Most fans of the reality genre have grown to expect some negativity and perhaps even some drama during reunion shows, but even with that elevated benchmark, what happened among the Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta cast this week was very extreme. A full scale brawl, reportedly involving multiple cast members, broke out during a taping last night, and the situation got so bad, producers reportedly had to send everyone home.
VH1 has produced plenty of reality programs over the years, but they’ve hit the weirdo jackpot with Dating Naked, a show which is literally about dating people in the nude over the course of a few days. Due to the nudity present in the first trailer for the series, it’s certainly NSFW-ish, although the genitalia present is censored out.
Where Nick Cannon leads, Viacom follows. It was announced today that one of the entertainment mega-corporation’s subsidiary networks, VH1, has given the green light to a TV movie sequel of Drumline the popular 2002 film. Cannon will star in and executive produce the sequel, currently titled — albeit a working one — Drumline: A New Beat that’s said to have a more female bent to it.
Prepare to have a number of hit R&B songs stuck in your head after watching the trailer for the TLC biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, a TV movie titled after TLC's hugely successful second album, which gave us "Creep" and "Waterfalls." Both songs are featured in the trailer and among some of the more memorable hits given to us by the R&B group in the 90s during the peak of their fame.
MTV, VH1, and CMT have come together to offer an alternative holiday for those who are not fans of the outdoors. Just like the good ‘ol days, the three cable stations have plans to return to the roots that made the channels famous and play music for a full 12 hours.
After Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson and Evelyn Lozada were married on July 4, VH1 had plans to follow the newlyweds via an unscripted series during their early months of marriage. The new series, Ev and Ocho, was scheduled to premiere early next month, but with a slew of bad press following the domestic abuse charges and subsequent arrest of the former football player, the network has decided to curb the series from airing.
VH1 has made another move down the scripted television path, giving the greenlight to the hourlong series Bounce. Dean Cain, Kimberly Elise and Charlotte Ross star in the show, which focuses on the dance squad for a Los Angeles basketball team and their “lives and loves”, which I translate as meaning: we’ll see a lot of people wearing very little
There’s no clear winner in the stand off between DirecTV and Viacom, but there are plenty of losers, most specifically all of the service’s subscribers who are now without Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike, BET, VH1 and others. The channels, seventeen in all, went dark at midnight EST last night, and for the time being, there seems to be no clear solution within reach.
About a week ago, VH1 tapped Hollywood Exes for a stint on the network. The upcoming show will follow several of the ex-wives of famous celebrities including Will Smith, R. Kelly, Eddie Murphy, and Jose Canseco. Now, Dina Lohan is set to join the cast of the reality program
Next to throw their hat in to the singing competition series ring appears to be VH1. It’s actually kind of a surprise that it’s taken this long for a cable network that was once music-video based to jump into the singing competition fray. They’ve put into development 60-Minute Superstar, a singing show with a twist.
In a new spin on the slew of reality shows surrounding the wives of anyone even remotely interesting, VH1 has ordered an unscripted series that focuses on women who aren’t wives anymore, at least not to these famous guys. Hollywood Exes will follow the lives of ex-wives of famous men from Will Smith to Jose Canseco
While it was Playboy that put Jenny McCarthy on the map, many of us remember her best for her goofy antics as host on MTV’s equally goofy match-making game show Singled Out. Since then, she’s taken her bubbly personality and sense of humor on to other projects, including numerous appearances in film and television. A recent appearance includes co-hosting last December’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve broadcast on ABC, during which she memorably locked lips with the a member of the local law enforcement just after the ball dropped.
Amazon made a move towards expanding their streaming content for Amazon Prime subscribers with an announcement today on a deal with networks like Comedy Central and Nickelodeon that will bring more than 2000 new titles to the Amazon Instant Video streaming library. Should Netflix be looking in their rear-view mirror?
A true reality “wives” show can’t totally earn street cred until it manages a spinoff. With that in mind, it seemed like a spinoff might be impossible for the Staten Island Mob Wives crowd, who incurred criticism and controversy after airing family secrets on TV (Renee and Jennifer Graziano’s dad is no longer on speaking terms with his daughters). Turns out this is less of a hindrance than one would presume, and VH1 has managed to spawn a sequel – one that is gearing up to begin production soon.
Even celebrities can second guess their line of work and American Idol judge Randy Jackson is ready to exploit the “what if” possibilities. He’s put together a new show with Shed Media for VH1 called Aptitude Test that will follow celebrities as they try out a new career. Each episode will feature a celebrity who will take a high school aptitude test to determine what he or she is really good at. Then, the show will disguise the celebrity and send him or her out into the field, sort of like Undercover Boss.