The Perfect Way to “Ring” in the New Year “My Celebrity Dream Wedding”





The Perfect Way to “Ring” in the New Year “My Celebrity Dream Wedding” Joins the Hot VH1 Monday Night Lineup Beginning Monday, January 3, 2022 at 9pm
Stemming from the popular celebrity dream wedding special that aired earlier this year, the competition returns to welcome back three elite wedding planners, Courtney Ajinca, Lance Devereux and Tori Williams, as they pitch their extravagant bridal visions and throw celebrity-inspired weddings for engaged couples on a budget.
[via press release from VH1]
The Perfect Way to “Ring” in the New Year “My Celebrity Dream Wedding” Joins the Hot VH1 Monday Night Lineup Beginning Monday, January 3, 2022 At 9pm

The 20-episode series follows top wedding planners as they compete and collaborate to produce celebrity-inspired nuptials on a budget

NEW YORK — VH1’s all-new reality TV series, “My Celebrity Dream Wedding,” joins the popular Monday night line-up beginning January 3, 2022 at 9pm/8c. Stemming from the popular celebrity dream wedding special that aired earlier this year, the competition returns to welcome back three elite wedding planners, Courtney Ajinca, Lance Devereux and Tori Williams, as they pitch their extravagant bridal visions and throw celebrity-inspired weddings for engaged couples on a budget. This 20-episode series also provides DIY tips and hacks to plan a fairytale million-dollar wedding for a fraction of the price.

With celebrities continuously throwing over-the-top weddings and extravagant experiences, brides all across the country are looking for ways to replicate the VIP experience for their guests. Throughout “My Celebrity Dream Wedding,” the planners aim to recreate lavish touches and unique extravaganza looks inspired by celebrities’ weddings such as the alligator décor found in the seating at Gabrielle Union’s and Dwyane Wade’s wedding reception, or the all-white florals that lined Priyanka Chopra’s and Nick Jonas’ wedding, and even the floral diamond encrusted prayer bench seen during NeNe Leakes and Gregg Leakes reception and more, with their own twist.

“It’s wonderful to develop an original series that highlights love, joy and creativity,” said Tolani Holmes, MTV Entertainment Group’s Senior Vice President, Unscripted Development. “Our three celebrity planners are smart, uniquely gifted and resourceful as they pull together the most fabulous, stunning events – at an affordable price!”

“My Celebrity Dream Wedding” is the ultimate wedding competition. Based on the proposed visions for the big day, the brides select their favorite planner as the winner to now lead the production of their wedding, while the others are demoted to assistant status. The planners then collaborate to execute everything from the dream ceremony to the show stopping reception.

VH1’s “My Celebrity Dream Wedding” is produced by eOne’s Tara Long, Madison Merritt, Ben Megargel, Meredith Kisgen and Amy Callahan, with Diana Morelli and Tolani Holmes serving as executive producers. Join the conversation using #CelebDreamWedding on social.

About 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 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.



Video: VH1’s “Miracles Across 125th Street” Premieres on Monday, December 20 at 9PM ET/PT





Video: VH1’s “Miracles Across 125th Street” Premieres on Monday, December 20 at 9PM ET/PT
After battling drug addiction, a Harlem rapper returns to his family’s church to confront his past on Christmas Eve.
[via press release from VH1]


Miracles Across 125th Street

· Premiere date: Monday, December 20 at 9PM ET/PT

· Synopsis: After battling drug addiction, a Harlem rapper returns to his family’s church to confront his past on Christmas Eve.

· Writer/Director: Nick Cannon

· Starring: Nick Cannon, Lil Kim, Chrisette Michele, Kierra Sheard-Kelly, Tommy Davidson, Bruce Church aka “Bruce Bruce,” Luenell Campbell aka “Luenell,” Fred Hammond, Karen Clark Sheard, Akon, Cameron J. Wright, Vena “Pretty Vee” Excell, Marsha Warfield, Ashley Adair, Bobb’e J. Thompson, Santwon McCray, Airean Josiah aka AJ Boogie, Jarun Jones aka YM, Connor Finnerty, Golden Cannon, AJ Bernard, Destiny Renee Boyd, Cosme Flores, Rahja Fuller, Todrick Hall, DC Young Fly, Jim Jones, Rickey Smiley and Teyana Taylor

· Executive Producer: Nick Cannon, Michael Goldman; Benjamin Sumpter, Mike Elliott, Joe Genier; Nina L. Diaz, Donny Hugo Herran, Dara Cook, Trevor Rose and Janee Dabney

· Executive in Charge of Production: Carlos Lugo

· Production: MTV Entertainment Studios, Ncredible Entertainment, Capital Arts

· Quote: “I’m excited to bring all the uplifting elements of gospel, hip-hop and comedy together with such an inspiring and talented cast,” says Nick Cannon, NCredible Entertainment.



Video: Meet the Queens of Season 14! – “RuPaul’s Drag Race”





Video: Meet the Queens of Season 14! – “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 14 premieres Friday, January 7 on VH1.
[via press release from VH1]
Meet the Queens of Season 14! | RuPaul’s Drag Race

Are you ready to meet all of the new queens competing for the crown on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14?! Game on! The brand-new queens are ready to start this game. Press play and watch the #DragRace Season 14 RuVeal with reigning champion, Symone, now! #DragRace #DragRaceRuVeal. RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 premieres Friday, Jan 7th on VH1.



VH1 Delivers the Holiday Drag Event of the Season





VH1 Delivers the Holiday Drag Event of the Season
The network rings in the festivities Thursday, December 2 at 8:00/7:00c with the highly-anticipated “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 14 cast “Ruveal” followed by special presentation of new Paramount+ original series “Queen of the Universe.”
[via press release from VH1]
VH1 Delivers the Holiday Drag Event of the Season

The network rings in the festivities Thursday, December 2nd at 8pm ET/PT with the highly-anticipated “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 14 cast “Ruveal” followed by special presentation of new Paramount+ original series “Queen of the Universe”

Plus the exclusive debut of holiday film, “The Bitch Who Stole Christmas,” starring RuPaul

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 (New York, NY) — VH1 today announced it will air an epic holiday event giving fans a televised first look into the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 14 cast “Ruveal” at 8pm ET/PT, alongside a special presentation of Paramount+’s international drag singing competition, “Queen of The Universe” and the debut of VH1’s original holiday film starring RuPaul, “The Bitch Who Stole Christmas” at 9 pm ET/PT.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 14 “Ruveal” – premieres at 8:00 pm ET/PT on VH1

All the Queens from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 14 will be announced on VH1 during the linear sneak peek of the “RuVeal.” Fans will see their looks showcased as reigning Queen, Symone, announces them walking down the runway.

“Queen of the Universe” – special presentation on VH1

“Queen of the Universe” brings together fourteen of the world’s fiercest queens as they vie for the title of “Queen of the Universe” and a cash prize of $250,000. Each episode will showcase the contestants’ vocal prowess as they debut a new musical performance in front of a live audience and a “Pop Diva Panel” of judges which include, multi-Emmy and GRAMMY(R) nominee Vanessa Williams; platinum-selling recording artist, three-time Emmy(R) Award-winning producer and judge of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Michelle Visage; American drag superstar Trixie Mattel; and three-time GRAMMY(R)-nominated global songstress Leona Lewis. Five-time BAFTA TV Award-winner Graham Norton serves as host, with global drag icon RuPaul as an Executive Producer.

“The Bitch Who Stole Christmas” – premieres at 9:00 pm ET/PT on VH1

In the draggiest Christmas movie ever made, a workaholic big-city fashion journalist is sent to a Christmas-obsessed small town to dig up a story when she finds herself in the middle of cut-throat housewives, a high-stakes “Winter Ball” competition, and a sinister plot that could destroy Christmas fore-evah! Starring RuPaul, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Ridings, Michelle Visage, Ginger Minj, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Peppermint, Jan, Jaymes Mansfield, Latrice Royale, Gottmik, Morgan McMichaels, Porkchop, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews, Chad Michaels, Heidi N Closet, Kelly Mantle, Kimora Blac, Laganja Estranja, Manila Luzon, Mayhem Miller, Pandora Boxx, Raven, Rock M. Sakura, Kylie Sonique Love, Kim Petras, Charo, and Anna Maria Horsford.

A premiere date for “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will be announced at a later date.

Follow along all season on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube accounts. Join the conversation using #DragRace.

About 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 World of Wonder:

For more than two decades, award-winning production company World of Wonder has introduced audiences to new worlds, talent and ideas that have shaped culture. Programming highlights include: Emmy(R) Award winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1/Logo), “Million Dollar Listing” LA & NY (Bravo), “Dancing Queen” (Netflix), “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce” (Fuse), and “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric” (National Geographic); award-winning films and documentaries including “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” “Menendez: Blood Brothers,” “Inside Deep Throat,” “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “I Am Britney Jean,” “In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye,” “Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking,” “Monica in Black and White,” Emmy-winning “The Last Beekeeper,” and Emmy-winning “Out of Iraq.” Seven of WOW’s films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including “Becoming Chaz” and “Party Monster.” World of Wonder has also created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents (1M+ subs), SVOD digital platform WOW Presents Plus, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. World of Wonder’s bi-annual RuPaul’s DragCon is the world’s largest drag culture convention, welcoming 100,000 attendees across LA and NYC in 2018. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored The World According to Wonder, celebrating decades of production, which can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/. Randy and Fenton were honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community, named to Variety’s Reality Leaders List in 2017, and chosen for the OUT100 list in 2018 for their trailblazing work in the LGBTQ+ community. World of Wonder was also selected for Realscreen’s 2018 Global 100 list, which recognizes the top international non-fiction and unscripted production companies working in the industry today. World of Wonder creates out of a historic building/gallery space in the heart of Hollywood.



“VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition” Returns Monday, December 13th at 8PM ET/PT





“VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition” Returns Monday, December 13th at 8PM ET/PT
The new season will bring together fan-favorites from all four cities of “Love & Hip Hop” to continue the tradition of celebrating Black Joy during an action-packed, fun and revealing, week-long gathering full of friendship, foe-ship, secrets, flings and forgiveness.
[via press release from VH1]
“VH1 FAMILY REUNION: LOVE & HIP HOP EDITION” RETURNS MONDAY, DECEMBER 13TH AT 8PM ET/PT

Amina Buddafly, Bobby Lytes, Booby Gibson, Brooke Valentine, Cisco Rosado, Cyn Santana, Erica Mena, Jonathan Fernandez, Juelz Santana, Kimbella, Marcus Black, Mimi Faust, Peter Gunz, Rich Dollaz, Safaree, Shekinah Jo, Stevie J, Tara, Yo-Yo and ZellSwag set to appear on popular hip-hop docuseries

(New York, New York)- Tuesday, November 9 – VH1 today announced its wildly popular hip-hop docuseries, VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition, is set to return for season two on Monday, December 13th at 8PM ET/PT. Building from last season’s success, VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition will bring together fan-favorites from all four cities of Love & Hip Hop to continue the tradition of celebrating Black Joy during an action-packed, fun and revealing, week-long gathering full of friendship, foe-ship, secrets, flings and forgiveness.

The star-studded cast features leads from Atlanta, New York, Hollywood and Miami, including Amina Buddafly, Bobby Lytes, Booby Gibson, Brooke Valentine, Cisco Rosado, Cyn Santana, Erica Mena, Jonathan Fernandez, Juelz Santana, Kimbella, Marcus Black, Mimi Faust, Peter Gunz, Rich Dollaz, Safaree, Shekinah Jo, Stevie J, Tara, Yo-Yo and ZellSwag

By intermingling various Love & Hip Hop cast members this season, who may or may not know each other, along with examining iconic fractured relationships – this season’s reunion will force the cast to start living in their truths, rediscover themselves, push the envelope on pro-social discussions, and possibly find a way to reinvent themselves and their relationships with each other.

VH1’s Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition is executive produced by Lashan Browning, Donna Edge-Rachell, Paris Bauldwin, Daniel Wiener, Mimi Adams, Rich Allen and Michael Carrozza for New Group Productions. Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin, Phakiso Collins and Jubba Seyyid are executive producers for VH1.

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

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.



VH1 Offers Fans Its First-Ever “Naughty or Nice” Holiday Season with New Movies





VH1 Offers Fans Its First-Ever “Naughty or Nice” Holiday Season with New Movies from Executive Producers Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Nick Cannon, World of Wonder’s Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, and Kim Fields
“With our ‘Naughty or Nice’ film slate, VH1 is reimagining the holidays with modern, fresh takes,” says Nina L. Diaz, CCO/President of Content for MTV Entertainment Group.
[via press release from VH1]
VH1 offers fans its first-ever “Naughty or Nice” holiday season with new movies from executive producers Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Nick Cannon, World of Wonder’s Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, and Kim Fields

Lineup kicks off Monday, November 29th with Adventures In Christmasing, followed by The Bitch Who Stole Christmas, Hip Hop Family Christmas, Let’s Get Merried and Miracles Across 125th Street

(New York, NY) October 29, 2021 – VH1 offers fans its first-ever “Naughty or Nice” holiday season with new movies from executive producers Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Nick Cannon, World of Wonder’s Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, and Kim Fields. The lineup kicks off on Monday, November 29th with Adventures in Christmasing, followed by The Bitch Who Stole Christmas, Hip Hop Family Christmas, Let’s Get Merried and Miracles Across 125th Street.

“With our ‘Naughty or Nice’ film slate, VH1 is reimagining the holidays with modern, fresh takes,” says Nina L. Diaz, CCO/President of Content for MTV Entertainment Group. “Working together with Eva, Jamie, Kim, Nick as well as our long-standing partners Randy and Fenton has truly been a gift that keeps on giving.”

Additional details below:

Adventures In Christmasing

· Premiere date: Monday, November 29 at 9PM ET/PT

· Synopsis: Parker Baldwin, a highly successful and meticulous talk show host who plans everything to a T, finds her Christmas plans upended when her network persuades her to spend three days in the wild with superstar adventurer & television survivalist Finn Holt for a holiday television event. The two butt heads until they find themselves stranded together in the wild with no food, unreliable shelter and no form of communication. Unexpectedly impacting each other, they come to realize life is the greatest adventure.

· Story By: Kim Fields & Rhonda Baraka

· Writer: Rhonda Baraka

· Director: Troy A. Scott

· Starring: Kim Fields, Adrian Holmes, Kel Mitchell, Eva Marcille, Jonathan Silverman

· Executive Producer: Kim Fields, Art Rutter and Timothy Johnson; Meghan Hooper, Josh Van Houdt and Janee Dabney

· Executive in Charge of Production: Donny Hugo Herran

· Production: MTV Entertainment Studios, Johnson Production Group, K-Lab Studios

· Quote: “I’m thrilled to bring all my naughty and nice to lead the charge for this epic creative moment for the iconic VH1,” says Kim Fields. “Adventures in Christmasing is as fantastically unexpected and unique as this fire VH1 and MTV Entertainment Group is making for a wickedly cozy holiday season.”

The Bitch Who Stole Christmas

· Premiere date: Thursday, December 2 at 9PM ET/PT

· Synopsis: In the draggiest Christmas movie ever made, a workaholic big-city fashion journalist is sent to a Christmas-obsessed small town to dig up a story when she finds herself in the middle of cut-throat housewives, a high-stakes “Winter Ball” competition, and a sinister plot that could destroy Christmas fore-evah!

· Writers: Connor Wright and Christina Friel

· Director: Don Scardino

· Starring: RuPaul, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Ridings, Michelle Visage, Ginger Minj, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Peppermint, Jan Sport, Jaymes Mansfield, Latrice Royale, Gottmik, Morgan McMichaels, Porkchop, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews, Chad Michaels, Heidi N Closet, Kelly Mantle, Kimora Blac, Laganja Estranja, Manila Luzon, Mayhem Miller, Pandora Boxx, Raven, Rock M. Sakura, Kylie Sonique Love, Kim Petras, Charo, Anna Maria Horsford

· Executive Producer: Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, Tom Campbell, Don Scardino; Nina L. Diaz, Meghan Hooper, Josh Van Houdt, Samantha Schles, Marcia Lansdown and Janee Dabney

· Executive in Charge of Production: Donny Hugo Herran

· Production: MTV Entertainment Studios, World of Wonder

· Quote: “There are 1000 Christmas movies this year, but only one with DRAG QUEENS! Christmas will never be the same!” says Randy Barbato, World of Wonder

Hip Hop Family Christmas

· Premiere date: Monday, December 6 at 9PM ET/PT

· Synopsis: Hip-Hop’s most famous family agrees to participate in a live Christmas television special to address negative press and soften their image.

· Director: Greg Carter

· Writers: Greg Carter, Aydrea Walden, Saeed Crumpler and Datari Turner

· Starring: Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo, Terrence J, Serayah, MC Lyte, Redman, Valarie Pettiford, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Demetrius Shipp Jr, Billy Sorrells, Jonathan Kite, B. Simone, Jess Hilarious, Niatia ‘Lil Mama’ Kirkland, Vena E., Vanessa Simmons and Tank

· Executive Producers: Jamie Foxx, Datari Turner, Greg Carter; Meghan Hooper, Josh Van Houdt, Mychael Chinn, Trevor Rose and Janee Dabney

· Executive in Charge of Production: Donny Hugo Herran, Carlos Lugo

· Production: MTV Entertainment Studios, Foxxhole, Nexus Films

· Quote: “Jamie and I are thrilled to be in partnership with MTV Entertainment Group to continue our mission in telling diverse stories and supporting BIPOC creatives in front and behind the camera,” said Datari Turner, Jamie Foxx’s producing partner.

Let’s Get Merried

· Premiere date: Monday, December 13 at 9PM ET/PT

· Synopsis: A bachelorette weekend at a Christmas-themed adventure park gets all kinds of holly jolly when a hard-partying, down-on-her-luck, holiday-hater decides to get married. That day. To a man she has yet to meet. But first… drinks!

· Writer: Sasha Perl-Raver

· Director: Veronica Rodriguez

· Starring: Mishel Prada, Xosha Roquemore, Tahj Mowry, Nicolette Pearse, Nicole Power, Savannah Basley

· Executive Producers: Eva Longoria, Adriana Martinez Barron and Ben Spector; Lance Samuels, Meghan Hooper, Josh Van Houdt, Andrew Lutin, Trevor Rose and Marcia Lansdown

· Executive in Charge of Production: Donny Hugo Herran, Carlos Lugo

· Production: MTV Entertainment Studios, UnbeliEVAble Ent, Blue Ice Pictures

· Quote: “From its inception, the UnbeliEVAble team and I have championed and uplifted fresh, diverse voices both in front and behind the camera, and to have ViacomCBS as a partner in this mission is very exciting,” says Eva Longoria, CEO UnbeliEVAble Entertainment. “I’m so proud to see our first project come to life with a diverse cast and first time Latina director Veronica Rodriguez in the driver’s seat.”

Miracles Across 125th Street

· Premiere date: Monday, December 20 at 9PM ET/PT

· Synopsis: After battling drug addiction, a Harlem rapper returns to his family’s church to confront his past on Christmas Eve.

· Writer/Director: Nick Cannon

· Starring: Nick Cannon, Lil Kim, Chrisette Michele, Kierra Sheard-Kelly, Tommy Davidson, Bruce Church aka “Bruce Bruce,” Luenell Campbell aka “Luenell,” Fred Hammond, Karen Clark Sheard, Akon, Cameron J. Wright, Vena “Pretty Vee” Excell, Marsha Warfield, Ashley Adair, Bobb’e J. Thompson, Santwon McCray, Airean Josiah aka AJ Boogie, Jarun Jones aka YM, Connor Finnerty, Golden Cannon, AJ Bernard, Destiny Renee Boyd, Cosme Flores, Rahja Fuller, Todrick Hall, DC Young Fly, Jim Jones, Rickey Smiley and Teyana Taylor

· Executive Producer: Nick Cannon, Michael Goldman; Benjamin Sumpter, Mike Elliott, Joe Genier; Nina L. Diaz, Donny Hugo Herran, Dara Cook, Trevor Rose and Janee Dabney

· Executive in Charge of Production: Carlos Lugo

· Production: MTV Entertainment Studios, Ncredible Entertainment, Capital Arts

· Quote: “I’m excited to bring all the uplifting elements of gospel, hip-hop and comedy together with such an inspiring and talented cast,” says Nick Cannon, NCredible Entertainment.

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.



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 Rosé 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:

· Trina

· Trick Daddy

· Amara La Negra

· 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.