VH1 ADDS 3 NEW SHOWS TO ITS SLATE + REUPS “T.I. AND TINY:
THE FAMILY HUSTLE” FOR AN ADDITIONAL SEASON
“The Gossip Game” + “I’m Married To A…” + “100 Sexiest Artists”
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LOS ANGELES, CA (February 21, 2013) – VH1 is adding three news shows to its Spring 2013 slate of music and pop culture programs including “The Gossip Game,” which follows ambitious women covering the urban entertainment beat, “I’m Married To A…,” a documentary series that examines some unique couples in love, and “100 Sexiest Artists,” a five-part countdown special in VH1’s signature style.
VH1 has also given the green light for a third season of its hit series “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle” which reveals the inner workings of managing a happily married life while also having a successful career in the entertainment business.
“T.I. and Tiny: A Family Hustle” has helped turn Mondays nights into a ratings winner, fueled by other hit series such as “La La’s Full Court Life,” “Love & Hip Hop,” and the new hit VH1 series “Black Ink Crew.” The network has continued its momentum into 2013, ranking as the #1 non-sports basic cable network in prime among women 18-49 on Monday nights.
“The Gossip Game ” Premieres Monday, April 1ST at 9PM ET/PT *
VH1’s new series “The Gossip Game,” premiering Monday, April 1st at 9:00 PM ET/PT, draws viewers into the lives of seven media personalities covering the fast-paced, competitive urban entertainment beat in New York City. Every day, these ambitious women navigate the ever-shifting landscape of the media industry, where they strive to preserve their place in the ‘pecking order’ while chasing the latest exclusive scoop. These rivals, who often find themselves at the epicenter of celebrity controversy, forge an uneasy alliance of friendly foes as they compete to hit their professional marks by being the first to break the latest news and divulge the intimate details of the enviable lives of hip hop’s movers and shakers.
The cast members of “The Gossip Game” are: Angela Yee, co-host of the top rated “Breakfast Club” show on Power 105.1; K. Foxx, co-host of “The Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg Show with K. Foxx” on Hot 97 FM; Kim Osorio, Editor-In-Chief of The Source magazine; Sharon Carpenter, reporter on Russell Simmons’ Global Grind website; Jas Fly, freelance writer, whose pop culture column appears on Vibe.com twice a week; Ms. Drama, an outspoken media personality and host of the entertainment news and gossip blog, MsDramaTV, and NYC Gossip Girl (Vivian Billings), whose HipHopGossipSite.com blog provides a taste of what the streets are saying along with exclusive dish on hip hop celebrities.
“The Gossip Game” is executive produced by Brian Flanagan, Matthew Ostrom, Laura Palumbo Johnson and Sean Lee for Magilla Entertainment, with Tom Ciaccio serving as co-executive producer. Also executive producing are Tone Boots and Jay Griffin for District Media and Mona Scott-Young for Monami Entertainment. Executive Producers for VH1 are Brad Abramson, Warren Cohen, Shelly Tatro and Jeff Olde. Vivian Gomez is coordinating producer for VH1.
“I’m Married To A…” Premieres Sunday, April 21st at 9PM ET/PT *
In the style of MTV’s “True Life” documentary series, VH1 is giving viewers a glimpse at some of the most unconventional partnerships love has ever seen with the premiere of “I’m Married to A…” Debuting Sunday, April 21st at 8PM, VH1’s “I’m Married to A…” shines a light on how couples in the most unusual situations find love and make it work. Profiling relationships like “I’m Married to a Quadriplegic,” “I’m Married to a Gay Mormon,” “I’m Married to Twins,” “I’m Married to an Adult Baby,” “I’m Married to a Plastic Surgery Addict” and even “I’m Married to…An Alien Abductee,” VH1’s “I’m Married to A…” proves that love really has no boundaries and anyone can find their perfect life partner.
VH1’s “I’m Married to A…” is executive produced by Vin Di Bona, Bruce Gersh, Susan Levison, Beth Greenwald and Mary Jaras for Fishbowl Worldwide Media. Blaine Vess and Aisha Corpas Wynn co-executive produced for Four Henry’s Productions. Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly, Laurel Stier and Jeff Olde executive produced for VH1.
“VH1’s “100 Sexiest Artists” Premieres, Tuesday March 5th at 9PM ET/PT *
They’re sexy and we know it – now VH1 is counting them down! It’s “VH1’s “100 Sexiest Artists,” a five-hour special hosted by VH1’s Stevie Ryan of “Stevie TV” ranks the sexiest of the who’s who in the music business. Premiering on Tuesday, March 5th at 9PM*, this four night special will include celebrity interviews and expert commentators like Blake Shelton, Kat Graham, Robin Thicke, VH1’s Drita D’Avanzo, Jill Zarin, Jake Pavelka and many more! When host Stevie Ryan is involved, no celebrity is safe from her cut-throat comedic sketches and satirical take on pop-culture trends. From the stars who just ooze sex appeal, like Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez, to the rock-n-rollers with swag to spare, like Adam Levine and Dave Grohl, VH1 is counting down until THE SEXIEST is crowned. Will R&B heartthrob Drake make the list? How about “I Kissed A Girl” pop star Katy Perry? If so, where do they rank? Find out on VH1’s “100 Sexiest Artists.”
VH1’s “100 Sexiest Artists” is executive produced by Karla Hidalgo, Shelly Tatro, and Jeff Olde.
“T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” Premieres Monday, April 8th at 10PM ET/PT
The royal first family of Hip Hop is back once again for a third season of the wildly popular ”T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” premiering on Monday, April 8th 10PM*. Featuring rap megastar T.I. “Tip” Harris, his wife, entrepreneur and singer, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and their brood of six children. With the recent success of T.I.’s new album “Troubleman: Heavy is the Head” and the premiere of Hollywood’s biggest comedy “Identity Thief,” T.I. finds himself spending more and more time in the spotlight. With Tip’s career in full swing, Tiny is busy at home taking care of business with the OMG Girlz! and working to develop a new girl group, French Kiss, with hopes of taking them to the top of the charts. Even though T.I. and Tiny are busy with their own hustle, they always have time for their six kids and each other. With T.I. behind the wheel in the entertainment fast lane this season is sure to take viewers on a ride they won’t soon forget.
“T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” is created and executive produced by 51 Minds’ Cris Abrego, Christian Sarabia, Rabih Gholam and Ben Samek (CAPI), as well as Category 5 Entertainment’s Brian Sher and Stella Bulochnikov (“T.I.’S Road to Redemption”). For VH1, the series is executive produced by Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly and Jeff Olde.
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“T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle”
Nyle Washington Nyle.Washington@vh1.com
Jake Slane Jake.Slane@vh1.com
“The Gossip Game”
Michelle Clark-McCrary Michelle.Clark-McCrary@viacommix.com
Michael Cilnis Michael.Cilnis@viacom.com
“I Married A…”
Jake Slane Jake.Slane@vh1.com
Kelly Andersen Kelly.Andersen@vh1.com
“100 Sexiest Artists”
Kelly Andersen Kelly.Andersen@vh1.com