
available in nearly 20 million U.S. households.
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