“Wild ‘N Out” Kicks Off Summer with New Bolder Episodes Beginning Tuesday, June 21





“Wild ‘N Out” Kicks Off Summer with New Bolder Episodes Beginning Tuesday, June 21 at 8PM ET
Each episode will put Team Old School against Team New School in some of the most hilarious and outrageous battles yet.
[via press release from VH1]
“Wild ‘N Out” kicks off summer with new bolder episodes beginning Tuesday, June 21 at 8PM ET

Marsai Martin, Bobby Shmurda, 112, Adam Waheed, Hannah Stocking, Juelz Santana, CoCo Jones, Anthony Hamilton, Olympian Jordan Chiles, Sherry Cola, Bun B, Josh Richards, Álvaro Díaz, Fireboy DML, Special Ed, Jabari Banks, Jordan L. Jones, Jay Sean, Chrisette Michele, Soul for Real, Novi Brown, Zack Luga, DJ Quik, Nems, La’Ron Hines, Toosii, Andrew C. Caldwell, Tyron Woodley, Jon B, P-Lo, Rubi Rose, Trillville, Bradley Constant, Smiley, Big Tigger and more set to appear

New York, NY (June 9, 2022) – VH1 today announced that its NAACP Award-winning franchise Wild ‘N Out will return with all new episodes beginning Tuesday, June 21 at 8PM ET/PT. Following the premiere, fans can catch fresh episodes every Tuesday night.

Hosted and created by Nick Cannon, this season’s guest stars and performances include Marsai Martin, Bobby Shmurda, 112, Adam Waheed, Hannah Stocking, Juelz Santana, CoCo Jones, Anthony Hamilton, Olympian Jordan Chiles, Sherry Cola, Coco, Bun B, Josh Richards, Álvaro Díaz, Fireboy DML, Special Ed, Jabari Banks, Jordan L. Jones, Jay Sean, Chrisette Michele, Soul for Real, Novi Brown, Zack Luga, DJ Quik, Nems, La’Ron Hines, Toosii, Andrew C. Caldwell, Tyron Woodley, Jon B, P-Lo, Rubi Rose, Trillville, Bradley Constant, Smiley, Big Tigger and more set to appear.

Each episode will put Team Old School against Team New School in some of the most hilarious and outrageous battles yet. 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 championship 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 Chance the Rapper, Zendaya, Kanye West, Chrissy Teigen, Doja Cat, Jack Harlow, Migos, Michael Strahan, Lil Wayne, Shaq, Latto, Kirk Franklin, Lil Baby, Chloe x Halle, Wu-Tang Clan and more.

For more information and exclusive content, follow Wild ‘N Out on YouTube, Instagram , Facebook, TikTokand Twitter. Fans can catch-up on previous seasons and exclusive content on Paramount+, Pluto TV, theofficial series page, and the VH1 App.

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. Sandra Piedra serves as Music Talent Executive.

About MTV Entertainment Group:

MTV Entertainment Group is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films.



VH1’s “Level Up” Mondays Achieves Double Digit Growth in Key 18-49 Demo





VH1’s “Level Up” Mondays Achieves Double Digit Growth in Key 18-49 Demo
May 16 marked VH1’s highest rated Monday prime in three months and scores best Monday prime share in eight months thanks to big season premieres of “Basketball Wives” and “Couples Retreat.”
[via press release from VH1]
VH1’s ‘Level Up’ Mondays achieves double digit growth IN KEY 18-49 DEMO

May 16th marks VH1’s highest rated Monday prime in three months and scores best Monday prime share in eight months thanks to big season premieres of Basketball Wives and Couples Retreat

(New York, NY) – May 26, 2022 – VH1’s ‘Level Up’ Mondays – with the season premieres of Basketball Wives and Couples Retreat – achieved a win with double digit increases vs. P4W across total day (+13% rtg & shr) and prime (+14% rtg, +16% shr) overall. Additionally, May 16th was VH1’s highest rated Monday prime in three months with both massive gains over P4W across rating (+86%) and share (+104%).

Basketball Wives

· Basketball Wives season 10 premiere (5/16) posted a +6% increase vs. the prior season average and +25% on share

· Massive demo gains among M18-34, up +90% on rating and +116% on share

· Premiere delivered 517K total viewers, up +7% from last season avg (485K)

· Outperformed the P4W time period average by +59% (+70% share)

· Ranked #2 across engagements (#1 Summer House) and views (#1 Welcome to Plathville) among cable reality

Couples Retreat

· Couples Retreat season two premiere (5/16) scored a +100% increase vs. the P4W time period and +114% on share

· Notable share gains vs. the prior season average: W18-49 (+7%), W25-54 (+5%), M18-34 (+8%)

Source: Nielsen; LSD/P18-49 coverage ratings & coverage share unless noted; time periods- BBW Mon/8p, CR Mon/9p; Social Source: SCR Ranker- Cable Reality.



MTV Entertainment Studios Unveils Expansive Lineup of 90+ New and Returning Series





MTV Entertainment Studios Unveils Expansive Lineup of 90+ New and Returning Series Across Paramount Media Networks and Paramount+, Including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Smithsonian Channel and Paramount Network
With half of the top ten series on cable and a slew of #1 hits from scripted to adult animation to reality – MTVE’s upcoming series, films and specials tap into themes that are resonating with today’s global audiences including family dynamics, love & relationships and social experimentation.
[via press release from MTV Entertainment Studios]
MTV Entertainment Studios unveils expansive lineup of 90+ new and returning series across Paramount Media Networks and Paramount+, including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Smithsonian Channel and Paramount Network

With five of the top ten cable series and a slew of #1 hit franchises including Yellowstone, South Park, RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Challenge and Jersey Shore, MTV Entertainment is poised to continue its record-setting run across scripted, adult animation and reality

New projects featuring top talent Pamela Adlon, Jessica Chastain, Harrison Ford, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Helen Mirren, David Oyelowo, Kal Penn, Tracee Ellis Ross, Andy Samberg, Michael Shannon Sylvester Stallone and Billy Bob Thornton, are among those set to premiere

(New York, NY) May 18, 2022 – MTV Entertainment Studios today announced a robust slate of more than 90+ greenlights and renewals across Paramount Media Networks and Paramount+ including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Smithsonian Channel and Paramount Network.

With half of the top ten series on cable and a slew of #1 hits from scripted to adult animation to reality – MTVE’s upcoming series, films and specials tap into themes that are resonating with today’s global audiences including family dynamics, love & relationships and social experimentation.

After Yellowstone’s record-breaking season four, MTV Entertainment Studios is ramping up scripted in a big way including a bevy of Taylor Sheridan and 101 Studios’ projects for both Paramount Network and Paramount+. On the network side, in addition to season five of Yellowstone, they have the previously announced 6666, about the merciless endeavor to raise the finest horses and livestock in the world, and American Tragedy: The Waco Trials, exploring the wide-ranging fallout succeeding the tragic events that took place thirty years ago. On the Paramount+ side will be season two of Mayor of Kingstown that is joined by 1883: The Bass Reeves Story, 1932 (w/t), Tulsa King, Land Man and Lioness.

Building on the success of its adult animation slate and on the heels of celebrating the 25th anniversary of South Park, comes the Andy Samberg-produced comedy series Digman!, Jodie, a spin-off of the iconic Daria franchise with Tracee Ellis Ross in the titular role and both a film and series return of Beavis and Butt-Head.

And, with reality continuing to dominate linear and streaming, MTV and VH1 have several high-profile franchise extensions coming down the pike, such as the wildly popular Shores, which sees two new groups of young people sharing a vacation house together. First up is Buckhead Shore – “The Beverly Hills of the South” – where long time friends reunite for their annual blowout trip, and Jersey Shore 2.0 (w/t), which chronicles a new generation of share house roommates hitting the same famed beaches and boardwalks along the Atlantic to make new memories all summer long. On VH1, the juggernaut franchises return with more seasons of fan-favorite Love & Hip Hop and Black Ink Crew.

“We are honored to be working with some of the biggest movie stars in the world including Jessica Chastain, Harrison Ford, David Oyelowo, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Renner, Sylvester Stallone and Michael Shannon, behind the camera with some of the most groundbreaking and innovative creators, such as Mike Judge, Taylor Sheridan, Nicole Kidman, Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance and Matt and Trey to name just a few, as we build new worlds and compelling characters while expanding our #1 hit franchises,” Chris McCarthy, President/CEO of Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios.

“Our robust slate filled with powerhouse franchises and exciting new projects leans into MTVE’s legacy of storytelling that celebrates authentic voices from icons to up and comers, drives culture and makes it pop with audiences around the world,” said Nina L. Diaz, President of Content/Chief Creative Officer, MTV Entertainment Studios & Unscripted Entertainment/Adult Animation at Paramount+.

MTV

New Series

· Buckhead Shore – The shore franchise heads to Buckhead, Georgia to follow the interpersonal lives of a group of friends making a name for themselves in the “Beverly Hills of the South” as they escape their everyday life and head to the lake shore to let loose.

· Dating at Sea (w/t) – Daters from all over the world board the ultimate singles cruise, but what they don’t know is there’s a major barrier to finding love – the language barrier, because no one on board speaks the same language. Who will find international love while sailing through international waters?

· Love at First Lie: Who’s A Couple And Who’s A Con – Think you can spot a liar? Play along as couples go head-to-head to uncover who among them are in a genuine relationship and who’s faking their love to con others out of the cash prize.

· Jersey Shore 2.0 (w/t) – It’s been 13 years since the iconic cast of Jersey Shore fist-pumped their way into our lives and stole our hearts. Now, the time-honored tradition continues with a new group of roommates moving into their own Shore house. They may have traded their poofs for plumped pouts and UV rays for spray tans, but when things heat up in Jersey, the Shore is still the place to be to make memories all summer long.

· Power Game (w/t) – In this extreme social experiment that exposes how money, class, greed and power corrupt, 13 strangers are given absolute power to control the lives of those around them. Their morality will be put to the test as they try to get ahead by any means necessary – deception, manipulation, conspiracy – in hopes of taking home a cash prize. How far will these players go to win?

· The Surreal Life – Eight unexpected, hand-selected stars are given a non-transferable golden ticket to a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that money can’t buy. In this reimagined revival of the smash-hit VH1 series, celebrities will embark on a Surreal Journey that pushes them to leave their personas aside and reveal their true nature in unexpected ways.

· Teen Mom: The Next Chapter (w/t) – The casts of Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 are each currently in different stages of motherhood – some have kids in diapers, while others are now parenting teenagers! But they all share the unique experience of momming so young. For the first time, the moms and all their stories will be brought together in one supersized series that focuses on the unique bond this “Mom Group” shares as they face the reality of parenthood and adulting while entering this next phase of life together.

Returning Series

· The Challenge – Over the past two decades, MTV’s The Challenge (referred to as “America’s 5th major sport”) has become the proving ground for the most competitive players in entertainment. Competitors from around the globe must adapt as they compete with and against each other in extreme challenges, pushing their minds and bodies to their limits. Players will need to win power, politics and avoid elimination in order to make it to the most difficult challenge of them all, the brutal finale. In the end, only the most elite will conquer the game, and be crowned a Challenge Champion.

· MTV’s Catfish: The TV Show – Catfish is back as the hosts are traveling the country, boosted by their boots on the ground powers to track down leads as they dive deep into murky depths to uncover how far catfishing goes in 2022! From small-town elusive crushes to mysterious international pop stars, love hangs in the balance around every turn!

· Cribs – The pop culture phenomenon returns as celebrities invite us into their homes for a one-of-a-kind tour and intimate peek into their everyday lives.

· Deliciousness – A dais of foodies including react to the internet’s most viral and entertaining videos. From food blunders to restaurant server fails to kids in the kitchen and more, Deliciousness satisfies the foodie in all of us.

· Help! I’m in a Secret Relationship! – This docu-series uncovers the cautionary tales of people who believe they have found the love of their lives, only to discover lies at the core of their relationships. What if your true love is hiding a massive secret… and that secret is you?

· Jersey Shore Family Vacation – The world is finally open again and the squad is free to roam – from El Paso for an old-fashioned roommates-only trip to San Diego for a full-on family vacation. But buckle up, because where this group goes, drama follows. Marriages inches past the point of no return, and it’s time to settle some old scores that will have the whole family at odds.

· Messyness – Dive headfirst into videos of nights out on the town, hilarious hookups and people having wild nights they won’t remember.

· Siesta Key – As life in Siesta Key gives way to high energy in multicultural Miami, we see our cast grow up and greet their adult lives, and the pressures that come with it. Once big fish in a small pond, we’ll watch these young adults as they become much smaller fish in a far larger pond. New career pressures and aggressive competition will test our cast – and their friendships – in ways they can’t imagine.

· Teen Mom Young & Pregnant – Young moms navigate the highs and lows of parenthood in an all new season. The group meets up in person for the first time in Los Angeles, where they form bonds and learn to lean on each other through the trials of family dysfunction, absentee partners, relationship woes and all of the responsibilities that come with having a child. When it feels like there’s nowhere else to turn, these moms have each other.

· Teen Mom Girls Night In – Ever wondered what the Teen Mom’s REALLY think of the moms on the other series? In this show, moms from Teen Mom 2 will watch their predecessors, the OG’s, and unleash their personal opinions on the biggest moments from the past season.

· Teen Mom: Family Reunion – Teen Mom: Family Reunion is back with the ultimate “Summer Retreat.” The first reunion was all about the sun, sand and soul searching, but this year these moms are heading to the mountains… and it’s exactly what Mother Nature ordered! Mixed in with the fun and reconnecting, they’ll also confront some of their most contentious and complicated family relationships. Get ready to hit the trail and prepare for a bumpy ride!

VH1

New Series

· Hall of Love: The Ultimate Dating Experience – In this new dating experiment, we’ll bring the choices and excitement of dating apps to life! Three single best friends will enter a literal “hall” of eligible men, who are all ready to commit. Inside this dating utopia, the women are in control as they search for real love. But they quickly realize having too many ideal choices is harder than it seems. In the end, they’ll have to answer the question, “If you’re offered everything you want… will you ultimately choose what you need?”

· Shaunie & Keion’s Wedding Special (w/t) – The Basketball Wife will become a pastor’s wife on the sunny shores of Anguilla as Shaunie embarks on a second chance at love with Pastor Keion Henderson. This special series will follow the happy couple – along with their closest friends and family members – as they prepare for their destination wedding and the blending of their beautiful families. Along the way, they will juggle business demands, stewardship of a 15,000-member congregation, and, before God, arrive at the most special moment in a couple’s life: saying I do.

· VH1’s Unfaithful: Caught in The Act – is an investigative series that sets out to help suspicious lovers catch their cheating partners in the act. Once the evidence is collected, the suspicious lover can choose to team up with their partner’s other lover or take them both down in an undercover ambush.

Returning Series

· Basketball Wives – This season, the wives are ready to make up for lost time and celebrate their sisterhood by expanding their circle with old friends, while continuing to strengthen their current bonds. With some major celebrations to enjoy, the ladies come together and open the Rolodex to include familiar faces from past seasons. Expect the unexpected from season 10 as it will definitely go down in the Basketball Wives hall of fame.

· Black Ink Crew Chicago – The stakes couldn’t be higher for our Chicago crew as they navigate a tumultuous and shaky future, in hopes of reaching new heights of success. The continuation of Season 7 brings forth absolutes, in which our cast members will either adapt to the “new normal” of the world or falter under the pressure. In the demanding city of Chicago, you are either your own champion or your worst enemy.

· Black Ink Crew Compton – In this explosive third addition to the Black Ink Crew franchise, a group of artists open a tattoo shop in the tumultuous city of Compton, CA. Will they survive their neighborhood and land on top or crumble under the pressures of street life?

· Black Ink Crew New York – Ten seasons in, the New York crew has proven they can weather any storm. They’ve survived broken relationships, avoided jail times and thrived through a pandemic to emerge on the other side. But as the Brooklyn tattoo empire continues to grow – striving to build a legacy of Black wealth for generations – the crew discovers that in order to build, you have to destroy what’s old.

· VH1’s Couples Retreat – A celebration of love, this series follows all-star celebrity couples during a week-long vacation where cast members take part in an honest and uncensored conversation on the challenges and triumphs of their relationships while delving into the intimate moments that these very public couples have never revealed. From jaw-dropping reveals to life-changing decisions, anything is bound to happen when each couple is challenged to face the truth of their relationship, beyond the limelight. The series will also discuss various social topics including mental health, overcoming infidelity, navigating grief and loss, spirituality, having children and more.

· Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly – This series 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.

· Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta – The hit series returns with unexpected twists and turns shaking up the cast of Atlanta’s Hip Hop elite. This next chapter will turn Hip Hop culture on its head, and remix it into a new era, combining the depth and heart of our cast’s real-life obstacles, full of jaw-dropping stories and crazy shenanigans. From a much-anticipated wedding, a culture rocking Grammy nomination, to the ultimate betrayal. Who needs enemies when the family is divided?

· Love & Hip Hop: Girls Night In – The Love & Hip Hop world is one outrageous family and EVERYONE has an opinion! In this watch party series, Love & Hip Hop stars from all four cities (Atlanta, New York, Hollywood, Miami) gather to watch choice episodes of the most iconic seasons of a city. Viewers will hear their fresh perspectives and unfiltered honest opinions of their fellow cast members, and some of the most unforgettable events on the show.

· Love & Hip Hop: Miami – The famed franchise returns to the world’s hottest city for an all-new season of change with an up-close-and-personal look into the lives and loves of the 305’s iconic industry legends and ambitious rising stars. This time around however, everybody’s making big moves. Babies, weddings and divorces are all in the mix. But so are twists, turns and fiery drama, set against an all-access musical backdrop that goes deeper backstage than ever before. In a city where nothing is guaranteed, nothing will ever be the same!

· My True Crime Story – This series features ordinary people with good intentions who commit scandalous criminal activities and ultimately find redemption. Told in first person by the people who lived through these life-changing misadventures, thrilling stories include cases of drug trafficking, counterfeiting, robberies and jewelry heists. When it all comes crashing down, was it worth it?

· Wild ‘N Out – Created and Hosted by Nick Cannon, the NAACP Image Award-winning comedy series showcases the most hilarious, entertaining and outrageous battles between the Old School and the New School teams. In every episode, both squads go 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 Wild ‘N Out Championship belt.

Comedy Central

New Scripted + Animated Series

· DIGMAN! – An adult animated adventure comedy series set in a world where archaeologists are cooler than rock stars.

· Inside Amy Schumer – The Peabody, Emmy(R) and Writers Guild Award-winning franchise returns with its fifth season starring Amy Schumer, one of the entertainment industry’s leading forces as a stand-up comedian, actress, writer, producer and director.

· Jodie – A spinoff film of the cult classic Daria, follows Jodie Landon as she leaves college, moves to a gentrifying city and begins a job at Firstfinity, a mysterious Google-like tech company.

· Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News (w/t) – The Emmy and Critics’ Choice Award-nominated animated show is a first-of-its-kind original series that features a cast of animated characters lampooning top news stories and interviewing real-world guests.

New Original Movies

· Out of Office (w/t) – An ensemble comedy about the blurring lines between working from home and would-be/should-be private life. The story centers on a young woman who finds that keeping her job is somehow tied to helping her boss navigate his fast-failing marriage.

Unscripted Series

· The New Kings & Queens of Comedy – The Original Kings of Comedy and The Queens of Comedy were legendary, era-defining movies. Now the biggest brand in stand-up comedy is back with a new unscripted competition series that follows 10 dynamic comedians on their journey as they compete to be crowned the New King or Queen of Comedy. Their triumphs and travails-on the clock and off-as our judges winnow the field for an electric coronation finale.

Returning Series

· Awkwafina is Nora From Queens – Nora Lin leans on her family as she navigates life and young adulthood in outer borough-NYC. The show touches on themes of family, culture, and identity, providing a comedy that has become a breakout hit for Comedy Central.

· Crank Yankers – The world’s favorite irreverent puppets prank any venue where trouble can be made.

· The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – With the most distinct voice in late night, Trevor Noah moves The Daily Show seamlessly from insightful, hilarious satire to serious, provocative conversations, meeting society’s moments of unrest and uncertainty with clarity and conviction. With a diverse and comedic news team, the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award winning franchise engages its expansive linear and social platforms to unpack urgent issues in a compelling way, helping audiences make sense of the world around them.

· Tha God’s Honest Truth with Charlamagne tha God – Charlamagne tha God brings his influential, opinionated and thought-provoking perspective to his table where he invites unlikely pairings of notable comedians and guests across the political spectrum to debate current events permeating politics and culture. Redemptively comedic, refreshingly unfiltered and unapologetically honest cross talk, nothing is off limits in Charlamagne’s late-night talk show.

· South Park – The Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning, animated series continues on Comedy Central where it has aired for over 25 years. Since the August 1997 launch there have been more than 523 billion minutes of South Park consumed on Comedy Central alone.

Paramount Network

New Series and Miniseries

· 6666 – Founded when Comanches still ruled West Texas, no ranch in America is more steeped in the history of the West than the 6666. Still operating as it did two centuries before, and encompassing an entire county, the 6666 has inspired a new scripted series where the rule of law and the laws of nature merge in a place where the most dangerous thing one does is the next thing. The 6666 is synonymous with the merciless endeavor to raise the finest horses and livestock in the world, and ultimately where world-class cowboys are born and made.

· American Tragedy: The Waco Trials (w/t) – Explores the wide-ranging fallout succeeding the tragic events that took place in Waco, TX, and the uneven scales of justice the surviving Branch Davidians faced.

· Black Wall Street – This compelling television event series will tell the story of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Greenwood district which at one time was the wealthiest Black community in the United States and known as “Black Wall Street.”

· George & Tammy – Chronicles country music’s king and queen, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, whose rocky relationship inspired some of the most iconic country music of all time.

Returning Series

· Yellowstone – Chronicles the Dutton family, led by John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds and hard-earned respect – the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation and America’s first national park.

Smithsonian Channel

New Series

· The Exhibit: Finding the Next Great Artist – A new series in which seven emerging artists selected from across the country compete for a once-in-a-lifetime spotlight at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden on the National Mall. Throughout the competition, artists will create groundbreaking modern art pieces that respond to the most important artworks and ideas of our time.

Returning Series

· Air Disasters – Investigating the mysteries of aviation devastation for an all-new season 17. With the most meticulous investigations, painstaking recreations and startling revelations – the series continues to highlight the new, headline-worthy investigations and heroic stories from flight crews, air traffic controllers, analysts and survivors of the world’s worst air disasters…and the search to unveil the question we all wonder: what went wrong?

· Air Warriors – Each episode features new tales of heroic pilots battling against the odds to survive in war zones around the globe with new personal stories revealing the true dedication and the emotions of men and women pilots and aircrew, and of course, an awesome new cast of machines. The series will fascinate and delight the current fanbase of this long running series and will recruit and serve new viewers captivated by dramatic stories of bravery.

· Combat Ships – The series returns for season 4 as it continues to examine legendary battles, strategies, boats, weapons and people who were pivotal to naval history. The series analyzes one of the greatest battles in the age of sail, one of the riskiest amphibious assaults in history, the mysterious losses of WWI and WWII, and so much more.

· How Did They Build That? – In this epic second series of the visually stunning How Did They Build That?, viewers will learn how some of the world’s most incredible structures were built. With insight from the engineers and architects of each building, viewers will watch them deconstruct some of the world’s most amazing structures.

· Ice Airport Alaska – With so few roads across its untamed wilderness, Alaska relies on aviation more than any other state in the U.S. Witness wild weather, emergency landings and critical cargo deliveries – and meet the all-weather ground crews, tenacious technicians and hero pilots who keep the final frontier open for business.

· Mighty Cruise Ships – Sail away to luxury and adventure on a series that explores the great cruise ships of the world and their extraordinary destinations. From the Caribbean to the Antarctic, from zip lines and poolside cabanas to luxury suites and high-end entertainment, these ships and their crews deliver equal parts extravagance and exploration.

CMT

Returning Series

· CMT Campfire Sessions Season 2 – Brings together a star-studded lineup of some of music’s biggest names as they strip down their biggest hits, share new music and swap stories with friends fireside for an intimate night of music. Season Two is set to return Summer 2022; more information including premiere date and full artist lineup to follow.

· CMT Crossroads: Black Pumas & Mickey Guyton – Illustrates the far-reaching roots of country music by pairing country artists with musicians from other genres. Each episode features a different set of stars playing together, swapping stories and sharing their common love of music.

Paramount+

New Scripted + Animated Series

· 1883: The Bass Reeves Story – An epic limited series that will bring the legendary lawman of the wild west, Bass Reeves, to life. Known as the greatest frontier hero in American history, and also believed to be the inspiration for The Lone Ranger. Reeves worked in the post-Reconstruction era as a federal peace officer in the Indian Territory, capturing over 3,000 of the most dangerous criminals without ever being wounded.

· 1932 (w/t) – The story will explore the early twentieth century when pandemics, historic drought, the end of prohibition and the great depression all plague the mountain west, and the Duttons who call it home.

· Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe (film) – In perhaps the dumbest space movie ever made, Beavis and Butt-Head are sentenced to Space Camp by a “creative” judge in 1998. Their obsession with a docking simulator (huh huh) leads to a trip on the Space Shuttle, with predictably disastrous results. After going through a black hole, they reemerge in our time, where they look for love, misuse iPhones and are hunted by the Deep State. Spoiler: They don’t score.

· Beavis and Butt-Head (series) – Beavis and Butt-Head are back and stupider than ever.

· Inside Amy Schumer – The Peabody, Emmy(R) and Writers Guild Award-winning franchise returns with its fifth season starring Amy Schumer, one of the entertainment industry’s leading forces as a stand-up comedian, actress, writer, producer and director.

· Land Man – Set in the proverbial boomtowns of West Texas, Land Man is a modern-day tale of fortune-seeking in the world of oil rigs. The series is an upstairs/downstairs story of roughnecks and wildcat billionaires that are fueling a boom so big it’s reshaping our climate, our economy and our geopolitics.

· Lioness – Lioness is based on a real-life CIA program and follows a marine recruited to befriend the daughter of a terrorist to bring the organization down from within.

· Teen Wolf The Movie – A full moon rises in Beacon Hills and with it a terrifying evil has emerged. The wolves are howling once again, calling for the return of Banshees, Werecoyotes, Hellhounds, Kitsunes and every other shapeshifter in the night. But only a Werewolf like Scott McCall, no longer a teenager yet still an Alpha, can gather both new allies and reunite trusted friends to fight back against what could be the most powerful and deadliest enemy they’ve ever faced.

· Tulsa King – Follows New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi, just after he is released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a “crew” from a group of unlikely characters, to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet.

· Wolf Pack – Based on the book series by Edo van Belkom, Wolf Pack follows a teenage boy and girl whose lives are changed forever when a California wildfire awakens a terrifying supernatural creature and drives it to attack a highway traffic jam beneath the burning hills. Wounded in the chaos, the boy and girl are inexplicably drawn to each other and to two other teenagers who were adopted sixteen years earlier by a park ranger after another mysterious wildfire. As the full moon rises, all four teens come together to unravel the secret that connects them – the bite and blood of a werewolf.

Unscripted Series

· All Star Shore – The first ever party competition show featuring 14 iconic reality stars from around the world and TV’s biggest series – including Jersey Shore Family Vacation, Love is Blind, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Geordie Shore, Acapulco Shore, Rio Shore, Bachelor in Paradise and more – as they come together for an epic vacation at the ultimate “Shore” house in the Canary Islands to battle it out for the grand prize and global bragging rights.

· The Challenge: World Championship (w/t) – Winners from four new Challenge series (The Challenge: U.S.A., The Challenge: Argentina, The Challenge: Australia and The Challenge: U.K.) will advance to The Challenge global championship and battle for the first-ever title as The Challenge World Champion.

· Ink Master – The hit tattoo competition makes its premiere later this year. Featuring some of the world’s top tattoo artists battling it out in permanent ink for $250,000 and the prized title of Ink Master, the competitors will test their technical skills and on-the-spot creativity in challenges unlike ever before.

Returning Series

· The Challenge: All Stars – Featuring a stacked line-up of legendary vets, this all-new season currently airing requires past contestants to have qualified for or won a Challenge final, highlighting the franchise’s fiercest competitors from every era of the show.

· RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars – The upcoming season launching this Friday, May 20 with two all-new episodes will feature a cast of all former winners returning to compete for the title of “Queen of All Queens” and a cash prize of $200,000.

· Mayor of Kingstown – Follows the McLusky family, power brokers in Kingstown, Mich., where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, the series provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither.

· Queen of the Universe – In a singing competition like no other, the world’s fiercest drag queens perform for a live audience, as they vie for the title “Queen of the Universe” and a cash prize of $250,000. High heels, high octaves, high stakes – the second season of this global singing competition will blow your wig off!

About MTV Entertainment:

MTV Entertainment Group is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films.



VH1 Levels Up Monday Nights with the Return of Basketball Wives Monday, May 16th





VH1 Levels Up Monday Nights with the Return of Basketball Wives Monday, May 16th at 8PM ET/PT followed by Couples Retreat and Unfaithful: Caught in the Act in back-to-back premieres

New York, NY – April 18, 2022 – VH1 today announced that its fan-favorite series Basketball Wives will premiere Monday, May 16 at 8PM ET/PT followed by Couples Retreat and Unfaithful: Caught in the Act in back-to-back premieres. This season on the hit series Basketball Wives it’s a whole new ball game as the ladies are back and ready to level up with a reunion of friends from past and present, all the while finding connections that both bring them closer together – and at times threaten to tear them further apart.

Featuring veteran cast members Jackie, Malaysia and Jennifer and MVPs from seasons past Brandi, Angel, Duffey, Brooke and Brittish with appearances by Shaunie, Nia and Noria, we’ll follow the boss ladies as they focus on their families, relationships, and business ventures while clearing up their pasts to make a better future. “ I cannot say how proud I am to have created and produced such a successful television franchise with VH1,” said executive producer, Shaunie O’Neal. “Basketball Wives has gone above and beyond my wildest dreams. How awesome is it to say ‘tune in to SEASON 10? 10?!’ We decided to change things up a little this season. Stay tuned for some new but yet familiar faces.”

Basketball Wives is produced by Truly Original and Shed Media. From Truly Original the executive producers are Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Lorraine Haughton-Lawson, Julie “Bob” Lombardi, Lyndee Brown, Markus Burns, Vinnie Kaufmann and James Davis. Executive in Charge of Production, Angela Liao. Shaunie O’Neal also serves as an executive producer. Jennifer Aguirre and Paula Aranda executive produce for VH1.

Join the conversation using #BasketballWives and follow the official Basketball Wives accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube.

Catch-up on the previous seasons of VH1’s Basketball Wives on Paramount+, Pluto TV, the official series page, and the VH1 App.

About MTV Entertainment:

MTV Entertainment Group is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films.

About Truly Original:

Truly Original creates a broad range of nonfiction programming for television and streaming platforms. Run by Emmy® 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. In addition to Basketball Wives, Truly Original’s robust roster includes Ink Master, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Potomac, Family Karma, Shahs of Sunset, Would I Lie to You?, Kandi & The Gang, Swamp People, Summer House, Winter House, and The Last Cowboy with executive producer Taylor Sheridan. For more information visit trulyoriginal.com.



“America’s Next Drag Superstar” Crowned During Jaw-Dropping Finale





“America’s Next Drag Superstar” Crowned During Jaw-Dropping Finale of VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
Tonight’s finale also presented viewers with an exclusive first look at the highly anticipated new season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” set to premiere Friday, May 20 on Paramount+.
[via press release from VH1]
**SPOILERS BELOW**

“America’s Next Drag Superstar” Crowned During Jaw-Dropping Finale Of VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Highly Anticipated First Look for “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” Season Seven Ru-vealed Featuring Cameron Diaz, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Naomi Campbell, Tove Lo, Janicza Bravo, Ben Platt and More

New Season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” Featuring a Cast of Previous Winners Vying for the title of “Queen of All Queens,” will Premiere Friday, May 20 Exclusively on Paramount+

**SPOILERS BELOW**

New York, NY – APRIL 22, 2022 – Tonight, the top five finalists of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Angeria Paris VanMicheals, Bosco, Daya Betty, Lady Camden and Willow Pill, left viewers gooped and gagged as they went head-to-head in the season 14 finale. Willow Pill was crowned “America’s Next Drag Superstar” by season 13 winner Symone and awarded $150,000, the highest cash prize in drag race herstory. Runner-up queen Lady Camden was awarded a $50,000 cash prize, also a franchise first – with both prizes powered by Cash App. Season 13’s Miss Congeniality, LaLa Ri, passed down the title and a special prize of $10,000 sponsored by Olay Body, to Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté.

“Willow Pill has the soul of a true artist,” said six-time Emmy(R) Award-winning Host and Executive Producer, RuPaul. “In the most competitive season ever, she stole our hearts and earned the crown. Willow is weird, wild and wonderful and she is exactly what the world needs now.”

This season also introduced more unforgettable moments, including a new candy bar twist, where one lucky queen was saved from elimination after finding a golden ticket in her chocolate bar, an epic lip sync LaLaPaRuZa smackdown, “Moulin Ru” the musical, the Roast of Ross Mathews, and so many more.

Tonight’s finale also presented viewers with an exclusive first look at the highly anticipated new season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” set to premiere Friday, May 20 on Paramount+. For the first time ever, the series will feature a cast of all winners returning to compete for the ultimate title, “Queen of All Queens,” and a cash prize of $200,000. Celebrity guest judges for the season will include Cameron Diaz, Daphne Guinness, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Nikki Glaser, Tove Lo, Betsey Johnson, Janicza Bravo, Ben Platt, Ronan Farrow and Hannah Einbinder, with special appearances by Naomi Campbell, Vanna White, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

As previously announced, the eight former winners returning to compete for the title “Queen of All Queens” include Jaida Essence Hall, Jinkx Monsoon, Monét X Change, Raja, Shea Couleé, Trinity The Tuck, The Vivienne, and Yvie Oddly.

Additionally, new episodes of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: Untucked” will be available to stream exclusively on Paramount+, bringing viewers behind the scenes to the backstage drama as the queens anxiously await their fate each week.

Leading up to the premiere on Paramount+, VH1 will air “Countdown To All Stars 7: You’re A Winner Baby,” a four-episode special where fan-favorite queens from RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE watch and react to the queens from “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” season seven’s very best moments. The dolls are offering their funniest and juiciest commentary all while fangirling out for our herstoric all winners season. COUNTDOWN TO ALL STARS 7: YOU’RE A WINNER BABY will air 4 “Best of” specials on Friday, April 29, Friday May 5, Friday, May 13, and Friday, May 20 (8:00 PM, ET/PT) as well as on the official “RuPaul’s Drag Race” YouTube account.

To stay up-to-date on all things #DragRace Season 14, follow along on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok at @rupaulsdragrace!

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:

World of Wonder (WOW) has reshaped international pop culture, earning 24 Emmys, inspiring Oscar-winning performances, creating global network WOW Presents Plus across 190 territories and bringing drag culture to the world stage via RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE and DragCon. WOW’s pioneering television portfolio includes other smash-hit franchises like “Million Dollar Listing.” Their film division, WOW Docs, produces groundbreaking documentaries including “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” “Party Monster” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” WOW also operates YouTube channel WOWPresents, music label World of Wonder Records, the WOW Podcast Network, and year-round international live events. Co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato have been profiled in Variety’s Reality TV Impact Report. Honors for their trailblazing work include the IDA Pioneer Award, Realscreen’s Global 100 list, and the OUT 100. Most recently, World of Wonder was ranked #2 among film and TV powerhouses in Fast Company’s World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.

About Paramount+:

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage. For more information about Paramount+, please visit paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.



VH1 Levels Up Monday Nights





VH1 Levels Up Monday Nights with the Series Premiere of “Unfaithful: Caught in the Act” and the Return of “Basketball Wives” and “VH1 Couples Retreat”
Look for all three series back-to-back beginning Monday, May 16 at 8:00/7:00c.
[via press release from VH1]
VH1 LEVELS UP MONDAY NIGHTS WITH THE SERIES PREMIERE OF “UNFAITHFUL: CAUGHT IN THE ACT” AND THE RETURN OF “BASKETBALL WIVES” AND “VH1 COUPLES RETREAT”

Back-to-back premieres kick off Monday, May 16th at 8PM ET/PT with Basketball Wives, immediately followed by VH1 Couples Retreat and Unfaithful: Caught in the Act

(New York, New York)- April 18, 2022 – VH1 today announced a sizzling hot new line-up of original programming coming to Monday nights. All-new episodes of Basketball Wives, VH1 Couples Retreat and the series premiere of Unfaithful: Caught in the Act are set to debut on Monday, May 16 beginning at 8PM ET/PT. Monday nights are staple must-see programming for the network that provides the best in pop culture, fan-favorite competitions, lifestyle and more.

Basketball Wives Premieres Monday, May 16 at 8PM ET/PT

· This season on the hit series Basketball Wives it’s a whole new ball game as the ladies are back and ready to level up with a reunion of friends from past and present, all the while finding connections that both bring them closer together – and at times threaten to tear them further apart. Featuring veteran cast members Jackie, Malaysia and Jennifer and MVPs from seasons past Brandi, Angel, Duffey, Brooke and Brittish with appearances by Shaunie, Nia and Noria, we’ll follow the boss ladies as they focus on their families, relationships, and business ventures while clearing up their pasts to make a better future.

· ” I cannot say how proud I am to have created and produced such a successful television franchise with VH1,” said executive producer, Shaunie O’Neal. “Basketball Wives has gone above and beyond my wildest dreams. How awesome is it to say ‘tune in to SEASON 10? 10?!'”

· Basketball Wives is produced by Truly Original and Shed Media. From Truly Original the executive producers are Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Lorraine Haughton-Lawson, Julie “Bob” Lombardi, Lyndee Brown, Markus Burns, Vinnie Kaufmann and James Davis. Executive in Charge of Production, Angela Liao. Shaunie O’Neal also serves as an executive producer. Jennifer Aguirre and Paula Aranda executive produce for VH1.

· Join the conversation using #BasketballWives and follow the official Basketball Wives accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube.

· Catch-up on the previous seasons of VH1’s Basketball Wives on Paramount+, Pluto TV, the official series page, and the VH1 App.

VH1 Couples Retreat Premieres Monday, May 16 at 9PM 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, overcoming infidelity, navigating grief and loss, spirituality, having children and more.

· Hosted by Michael Blackson (Coming 2 America) and his fiancée Rada, the cast also includes Ronnie DeVoe (New Edition) and Shamari DeVoe (Blaque), Claudia Jordan (Out Loud with Claudia Jordan) and her boyfriend KJ, high school sweethearts Nick Young (NBA) and Keonna, Styles P (The Lox) and Adjua, and Jess Hilarious (Wild’n Out) and her boyfriend Daniel.

· The couples will be joined by relationship gurus and experts, including esteemed Life Coach AJ Johnson and NBA champion John Salley.

· VH1 Couples Retreat is executive produced by Sitarah Pendelton- Eaglin, Phakiso Collins and Jubba Seyyid for VH1 and Lashan Browning, Donna Edge- Rachell, Paris Bauldwin, Daniel Wiener, Joel Rodgers and Alissa Horowitz for New Group Productions.

· Catch-up on the first season of VH1’s Couples Retreat on the official series page, and the VH1 App.

Unfaithful: Caught in the Act Premieres Monday, May 16 at 10PM ET/PT

· VH1’s Unfaithful: Caught in the Act tracks host Tami Roman as she sets out on a mission to empower suspicious lovers to catch their cheating partners in the act. With the help of a relationship expert and a private investigator, Tami will uncover the shocking truths and get the receipts to expose the cheats.

· Once the investigation is complete, the suspicious lover can choose to team up with their partner’s other lover or take them both down in an undercover ambush. In a life-altering confrontation, Tami’s tough love approach will help the heartbroken find the answers they need to make the ultimate decision – move forward together or end their relationship for good. Will Tami’s exposure bring these lovers closure?

· “Unfaithful was important to me because I’ve been that person; confused, unsure and seeking answers in a relationship,” says Roman. ” I needed help figuring out if I should go forward or move on. Unfaithful provided a way for me to assist others in that predicament. The show is the perfect blend of a talk show meets reality TV. Real people, real situations and me helping them navigate through those moments while always keeping it real.”

· Unfaithful: Caught in the Act is executive produced by Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin, Jennifer Aguirre, John Varela and Executive in Charge of production Liz Kim for VH1. Lashan Browning and Kim McKoy are Executive Producers for New Group Productions. Tami Roman also serves as consulting producer.

· Six, hour-long episodes

· Join the conversation using #VH1Unfaithful and follow the official VH1 accounts on Facebook,Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube.

About MTV Entertainment:

MTV Entertainment Group is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films.



Monday Nights at VH1 Go Undercover with the Series Premiere of “Unfaithful: Caught in the Act”





Monday Nights at VH1 Go Undercover with the Series Premiere of “Unfaithful: Caught in the Act” Hosted by Tami Roman
Each episode will explore infidelity through the POV of the person that learns they aren’t the only one in their significant other’s lives.
[via press release from VH1]
MONDAY NIGHTS AT VH1 GO UNDERCOVER WITH THE SERIES PREMIERE OF “UNFAITHFUL: CAUGHT IN THE ACT” HOSTED BY TAMI ROMAN

Secrets will be revealed starting Monday, May 16th at 10PM ET/PT

(New York, New York)- April 18, 2022 – VH1 is unveiling the truth with Unfaithful: Caught in the Act, a new, six- episode series hosted by Tami Roman, premiering Monday, May 16 at 10PM ET/PT. Each episode will explore infidelity through the POV of the person that learns they aren’t the only one in their significant other’s lives.

VH1’s Unfaithful: Caught in the Act tracks host Tami Roman as she sets out on a mission to empower suspicious lovers to catch their cheating partners in the act. With the help of a relationship expert and a private investigator, Tami will uncover the shocking truths and get the receipts to expose the cheats.

Once the investigation is complete, the suspicious lover can choose to team up with their partner’s other lover or take them both down in an undercover ambush. In a life-altering confrontation, Tami’s tough love approach will help the heartbroken find the answers they need to make the ultimate decision – move forward together or end their relationship for good.

Will Tami’s exposure bring these lovers closure?

“Unfaithful was important to me because I’ve been that person… confused, unsure and seeking answers in a relationship. I needed help figuring out if I should go forward or move on. Unfaithful provided a way for me to assist others in that predicament. The show is the perfect blend of a talk show meets reality TV. Real people, real situations and me helping them navigate through those moments while always keeping it real.”

Unfaithful: Caught in the Act is executive produced by Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin, Jennifer Aguirre, John Varela and Executive in Charge of production Liz Kim for VH1. Lashan Browning and Kim McKoy are Executive Producers for New Group Productions. Tami Roman also serves as consulting producer.

Join the conversation using #VH1Unfaithful and follow the official VH1 accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube.

About MTV Entertainment:

MTV Entertainment Group is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films.



VH1’s “Black Ink Crew Watch Party” Premieres Monday, February 14 at 10PM ET/PT





VH1’s “Black Ink Crew Watch Party” Premieres Monday, February 14 at 10PM ET/PT
The special will bring together fan-favorites from the “Black Ink Crew: New York” squad, along with cameos from former cast members, for a fun and revealing gathering to discuss iconic show moments from every season of the hit series.
[via press release from VH1]
VH1’s Black Ink Crew Watch Party premieres Monday, February 14 at 10PM ET/PT

It’s an East Coast-West Coast collaboration with all-new episodes of Black Ink Crew: New York February 21 at 8PM ET/PT followed by the season premiere of Black Ink Crew: Compton at 9PM ET/PT

NEW YORK — VH1’s hit franchise Black Ink Crew will host its very first Watch Party Monday, February 14 at 10PM ET/PT. The special will bring together fan-favorites from the Black Ink Crew: New York squad, along with cameos from former cast members, for a fun and revealing gathering to discuss iconic show moments from every season of the hit series. As previously announced, Black Ink Crew: New York and Black Ink Crew: Compton is set to return with back-to-back season premieres on Monday, February 21 at 8PM ET/PT.

The Black Ink Crew: New York team returns to the Brooklyn flagship shop stronger and better than ever before. Shop owner and mogul Ceaser continues to elevate the Black Ink brand, while keeping the people closest to him from tearing it down.

Black Ink Crew: New York cast this season:

Black Ink boss Ceaser brings the crew back to New York after their Atlanta residency to prove they are stronger together and to give back to the community. In his personal life, he decides that he cannot remain silent while his family drama unfolds in the media for the world to see.

Ted invests in his craft as a musical artist and actor, leading him to consider a full-time move to Atlanta.

The time Puma spent in Atlanta proves to be beneficial for himself and his family. The New York native is now forced to reevaluate his place of residence and quality of life.

Having to witness and endure the hate against the Asian-American and Pacific Island community first-hand last season, Young Bae is even more committed to creating a better world for her son Niko.

After struggling to maintain relationships with her co-workers, Tatti has implemented a new zen personality and settled into a leadership role within the shop, while also having to deal with some serious legal troubles.

Alex wants to continue working with his Black Ink family but now that Donna is on the outs, he struggles with his future at the shop.

The Black Ink Crew: Compton team is back with bossman KP, as he strives to uplift his community and reclaim his place as leader of the crew. Later in the season, Katrina “Kat Tat” Jackson returns to the franchise for the first time in four years, being the first BIPOC woman to own a tattoo shop in Beverly Hills.

Black Ink Crew: Compton cast this season:

InkArtMusic shop owner KP enters this new season with a clear vision for himself post pandemic shutdown and social unrest caused by systemic racism. He is determined to build on the opportunity that has been given to him and create a movement in the city through the art of tattooing by celebrating the talent, passion and rich culture of the community.

Lemeir is set to open a second food truck business after the success of “Happy Ice” on Melrose, alongside welcoming a new member to his growing family with fiancée Danielle. As his personal life continues to grow, the love for tattooing has taken a back seat after a rocky start alongside KP and his IAM Compton shop.

Nessie is back and her voice is stronger than ever. The past couple of years have given her time to focus on her craft and make a name for herself. Still possessing feelings from all of the drama that ensued with the crew right before lockdown, she has mixed feelings about returning to the shop.

Ink Drippin’ has refocused his energy on his family and after a near death experience, he has put the pieces of himself back together and resorted to holistic healing.

Shop receptionist and a long-time friend of bossman KP, Barbie is back to bring a whole lot of style, class and sass to the crew.

Unlike any other artist on the IAM team, Vudu Dahl is a talent anomaly in the tattoo industry. When the IAM shop was put on hold, she took her talents elsewhere in the meantime.

Alana returns this season with a whole new outlook. After moving to Arizona with her new boyfriend, a health scare causes her to move back home to LA and start her life over again.

KP’s loyal and devoted cousin Tim is determined to take KP’s dream for the shop to the next level as he lives and breathes the IAM Compton brand and will do anything to protect it.

KP brings in Star to deal with the temperamental artists and to capitalize on the connections she has within LA and the tattoo industry.

Join the conversation using #BlackInkCrew and #BlackInkCompton and follow the official Black Ink Crew accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok. Catch-up on the previous seasons of Black Ink Crew: New York and Black Ink Crew: Compton on their respective show pages along with the VH1 app.

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. Black Ink Crew: Compton from MTV Entertainment Studios is executive produced by Daniel Blau Rogge, Phakiso Collins, Treiva Williams, Maricarmen Lopez and Davis Reidpath.

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.



“Wild ‘N Out” Celebrates Monumental 300th Episode with New Season Premiering on Tuesday, February 22





“Wild ‘N Out” Celebrates Monumental 300th Episode with New Season Premiering on Tuesday, February 22 at 8PM ET/PT
Following the premiere, fans can catch all-new episodes every Tuesday and Wednesday night.
[via press release from VH1]
“Wild ‘N Out” celebrates monumental 300th episode with new season premiering on Tuesday, February 22 at 8PM ET/PT

Fat Joe, Wyclef Jean, G-Eazy and Kossiko, Mariah the Scientist, Jimmy Allen, Lisa Raye, D.Smoke, Naughty By Nature, Kid ‘N Play, Dave East, Saucy Santana, Darius McCrary, Belly, Dreamdoll, Spice, Baby Tate, EST Gee and more set to appear

Live Metaverse gaming experience Wild ‘N Out: Metaverse Remix to launch following premiere at 9PM ET
https://youtu.be/ab4IeX3-d70

New York, NY (January 31, 2022) – VH1 today announced that its mega franchise Wild ‘N Out will premiere its monumental 300th episode on Tuesday, February 22 at 8PM ET/PT on VH1. Following the premiere, fans can catch all-new episodes every Tuesday and Wednesday night. The news comes off of the series recent NAACP Image Award nomination.

In honor of the new season, Wild ‘N Out is partnering with Super League Gaming for three weeks beginning Tuesday, February 22 at 9PM ET to produce live streams showcasing an immersive experience inside the metaverse. Each week, within Minehut –Super League’s wildly-popular Minecraft community– the live broadcasts will present a fresh theme and respective challenge where players are able to freestyle rap, share thoughts about the new Wild ‘N Out episodes, and even diss resident Metaverse Remix hosts Nick Cannon and Justina Valentine, all through the Minehut Lobby in-game chat.

“Wild ‘N Out is one of our most creative show formats, so it’s an ideal series to explore interactive ways in which audiences can engage and make creative decisions while experiencing the show,” said Jason White, CMO, MTV Entertainment Group. “We are excited to partner with Super League Gaming as we continue to drive entertainment forward, and can’t wait to see how fans and talent respond and level up their game inside the metaverse.”

“Today’s teenagers are in the gaming metaverse. MTV, arguably the most influential teen culture brand in history, recognizes the power of meeting this elusive audience where they are most passionately engaged,” says Matt Edelman, Chief Commercial Officer of Super League Gaming. “We are grateful to be able to provide live broadcasts and fun experiences to Wild ‘N Out fans of all ages, and to continue delighting our growing player community through this one-of-a-kind partnership.”

Hosted and created by Nick Cannon, this season’s guest stars and performances include Fat Joe, Wyclef Jean, Tommy Davidson, Saucy Santana, Naughty By Nature, Miles Brown, Darius McCrary, G-Eazy and Kossiko, Belly, Dreamdoll, Spice, Kelsey Plum and Dearica Hamby, Jimmy Allen, Lisa Raye, D.Smoke, J.I. The Prince of NY, Maxo Cream, Baby Tate, EST Gee, James Davis, Donnell Rawlings, Dave East, Kid ‘N Play, Mariah the Scientist, Bleu, Hitman Holla, Eric Bellinger, Yung Pooda and many more.

Each episode will put Team Old School against Team New School in some of the most hilarious and outrageous battles yet. 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).

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.

Fans can enter the Wild ‘N Out: Metaverse Remix through Minehut, and check out live broadcasts on Wild ‘N Out’s YouTube and TikTok channels. 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.

About MTV Entertainment Group

MTV Entertainment Group is a preeminent global media company, connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land. Additionally, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films. MTVE also uses its reach for social impact, spearheading broad change-driven coalitions through mental health and civic engagement campaigns.

About Super League Gaming

Super League Gaming (Nasdaq: SLGG) is a leading metaverse and creator economy platform at the intersection of gaming and pop culture focused on tools and offerings that empower creators, energize players, and entertain fans. The company’s solutions provide incomparable access to an audience consisting of players in the largest global metaverse environments, fans of hundreds of thousands of gaming influencers, and viewers of gameplay content across major social media and digital video platforms. Fueled by proprietary and patented technology systems, the company’s creator-centric offerings include content tools that power live stream multicasting, a leading metaverse advertising platform, a social media banner monetization platform, and a virtual cloud-based video production division, Virtualis Studios. Combined with vibrant in-game Minecraft communities, a network of highly viewed channels and original shows on Instagram, TikTok, Snap, YouTube, and Twitch, and an award-winning esports invitational tournament series, Super League’s properties deliver powerful opportunities for brands and advertisers to achieve impactful marketing outcomes with gamers of all ages. For more, go to superleague.com.



“Love & Hip Hop” and “Black Ink Crew” Team Up for Two-Part Special Event





VH1’s Powerhouse Franchises “Love & Hip Hop” and “Black Ink Crew” Team Up for Two-Part Special Event Uniting Cast Members Across Both Series as They Explore Their African Ancestry
Cast members will come together with host Dometi Pongo in this thought-provoking special that will examine the harsh effects of slavery and challenging stereotypes about Black culture, while also celebrating Africa’s rich history, music, craftsmanship, style, dance and food.
[via press release from VH1]
VH1’S POWERHOUSE FRANCHISES “LOVE & HIP HOP” AND “BLACK INK CREW” TEAM UP FOR TWO-PART SPECIAL EVENT UNITING CAST MEMBERS ACROSS BOTH SERIES AS THEY EXPLORE THEIR AFRICAN ANCESTRY

LOVE & HIP HOP: LINEAGE TO LEGACY PREMIERES MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH AND MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH AT 9PM ET/PT

(New York, New York) – January 25, 2022 – VH1 today announced Love & Hip Hop: Lineage to Legacy, a special two-part event celebrating Black history and African ancestry, will premiere Monday, February 7, 2022 at 9PM ET/PT. For the first time ever, cast members from powerhouse franchises Love & Hip Hop and Black Ink Crew will come together with host Dometi Pongo (MTV News) in this thought-provoking special that will examine the harsh effects of slavery and challenging stereotypes about Black culture, while also celebrating Africa’s rich history, music, craftsmanship, style, dance and food.

Lineage to Legacy unites Love & Hip Hop’s Remy Ma, Papoose, Yandy Smith-Harris, Rich Dollaz, Tokyo Vanity, Paris Phillips, Karlie Redd and Momma Dee along with DNA Identity Expert Dr. Gina Paige, co-founder of AfricanAncestry.com,as they take the only DNA test designed to reveal their African ethnic group and country of origin. To further commemorate and celebrate this life defining experience, Black Ink Crew cast members Ceaser Emanuel, Katrina ‘Kat Tat’ Jackson, and Krystal Kill_lustrator will design tattoos inspired by the Love & Hip Hop cast’s ancestral history, forever bonding them to their lineage.

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

VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Lineage to Legacy is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young, Stephanie R. Gayle, Michael Lang and Andrew Huang for Monami Productions. Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin and Phakiso Collins are executive producers for VH1.

About Dr. Gina Paige and AfricanAncestry.com

Founded in 2003 by Dr. Rick Kittles and Dr. Gina Paige, African Ancestry is the world leader in tracing maternal and paternal lineages of African descent having helped more than 750,000 people re-connect with the roots of their family tree. With the industry’s largest and most comprehensive database of over 30,000 indigenous African DNA samples, African Ancestry determines specific countries and specific ethnic groups of origin with an unrivaled level of detail, accuracy and confidence. African Ancestry is committed to providing a unique service to the black community by working daily to improve the cultural, emotional, physical, spiritual and economic wellbeing of people across the African Diaspora. Paige holds a degree in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Michigan School of Business. She was honored with an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from Global Oved Dei Seminary University.

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.

Monami Productions

Monami Productions, a Black female owned production company led by company Founder and CEO Mona Scott-Young, boasts a diverse slate of scripted and unscripted projects, representing a wide array of stories and experiences that appeal to a global audience. Monami Productions is a division of Monami Entertainment, Scott-Young’s lifestyle and entertainment company that specializes in talent management and brand development.