Monday, May 01, 2006

VH1 Announces Renewals For Tons Of Reality Shows Premiering This Summer

More Celebreality Blooms on VH1 This Summer!

Danny Bonaduce, Flavor Flav, Hulk Hogan, the newly engaged Christopher Knight and Adrianne Curry and a few plus-sized celebrities blossom across VH1′s Celebreality landscape


On the heels of VH1′s most watched quarter ever -- and a 50% increase in its key 18-49 ratings -- the Network has ordered new episodes of BREAKING BONADUCE, FLAVOR OF LOVE, HOGAN KNOWS BEST, MY FAIR BRADY, CELEBRITY FIT CLUB, WEB JUNK 20, BEST WEEK EVER And FABULOUS LIFE.

BREAKING BONADUCE (8 episodes) - Premiering October 2006
In its first season, viewers got a candid, uncensored look at the Bonaduces, who have faced drugs, infidelity and Danny'′s death-wish antics over their fifteen years of marriage. This season, Danny has conquered his addictions but now he and Gretchen are left to deal with the true state of their relationship through newly sober eyes. As Danny transfers his obsessions with substances to an obsession with his wife, Gretchen reaches her limit and kicks him out of the house. As a result, Danny decides it′s time to relinquish all of his demons and seek help from a most surprising place.

BREAKING BONADUCE is a production of VH1 in conjunction with 3 Ball. JD Roth, John Foy and Todd Nelson serve as Executive Producers with Troy Searer as co-executive Producer for 3 Ball. Jeff Olde and Claire McCabe are executive producers for VH1 along with Michael Hirschorn serving as an executive producer for VH1.

CELEBRITY FIT CLUB 4 (8 episodes) - Premiering August 2006
VH1′s popular fitness and nutrition reality series, CELEBRITY FIT CLUB, is back for a fourth season with a new lineup of celebrities eager to slim down. Carnie Wilson (Wilson-Phillips), Vinnie Pastore (The Sopranos), Angie Stone (R & B singer), Nick Turturro (NYPD Blue), Erika Eleniak (Baywatch), Bonecrusher (rapper), Tina Yothers (Family Ties) and Ted Lange (Love Boat) are all ready to do battle with the giant scales. Together, they will embark on their own grueling personal fitness journeys and fight together in teams to reach their goals.

VH1′s CELEBRITY FIT CLUB 4 is a production of Granada Entertainment and VH1. Richard Hall ("Nanny 911") is executive producer and Carl Buehl is a co-executive producer for Granada. Jim Ackerman, Matt Hanna, Caroline Perez and Michael Hirschorn are executive producers for VH1.

FLAVOR OF LOVE (10 episodes) - Premiering August 2006
Yeah Boyee!! Flava Flav is back and ready to open his heart to true love! After Flav and first-season winner Hoopz realized that their relationship would not work out, Flav became more determined than ever to find love.

During its first season, FLAVOR OF LOVE was the highest rated series in VH1 history, with three of its ten episodes making VH1′s top ten rated commercial telecasts of all time. For its 90-minute finale, FLAVOR OF LOVE again made VH1 history by becoming the network′s top rated telecast ever drawing six million viewers.

VH1′s FLAVOR OF LOVE is executive produced by Mark Cronin, Cris Abrego and Ben Samek for Mindless Entertainment and 51 Pictures, who also produce SURREAL LIFE and MY FAIR BRADY. Jeff Olde and Jill Holmes oversee the series for VH1.

HOGAN KNOWS BEST - Premiering October 2006
The Hogans get ready to rumble on VH1 for a third season of HOGAN KNOWS BEST. Hulk might be able to stand the pain when he'′s in the ring, but there is one pain that even he can′t escape -- growing pains! This season, daughter Brooke, 18, is beginning to see her dream of becoming a popstar realized as she heads into the studio to record her first album. Son Nick, 15, straddles the fence between boyhood and manhood, leaving Hulk and his wife Linda to flex their parenting muscles as they get body-slammed by their spirited teenage charges.

HOGAN KNOWS BEST is produced by Pink Sneakers Productions for VH1. Kimberly Belcher Cowin is executive producer. John Ehrhard is producer. Scott Bennett is director/co-producer. Shelly Tatro and Brad Abramson and Michael Hirschorn are executive producers for VH1. Warren Cohen is supervising producer for VH1.

MY FAIR BRADY: WE′RE GETTING MARRIED! (9 episodes) - Premiering Sunday, May 28
Christopher Knight and Adrianne Curry are going to the chapel and they′re getting hitched ... maybe! VH1 reunites America with the reality sweethearts who first laid eyes and other bodily parts on each other on the set of SURREAL LIFE 4. From there, the May-December love blossomed and now they′re engaged and planning a wedding.

MY FAIR BRADY is produced by Mindless Entertainment and 51 Pictures with Cris Abrego and Mark Cronin serving as executive producers. Jeff Olde and Jill Holmes serve as executive producers for VH1.

VH1 & IFILM′s WEB JUNK 20 (6 episodes) - Premiering Friday, June 9
One person′s "Web Junk" becomes another′s e-mail treasure for a second season when the VH1 and IFILM′s hit viral-video countdown show returns. Host Patrice O′Neal will once again celebrate and bring a unique perspective to all the weirdest and wildest internet video clips out there, while guiding viewers with his hilarious commentary.

VH1 & IFILM′s WEB JUNK 20 is a production of VH1. Executive produced by Rick Hankey, Shelly Tatro and Michael Hirschorn.

VH1 has also ordered new episodes of THE FABULOUS LIFE ... , the series that takes a first-class joyride through the lavish living enjoyed by the very rich and famous and BEST WEEK EVER, a weekly half-hour show that provides free-wheeling and funny reviews of the week′s most entertaining news and pop culture.