via press release:
VH1 ANNOUNCES HOT NEW SUMMER LINEUP
HIT SERIES “LOVE & HIP HOP” LEADS THE SUMMER SLATE WITH THE NETWORK’S FIRST-EVER LIVE WEDDING SPECIAL “LOVE & HIP HOP: THE WEDDING”
Also Premiering This Summer New Seasons Of Dating Naked, T.I and Tiny: The Family Hustle, Basketball Wives: LA, Candidly Nicole and Black Ink Crew Along with New Series Twinning and She’s Got Game
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Los Angeles, CA (April 23, 2015) – VH1 continues to bring the heat this summer with the announcement of the network’s summer slate. VH1’s fan-favorite series, “Love & Hip Hop” will kick off the summer season on Memorial Day Monday, May 25th with the network’s first-ever LIVE wedding special, “Love & Hip Hop LIVE: The Wedding,”. Also premiering this summer is the return of VH1’s buzzworthy series “Dating Naked,” followed by the network’s brand-new reality competition series, “Twinning” beginning on July 15. Additional series premiering this summer will be “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle,” “Basketball Wives: LA,” “CandidlyNicole” “She’s Got Game,” and “Black Ink Crew.”
VH1’s summer slate is as follows:
“LOVE & HIP HOP LIVE: THE WEDDING” AIRS MONDAY, MAY 25 AT 8:00PM*
You’ve just snagged an invitation to the wedding of the year at VH1’s first-ever LIVE wedding special “Love & Hip Hop LIVE: The Wedding,” airing Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th at 8:00 PM ET/PT as a two-hour special episode. The happy bride and groom are “Love & Hip Hop: New York” fan favorites Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris. Viewers have been privy to every part of the couple’s relationship over the years as they became parents, dealt with Mendeecees’ incarceration, the challenges of their subsequent separation, and eventually, his conditional release. Now, VH1 invites fans to be present for the happiest day of Yandy and Mendeecees’ lives as they finally join together in holy matrimony when “Love & Hip Hop LIVE: The Wedding” debuts on VH1, Monday, May 25th at 8:00 PM ET/PT.
“Love & Hip Hop LIVE: The Wedding“ is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young and Stephanie R. Gayle for Monami Entertainment and Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman, Mala Chapple and Robyn Nish for Eastern TV. Carol Eng serves as a co-executive producer for Easter TV. Susan Levison, Nina L. Diaz, Ken Martinez, Daniel Blau Rogge and Vivian Gomez are executive producers for VH1. Yandy Smith-Harris also serves as executive producer.
“T.I.AND TINY: THE FAMILY HUSTLE” PREMIERES MONDAY, JUNE 1ST AT 9:30PM*
The King of the South is back with the entire Harris brood for the fifth season of “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle” premiering Monday, June 1st at 9:30PM ET/PT. T.I. and Tiny continue to work on their relationship – as their kids grow older and change every day. Niq Niq is ready to leave the nest, making her the first of the Harris children to move out on their own, while Messiah prepares for his driver’s license test. Major is no longer the baby he used to be and is looking to follow in his father’s footsteps with acting. King’s a great older brother to Major and decides to take Major under his wing. With Deyjah and Domani making the transition to adulthood, Tiny stops them in their tracks by showing them just how difficult being an adult can be. The bond between T.I. and Tiny is stronger than ever as they embark on new adventures as a couple and professionally. Together, there’s nothing this family can’t conquer. Check out this new season as the Harris family continues their hustle.
“T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” is executive produced by 51 Minds’ Christian Sarabia, 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 Susan Levison, Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly, Fernando Mills and Tricia Biggio.
“BASKETBALL WIVES: LA” SEASON 4 PREMIERES SUNDAY, JULY 12th AT 9:00PM*
VH1’s hit series “Basketball Wives: LA” is back for an explosive fourth season. Returning from last season are Draya Michele, Malaysia Pargo, Brandi Maxiell, and Jackie Christie. With Queen Bee and Executive Producer, Shaunie O’Neal, joining the LA crew, and the addition of three new ladies, the bar is set for a very exciting season. Jackie brings in friend and basketball girlfriend, Mehgan James. Also joining the clique are wife of player Eddy Curry and Malaysia’s friend, Patrice Curry, and Draya’s friend, fashion designer and ex- girlfriend of Tyreke Evens, Angel Brinks. Between the new personalities, major life challenges, and old resentments, sparks will fly. Shaunie O’Neal joins the LA ladies for some West coast fun but soon realizes that they are a very challenging group. When her old time East coast buddy, Tami Roman, joins the cast, the Basketball Wives: Miami / LA cast divide is set in stone. See all the drama play out when “Basketball Wives: LA” Season 4 premiering Sunday, July 12th at 9PM ET/PT (following the premiere episode, the series will move to Sundays at 8PM ET/PT).
Shed Media is producing the series. Executive producers for Shed Media are Pam Healey, Lisa Shannon, Sean Rankine, Mark Seliga and Amanda Scott. Shaunie O’Neal is an executive producer. Executive producers for VH1 are Susan Levison, Jill Holmes, Fernando Mills and Laurel Stier.
“DATING NAKED” SEASON 2 PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, JULY 15TH AT 9:00PM*
“Dating Naked” is a 10-episode, one-hour series that explores the art of romance, free of preconceived notions, stereotypes – and clothes. Hosted by Amy Paffrath, Dating Naked season 2 is once again set on a romantic tropical island, BUT this time features two primary daters, Kerri and Chris, as they search for love. Each week, 2 new men and 2 new women will strip down for a shot at igniting a spark with our primary daters. At the end of each episode, Kerri and Chris will each pick the one person they connected with the most to be their ‘keeper,’ and ask them to remain on the island. As sexy new singles arrive every week, vying for the coveted ‘keeper’ spots, initial connections will be put to the test and deeper feelings may begin to develop. Can Kerri and Chris handle the competition? Or will temptation and jealousy run rampant on the island? When everyone has stripped away the artifices of the modern world and revealed their ultimate, honest selves, the results will be truly surprising. “Dating Naked” season 2 premieres Wednesday, July 15th at 9PM ET/PT on VH1.
“Dating Naked” was created and is produced by Lighthearted Entertainment. Executive producers are Howard Schultz, Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler. Executive Producers for VH1 are Susan Levison, Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly, Fernando Mills and Tricia Biggio.
“TWINNING” PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, JULY 15th AT 10:00PM*
For the first time ever, VH1 is doubling down on a reality competition series that will put “twin-tuition” to the test in “Twinning” premiering Wednesday, July 15th at 10PM ET/PT with ten hour-long episodes. Hosted by Angie Greenup, “Twinning” is an arc’d competition series in which twelve sets of twins will go head to head for a grand prize of $222,222.22. But getting there won’t be easy. Viewers will experience double the meltdowns, double the hook-ups, and, of course, double the twists when twin teams are pushed to their limits in unexpected ways. As the strengths and weaknesses of each twin pair is revealed, relationships will be tested and resentments will be exposed. In the end, the pair of twins left standing will win the cash prize, and be crowned as the twinners.
“Twinning” was created and is produced by Lighthearted Entertainment. Executive producers are Howard Schultz, Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler. Executive Producers for VH1 are Susan Levison, Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly, Fernando Mills and Tricia Biggio.
“CANDIDLY NICOLE” SEASON 2 PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, JULY 22nd AT 11:00PM*
“Candidly Nicole,” produced by Telepictures and World of Wonder and based on the successful AOL online series of the same name, returns for a second season with eight new half-hour episodes. The show details her daily adventures and gives insight into her decisions on style, relationships, her work life and her journey into life. Whether it’s hiring a doppelganger to free-up time in her schedule, breaking up with her bikini waxer, pursuing a career as a street artist, trying to recall her childhood for a memoir or attempting to get her invention on “Shark Tank,” Nicole has no problem offering her uncensored opinion to everyone she meets (even if they didn’t ask for it). Her one-of-a-kind, tongue-in-cheek commentary inspires people to laugh, learn and shake their head in wonderment.
“Candidly Nicole” will be produced by Telepictures and World of Wonder. Nicole Richie, Michael Baum, Carrie Franklin, Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey and Tom Campbell serve as executive producers. Executive producing for VH1 are Susan Levison, Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly, Fernando Mills and Tricia Biggio.
“SHE’S GOT GAME” PREMIERES MONDAY, AUGUST 10th at 9PM*
We all know Jayceon Taylor better known as “The Game” from his hit VH1 series “Marrying The Game” as an amazing father as well as family man, that goes without saying. But what we don’t know is if there is a woman out there that would satisfy him enough to slow him down. In the past we’ve seen him give being a family man his all, but sometimes in life and love other cards come into play. Now, in the new series “She’s Got Game,” The Game sets out in pursuit of his perfect love match while he embarks on a national tour. Tired of picking the wrong women, in “She’s Got Game,” Taylor turns to his celebrity friends to see who can help him most when it comes to matters of the heart. Each celebrity will select a young woman to accompany Game on his national tour. But which women will succumb to the not-so-innocent rock star lifestyle, and which will have his back and ultimately win his heart? “She’s Got Game” premieres Monday, August 10 at 9PM ET/PT with 10 one hour episodes.
“She’s Got Game” is executive produced by 51 Minds’ Christian Sarabia and Angela Aguilera. Jayceon Taylor serves as an executive producer. For VH1, the series is executive produced by Susan Levison, Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly, Fernando Mills and Tricia Biggio.
BLACK INK CREW PREMIERES MONDAY, AUGUST 24 AT 10PM*
When the Black Ink Crew returns on Monday, August 24 at 10pm ET/PT, the group is determined to put the importance on family, friendships and careers as they recover from the volatility and emotions of their last encounter with one another—an encounter that threatened to tear alliances apart for good. The crew will surprise and shock as they make choices that will change their lives, but also challenges them to reevaluate the importance of the relationships they have built. With all these changes in the wind, what will the future bring for our crew? Be ready to expect the unexpected on the upcoming season of Black Ink Crew premiering Monday, August 24, 2015 at 10PM ET/PT.
“Black Ink Crew” is executive produced by Dan Cesareo, Doug Depriest, and Shelley Sinha and co-executive produced by Derek Lee Bell for Big Fish Entertainment. Susan Levison, Nina L. Diaz, Ken Martinez and Daniel Blau Rogge are executive producers for VH1.
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