via press release:
VH1 Keeps Rockin’ in Fall 2009 With All-New Music Extravaganzas, Documentaries, Specials and Returning Hit Series
‘Behind the Music,’ ‘Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,’ ‘Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke,’ ‘Hip Hop Honors 2009,’ ‘I Want to Work for Diddy: Season 2,’ ‘Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew,’ ‘Tough Love: Season 2,’ And the Return of 2 Favorite VH1 Tentpole Events -‘VH1 Divas’ and ‘Hip Hop Honors 2009’
NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ — As the leaves turn and the evenings cool, VH1 still sizzles with a slew of fall 2009 series and season premieres. The lineup kicks off on September 17th with the long-awaited return of “VH1’s Divas Live,” then continues with the 6th annual Hip Hop Honors 2009, a star-studded celebration of hip hop’s most influential artists.
In Fall 2009, VH1 continues to deliver the shows that are sure to whet your appetite for all things pop culture.
PREMIERES: BEHIND THE MUSIC - PREMIERES THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
They’re at the top of their game, they’re role models in the industry, and some of their careers can easily span the legal drinking age. VH1’s “Behind the Music” is back to narrate the journeys of some of music’s most influential artists. For six consecutive weeks, the critically acclaimed series will delve into the lives of Lil Wayne, Pink, Bobby Brown, Bret Michaels, T.I. and 50 Cent. Each week you’ll hear a different story with the same ending–success. From hip hop hustlers to hard core rockers, the re-vamped “Behind the Music” is sure to give you the most intimate look into the lives of today’s most popular musicians.
Eddie Griffin: going for broke – Premieres Monday, September 14, 2009 at 10pm et/pt
From his sitcom “Malcolm and Eddie,” his hit movies like “Undercover Brother” to his sold out standup tours, comedian Eddie Griffin is one of the hardest working men in comedy… and he better be. He has eight children, five exes and an entourage of family and friends who make his life complete. The series introduces the rest of his loveable family like his mother Doris, 70-year old Uncle Curtis (who is an amateur porn star, looking to turn pro), Eddie Junior, an aspiring singer whose studio costs are staggering, and JC, the gargantuan Ex NFL pro – turned boxer, who Eddie hopes to take to the top. Of course, all of them are bleeding Eddie dry as he works himself to death, trying to help them realize their own dreams. At the heart of the series is Eddie’s struggle to get his own life under control and deal with the incredible pressure he puts on himself to support his whole family.
VH1 DIVAS – PREMIERES THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 LIVE AT 9PM ET/PT
After a four year hiatus, VH1’s popular “Divas” concert is back and bigger than ever. Preceded by legendary artists like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion, this year’s extravaganza will be a showcase of pop music’s most talented rising stars. Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Leona Lewis and Jordin Sparks (additional talent to be announced shortly) will perform at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York. Paula Abdul will host the live concert event.
THE 6TH ANNUAL “VH1 HIP HOP HONORS” – PREMIERES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13 AT 9 PM ET/PT
Dust off that old gold chain and break out your oversized boom box because VH1 is celebrating Def Jam’s 25th Anniversary at the 6th annual “VH1’s Hip Hop Honors.” For a quarter century, Def Jam has been the hip hop hub for some of the genre’s most iconic and influential artists. This fall, VH1 will honor the architects of the label including Russell Simmons, Rick Rubin, Lyor Cohen, Julie Greenwald, Kevin Lyles and L.A. Reid–the extraordinary men and women behind the label that helped to define hip hop. For its 3rd year, “Saturday Night Live” alum and “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan will host the ceremony at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Howard Gilman Opera House.
TOUGH LOVE: SEASON 2 – PREMIERES Wednesday, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
What do you wear on that first date? Are you coming on too strong? Is he into you… or more interested in your best friend? Matchmaking guru Steve Ward is back to school a new group of ladies on the ins and outs of the dating world. With the help of his relationship-savvy mom JoAnn Ward, Steve will place these ladies though the ringer as he gives them unprecedented insight into the male perspective. From appropriate first date wardrobe to how to tone down “the tease,” Steve Ward’s infamous “Tough Love” boot camp will give these women much-needed tips on how to fall in love, and more importantly, how to love themselves.
SEX REHAB WITH DR. DREW – PREMIERES SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009
Dr. Drew Pinsky is briefly leaving the drug-driven woes of celebrities behind to explore one of society’s most taboo topics: sex addiction. Affecting approximately 6% of the population, sex addiction can severely cripple the social, psychological and physiological aspects of a person. During this eight-episode documentary, Dr. Drew will work to rehabilitate ordinary people plagued with this very real and very dangerous disorder.
I WANT TO WORK FOR DIDDY: SEASON 2 – PREMIERES MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
The economy may be in the tank but at least one person is still hiring… Diddy. The music mogul is back with a new batch of hopefuls vying to win one of the toughest yet most rewarding jobs in the business–P. Diddy’s personal assistant. However, this isn’t your average, run-of-the-mill hiring process. Through a rigorous series of physical, mental and entrepreneurial tests, one of hip-hop’s most high profile CEO’s will whittle down contestants until one proves themselves to be worthy of the title.
CELEBRITY REHAB WITH DR. DREW – PREMIERES SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2010
Sometimes celebrities take “living the high life” to the ultimate extreme. Dr. Drew Pinsky is back for a third season to rehabilitate celebrities whose families, careers and lives are at stake due to addiction. VH1 will document the lives of Mackensie Phillips, Heidi Fleiss, Dennis Rodman, Mindy McCready, Lisa D’Amato (America’s Next Top Model), Mike Starr (Alice in Chains), and Joey Kovar (Real World: Hollywood) as they attempt rehabilitation through Dr. Drew’s intense 21-day treatment program.
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards – premieres FRIDAY, January 15, 2010
The 15th annual “Critics’ Choice Movie Awards” gala will air live for the third straight year on the network. The awards are bestowed annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. The awards are bestowed annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) to honor the finest in cinematic achievement.
With its notable history of picking the most deserving nominees and winners, it provides television viewers with their first opportunity to see all the top awards season contenders in one place. Nominations for the 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will be announced on Monday, December 14, 2009.
The “Critics’ Choice Movie Awards” is always a hot ticket event for entertainment A-listers. Attending the show in 2008 was a who’s who of Hollywood including: Amy Adams, Jason Alexander, Kevin Bacon, Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks, Angela Bassett, Simon Beaufoy, Kate Beckinsale, Kristen Bell, Dustin Lance Black, Danny Boyle, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Josh Brolin, Philippe Claudel, Common, Patrick Creadon, Penelope Cruz, Viola Davis, Laura Dern, Alexandre Desplat, Rosemarie DeWitt, Clint Eastwood, Aaron Eckhart, Danny Elfman, Dakota Fanning, Ari Folman, Brendan Fraser, Richard Gere, Anne Hathaway, Sally Hawkins, Taraji P. Henson, Emile Hirsch, Dustin Hoffman, James Newton Howard, Ron Howard, Richard Jenkins, Angelina Jolie, Diane Lane, Frank Langella, Melissa Leo, Eva Longoria, Virginia Madsen, Peter Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Thomas Newman, Chris Noth, Sean Penn, Katy Perry, Brad Pitt, A.R. Rahman, Mickey Rourke, Jason Segel, John Patrick Shanley, Sarah Silverman, Andrew Stanton, Ben Stiller, Kristin Scott Thomas, Marisa Tomei, Gus Van Sant, and Hans Zimmer.
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