VH1’s Hit Series “Black Ink Crew: Chicago” Returns Monday, October 4 at 8PM ET/PT





VH1’s Hit Series “Black Ink Crew: Chicago” Returns Monday, October 4 at 8PM ET/PT
This season follows the cast returning to normalcy after enduring a life-changing year and finding a renewed sense of purpose – growing from their past mistakes to form a stronger future.
[via press release from VH1]
VH1’s hit series “Black Ink Crew: Chicago” returns Monday, October 4 at 8PM ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY (August 30, 2021) – VH1 today announced that its hit series Black Ink Crew: Chicago will make its highly-anticipated return on Monday, October 4 at 8PM ET/PT. This season follows the cast returning to normalcy after enduring a life-changing year and finding a renewed sense of purpose – growing from their past mistakes to form a stronger future.

Cast this season include:

After being forced to shut down the 9MAG shop for 3 months, Ryan is back and business is thriving – he’s already contemplating an expansion. Through therapy, he continues to uncover why certain choices he makes tend to heavily impact the personal relationships in his life, as he undertakes a process of self discovery in order to help mend previous decisions.

Over the past year, Charmaine realizes that it is time for a change. She is ready to burst out the house and return to the Chicago scene by rebooting 2nd City Ink and reestablishing her professional relationships, all while having to struggle with loss within her family.

Don is on a constant journey of spiritual, mental and physical growth with the launch of a new business at the top of his goals list. However, an unexpected health scare could potentially put it all at risk.

Phor is proactively preparing for fatherhood and starting a family. While he is excited about welcoming his son into the world, he is also anxious about the idea of co-parenting.

During the lockdown, Miss Kitty returned to Washington, D.C. to be closer to family but is now ready to come back to Chicago and finally help 2nd City Ink realize its full potential as one of Chicago’s top tattoo shops.

Join the conversation using #BlackInkCHI and follow the official Black Ink Crew accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok.

Black Ink Crew: Chicago from MTV Entertainment Studios is executive produced by Daniel Blau Rogge, Phakiso Collins, Treiva Williams, Kori Kingg, Melanie C Lodge and Steve Kaufman. Aderemi Abioye and Morris Thorpe serve as co-executive producers.

MTV Entertainment Group

MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linear platforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films.



On the Heels of the Franchise’s 11 Emmy Nominations, VH1 Greenlights New Seasons





On the Heels of the Franchise’s 11 Emmy Nominations, VH1 Greenlights New Seasons of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked,” and “RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race”
“I am extremely grateful to all the amazing and talented Drag Race queens – past, present and future – that continue to inspire us to find new ways to tell their stories,” said five-time Emmy Award-winning Host and Executive Producer, RuPaul.
[via press release from VH1]
On the heels of the franchise’s 11 Emmy(R) nominations, VH1 greenlights new seasons of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked,” and “RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race”

The global phenomenon celebrated its most watched episode ever this year

New York, NY – August 23, 2021 – On the heels of an impressive 11 Emmy(R) Award nominations across the franchise, VH1 today announced that “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” have been greenlit for new seasons. The record breaking competition series, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, will introduce a new group of talented queens for an iconic 14th season. The Emmy(R) nominated after-show, “RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked” also returns, airing each week after brand new episodes of “Drag Race.”

Additionally, “RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race” has been greenlit for a second season, giving a new batch of unexpected celebrities the chance to become “America’s Next Celeb Drag Superstar” and donate to the charity of their choice.

“I am extremely grateful to all the amazing and talented Drag Race queens – past, present and future – that continue to inspire us to find new ways to tell their stories,” said five-time Emmy(R) Award-winning Host and Executive Producer, RuPaul. “Through love, light and laughter, they remind all of us that the most powerful thing you can do is to become the image of your own imagination.”

The season 13 grand finale of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” saw the final 4 queens, Gottmik, Kandy Muse, Symone and Ros茅 battle it out for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” Symone was crowned winner with LaLa Ri named as reigning “Miss Congeniality.” The season also garnered multiple viewership milestones including the premiere which was the most watched episode in franchise history and a series high on share for the finale with a 4.6 L3. Additionally, season 13 was the #2 most social cable program of 2021 thus far.

Throughout the month of August in Los Angeles, fans can sashay down to Melrose & North La Jolla Avenue to visit the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” mural from artist Antonio Rael. Guests who visit the mural can upload their photo to their story, reel, or Instagram using the hashtag #DragRaceFYCMural and tag @RuPaulsDragRace and @lalgbtcenter. For each post with the hashtag and tags, VH1 will make a donation, up to a total donation of $5,000, to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Viewers will get to relive the season 13 eleganza with a marathon viewing event on Monday, August 23, 2021 beginning at 6 a.m. ET on Logo.

For more information and up-to-date news, go to www.vh1press.com. Join the conversation by using #DragRace and follow the official accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked” and “RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race” are produced by World of Wonder Productions.

Source: Nielsen, L3 data unless noted; most watched based on P2+ 000s; social- SCR.



VH1 Heats Up This Summer with an All-New Season of “Love & Hip Hop: Miami”





VH1 Heats Up This Summer with an All-New Season of “Love & Hip Hop: Miami” Returning Monday, August 23 at 9PM ET/PT
The new season finds its larger-than-life cast of iconic series veterans and heavy-hitting newcomers seizing the moment to represent, reinvent and push the industry envelope.
[via press release from VH1]
VH1 heats up this summer with an all-new season of Love & Hip Hop: Miami returning Monday, August 23 at 9PM ET/PT

Love & Hip Hop: Miami: Inside the 305 one-hour launch special premieres Monday, August 16 at 9PM ET/PT

(New York, New York)- August 9, 2021- VH1 today announced that Love & Hip Hop: Miami is set to premiere on Monday, August 23 at 9PM ET/PT following an all-new episode of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. The powerhouse franchise returns to the musical melting pot that’s emerged as the epicenter of global culture.

The new season finds its larger-than-life cast of iconic series veterans and heavy-hitting newcomers seizing the moment to represent, reinvent and push the industry envelope. At a time when the stakes have never been higher, and in a city where the competition has never been more fierce, Miami meets the moment.

“Bugatti” rapper Ace Hood and his wife Shelah Marie join the cast this season alongside rap legend and podcast superstar Noreaga and his wife Neri, and hard-hustling, Haitian “Queen of Kompa Music” Florence El Luche.

Returning cast members include:

路 Trina

路 Trick Daddy

路 Amara La Negra

路 Sukihana

Additionally, fans can relive their favorite moments prior to the new season with Love & Hip Hop: Miami: Inside the 305, an hour-long launch special kicking off on Monday, August 16th at 9PM ET/PT to toast the moments that made Love & Hip Hop: Miami a cultural phenomenon. Cast members Trina, Trick Daddy, Amara La Negra, Bobby Lytes, Gunplay, Shay Johnson and Sukihana join cultural commentators Big Freedia, Kendall Kyndall, Funky Dineva, Jasmine Brand, Jess Hilarious, Derek J and Danielle Canada and the show’s production crew for a special inside look at the last three seasons and an exciting sneak peek at season four.

Join the conversation using #LHHMIA and follow the official Love & Hip Hop accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok.

VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Miami is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young and Stephanie R. Gayle for Monami Productions and Lashan Browning, Donna Edge-Rachell, Paris Bauldwin, Daniel Wiener, Brian Schornak, Eric Cyphers and Markus Burns for New Group Productions. Sitarah Pendelton and Phakiso Collins are executive producers for VH1.

VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Miami: Inside the 305 is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young, Stephanie R Gayle, Michael Lang, and Robyn Nish Friedman for Monami Productions.

VH1 is a dominant pop culture brand focused on reality content that explores the personal stories of today’s popular artists and celebrities including the Emmy(R) Award-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race and powerhouse franchises, Love & Hip Hop and Black Ink Crew.

MTV ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linear platforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films.

ABOUT MONAMI PRODUCTIONS

Monami Productions is a wholly Black female owned independent production company that boasts a diverse slate of scripted and unscripted projects, representing a wide array of stories and experiences. The company remains committed to conceptualizing, showcasing and amplifying the full spectrum of voices from people of color and, along with its executives, approaches all content with an eye towards global expansion and perspective. Monami Entertainment is a leading lifestyle and entertainment company with a specialty in talent management and cross-platform brand development, created on the premise of expanding upon Mona Scott-Young’s remarkable track record for success in all areas of the entertainment business-music, television, publishing, food & beverage and more.



MTV Entertainment Studios Taps “The Surreal Life” for Fall 2021 Premiere on VH1





MTV Entertainment Studios Taps “The Surreal Life” for Fall 2021 Premiere on VH1
The iconic series notorious for legendary “celeb-reality,” returns with eight unexpected stars coming together for a wild, over the top journey that pushes them to reveal different sides of themselves in surprising ways.
[via press release from MTV Entertainment Studios]
MTV Entertainment Studios taps The Surreal Life for Fall 2021 premiere on VH1

The iconic series returns with Dennis Rodman, August Alsina, Stormy Daniels, Tamar Braxton, Frankie Muniz, Kim Coles, CJ Perry and Manny MUA for a boundary-pushing, unfiltered journey into the surreal

NEW YORK — MTV Entertainment Studios today announced The Surreal Life will premiere on VH1 this Fall, reimagined for new audiences 15 years later as the brand continues to harness its extensive library of IP. The iconic series notorious for legendary “celeb-reality,” returns with eight unexpected stars coming together for a wild, over the top journey that pushes them to reveal different sides of themselves in surprising ways.

“The Surreal Life is known for bringing together some of the biggest names in pop culture and creating many unforgettable moments in reality television,” Nina L. Diaz, President of Content and Chief Creative Officer of MTV Entertainment Group. “We are excited to see how this stellar celebrity cast will make captivating television for audiences everywhere.”

Celebrity cast includes:

August Alsina

CJ Perry

Dennis Rodman

Frankie Muniz

Kim Coles

Manny MUA

Stormy Daniels

Tamar Braxton

Join the conversation and keep up with #TheSurrealLife!

The Surreal Life is executive produced by Christian Sarabia, Fernando Mills, Ken Martinez and Nicole Elliott for 51 Minds Entertainment. Elena Diaz, Tolani Holmes and Dan Caster are executive producers for MTV Entertainment Group. Donny Herran & Angela Liao serve as Executives in Charge for MTV Entertainment Group and Kat Uyenco, Jen McGrogan and Jordan Browne are co-executive producers for 51 Minds.

VH1 is a dominant pop culture brand focused on reality content that explores the personal stories of today’s popular artists and celebrities including the Emmy(R) Award-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race and powerhouse franchises, Love & Hip Hop and Black Ink Crew.

About 51 Minds

51 Minds Entertainment is the traditionally non-scripted production powerhouse behind shows like Below Deck (Bravo), Below Deck: Mediterranean (Bravo), Below Deck Sailing Yacht (Bravo), Below Deck Down Under (Peacock), Happily Wherever (HGTV), Marriage or Mortgage (Netflix), an upcoming renovation series with Marsai Martin (Discovery+) and much more. A division of Banijay, the world’s largest international content producer and distributor, 51 Minds is led by President, Christian Sarabia and Zachary Klein, who serves as EVP of Operations + Productions.



VH1 Continues to Expand Monday Nights with “My True Crime Story”





VH1 Continues to Expand Monday Nights with “My True Crime Story”
This new eight-episode true-crime series, narrated by Remy Ma, features first person stories of real people mixed up in headline-grabbing crimes.
[via press release from VH1]
VH1 continues to expand Monday nights with My True Crime Story

New series hosted by award-winning rapper and actress, Remy Ma, premieres August 2nd at 10 PM ET/PT

New York, NY (July 14, 2021) – VH1 announced its newest series, My True Crime Story hosted by GRAMMY(R) nominated rapper, actress and VH1 fan favorite, Remy Ma premiering Monday, August 2nd at 10 PM ET/PT.

This new eight-episode true-crime series, narrated by Remy Ma, features first person stories of real people mixed up in headline-grabbing crimes. Remy Ma can attest first hand to what it’s like to get caught up in the fast life, face the consequences and come out the other side victorious.

Each episode features ordinary people with good intentions who commit scandalous criminal activities and ultimately find redemption. Told by the people who lived through these life-changing misadventures, thrilling stories include cases of international smuggling, million dollar jewelry heists, bank robbery and drug trafficking. When it all comes crashing down, was it worth it?

“My True Crime Story” is produced for VH1 by Hot Snakes Media and executive produced by Eric Evangelista, Shannon Evangelista and David Erickson. VH1 Internal executive producers include Todd Radnitz, Melissa Tallerine and Jubba Seyyid.

About Remy Ma:

The legacy of Remy Ma is as tightly woven into the fabric of hip-hop history as a bass line. Over the course of nearly two decades, Remy has impacted rap music both near and far, setting a bar for how artists of all genders should approach the art form. The Bronx-bred Grammy-nominated legend delivers a brand new iteration of Remy Ma, one who is not only integral to the foundation of hip-hop music, but is elevating it as one of the brightest yet timeless stars in the game.

About Hot Snakes Media:

Hot Snakes Media is responsible for some of the most watched and innovative content of the past decade. Based on both coasts and led by husband-and-wife team Shannon and Eric Evangelista, the company has shattered viewership records on Discovery Channel, TLC and discovery+. They are responsible for the Critic’s Choice Award winning hit series DeafU now streaming on Netflix, this year’s most binged discovery+ show Pig Royalty as well as 11 ratings record-setting seasons of the Breaking Amish franchise on TLC. For more please visit www.hotsnakesmedia.com.

About VH1:

VH1 is the dominant pop culture brand for adults 18-49. The network is available in 86 million U.S. households and has an array of digital channels and services including the VH1 App, VH1.com and @VH1. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB). For more information, please visit www.vh1press.com, VH1.com, or follow VH1 on social: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube & TikTok. Follow us on Twitter @VH1Comms.



VH1 Sets Return Date for Blockbuster Franchise “Wild N’ Out”





VH1 Sets Return Date for Blockbuster Franchise “Wild N’ Out” Created and Hosted by Nick Cannon
Following the premiere, viewers can catch all new episodes every Tuesday and Wednesday night.
[via press release from VH1]
VH1 sets return date for blockbuster franchise Wild N’ Out created and hosted by Nick Cannon

The evolution begins Tuesday, August 10 at 8PM ET/PT

Play Wild ‘N Out Live interactive special to air ahead of premiere

New York, NY (July 5, 2020) – VH1 today announced that the blockbuster franchise Wild ‘N Out will make its epic return – commercial free – on Tuesday, August 10 at 8PM ET/PT. Following the premiere, viewers can catch all new episodes every Tuesday and Wednesday night. Featuring a post-apocalyptic set design, 10 new games and more exclusive performances, the series is bigger and better than ever.

Leading up to the highly-anticipated premiere, Wild ‘N Out is partnering with technology platform, Stage TEN, for an hour-long live interactive digital special that puts the audience in full control – for the first time ever. Through the special, fans will be able to connect with the cast via real-time comments and directly impact gameplay through live voting, ultimately crowning the winning team at playwildnoutlive.com.

Hosted by Nick Cannon, this season’s guest stars and performances include Latto, Rick Ross, Trina, Freddie Gibbs, Coi Leray, Too $hort, Fat Joe, Loni Love, 24KGoldn, Big Freedia, Karlie Redd (VH1’s Love Hip Hop Atlanta), Kirk & Rashida (VH1’s Love Hip Hop Atlanta), Malaysia (VH1’s Basketball Wives), Jucee Froot, Foushee, Morray, Gary Owen, Zaytoven, BRS Kash, Erika Banks, HotBoii, Mooski, 42 Dugg and more.

Each episode will put Team Revolution against Team Evolution in some of the most hilarious and outrageous battles yet. Cannon will lead Team Revolution while the special guest each episode will head up Team Evolution virtually as a hologram. The battles will bring both groups head-to-head in comic throwdowns where the games escalate with each act, all building up towards the “Wildstyle battle” to decide who takes home the coveted WnO chain (Million Dollar Comedy Chain). All episodes will end with an exclusive Wild ‘N Out: In The Dark Performance.

Wild ‘N Out has curated one of the most impressive arsenals of entertainers, increasing mainstream exposure for some of today’s biggest comedians like Kevin Hart, Mike Epps and Katt Williams. Over the years, the show has highlighted original comedic material helping launch the careers of Pete Davidson, Affion Crockett, Taran Killam, DeRay Davis, DC Young Fly, Mikey Day and many more. The freestyle show has featured some of TV’s most viral moments from celebrity guests Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, Vic Mensa, Chrissy Teigen, Jay Leno, Michael Strahan, Lil Wayne, Doja Cat, Lil Baby, Chris Paul, Jack Harlow, Kirk Franklin, Winnie Harlow and more.

For more information and exclusive content, follow Wild ‘N Out on YouTube, Instagram , Facebook, TikTok and Twitter.

Wild ‘N Out is executive produced by Nick Cannon and Michael Goldman for NCredible Entertainment. Nile Evans and Annie Gillies serve as showrunners and executive producers, with Tishawn Smikle and Amy Starr as co-executive producers . Candida Boyette-Clemons is executive producer for MTV Entertainment Studios.

WNO Digital/Social Highlights

Wild ‘N Out, through its culture, outstanding linear and online influence, continues to expand into a national business. The brand is among ViacomCBS’s leading social media properties:

路 Over 668M views and 4.3B minutes of watch time across social platforms

路 37M+ total fans

路 9.9M YouTube subscribers

**(Source: Domo Jan-Jun 2021)



VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” Returns on Monday, July 5th at 8PM ET/PT





VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” Returns on Monday, July 5th at 8PM ET/PT
After a year-long hiatus, the aspirational series honors the legacy of this cultural phenomenon with growth and evolution as producers and talent work together to take an intimate look into the personal journeys of artists, entrepreneurs and influencers.
[via press release from VH1]
VH1’s Love & Hip Hop franchise celebrates a decade of pop culture-defining moments across music, social activism and mental health with the highly-anticipated return of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta on Monday, July 5th at 8PM ET/PT.

New York, NY (June 7, 2021) – Celebrating a decade since the Love & Hip Hop franchise first debuted on VH1 and paved the way for reality TV, the hip-hop docuseries known for shining a light on impactful conversations and powerful personalities returns to its roots with an all-new season of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta kicking off on Monday, July 5 8PM ET/ET.

After a year-long hiatus, the aspirational series honors the legacy of this cultural phenomenon with growth and evolution as producers and talent work together to take an intimate look into the personal journeys of artists, entrepreneurs and influencers. Season 10 boldly brings music back to the forefront with a female-led ensemble in the epicenter of hip-hop navigating careers, business empires, layered family dynamics, mental health, and fighting for Black liberation during a national reckoning amid a global pandemic.

New cast members Yung Baby Tate, Raedio vocalist and overnight sensation, Renni Rucci, dynamic rapper signed to Lil Baby’s label Wolfpack, and Omeretta The Great, an emerging artist grabbing attention from heavy hitters in the industry including Nicki Minaj and Lil Baby, are joined by beloved returning fan-favorites and Yandy Smith-Harris and Mendeecees Harris, who recently made the move to the A.

Returning cast members include:

路 Rasheeda Frost

路 Spice

路 Sierra Gates

路 Bambi

路 Karlie Redd

路 Kirk Frost

路 Yung Joc

路 Erica Mena

路 Momma Dee

路 Safaree Samuels

路 Scrappy

Join the conversation using #LHHATL and follow the official Love & Hip Hop accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok.

VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young and Stephanie R. Gayle for Monami Productions and Lashan Browning, Donna Edge-Rachell, Paris Bauldwin, Daniel Wiener and Jamail Shelton for New Group Productions. Sitarah Pendelton and Phakiso Collins are executive producers for VH1.

ABOUT VH1

VH1 is the dominant pop culture brand for adults 18-49. The network is available in 86 million U.S. households and has an array of digital channels and services including the VH1 App, VH1.com and @VH1. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB). For more information, please visit www.vh1press.com, VH1.com, or follow VH1 on social: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube & TikTok. Follow us on Twitter @VH1Comms.

ABOUT MONAMI PRODUCTIONS

Monami Productions is a wholly Black female owned independent production company that boasts a diverse slate of scripted and unscripted projects, representing a wide array of stories and experiences. The company remains committed to conceptualizing, showcasing and amplifying the full spectrum of voices from people of color and, along with its executives, approaches all content with an eye towards global expansion and perspective. Monami Entertainment is a leading lifestyle and entertainment company with a specialty in talent management and cross-platform brand development, created on the premise of expanding upon Mona Scott-Young’s remarkable track record for success in all areas of the entertainment business-music, television, publishing, food & beverage and more.



VH1’s Hit Series “Cartel Crew” Season 3 Premiering on Monday, June 7th at 9p ET/PT





VH1’s Hit Series “Cartel Crew” Season 3 Premiering on Monday, June 7th at 9p ET/PT
After a year-and-a-half hiatus, the members of Cartel Crew are back on Monday nights and committing to “family over everything” as they navigate life after cartel.
[via press release from VH1]
Monday’s are back with VH1’s hit series “Cartel Crew” Season 3 premiering on Monday, June 7th at 9p ET/PT

(NEW YORK, NY) – May 10, 2021 VH1 announces the return of popular docuseries, Cartel Crew, premiering on Monday, June 7th at 9pm ET/PT. After a year-and-a-half hiatus, the members of Cartel Crew are back on Monday nights and committing to “family over everything” as they navigate life after cartel.

This season continues to take a deep look into the lives of the descendants of the Cartel while also tackling important issues such as social justice, mental health, gun reform and mending broken family relationships. As the cast members work hard to (legitimately) grow their careers and businesses, they continue to find themselves at a crossroad.

Meet the Crew:

路 Michael Blanco has started planning the wedding of the century and growing his cannabis empire but trouble soon arises when he asks Marie for a prenup.

路 Marie Ramirez De Arellano has lost everything and been disowned by her own family for being with Michael. Needless to say Michael’s prenup is the last thing she’s expecting.

路 Salom茅 Jackson deals with the loss of her teenage sister Gigi who was shot and killed in Miami last year.

路 Kat “Tatu Baby” Flores has been forced to adjust to a lot of changes this year and has to navigate the world of running a tattoo business and family issues on her own.

路 Stephanie Acevedo is finally ready to move forward and find love. But to move forward, she must leave the damage of her family’s cartel history in the past.

路 Nicole Zavala is struck with two major tragedies that lead her to a spiral of deep depression.

路 Michael Zavala hoped a new home would be a chance to start over, but the pandemic forced his entire family to move in with him. Now, he struggles to cope with his new living situation and his twin sister’s depression.

路 Dayana Castellanos has made amazing progress in business and love, but amid Miami’s epidemic of gun violence, she struggles to keep her children on the right path.

路 Eddie Soto recently released a documentary of his life where he shares his personal story, and his loved ones are unhappy about it.

路 Mike “Majix” Yuen has been shepherding he and Michael’s company, Pure Blanco, but is still consumed by his past felony marijuana charges which he’s focused on expunging from his record.

路 Ivette Saucedo decides to spend a few months in Miami to escape issues with her mother in California.

For more information and exclusive content, visit www.cartelcrew.vh1.com Follow the crew by liking @CartelCrewVH1 on Facebook and follow @CartelCrew on Instagram and Twitter. Use #CartelCrew to join the conversation.

“Cartel Crew” is executive produced by Daniel Rogge, Phakiso Collins, James Knox, and Faith Gaskins. Executive in charge of production on behalf of the MTV Entertainment Group is Liz Kim.

About VH1:

VH1 is the dominant pop culture brand for adults 18-49. The network is available in 86 million U.S. households and has an array of digital channels and services including the VH1 App, VH1.com and @VH1. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB). For more information, please visit www.vh1press.com, VH1.com, or follow VH1 on social: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube & TikTok. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @VH1Comms.



VH1 Adds New Celebrity True Crime Series, “Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly”





VH1 Adds New Celebrity True Crime Series, “Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly” to Its Monday Night Lineup
In the eight episode series, Monica, who knows firsthand what being in the spotlight can bring, explores celebrity cases where notoriety and fame turn fatal.
[via press release from VH1]
VH1 adds new celebrity true crime series, “Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly” to its Monday night lineup

Hosted by GRAMMY(R) Award winning singer, Monica, premieres Monday, June 7th at 10pm ET/PT

New York, NY (May 10, 2021) – VH1 today announced its new true crime series, Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly hosted by GRAMMY(R) Award winning singer, songwriter, actress and VH1 fan favorite, Monica premiering Monday, June 7th at 10pm ET/PT following the season premiere of Cartel Crew.

In the eight episode series, Monica, who knows firsthand what being in the spotlight can bring, explores celebrity cases where notoriety and fame turn fatal. Each episode unravels the mystery and the motives behind the crimes; revealing a dark side to being in the public eye when betrayal, jealousy, and greed lead to tragedy.

Cases featured this season include the murder of NBA player Lorenzen Wright and the investigation of his shocking death; hip-hop artist on the rise Young Greatness, who was gunned down under mysterious circumstances in his hometown of New Orleans; a runway model found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool; and a popular Chicago radio personality targeted by someone nobody could expect.

About Monica:

Monica is a Grammy Award-winning Multi-platinum Artist, 25-million- plus- selling singer, actress, philanthropist and entrepreneur. She was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and began her career at the tender age of 12 years old. She’s the youngest female ever to have two #1 back – to- back hits on Billboard’s R&B chart from her 1995 debut album “Miss Thang.” She is the first artist ever to have #1 Billboard singles in three consecutive decades, which puts her in the elite company of history making superstars such as Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, James Brown and Marvin Gaye, whom also had similar accolades. Monica also received the 2020 BET Soul Train Lady of Soul Award.

About Karga Seven Pictures:

Based in Los Angeles and Istanbul, Karga Seven Pictures is led by award-winning producers Emre Sahin, Sarah Wetherbee and Kelly McPherson. Karga Seven Pictures’ US division produces an array of unscripted projects for all major networks, including recent shows for Discovery Channel, NatGeo, MTV, A&E and Travel Channel. Karga Seven opened their Turkish outfit in 2017, and current projects include new scripted series Midnight at the Pera Palace, and docu-drama Rise of Empires: Ottoman, both for Netflix. Karga Seven recently produced Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch for Discovery Channel.

About VH1:

VH1 is the dominant pop culture brand for adults 18-49. The network is available in 86 million U.S. households and has an array of digital channels and services including the VH1 App, VH1.com and @VH1. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB). For more information, please visit www.vh1press.com, VH1.com, or follow VH1 on social: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube & TikTok. Follow us on Twitter @VH1Comms.



VH1’s Hit Series “Black Ink Crew: New York” Returns Monday, April 19 at 8PM ET/PT





VH1’s Hit Series “Black Ink Crew: New York” Returns Monday, April 19 at 8PM ET/PT
The new season will highlight the crew emerging from isolation and adapting to their new normal, as they work to elevate themselves, their community and strive to be better than ever before at their new flagship shop in Brooklyn.
[via press release from VH1]
VH1’s hit series Black Ink Crew: New York returns Monday, April 19 at 8PM ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY (March 22, 2021) – VH1 today announced that its hit docuseries, Black Ink Crew: New York, is set to return on Monday, April 19 at 8PM ET/PT to follow the cast as they find themselves in the midst of national, social and racial unrest. The new season will highlight the crew emerging from isolation and adapting to their new normal, as they work to elevate themselves, their community and strive to be better than ever before at their new flagship shop in Brooklyn.

The cast includes:

With the 113th shop permanently closed, Ceaser took a step back to refocus on his personal life while he prepares to bring his Black Ink family back together post lockdown.

After accepting Alex’s proposal, Donna feels ready to take command of her own future – questioning her commitment to continuing to work at Black Ink or even to tattoo at all.

Ted is ready to reveal more of himself and spent much of the pandemic growing his flourishing relationship with his wife, along with investing in his second love – music.

For Tatti the impact of the pandemic has served as a time of focus, commitment and determination for her as she becomes a first time homeowner.

Although Walt’s relationship with Jess is thriving, his bond and connection with his Black Ink crew seems to have become more divided.

Young Bae is balancing work and being a single mother with her son Niko, along with using her voice to speak out about the violence against the Asian-American and Pacific Island community.

With the new demands placed on the flagship store, Ceaser expects Puma to show up in person and be the boss, but life during the pandemic adds to the strain on his mental health.

113th top tattoo artists Rokmatic and Krystal will take on more clients as the Brooklyn shop expands.

Newcomer Spyder is a cover up tattoo specialist and the face of the Brooklyn shop. He is a super vocal ally to Ceaser and goes up against anyone who crosses the Black Ink boss

Every Monday leading up to the premiere, viewers can catch up with their favorite cast members from the Black Ink Crew franchise with three “Confessions” specials:

Black Ink Crew: New York Confessions – Monday, March 29 at 9PM ET/PT

Black Ink Crew: Compton Confessions – Monday, April 5 at 9PM ET/PT

Black Ink Crew: Chicago Confessions – Monday, April 12 at 9PM ET/PT

Black Ink Crew: New York from MTV Entertainment Studios is executive produced by Daniel Blau Rogge, Phakiso Collins, Treiva Williams, Yessica Garcia, Melanie C Lodge, and Anne Swan.

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