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[12/08/08 - 12:47 PM]
VH1's New Series "Going for Broke" Ain't No Joke for Comedian/Actor Eddie Griffin
The six-episode series premieres Monday, January 26 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from VH1]

VH1'S NEW SERIES "GOING FOR BROKE" AIN'T NO JOKE FOR COMEDIAN/ACTOR EDDIE GRIFFIN

The Six Episode Docu-Series Shows How Eddie Deals With the Pressure of Supporting Eight Kids, Two Ex-Wives, Four "Baby Mamas" and the Rest of the Griffin Family

"Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke" Premieres Monday January 26 at 10 PM* on VH1

NEW YORK, NY, DECEMBER 8, 2008 - From his sitcom "Malcolm and Eddie," to movies like "Undercover Brother" to his sold-out standup tours, comedian Eddie Griffin is a major player in the comedy game. He's also one of the hardest working men in the entertainment industry. And he better be because he's supporting eight children, two ex-wives, four "baby-mamas" and an entourage of family and friends. It's a large extended family that makes this comedian's life complete. The problem: they're also bleeding him dry. And now Eddie Griffin is in danger of going broke.

Premiering Monday, January 26 at 10 PM ET/PT, "Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke" is a 30-minute docu-series that will give viewers an intimate look into Eddie's struggle to support himself and a rather large and complicated extended family. In fact, his generosity and sense of responsibility are what put him in a financial nose dive. Simply put, Eddie's earnings can't keep pace with his elaborate lifestyle.

But there is one person who might be able to help him figure it all out. Enter Doris, Eddie's mom, the one person who can give him a big dose of tough love. Will mom tolerate the blow-out parties and fast Hollywood life that Eddie loves so much? Can she open his eyes to the fact that his life is out of control? That's up to Eddie.

"Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke" is executive produced by Eddie Griffin. Leslie Grief, Adam Reed and Bill Hochauser are executive producers for Grief Co. Executive Producer Jim Ackerman, Jeff Olde, and Supervising Producer Mike Riley oversee the series for VH1.

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 95 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, VH1Games and extensive broadband video on VH1.com. Connect with VH1 at VH1.com.

*all times ET/PT





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· EDDIE GRIFFIN: GOING FOR BROKE (VH1)
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