Due to the success of shows like Rock of Love
and Celebrity Rehab
, VH1 has entered the list of top 10 basic cable networks among the adults 18-49 demographic in primetime for the first time in its 23-year history. The network is currently in 7th place, according to Nielsen Media Research.
For those who are not familiar, Rock of Love
is competition-driven reality series starring Poison lead singer Bret Michaels
as he embarks on a search to find his ideal match among a pool of women vying for his attention. The series is currently in its sophomore season and continues to reap high ratings in its target audiences. Celebrity Rehab
, on the other hand, is a show that features several celebrities as they undergo treatment for various drug and alcohol addictions under the guidance of Dr. Drew Pinsky
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In an effort to keep the momentum going, VH1 plans to greenlight seven new unscripted productions under Jeff Olde, the network's new executive vice president of programming and development. Some of these include The Cho Show
, a seven-episode series that chronicles the “anything goes” lifestyle of comedian Margaret Cho, Luke's Parental Advisory
, an eight-episode series that follows Luke Campbell as he juggles being a dad to two teenagers with running his adult-entertainment and planning his wedding, New York Goes to Hollywood
, a 10-episode series following Tiffany Pollard
(I Love New York
) as she moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming an actress, and Brooke Hogan Knows Best
, a 10-episode series that spawned out of Hogan Knows Best
featuring Brooke Hogan
as she moves to Miami to start a new life on her own.
"VH1 has never had so many hit shows on our air at one time," Olde said. "This new slate of provocative celebreality shows, insightful music documentaries and exclusive music performances will keep our success streak going while fueling our expanding original programming efforts."
Meanwhile, fans can catch Rock of Love 2
every Sunday at 9pm ET/PT on VH1.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of VH1)