Strip off your clothes and celebrate: VH1 has ordered a second season of Dating Naked, EW has learned exclusively.
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The newly released extended trailer for Nicole Richie’s VH1 reality show Candidly Nicole is built on contradictions–to super fun results. Richie appears onscreen, describing the topics viewers can look forward to throughout the series, while cleverly woven together scenes play, all of which seem to go against the “serious” subjects she brings up.
She announces that her show is about big issues. The trailer then cuts to a clip of her saying, “I think 90210 changed the world.” You get the idea. Richie continues: It’s about race (“I’m from LA. Yes, I am Jewish”), being green (“Look at my eggs you f—ing b—h”), health issues (“I cannot see anything in my left eye. Do you think it’s because I wore side bangs?”), equal rights (re: Chickens on a gay ranch, “I can feel their tolerance”), growing up (“I’ve been having kids’ cereal my whole life. It’s the only cereal I can reach”), family (to dad, Lionel Richie, “Do you take Viagra?”), love and relationships (to a seemingly uncomfortable young man, “You’re so cute. I would bone you in one second, but you don’t want to”), connecting (while photographing a model posing, “Give me Solange in an elevator”), finding a place where you belong (silly things ensue), style (more silly things ensue), and lastly she says it’s all about her (tons of silly things ensue). READ FULL STORY
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian know what it’s like to live with paparazzi cameras following their every move — but they’re adding reality cameras into the mix with their new series, LeAnn & Eddie.
In the first trailer for the show, the couple admits that the fact that they fell in love when they were both married to other people. That wasn’t “the best way to start off,” as Cibrian put it. But although they say they’re concentrating on moving forward, that doesn’t mean the pair won’t bring up the past. The preview features numerous mentions of Cibrian’s ex, Brandi Glanville, including one about rehab.
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VH1’s programming is about to get a lot more diverse: the network announced it has ordered an 8-episode docuseries tentatively titled TransAmerica.
Produced by Tyra Banks (America’s Next Top Model) and Gay Rosenthal (Behind The Music, Little People, Big World), TransAmerica will feature a transgender ensemble cast including model and advocate Carmen Carrera. According to a press release, “the series will follow these women as they navigate dating, family and professional ambitions on their own terms in a city known for being equally modern and traditional.”
The series will premiere in either late 2014 or early 2015.
“TransAmerica is a groundbreaking docuseries that will blow the roof off stereotypes and set the record straight as we experience the lives of these fun, stunning women,” Banks said in a statement. “I am so happy to be a part of telling their fierce story.”
VH1 is shedding its clothes this summer. The cable music network will premiere its new reality series Dating Naked, where a man and a woman date two different naked suitors on a remote exotic location, July 17 at 9 p.m. ET.
According to the network description: “The series will play with the idea of what it really means to be naked in the search for love. There’s no clothing, no jewelry, no phones and no conventions of society. Just you.”
Joining Dating Naked on Thursday nights this summer is previously announced series #CandidlyNicole, based on Nicole Richie’s AOL online series of the same name, at 10 p.m. ET, and LeAnn & Eddie, following controversial married celebs LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian, at 10:30 p.m ET.
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The last time we saw Nicole Richie starring in a reality show was back in 2007, when she and fellow socialite Paris Hilton gave working-class jobs a try in The Simple Life. But now she’s coming back with a new VH1 unscripted series, #CandidlyNicole.
That embarrassing “walk of shame” can now be seen by everyone. VH1 has greenlit the unscripted series Walk of Shame Shuttle, which follows a young entrepreneur and her popular service for college students who overindulged the previous night. It will premiere in summer 2014.
The series order was part of the cable net’s announcement of its new slate of originals, which also included its next scripted endeavor Hindsight, a drama about a woman who is transported back to her life in the ’90s to try and make things right, premiering in early 2015.
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VH1 has canceled Single Ladies after three seasons.
The hourlong drama/comedy executive, produced by Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment, was the music cable net’s first foray into scripted programming.
“We’ve been proud to deliver three seasons of the drama, romance, and style that engaged viewers in each episode of Single Ladies,” VH1 said in a statement. “Although we’ve decided not to move forward with another season, we hope to work again with the talented cast, creatives and producers as well as our partners at Flavor Unit Entertainment in the near future. We also thank the show’s fans for their support since the premiere in 2011.”
The series finale will air March 24 at 9 p.m. on VH1.
Listen up, Happy Endings fans! We have the second-best news you could ask for (behind a revival, of course). EW has learned exclusively that VH1 has acquired all 57 episodes of the oh-so-lovable sitcom and will be airing them on Wednesdays in 2014.
But first, the cable premiere of Happy Endings will begin with a marathon of all 57 episodes starting on New Year’s Eve — Tuesday, Dec. 31 — at 8 p.m. ET. The marathon will run all the way through New Year’s Day. But don’t worry: If you’ve got plans to be out on the town, the marathon is only the kick-off event. Happy Endings will then settle into its new time slot on Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting Jan. 8.
The episodes will also be available online using VH1’s TV Everywhere platforms and the VH1 app.
So what do you say we jump-start the Happy days, huh? Watch a clip of Penny’s 30th birthday party below:
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CrazySexyCool, the VH1 biopic about TLC named after the hit album that catapulted them to superstardom, has a trailer that will flood your mind with memories of funky hairdos and hip-hop pants — and get “No Scrubs” stuck in your head.
The preview features actress-singer Drew Sidora as Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, rapper Lil Mama as Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes and Keke Palmer as Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, in uncanny representations of the R&B girl group. Check out the sneak peek below:
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“Players are gods, dancers are goods.” If the fiery promo for VH1’s Hit the Floor didn’t put the scripted show about the Devil Girls dance team on your radar as a potential summer guilty pleasure, the full-length trailer below will.
The Devil Girls are the entertainment for a fictional LA basketball team. There’s the ruthless, threatened captain Jelena (Logan Browning); the gold-digging stripper (Katherine Bailess); the naive rookie (Taylour Paige), who has a boyfriend but catches the eye of a star player (McKinley Freeman); and the rookie’s mother (Kimberly Elise), an original Devil Girl who doesn’t want her daughter to follow in her footsteps. READ FULL STORY
On Monday, May 27, VH1 will try to match the success of Single Ladies with the premiere of its next scripted series Hit the Floor — a fun, sexy soap centered on the Los Angeles Devil Girls, the dance team for the city’s fictional professional basketball team. We have your first look at a fiery new tease below. READ FULL STORY
Like the bastard child of Glee and Waiting for Guffman, VH1’s upcoming reality series Off Pitch follows Wisconsin’s adult show choir the Grand River Singers. These are performers for whom musical spectaculars have no less importance than life and death. The stakes of getting into GSR become clear when the public reveal of the next year’s line-up plays out with all the drama of The Hunger Games‘ reaping. There are tears, broken friendships, and sequins. Oh yes, there are sequins. Watch an EW exclusive clip below. READ FULL STORY