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Fall in Love With VH1 Returning Favorites and New Series This September and October

“Fantasia For Real: Season 2,” “Real & Chance: Legend Hunters,” “Don’t Forget The Lyrics,” “Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business” Season Two, “Football Wives,” “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew,” “Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It” and Much More

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NEW YORK, Aug. 9  — Let VH1 keep you cozy with returning favorites and new faces this fall. Beginning in September, follow NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony and television personality LaLa Vasquez as they tie the knot in one of the biggest weddings of the year on “Carmelo and LaLa.”  Then, catch up with American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino as she juggles her professional and personal life during the second season of “Fantasia For Real.”

Just when it starts to get chilly, VH1 heats up October with a new season of “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” featuring Rachel Uchitel and all-new series “Football Wives” following a group of women who are the wives behind some of the hottest professional football players in the league.  Then, pick up right where you left off with Brett Michaels and Brandy & Ray J on all new seasons of “Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It” and “Brandy and Ray J:A Family Business” Season Two.

Full list of premieres below:

“VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time” premieres Monday, September 6 @ 10 PM

It’s the definitive countdown of music —from rock to pop to rap to metal. This 5-hour special will rank the biggest of the big: Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Madonna, Jay Z, Led Zeppelin, Beyonce, The Rolling Stones and others are all vying to be named the “Greatest Artist of All Time.” Who better to crown number one than VH1? Determined by a poll of musicians and music experts, the series will premiere over four consecutive nights at 10 PM. The countdown will include special, rarely-seen performance footage along with brand new, totally original interviews with music’s most famous faces. For decades there have been countless arguments about the greatest artists ever. Now VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of All-Time is out to settle them for once and for all.

Real & Chance: Legend Hunters” premieres Sunday, September 19 @ 9 PM

Man has always been fascinated with Nature’s Animal Tales.  Some are real:  The man-eating Catfish of the Kali River, The Mega Shark, Hogzilla, Super Crocs, and the Giant Squid. Some may be only myth:  Bigfoot, The Chupacabrah, the Loch Ness Monster and The Yeti. But two men believe in the stories and they intend to find them all. Their names… Real and Chance. That’s right, Real and Chance; Lovers, Horse-breeders, recording artists, Stallionaires. Neither of them are scientists, nor investigators. And despite their claims to the contrary, they’re no outdoorsmen either. They’re scared of bugs, bats, frogs and almost anything that slithers or crawls. They can’t take a fish off a hook because slimy things scare them. But they are believers and by the end of the show, they may even make believers out of you.

Fantasia For Real” Season 2 premieres Sunday, September 19 @ 10 PM

Season 2 of “Fantasia For Real” follows American Idol and Grammy winner Fantasia Barrino as she balances her complicated personal life with her desire to connect with her fans through music. As Fantasia works with her record label to promote her long awaited new album, she continues to attempt to instill values of independence and integrity into her life and be a positive role model for her daughter and the rest of her family

“Carmelo and LaLa” – premieres Sunday, September 19 @ 10:30 PM

Former MTV VJ and television personality, LaLa Vazquez is set to star in a new series about her wedding, including all the planning and festivities leading up to her big day. The series begins with LaLa meeting with Mindy Weiss, A-list wedding planner to the stars, and follows her through all her wedding planning activities and Las Vegas bachelorette party.  Viewers will ride along as LaLa shops for the perfect designer wedding dress, chooses the wedding venue, picks out the ultimate wedding cake and menu, plans their honeymoon, and contemplates the guest list.

“Don’t Forget The Lyrics” premieres Monday, September 20 @ 7 PM

“Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” is a musical game show that tests contestants’ knowledge of song lyrics from different genres, decades and artists.  “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” is the ultimate rock star fantasy taking viewers on a dramatic, heart pounding, rollercoaster ride of music and edge-of-your seat entertainment.  Mark McGrath, a member of the multi-platinum group, Sugar Ray, hosts “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” where he brings ordinary people center stage for a chance to win a fortune – just by knowing the words to the biggest hit songs ever recorded.

Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It” premieres Monday, October 11 @ 9 PM

In this first-look docu-series, viewers will not only get a taste of Bret Michael’s life on the road, but also for the first time ever, get a look at his home life, a sprawling compound where his daughters, Raine and Jorja, and their mother, Kristi Gibson, reside. After the lights have dimmed on stage and the music stops for the night, Bret rolls off the tour bus right into the loving arms of his daughters Raine and Jorja, who affectionately refer to him as “Poppa Rocka.” But raising two little girls and being a rock icon don’t always go hand-in-hand. Now fans get to take a peek at what keeps Bret going.  Is it the hoards of wild fans, the glory of super stardom, or is it the unconditional love from his family?  Watch as Bret juggles life on the road, his career, raising two kids and managing his on again off again relationship with their beautiful mom, Kristi.

“Football Wives” premieres Monday, October 11 @ 9:30 PM

Some players hit it big on the field and some are taken out in their prime by a big hit. Whether a player is in the zone and bringing in the big bucks on and off the field or struggling just to make it through a world of pain, it’s the amazing women behind them that are the driving force in their lives. Picking up the pieces, raising their families and reaping the benefits of the tough lives their men face every time they step into the game. These are the FOOTBALL WIVES… where “Dallas” meets “Dynasty “meets the Gridiron. But living the high life is not all glamour and is frequently fleeting.  Football players are often injured so their partners are forced to not only play wife, but also be a mother or nurse to their men.  The careers of these modern day gladiators span only a few years on average and unlike basketball players, football stars travel less for games and are expected to be home with their families.  But do they live up to those expectations?

Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” premieres Monday, October 11 @ 10 PM

VH1 has once again partnered with Dr. Drew Pinsky for a fourth season of the hit reality series “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” Similar to the first three cycles, the fourth season of “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” will follow the real-life experiences of celebrity patients undergoing detoxification and treatment at the Pasadena Recovery Center.  The series will chronicle the patients’ intensive 21-day program with both group and one-on-one therapy and non-traditional therapies like art and music.  The show will include Jeremy London (“Party of Five,” “7th Heaven”), Rachel Uchitel (Infamous Party Planner), Eric Roberts (“The Dark Night” and “Heroes”), Janice Dickinson (“The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency”), Leif Garrett (Musician), Frankie Lons (Keyshia Cole’s Mother), Jason Wahler (“The Hills”) and Jason Davis (Socialite).

VH1 Rock Doc: Shine A Light premieres Friday, October 22 @ 11 PM

The VH1 Rock Doc: Shine a Light is the 2008 documentary film by Academy-Award winning director, Martin Scorsese documenting The Rolling Stones’ Beacon Theater performance of their “A Bigger Bang Tour.” The documentary includes archive footage from the band’s career and also shows Jack White, Buddy Guy, and Christina Aguilera performing with The Rolling Stones. The film marked the first utilization by Scorsese of digital cinematography for his films with it being used for the backstage sequences. The film takes its title from the song of the same name, featured on the band’s 1972 album “Exile on Main St.”

Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business” Season 2 premieres Sunday, October 24  @ 10:30 PM ET/PT

Brother and sister duo Brandy and Ray J Norwood are back and ready to get down to business for the second season after taking the reins from their momager, Sonja Norwood.  Brandy steps back into the music scene in preparation for her new album, all the while raising her seven year-old daughter Sy’rai. We’ll also see Ray J stepping out of his notorious bad boy image and collaborating with Rodney Jerkins and other popular R&B heavyweights for his upcoming album.

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