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.

For more on #BlackInkCrew be sure to follow us on social here: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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.



“Wild ‘N Out” Is Back with All New Episodes Tuesday, April 6th





“Wild ‘N Out” Is Back with All New Episodes Tuesday, April 6th
Upcoming guests include Lost Boyz, Fatboy SSE, Trinidad James, The cast of “Black Ink Crew: Compton,” Cuban Doll, Juvenile, Headkrack, Da Brat, Ambjaay, MC Lyte, Rapsody, FABO, 24kGolden, Big Tigger, OMB Peezy, Tyla Yaweh, Young Joc, Peter & Corey Gunz, Queen Najia and Donnell Rawlings.
[via press release from VH1]
“Wild ‘N Out” is back with all NEW episodes Tuesday, April 6th

Guest include: Lost Boyz, Fatboy SSE, Trinidad James, The cast of “Black Ink Crew: Compton,” Cuban Doll, Juvenile, Headkrack, Da Brat, Ambjaay, MC Lyte, Rapsody, FABO, 24kGolden, Big Tigger, OMB Peezy, Tyla Yaweh, Young Joc, Peter & Corey Gunz, Queen Najia and Donnell Rawlings.

About the show:

Each episode puts the Old School vs. New School teams against each other in some of the most hilarious, entertaining and outrageous battles. Cannon and a legendary special guest will lead the Old School team while DC Young Fly pairs up with some of the newer cast members and a special guest to head up the New School squad. The battles will bring both groups head-to-head in ridiculous comic throwdowns where the games escalate with each act, all gearing up towards the “Wildstyle battle” to decide who takes home the coveted WNO battle belt.

“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 Kanye West, Vic Mensa, Chrissy Teigen, Jay Leno, Michael Strahan, Lil Wayne and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Additional guests who have contributed to the show’s success include Lil Yachty, Tyra Banks, Rick Ross, Zendaya, Shaquille O’Neal, Pete Wentz, Pitbull, Wendy Williams, The Migos, T.I., Iggy Azalea, Chanel Iman and many more.

For more on Wild ‘N Out be sure to follow us on social here: Wild ‘N Out Instagram, Wildstyles Instagram, Wild ‘N Out Twitter, Wild ‘N Out Facebook and Wild ‘N Out YouTube.



VH1’s Black Ink Crew Franchise Expands with New Specials





VH1’s Black Ink Crew Franchise Expands with New Specials Featuring the Casts of New York, Chicago and Compton
Look for “Black Ink Crew: Secrets Unlocked” on Monday, March 15 and 22; followed by “Black Ink Crew: Confessions” on Monday, March 29.
[via press release from VH1]
VH1’s Black Ink Crew franchise expands with new specials featuring the casts of New York, Chicago and Compton

Black Ink Crew: Secrets Unlocked premieres on Monday, March 15

Black Ink Crew: Confessions premieres Monday, March 29 at 9PM ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY (March 5, 2021) – VH1 today announced that Black Ink Crew franchise is #BlackInBusiness with five new specials, all leading up to a new season of Black Ink Crew: New York this April. Black Ink Crew: Secrets Unlocked kicks things off on Monday, March 15 at 9PM ET/PT, followed by Black Ink Crew: Confessions premiering on Monday, March 29 at 9PM ET/PT.

Black Ink Crew: Secrets Unlocked

The two-part special brings together fan favorites from all three cities virtually to celebrate almost 10 years of the beloved franchise, spill the ink and unlock secrets to some of the biggest moments in Black Ink history.

· Premieres Monday, March 15 at 9PM ET and Monday, March 22 at 9PM ET

· Featuring Ceaser, Charmaine, Danielle, Don, KP, Lemeir, Miss Kitty, Phor, Puma, Ryan, Tatti, Teddy, Tim, Vudu Dahl, Young Bae and other surprise guests

· Hosted by Eva Marcille

· Episode count: 2

· Production company: MTV Entertainment Studios

· VH1’s Black Ink Crew: Secrets Unlocked is executive produced by Daniel Rogge, Phakiso Collins, and Melissa Casasnovas for VH1. Jenny Klein is a co-executive producer for VH1.

Black Ink Crew: Confessions

New York, Chicago and Compton casts come face-to-face in a reunion-style setting over three specials as they fill in the gaps and update fans on what has happened since last filming their respective seasons.

· 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

· Hosted by Marc Lamont Hill

· Episode count: 3

· Production company: MTV Entertainment Studios

· VH1’s Black Ink Crew: Confessions is executive produced by Daniel Rogge, Phakiso Collins, and Melissa Casasnovas for VH1.

Join the conversation using #BlackInBusiness, #BICSecretsUnlocked, #BICConfessions, #BlackInkCrew and follow the official Black Ink Crew accounts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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.



“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Presents Special Documentary: “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Corona Can’t Keep a Good Queen Down”





Emmy(R) Award-Winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Presents Special Documentary: “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Corona Can’t Keep a Good Queen Down” Airing Friday, February 26th at 8 PM ET/PT on VH1
The stand-alone documentary captures the raw emotions surrounding the extraordinary experience; from the combination of hope and anxiety of the early days, to creative challenges prepping and executing the show, and an ultimate sense of celebration and gratitude.
[via press release from VH1]
Emmy(R) Award-winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” presents special documentary: “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Corona Can’t Keep A Good Queen Down” airing Friday, February 26th at 8 PM ET/PT on VH1

Unseen footage and personal stories from the queens capture the resilience and ingenuity of the beloved series filmed during unprecedented times

NEW YORK, NY – February 17, 2021 – VH1 today announced a special documentary event, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Corona Can’t Keep A Good Queen Down, exploring how the Emmy(R) Award-winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” taped its historic 13th season during the COVID-19 pandemic. Producers at World of Wonder bring their decades of award-winning documentary filmmaking pedigree to the special episode airing Friday, February 26 at 8PM ET/PT on VH1.

The stand-alone documentary captures the raw emotions surrounding the extraordinary experience; from the combination of hope and anxiety of the early days, to creative challenges prepping and executing the show, and an ultimate sense of celebration and gratitude.

In the face of a global pandemic that shutdown film and television production around the world, the resilience and ingenuity of this season’s queens made herstory as one of the very first productions to be shot in the age of COVID-19. RuPaul’s Drag Race: Corona Can’t Keep A Good Queen Down features vulnerable interviews with the queens, never-before-seen footage, casting reels, and striking photography from set. With the new protocols in place, the judges panel welcomed guests from its extended Drag Race family, including actress Cynthia Erivo (Genius: Aretha), Jamal Sims (Disney’s Aladdin), Nicole Byer (Nailed It!), Loni Love (Soul Plane), as well as featured actresses Anne Hathaway and Scarlett Johansson remotely.

Don’t miss an all-new episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race this Friday, February 19 at 8PM ET/PT when queens must record lyrics and learn choreography as they perform in Social Media: The Unverified Rusical. Choreographer Jamal Sims (Disney’s Aladdin) guest judges; Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada) makes a virtual appearance in the werkroom. The competition will continue on Friday, March 5 at 8PM ET/PT. The remaining queens will impersonate celebrities in the legendary “Snatch Game.” LGBTQ+ activist TS Madison returns as guest judge.

The Season 13 cast includes Denali (Chicago, IL), Elliott with 2 Ts (Las Vegas, NV), Gottmik (Los Angeles, CA), Joey Jay (Phoenix, AZ), Kahmora Hall (Chicago, IL), Kandy Muse (New York, NY), LaLa Ri (Atlanta, GA), Olivia Lux (New York, NY), Rosé (New York, NY), Symone (Los Angeles, CA), Tamisha Iman (Atlanta, GA), Tina Burner (New York, NY), and Utica Queen (Minneapolis, MN).

For more information on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and up-to-date news, go to www.vh1press.com. Join the conversation using #DragRace and follow the official accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok. Catch up on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” full episodes, exit interviews, and more on VH1.com and the VH1 App. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Untucked” are produced by VH1 and World of Wonder.

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 the VH1 Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter @VH1Comms.

About World of Wonder:

For nearly three decades, award-winning media company World of Wonder has introduced audiences to new worlds, talent and ideas that have shaped culture. A pioneer in both scripted and documentary formats across television, film and digital platforms, WOW’s prolific portfolio includes the global phenomenon, Emmy-award winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” franchise (VH1/Logo/WOW Presents Plus), “Million Dollar Listing” LA & NY (Bravo), and “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce” (Fuse.) WOW’s rich documentary filmmaking pedigree includes premiering seven projects at Sundance Film festival and numerous productions for networks including HBO, E!, BBC, and theatrical release through WOW Docs. Notable film projects include “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” “Party Monster,” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” World of Wonder has also created a substantial digital footprint with its owned-and-operated streaming service WOW Presents Plus and YouTube channel WOWPresents. The extended World of Wonder-verse includes music label World of Wonder Records, WOW Podcast Network, and the world’s largest drag culture convention RuPaul’s DragCon. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey have been named to Variety’s Reality TV Impact Report, honored with the IDA Pioneer Award, named to Realscreen’s Global 100 list, and selected for the OUT100 list for their trailblazing work. World of Wonder creates out of a historic building/gallery space in the heart of Hollywood.



“VH1 Couples Retreat” Celebrates Black Love in New Series Premiering Monday, March 29 at 8PM ET/PT





“VH1 Couples Retreat” Celebrates Black Love in New Series Premiering Monday, March 29 at 8PM ET/PT
During a week-long vacation, cast members will take part in an honest and uncensored conversation on how celebrity couples showcase the challenges and triumphs of their relationships, navigating the complex waters of love, heartache and communication.
[via press release from VH1]
“VH1 Couples Retreat” celebrates Black love in new series premiering Monday, March 29 at 8PM ET/PT

Raymond Santana, one of the “Exonerated Five,” London “Deelishis” Santana and Michael Blackson join Love & Hip Hop’s Ray J, Princess Love, Yandy Smith-Harris, Mendeecees Harris, Rasheeda Frost and Kirk Frost

Series highlights social issues including mental health, racial injustice, prison reform and more

NEW YORK, NY (February 12, 2021)- VH1 today announced VH1 Couples Retreat, a six- episode series celebrating Black love, will premiere on Monday, March 29 at 8PM ET/PT. During a week-long vacation, cast members will take part in an honest and uncensored conversation on how celebrity couples showcase the challenges and triumphs of their relationships, navigating the complex waters of love, heartache and communication.

The series will also discuss various social issues including mental health, racial injustice, prison reform and more. In a high-tech world where everyone is living in the public eye and on social media, VH1 Couples Retreat takes a deep dive into the real conversations and candid, intimate moments that these very public couples have never revealed.

The cast includes:

· Yandy Smith-Harris and Mendeecees Harris (Love & Hip Hop): After an incredible year of activism and an early release after four years of imprisonment, power couple Yandy Smith-Harris and Mendeecees Harris are reunited in the midst of the pandemic. Six months later, they’re still adjusting to life together – trying to pick up where they left off but facing new struggles and hidden conflicts from their four years apart.

· Deelishis and Raymond Santana: Deelishis and Raymond fell hard and fast for each other and got married quickly before realizing how difficult it would be to manage Raymond’s PTSD and Deelishis’ struggle to be recognized as more than a sex symbol. Mendeecees and Raymond Santana bond over the shared experience of lives interrupted by incarceration. As one of the wrongly accused adolescents in the “Exonerated Five,” Raymond spent his teen years locked up. While Mendeecees lost his freedom later in life, he did so as a father and a husband. Both bear the emotional scars of their experiences – anger, PTSD and shame – and struggle with how to shed their prison survival skills so that they can be loving, supportive husbands and fathers.

· Michael Blackson (Coming 2 America) and Rada: Michael and Rada are ready to bring their private and unconventional relationship, public– even to their own families. With fear of backlash for an interracial relationship, they’ve kept their interactions under the radar but now want to make their mark as a couple.

· Rasheeda and Kirk Frost (Love & Hip Hop): Rasheeda and Kirk have been known as the “relationship goals” couple that others strive to imitate but the truth is revealed when their issues and unresolved tension over past betrayals come to light.

· Ray J and Princess Love (Love & Hip Hop): In the early stages of divorce, Princess wants Ray J to stop disappearing for days at a time while he wants respect and acknowledgment for his hard work. As compromise seems unlikely, their relationship is in dire straits.

Additionally, the cast will be joined by special experts including esteemed Life Coach AJ Johnson, Lakara Foster(Psychic Medium), Dr. Russell Kawakami (Relationship Expert) and Deva Ward (Tantra Expert and Sexologist).

Join the conversation using #VH1CouplesRetreat and follow the official Love & Hip Hop accounts on Instagram,Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok.

VH1 Couples Retreat is executive produced by Sitarah Pendelton- Eaglin, Phakiso Collins, James Knox and Jubba Seyyid, Lashan Browning and Donna Edge- Rachell for 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 Says “I Do” for Valentine’s Day with “My Celebrity Dream Wedding” Special on Tuesday, February 9th





VH1 Says “I Do” for Valentine’s Day with “My Celebrity Dream Wedding” Special on Tuesday, February 9th at 9PM ET/PT
The special follows three top wedding planners as they compete to give one deserving bride on a budget the celebrity inspired wedding of her dreams.
[via press release from VH1]
VH1 says ‘I Do’ for Valentine’s Day with all-new wish-fulfillment special My Celebrity Dream Wedding debuting on Tuesday, February 9th at 9PM ET/PT following the season premiere of Basketball Wives

NEW YORK, NY (February 2, 2021) – VH1 today announced a brand-new, one-hour, wish-fulfillment special, My Celebrity Dream Wedding, is set to debut on Tuesday, February 9th at 9PM ET/PT just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The special follows three top wedding planners as they compete to give one deserving bride on a budget the celebrity inspired wedding of her dreams. My Celebrity Dream Wedding will air following the season premiere of VH1’s hit-series, Basketball Wives.

· My Celebrity Dream Wedding was filmed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

· Production company: Entertainment One (eOne)

· VH1’s My Celebrity Dream Wedding is produced by Tara Long, Madison Merritt, Mark Herwick and Ben Megargel for eOne and executive produced by Tolani Holmes and Dane Joseph for VH1.

About the wedding planners:

· Courtney Ajinça is an internationally acclaimed event and interior designer who continues to turn fantasy into reality. She has created a number of installations for several high-profile celebrities and networks around the world and is known for her over the top and whimsical events. Courtney is always providing new visual adventures for her clients and the industry and is a proud mom of two beautiful boys and wife of professional basketball player Alexis Ajinça.

· Lance Devereux is the owner and lead designer at Designs by Devereux Weddings and Events, a full-service wedding, special event, and floral design firm located in Charlotte, NC. From your everyday bride or groom, to celebrity clientele, to professional athletes and other well-known figures, Lance is well-known for his ability to transform any space into a memorable event experience.

· Tori Williams is a celebrity event planner and designer, creating luxurious bespoke events world-wide. Tori Williams Events is a full-service luxury event planning and design company, focused on social and corporate affairs. Her signature opulent, trendsetting themes and elaborate decor have been seen on major television networks such as Lifetime, Bravo, The Food Network, TV One’s Sister Circle and NBC. Tori was also named one of Atlanta’s 25 Most Powerful and Influential Women by Modern Luxury’s Atlantan Magazine. Tori Williams and Tori Williams Events are “names the world will remember, adding signature style one event at a time.”

About eOne:

Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne’s expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity. eOne brings to market both original and existing content, sourcing IP from Hasbro’s portfolio of 1500+ brands, and through a diversified network of creative partners and eOne companies.

About VH1:

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.



VH1’s Hit Series “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle” Greenlit for New Season





VH1’s Hit Series “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle” Greenlit for New Season with Spring 2021 Premiere
Kicking off in Spring 2021, the series follows the families through life in Atlanta, the epicenter of political change- during the greatest social movement of our time – using their platforms to fight against racial injustice.
[via press release from VH1]
VH1’s hit series “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle” greenlit for new season with Spring 2021 premiere

New York, NY – January 14, 2021 – VH1 today announced that the hit series “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle” has been greenlit for a new season. Kicking off in Spring 2021, the series follows the families through life in Atlanta, the epicenter of political change- during the greatest social movement of our time – using their platforms to fight against racial injustice. They maintain their hustles through a global pandemic, while also welcoming new lives into the world and rekindling old friendships.

The cast includes:

· In the midst of the pandemic, Tip “T.I.” Harris hit the big 4-0, released another hit album, became a grand-dad and celebrated his 10-year wedding anniversary with Tiny. He’s also participating in community and social initiatives – Buy Back the Block, focusing on the renovations for the legendary Bankhead Seafood – a community landmark, and the Us or Else reparations initiative. Additionally, he became a professor at Clark Atlanta University teaching a course on the “Business Of Trap Music.”

· Tameka “Tiny” Harris is excited about becoming a grandmother now that Zonnique has officially embarked on the journey of motherhood. She is executive producing a new talk show and working on numerous philanthropic efforts of her own. As they all try to balance it all – from family, to careers, to business ventures- there is never a dull moment in the Harris family household, especially with Messiah, Deyjah, King, Major and Heiress all under the same roof during the pandemic.

· Fresh off of an epic music battle, Monica and her kids have finally moved into their permanent home. With the divorce finalized, she’s getting music from her new album Trenches out into the world. She’s also moving on to focus on the state of her community, working with Stacey Abrams on voting initiatives in these politically charged times.

· Toya Wright ended last season saying “Yes!” to Robert “Red” Rushing and was ready to plan a beautiful wedding. As the global pandemic puts those plans on pause, she and Red will have to re-focus on bringing the final pieces together and safely reunite their immediate family in order to celebrate. Toya’s also watching daughter Reginae Carter take the next steps in her adult life as she recently purchased a home, starred in a few movies, launched a clothing company, and became a Tik Tok sensation.

· After countless therapy sessions and welcoming a baby boy Tysun into the world, LeToya Luckett and Tommicus “Tommi” Walker continue to struggle to get back to the love that brought them together in the first place.

The season will also feature appearances by friends of the Harris family, Killer Mike and Shekinah.

Want more T.I. & Tiny? FOLLOW “T.I. & Tiny: Friends And Family Hustle” on Facebook and @FamilyHustle on Twitter & Instagram. Join the conversation using #FamilyHustle!

“T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle” is executive produced by Tip “T.I.” Harris for Grand Hustle, Tameka “Tiny” Harris for Pretty Hustle, and Brian Sher for Crossover Entertainment. Christian Sarabia, Vinnie Kaufmann, Jennifer McGrogan and Jordan Browne serve as Executive Producers for 51 Minds Entertainment. Paula Aranda, Phakiso Collins and Daniel Blau Rogge are Executive Producers for VH1.

About 51 Minds Entertainment

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), Build Me Up (HGTV), Busch Family Brewed (MTV) and T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1). A division of Endemol Shine North America, 51 Minds is led by President Christian Sarabia and Chief Operating Officer Temple Williams.

About VH1:

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. For more information, please visit www.vh1press.com,VH1.com, or the VH1 Facebook page. Follow us on Instagram @VH1Communications and Twitter @VH1Comms.



VH1 Expands Monday Nights with Relationship-Themed Special “Love & Hip Hop: It’s a Love Thing”





VH1 Expands Monday Nights with Relationship-Themed Special “Love & Hip Hop: It’s a Love Thing” and New Limited Series “VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition”
For the first time ever, cast members from all four “Love & Hip Hop” cities will come together in person for VH1’s new limited series “Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition.”
[via press release from VH1]
VH1 expands Monday nights with relationship-themed special “Love & Hip Hop: It’s a Love Thing” and new limited series “VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition”

NEW YORK, NY (January 12, 2021) – VH1 today announced it is expanding its Monday night lineup with a relationship-themed special and new limited series. Love & Hip Hop: It’s a Love Thing kicks things off on Monday, February 1 at 8pm ET/PT, followed by VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition airing on Monday, February 8 at 8pm ET/PT.

Additional details below:

Love & Hip Hop: It’s a Love Thing premieres Monday, February 1 at 8PM ET/PT

· Love & Hip Hop: It’s a Love Thing is a couples only, sexy date night hosted by Chris and Vanessa Spencer. The one-hour special brings together beloved couples from Love & Hip Hop and beyond with a cast that includes Brooke Valentine and Marcus Black, Remy Ma and Papoose, Tami Roman and Reggie Youngblood, Yung Joc and Kendra Robinson detailing how they first met and what makes their relationship tick. Premiering Monday, February 1st at 8PM ET/PT, Love & Hip Hop: It’s a Love Thing takes a trip down the aisle revisiting the most epic Love & Hip Hop relationships, steamiest moments and most over-the-top weddings and proposals to date.

· Production company: Monami Productions

· VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: It’s a Love Thing is produced by Mona Scott-Young, Stephanie R. Gayle, Michael Lang and Robyn Nish for Monami Productions. Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin and Phakiso Collins are executive producers for VH1.

VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition premieres Monday, February 8 at 8PM ET/PT

· For the first time ever, cast members from all four Love & Hip Hop cities will come together in person for VH1’s new limited series Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition. With 2020 being a year of turmoil for the community, fan-favorites unite for an outrageous action-packed gathering to celebrate #BlackJoy and resilience while creating new traditions. Premiering Monday, February 8th at 8PM ET/PT, the six-part series will touch on relevant topics including hip-hop, marriage and divorce, healing broken families, entrepreneurship and the BLM movement. The cast includes Love & Hip Hop’s Apryl Jones, Bambi, Erica Dixon, Fizz, Joy Young, Judy Harris (Mendeecees’ mom), Karlie Redd, Momma Dee, Mendeecees, Ray J, Paris Phillips, Scrappy, Trick Daddy, Trina, Sierra Gates, Yandy Smith-Harris and Yung Joc with special appearances by Tamika D. Mallory, social justice leader and co-founder of social justice organization Until Freedom, and hip-hop artist and activist Mysonne.

· Production company: MTV Entertainment Studios

· VH1’s Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition is executive produced by Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin, Phakiso Collins, James Knox and Jubba Seyyid for VH1.

· Episode count: 6

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

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

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VH1’s “Basketball Wives” Set to Take Over Tuesday Nights with Season Premiere on Tuesday, February 9th





VH1’s “Basketball Wives” Set to Take Over Tuesday Nights with Season Premiere on Tuesday, February 9th at 8PM ET/PT
This season the wives’ sisterhood is tested like never before as they adjust to the pandemic while balancing life’s ups and downs, unresolved relationships and the fight against social injustices.
[via press release from VH1]
VH1’s “Basketball Wives” set to take over Tuesday nights with season premiere on Tuesday, February 9th at 8PM ET/PT

New York, NY – January 11, 2021 – VH1 today announced its fan-favorite series “Basketball Wives” will make its highly-anticipated return on Tuesday, February 9th at 8PM ET/PT. This season the wives’ sisterhood is tested like never before as they adjust to the pandemic while balancing life’s ups and downs, unresolved relationships and the fight against social injustices.

Series veterans and fresh newcomers include:

· Shaunie relocates to Houston, TX to be closer to her kids, but still hopes she can find a way to bring peace to the group when they’re all together.

· Malaysia believes it is time to teach her children about police brutality and how to handle a situation with an officer.

· In addition to starting new ventures, Jackie is determined to bring all the ladies together again…or so she thinks.

· Evelyn is preparing to move into a new home but still having trouble getting through the emotional year of 2020.

· Despite going through a messy breakup, Jennifer is mentally in a new place but a new attitude doesn’t always mean her past won’t test her.

· Kristen is lending her voice to the Black Lives Matter movement and fighting social injustices.

· OG is back and optimistic about the future with this group of ladies.

· Feby returns with a new man but a major thorn from her ex-boyfriend’s past threatens to challenge her place within the circle.

· After over 11 years with her famous basketball player ex, newcomer Liza Morales is ready to begin a new chapter.

· Sisters and entrepreneurs Nia and Noria Dorsey also bring their Memphis energy and spicy personalities to the group.

Join the conversation using #BasketballWives and follow the official Basketball Wives accounts on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook and subscribe to the VH1 YouTube channel.

VH1’s “Basketball Wives” is executive produced by Truly Original, Shed Media and VH1. Shaunie O’Neal also serves as Executive Producer.

About Truly Original:

Truly Original creates a broad range of unscripted and scripted programming for television, streaming and digital platforms. Run by Emmy(R) Award-winning producers Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock, who serve as Truly Original’s co-presidents and CEOs, the company is a subsidiary of Banijay. Truly Original’s series include VH1’s Basketball Wives; The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Potomac, Don’t Be Tardy, Shahs of Sunset; Summer House and Family Karma for Bravo; The Last Cowboy, with executive producer Taylor Sheridan for Paramount; Swamp People and Swamp People: Serpent Invasion for History; and many others. For more information visit https://www.trulyoriginal.com/.

About VH1:

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. For more information, please visit www.vh1press.com,VH1.com, or the VH1 Facebook page. Follow us on Instagram @VH1Communications and Twitter @VH1Comms.



VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Celebrates New Year’s Day Premiere with Simulcast





VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Celebrates New Year’s Day Premiere with Simulcast on The CW Network, MTV, MTV2, PopTV and Logo
Season 13 is set to be the most gag-worthy season yet with a new group of previously announced queens ready to kick off a “Brand Ru Year.”
[via press release from VH1]
VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race celebrates New Year’s Day premiere with simulcast on The CW Network, MTV, MTV2, PopTV and Logo

Emmy(R) award-winning reality competition to make its broadcast debut on The CW Network Friday, January 1, 2021

New York, NY – December 18, 2020 – VH1 today announced that The CW Network along with MTV, MTV2, PopTV and Logo will simulcast the upcoming season premiere of the Emmy(R) award-winning, RuPaul’s Drag Race on Friday, January 1 at 8:00PM ET/PT, making the long running series available to an expanded broadcast audience for the first time in its 12-year history.

In a shocking premiere twist, the queens will enter the werk room to discover an explosive surprise: that they must immediately go head-to-head on the mainstage to defend their place in the competition with six lip syncs for their lives. Who will stay and who will get the “pork chop?” Take a look at the trailer HERE.

On the heels of winning six Emmy(R) Awards this year and becoming the most awarded reality competition show in history, Season 13 is set to be the most gag-worthy season yet with a new group of previously announced queens ready to kick off a “Brand Ru Year.” The thirteen queens set to hit the runway and compete for the ultimate title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” and a grand prize of $100,000 include Denali (Chicago, IL), Elliott with 2 Ts (Las Vegas, NV), Gottmik (Los Angeles, CA), Joey Jay (Phoenix, AZ), Kahmora Hall (Chicago, IL), Kandy Muse (New York, NY), LaLa Ri (Atlanta, GA), Olivia Lux (New York, NY), Rosé (New York, NY), Symone (Los Angeles, CA), Tamisha Iman (Atlanta, GA), Tina Burner (New York, NY), and Utica Queen (Minneapolis, MN).

The Emmy(R)-nominated after-show RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked will premiere immediately following the season premiere at 9:30PM ET/PT only on VH1. “Untucked” brings viewers behind the scenes to the backstage drama as the queens anxiously await their fate and see who will need to lip-sync for their life to avoid the week’s elimination.

Beginning on Friday, December 25 at 9:00 AM ET/PT, fans can catch up on every season of RuPaul’s Drag Race with a marathon of seasons 1-12 on Logo. Ahead of the highly anticipated New Year’s Day premiere, fans can tune in to VH1’s “Very Ru Year” movie marathon hosted by Season 12 winner, Jaida Essence Hall and “Miss Congeniality,” Heidi ‘N Closet starting at 1PM ET/PT. Titles include: Clueless, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Mamma Mia.

For more information on RuPaul’s Drag Race and up-to-date news, go to www.vh1press.com. Join the conversation using #DragRace and follow the official accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Untucked” are produced by VH1 and World of Wonder.