** Programming Update For VH1's "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" Reunion Special**
Special To Air LIVE on VH1, Wednesday January 26 at 10PM ET/PT
"Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" Season 4 Finale Scores Season Highs With a .8 Rating in the Key 18-49 Demo and Attracts 1.3 Million Total Viewers
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21, 2011 -- This season of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" had viewers riveted with the most explosive, intriguing and therapy-resistant cast to date for Dr. Drew's hit VH1 reality series. During the season, personal revelations were made, obstacles overcome and for many, addictions kicked. However, several months have passed since the cameras rolled and recorded their recovery process. Many wonder, what has happened to the cast since their challenging time with Dr. Drew? Fans will now get the chance to catch up with cast of the show post-rehab to see what it really takes to stay sober outside the confines of a rehab facility.
As previously announced, the cast of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" makes a return visit to Dr. Drew to share their stories of courage and redemption and in some cases, relapse. The hour-long special, which was originally going to be pre-taped, will now premiere LIVE on VH1 on Wednesday, January 26th at 10PM ET/PT.
The finale of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" Season 4, which aired on Wednesday 1/19 at 10PM, scored a .8 rating in the key 18-49 demo, making it the highest rated episode for the season (tied with the season 4 premiere.) Additionally, Wednesday's night season 4 finale logged 1.3 million total viewers (P2+).
Season four of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" follows the real-life experiences of eight diverse celebrity patients undergoing an intensive 21-day detoxification and treatment program at the Pasadena Recovery Center. As they each struggle with their own demons in their quest to get well they must also do this amongst some other very strong personalities who create more hurdles for each other than a helping hand. The cast, many who have been recent tabloid fodder even while they were in rehab includes: Eric Roberts (The Expendables), Jeremy London ("Party of Five," "7th Heaven"), Rachel Uchitel (Infamous Party Planner), Janice Dickinson ("The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency"), Leif Garrett (Musician), Frankie Lons (Keyshia Cole's Mother), Jason Wahler ("The Hills") and Jason Davis (Socialite).
Dr. Drew is a highly respected practicing MD, board certified in internal and addiction medicine who will once again give viewers an unflinching look at exactly how the rehab process works and what it feels like for participants. 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.
While most people know Dr. Drew as the host of the syndicated radio show Loveline and the MTV show of the same name, Dr. Drew is a medical doctor on staff at Huntington Hospital and assistant clinical professor of KECK USC School of Medicine. His book, Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again (Harper-Collins), is all about what treating addicts is like from a caretaker's perspective. Dr. Drew co-authored the first academic study on celebrities and narcissism. The study was published in the Journal of Research in Personality (Elsevier) in September 2006, and is the first systematic, empirical scholarly study of celebrity personality. Additionally, he is a New York Times best selling author with his work The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America (Harper Collins). Dr. Drew can also be seen as host of VH1's "Sober House" and "Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew" along with MTV's "Teen Mom" and "16 & Pregnant, Life After Labor."
"Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" is executive produced by John Irwin and Damian Sullivan for Irwin Entertainment. Dr. Drew Pinsky, Howard Lapides and Joel Rodgers are also executive producing. Jeff Olde, Jill Holmes, and Noah Pollack are executive producers for VH1.
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