VH1's Hit Reality Series 'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew' Checks in for a Fourth Season December 1

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November 19th, 2010

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VH1's Hit Reality Series 'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew' Checks in for a Fourth Season

Season Four Cast Includes Eric Roberts, Jeremy London, Rachel Uchitel, Janice Dickinson, Leif Garrett, Frankie Lons, Jason Wahler and Jason Davis

"Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" Season 4 Premieres Wednesday, December 1 at 10PM*

Catch a Sneak Peek of the Premiere Episode on VH1.com Beginning Friday, November 26

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2010 -- Dr. Drew's hit VH1 reality series "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" checks back into rehab for a fourth season.  The series, consisting of nine one-hour episodes, is slated to premiere December 1 at 10PM*.

Season four of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" will follow the real-life experiences of eight diverse celebrity patients undergoing an intensive 21-day detoxification and treatment program at the Pasadena Recovery Center.  As they each struggle with their own demons in their quest to get well they must also do this amongst some other very strong personalities who create more hurdles for each other than a helping hand.  The cast, many who have been recent tabloid fodder even while they were in rehab includes: Eric Roberts (The Expendables), Jeremy London ("Party of Five," "7th Heaven"), Rachel Uchitel (Infamous Party Planner), Janice Dickinson ("The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency"), Leif Garrett (Musician), Frankie Lons (Keyshia Cole's Mother), Jason Wahler ("The Hills") and Jason Davis (Socialite).

Returning to the show to help Dr. Drew are drug counselor Bob Forrest and resident technician Shelly Sprague who have each spent years on both sides of the rehab fence.  Dr. Drew is also bringing in some additional prominent physicians to help him give the patients supplementary one-on-one care.

Dr. Drew is a highly respected practicing MD, board certified in internal and addiction medicine who will once again give viewers an unflinching look at exactly how the rehab process works and what it feels like for participants.  Dr. Drew hopes to use his celebrity patients to humanize the process and show viewers that treatment is a viable way to break the cycle of addiction.

While most people know Dr. Drew as the host of the syndicated radio show Loveline and the MTV show of the same name, Dr. Drew is a medical doctor on staff at Huntington Hospital and assistant clinical professor of KECK USC School of Medicine.  His book, Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again (Harper-Collins,) is all about what treating addicts is like from a caretaker's perspective.  Dr. Drew co-authored the first academic study on celebrities and narcissism.  The study was published in the Journal of Research in Personality (Elsevier) in September 2006, and is the first systematic, empirical scholarly study of celebrity personality.  Additionally, he is a New York Times best selling author with his work The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America (Harper Collins).  Dr. Drew can also be seen as host of VH1's "Sober House" and "Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew" along with MTV's "Teen Mom" and "16 & Pregnant, Life After Labor."

Viewers can catch a sneak peek of the season's first episode on VH1.com on Friday, November 26. Subsequent episodes will be available on VH1.com the morning after they air. Additional video content from "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" including show extras and highlight clips from each episode will be available on VH1.com and on VH1 Mobile throughout the season.

"Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" is executive produced by John Irwin and Damian Sullivan for Irwin Entertainment.  Dr. Drew Pinsky, Howard Lapides and Joel Rodgers are also executive producing.  Jeff Olde, Jill Holmes, and Noah Pollack are executive producers for VH1.

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 95 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, VH1Games and extensive broadband video on VH1.com. Connect with VH1 at VH1.com.

SYFY CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH FIRST ANNUAL COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS WEEK (DECEMBER 6-12), SPONSORED BY KAY JEWELERS

SPECIAL EUREKA, Warehouse 13, Ghost Hunters, Hollywood Treasure, Fact or Faked: PARANORMAL FILES AND WWE Friday Night Smackdown® HOLIDAY EPISODES PLUS SATURDAY ORIGINAL MOVIE ICE QUAKE

NEW YORK – November 19, 2010 – Syfy will celebrate the season of giving with a month-long programming festival featuring its first annual Countdown to Christmas week (December 6-12). The week will spotlight stand-alone original holiday episodes from Warehouse 13 and Eureka (both December 7), Ghost Hunters, Hollywood Treasure (both December 8), Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files (December 9) and WWE Friday Night Smackdown® (December 10), as well as the disaster-themed Saturday Original Christmas Movie Ice Quake (December 11).

Kay Jewelers -- a long-time advertising partner of major Fourth Quarter Syfy programming events -- will once again celebrate the holidays with Syfy, serving as the exclusive on-air and online sponsor of Countdown to Christmas. The sponsorship will include vignettes showcasing stars from Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Being Human discussing their favorite holiday memories.

Syfy will also present five end-of-the-year December marathons culminating in its 16th annual Twilight Zone New Year’s festival.

Original series finales in December include Ghost Hunters and Hollywood Treasure (both December 8), Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files (December 9) and the mid-season conclusion of Sanctuary (December 17).

Starring Brendan Fehr (Bones) and Victor Garber (Glee), Ice Quake premieres Saturday, December 11, at 9PM (ET/PT). In the movie, the melting Alaskan permafrost creates underground rivers of volatile liquid methane, causing a succession of violent and destructive earthquakes. One family, separated by the disastrous events, must find each other during Christmas and together stop the deadly rivers before a catastrophic explosion threatens the entire planet. The movie is a production of Cinetel Films.

Other Syfy movie treats feature premieres of The Golden Compass (December 5); Bourne Ultimatum (December 8); The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (December 12), and The Cave (December 18), as well as favorites like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (both on December 4), and National Treasure (December 6).

During the week of December 22-26, Syfy will stuff viewers’ stockings with the following marathons:

    • Wednesday, December 22, 8AM-12AM: Ghost Hunters/Ghost Hunters International
    • Thursday, December 23, 9AM-3AM: Land Of the Dinosaurs movies
    • Friday, December 24, 8AM-5PM, 10PM-5AM: Star Trek: The Next Generation
    • Saturday, December 25, 9AM-3AM: Sea Creatures movies
    • Sunday, December 26, 9AM-3:30AM: Werewolf movies

On Friday, December 31, the popular Twilight Zone marathon runs from 8AM-8PM, returning to its own dimension just in time for the Christmas edition of Smackdown at 8-10PM.  Following Smackdown, Twilight Zone resumes, ringing in the New Year and running throughout New Year’s Eve and January 1st.

Syfy.com will join the celebration by running the special holiday episodes of Warehouse 13 and Eureka on Syfy Rewind December 8.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

 
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