via press release:
Summer Nights Just Got Hotter With VH1’s All-New Series and Returning Favorites
“Single Ladies,” “Famous Food,” “La La’s Full Court Life,” “VH1 Tough Love: Miami,” “Celebrity Rehab” Season 5, “Basketball Wives” Season 3 and More
Catch Sneak Peeks and Exclusive Clips at VH1.com
NEW YORK, April 28, 2011 — VH1 is turning up the heat this summer with all-new series, returning favorites and unforgettable musical performances. With the network’s first hour-long scripted series “Single Ladies,” never-before-seen performances on “VH1 Storytellers” and “Unplugged” as well as thrilling new programming including “Famous Food,” “Basketball Wives” Season Three and “La La’s Full Court Life,” this summer is sure to be muy fuego on VH1.
“SINGLE LADIES” MOVIE PREMIERES MONDAY, MAY 30 AT 9PM* AND SERIES PREMIERES MONDAY, JUNE 6 AT 9PM*
VH1’s presents the feature length film and scripted series “Single Ladies,” a romantic comedy series that asks the question: What do women really want in a relationship? “Single Ladies” is a modern and sexy series set in the world of Atlanta fashion and music surrounding three best friends, Val (Stacey Dash), Keisha (LisaRaye McCoy), and April (Charity Shea) who all have different philosophies on sex and relationships. The series introduces Christina (Kassandra Clementi) a free-spirited, wild child intern at Val’s boutique. The two-hour movie event “Single Ladies” premieres May 30 at 9PM ET/PT and the series kicks off a week later on June 6 at 9PM ET/PT on VH1.
“VH1 STORYTELLERS” KICKS OFF FRIDAY, MAY 13 WITH KINGS OF LEON AT 11PM*
For the 15th anniversary season, featured bands and artists performing on “VH1 Storytellers” include Kings of Leon (Friday, May 13 at 11PM), Cee Lo Green (Friday, May 20 at 11PM), Death Cab for Cutie (Friday, May 27 at 11 PM), My Morning Jacket (Friday, June 3 at 11PM), Ray LaMontagne (Friday, June 10 at 11PM) and Maxwell (Friday, June 17 at 11PM). “VH1 Storytellers” is a VH1 original series in which a singer/songwriter performs and tells stories in front of an intimate audience about their life in the industry, writing lyrics, playing with other musicians and their career. These performers aren’t afraid to tell all as they expose the most intimate details of their creative process for the audience. Hailing back to the show’s early roots, the new season will aim to provide a truly personal showcase for some of the greatest songwriters of today.
“VH1 UNPLUGGED: MUMFORD AND SONS” PREMIERES FRIDAY, JUNE 24 AT 11PM*
“VH1 Unplugged: Mumford and Sons” will premiere on VH1, Friday, June 24 at 11PM ET/PT and on Palladia, MTV Networks’ high-definition music channel on Saturday, June 25 at 9PM ET/PT. Unplugged: Mumford and Sons debuts online at Unplugged .VH1.com on Thursday, June 23.
“FAMOUS FOOD” PREMIERES SUNDAY, JULY 10 AT 10PM*
From Ashton Kutcher’s Geisha House to Robert DeNiro’s Ago, attaching a celebrity’s name to a restaurant is definitely a growing trend in Hollywood… but is it always a recipe for success? This summer, VH1 is going to put the concept to the test by partnering with renowned restaurateurs, Mike Malin and Lonnie Moore, founding members of The Dolce Group. Together they will give seven celebrities the chance to turn one of their West Hollywood, CA properties into a flourishing and fully-operating restaurant. Joining the cast is Heidi Montag (“The Hills”), Academy Award-Winning artists, DJ Paul and Juicy “J” (from rap group Three 6 Mafia), Danielle Staub (“Real Housewives of New Jersey”), Jake Pavelka (“The Bachelor”), Ashley Dupre (Singer) and Vincent Pastore (“The Sopranos”). For eight weeks, this colorful crew of celebrities will roll up their sleeves and work together to launch their own restaurant, aptly named, “Famous Food.” Over the course of the series, Mike and Lonnie will provide the cast with a variety of tasks that need to be completed in order to get the restaurant off the ground. Every week it will be up to the team to work together and complete their list of tasks, while Mike and Lonnie review their progress. The season will conclude with the grand opening of one lucky restaurateur’s dream restaurant open for business and ready for the public’s review. This new one-hour, ten episode series is set to premiere Sunday, July 10 at 10PM*.
“LA LA’S FULL COURT LIFE” PREMIERES MONDAY, AUGUST 22 AT 10PM*
The wedding may be over but the fun is just beginning for La La. With the sudden news that her husband is traded to the New York Knicks, La La deals with new adventures in matrimony and parenthood as she prepares to move back home to New York City. Along the way, viewers will also see La La juggle her busy acting and television hosting career and seek advice from some of her famous friends, including 50 Cent, Kelly Rowland, Trina, Serena Williams and her best friend Ciara. The 10-episode 30 minute series will premiere Monday, August 22 at 10PM*.
“BASKETBALL WIVES” SEASON 3 PREMIERES MONDAY, MAY 30 AT 8PM*
The ladies are all back and Miami gets even hotter with season three of “Basketball Wives.” The last time the basketball wives were all together, fans were shocked as they learned some of the ladies’ deepest secrets and saw the tension rise in the inner circle. Were the ladies able to move on from their drama since the reunion, or are the fires still burning? In season 3, viewers will catch up with Shaunie O’Neal as she balances a new shoe line, her love life, family outings and being a shoulder to lean on for the other ladies. Evelyn Lozada makes the transition from a basketball wife to a football wife with fiance Chad Ochocinco. Will watching Evelyn build a family be hard for Jennifer Williams who just ended hers? The cameras will catch Jennifer leaving her “player” behind and navigating a new lifestyle as a single lady. But Evelyn and Jennifer have not forgotten their rivalry, Royce Reed. Left hurt and betrayed, Tami Roman works on rebuilding her trust for the ladies and moving on from the past. And watch out as new wife, Meeka Claxton, is added into the fray. With all the drama aside, the ladies still make room for some VIP fun in season three of “Basketball Wives” Season 3 premieres Monday, May 30 at 8PM*.
“CELEBRITY REHAB” SEASON 5 PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 AT 10PM*
VH1 has once again partnered with Dr. Drew Pinsky for a fifth season of the hit reality series “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” In the 5th installment, Dr. Drew takes viewers behind the closed doors of rehab and inside the often misunderstood treatment process. From heartbreak to hope we follow Dr. Drew and his patients on their difficult and deeply emotional journey to sobriety. An often raw and unflinching look at the many faces of addiction, Dr. Drew shows us that rehab is not a glamorous spa vacation for celebrities as portrayed in the media but a profound life changing process that offers hope for a better life. “Celebrity Rehab” premieres Wednesday, June 29 at 10PM*.
“VH1 TOUGH LOVE: MIAMI” PREMIERES SUNDAY, JULY 10 AT 9PM*
Steve Ward is back! This season, Steve takes his “Tough Love” Boot Camp to Miami – the ultimate city for our relationship-challenged women to make a splash in the dating pool. But don’t worry, Steve hasn’t lost his brutally honest approach to telling it like it is. In fact, it’s what has made him and his mother Joann Ward one of the most successful matchmaking teams in the country. While in Miami, Steve will work with a group of eight single, attractive women, all composed of classic female archetypes including the “too much too soon” romantic, the “gold digger” and the late 30’s “work obsessed.” They will be living together in a house for 10 weeks and given a chance to learn Dating 101. From ex-boyfriends to intimacy to communication, these ladies will face challenges that force them outside of their comfort zone. We’ll see our love-lorn ladies put to the test – but will they be able to take the heat? In the end, some will graduate while others will struggle to break old dating habits – but all the ladies learn that if you want to find true love you’ve got to listen to Steve. “VH1 Tough Love: Miami” premieres Sunday, July 10 at 9PM*.
“DO SOMETHING AWARDS” PREMIERES THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 AT 9PM*
DoSomething.org announced Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner, Jane Lynch, will host their star-studded “Do Something Awards” telecast on VH1 for a second year in a row. The Do Something Award is the premier national award for community service, and nominees and winners represent the pivotal “do-ers” in their field, cause, or issue. Since 1996, DoSomething.org has honored the nation’s best young world-changers, 25 and under. The “Do Something Awards” will air on August 18, 2011 at 9PM* from the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
“THE T.O. SHOW” SEASON 3 PREMIERES MONDAY, AUGUST 22 AT 10:30PM*
Terrell, Monique and Kita are back and this time they are taking over Miami! After Kari refused his proposal last season, single Terrell is back and ready to live it up in Miami. T.O. finds himself, once again, as a player without a team and must face the unwanted reality of life without football. Hoping to spice things up by relocating to sunny Miami with Monique and Kita comes fun and the inevitable drama. With a family to consider, Mo is struggling with the decision to part from the comfort of home and is at odds. Kita is eager to join the ride and determined to push T.O. to concentrate on his future and different business endeavors. Once T.O. gets to Miami, he can’t help but enjoy the spicy women of South Beach which reminds him of the perks of being a single man… but how long will Kita be able to tolerate all the women on their doorstep? No matter what happens, one thing is for sure, Terrell needs to get his life together and make his next move before his time runs out. “The T.O. Show” Season 3 premieres Monday, August 22 at 10:30PM*.
For more information on these shows including, sneak peek premieres, exclusive online extras and cast/series information visit VH1.com.
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* All Times ET/PT