or


[05/07/09 - 06:01 AM]
'VH1 Tough Love' Gets the Green Light for a Second Season
The Drew Barrymore-produced series will return in the fourth quarter of 2009.

[via press release from VH1]

'VH1 Tough Love' Gets the Green Light for a Second Season

Break Out Hit Averages 1.9 Million Total Viewers Per Episode Throughout the First Season

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 7 -- This Spring, VH1 enlisted brutally honest, professional matchmaker Steven Ward to put eight unlucky-in-love women through an intense "VH1 Tough Love" Boot Camp. Each week Steven gave the women lessons in dating 101 ranging from what to reveal on a first date, to what men think is sexy, to how to be one of the guys -- all so the women could gain an inside glimpse into the male perspective on dating. While the women were being put to the test this season, more and more viewers fell in love with Steven's tough love, which is why VH1 has given the green light for a second season of "VH1 Tough Love," scheduled to premiere the fourth quarter of 2009.

Viewers asked for some tough love and indeed they got it! Throughout the season, "VH1 Tough Love" averaged 1.9 million total viewers per episode and a 1.3 rating in the P18-49 demo. The series was a hit right out of the gate. The premiere episode ranked as the #3 original cable program for the day. Since then, the series has continued to build and was the #1 non-sports original program twice throughout the season.

In the second season, professional matchmaker Steven Ward along with the help of his mother JoAnn Ward, will be back to put eight new dating-discouraged single ladies through "VH1 Tough Love" boot camp. Steven will up the ante in the new season with his no-holds-barred approach by giving a new set of ladies his unique point of view. Along the road Steven will examine their dating faux pas with the intentions of finding each woman a match, but this time with even more tough love!

"Audiences couldn't get enough of Steven's brand of tough love and brutal honesty, which is why we wanted to bring the show back for a second season," said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, VH1. "Our viewers truly connected with the highs and lows of dating experienced by each woman on the show as well as Steven's distinctive male perspective. We hope to emulate what made this first season succeed, in order to give our viewers programming that resonates with their day to day life."

Throughout "VH1 Tough Love," Steven told the women exactly what they needed to hear, which wasn't always pleasant. By the season's end, most of the women survived Steven's honesty and some even found a match. Find out what Steven has in store for his next set of single ladies on the second season of "VH1 Tough Love" when it premieres fourth quarter of 2009.

For more information on how to apply for season 2 of "VH1 Tough Love," please visit www.toughlovecasting.com.

Jim Berger and Pamela Healey executive produce for High Noon Entertainment, while Nancy Juvonen, Drew Barrymore, Ember Truesdell and Chris Miller executive produce for Flower Films. Richard Hall also serves as executive producer. Jeff Olde, Alex Demyanenko, Jill Holmes and Noah Pollack are executive producers 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.





  [may 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· TOUGH LOVE (VH1)









[11/23/14 - 08:57 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Saturday Night Football" Tops Demos for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49 for the second week in a row.

[11/23/14 - 08:54 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," with Host Cameron Diaz, Ranks As the Night's #1 Telecast on the Big 4 Networks in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, November 22.

[11/22/14 - 09:02 AM]
"Constantine" Jumps 38% Week to Week in Adults 18-49 to Hit Its Highest Rating Since Its Series Debut
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, November 21.

[11/22/14 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos for Fourth Consecutive Week
The network's "Shark Tank" posts a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49.

[11/22/14 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Wins Friday for November Sweep in Adults 18-49 - Hits Season Highs Across the Night
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, November 21.

[11/21/14 - 03:07 PM]
Netflix to Premiere Globally in March 2015 the New Tina Fey and Robert Carlock Comedy Series Starring Ellie Kemper
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" was originally slated to premiere on NBC and instead will now launch exclusively across all Netflix territories.

[11/21/14 - 01:30 PM]
Disney XD to Sneak Preview New Original Series "Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero" on Friday, December 5
Emmy Award-winner Henry Winkler guest stars as The Snowman.

[11/21/14 - 01:28 PM]
Feast with the Titans in a Special Thanksgiving Episode of "Teen Titans Go!" Airing Wednesday, November 26, at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT
In addition, the Titans have a lot to be thankful for as the action-comedy series continues to be a strong performer on Cartoon Network.

[11/21/14 - 01:08 PM]
Emmy(R) and Tony Award(R) Winner Ellen Barkin to Guest Star on "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
She's set as Dani Kirschenbloom, a headhunter who works closely with Thom Payne (Steve Coogan).

[11/21/14 - 12:52 PM]
CBS Celebrates the Holidays with Very Merry Episodes
These original episodes join the previously announced holiday music specials as well as perennial holiday favorites.

[11/21/14 - 12:02 PM]
VH1 to Air Special Encore Presentation of "Behind the Music: Aaliyah" on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 6PM and 10PM
Aaliyah's family members participated in the original production in 2001 and her brother approved the additions made in the updated 2012 version, which will be seen on Sunday.

[11/21/14 - 11:00 AM]
Season Three Premiere of Bounce TV's "Off The Chain" Series Reaches Over 1.7 Million Viewers
Bounce TV spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19.

[11/21/14 - 10:24 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces 2015 Premiere Dates for Returning Favorite Series and an All-New Network Special
"The Haves and the Have Nots," "Love Thy Neighbor" and "Raising Whitley" are among the returning class.

[11/21/14 - 10:06 AM]
Spike TV to Premiere "Lip Sync Battle" from Jimmy Fallon's Eight Million Plus Productions, John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant
The announcement was made by Jimmy Fallon last night on "The Tonight Show" during his interview with Stephen Merchant.

[11/21/14 - 10:06 AM]
"Home & Family" Primetime Holiday Special Premieres on Hallmark Channel November 24th
Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Genie Francis and Marilu Henner are among the scheduled guests.