Spring fever is coming “atchoo” on VH1 with six new series set to premiere in March and April 2011 followed by some summer lovin’ with VH1’s “Tough Love” guru Steve Ward. March madness kicks off with three new series “Ton of Cash,” “Love & Hip Hop” and “Beverly Hills Fabulous” followed by “Audrina,” “Wedding Wars” and “Saddle Ranch” in April. Summer kicks-off muy caliente when Steve Ward travels to Miami for “VH1 Tough Love Miami” to help relationship-challenged women to make a splash in the dating pool.
From capturing a young starlet’s rise in Hollywood and couples competing for the wedding of their dreams to following a group of women behind some of the biggest names in hip hop and going inside the over the top world of a posh Beverly Hills salon and the LA restaurant world, VH1 gives you a never-before-seen look into competition, life and love.
March premieres include:
“Ton of Cash” Premieres Monday, March 21, 2011
14 contestants who are in financial crisis will have a chance at winning big on VH1’s new reality show “Ton of Cash.” Unlike any other competition reality series, the contestants receive their cash prize up front – literally, one ton of cash. The only catch is, if they want to keep it, the contestants will need to haul it from Los Angeles to Las Vegas over some of the most rugged and tortuous terrain on earth. Tensions run high at every checkpoint where there is always a possibility of losing cash if the team does not work together. With time and dynamic personalities working against the team, each contestant will need to go through a battle of wits and determination to prove he or she deserves to win the one million dollar prize. “Ton of Cash” shows you must be careful what you wish for and, if granted, you must be willing to carry its burden.
“Love & Hip Hop” premiering Monday, March 21, 2011
When people think of the hip hop life, they think of the players – the men who shape the music and the blinged-out lifestyle that comes with success. The fact is the hip hop life is different for the women involved: the spouses, girlfriends or artists trying to define themselves in a world where men are still calling the shots. VH1’s new, 8-part docu-soap series “Love & Hip Hop” follows four dynamic women who are connected to the world of hip hop, whether it’s through the men they love, or their struggle to be heard as an artist. “Love & Hip Hop” provides a dramatic, funny and sometimes heartbreaking look into the female side of the New York hip hop life as these four women try to claim their own place in it.
Chrissy Lampkin, girlfriend to hip hop star Jim Jones, and Emily Bustamante, girlfriend to rapper Fabolous, are waiting for their men to put a ring on it; however, both men suffer from a severe case of commitment phobia. Olivia Longott, the former first lady of G Unit, is done living in the shadows and is determined to make it on her own as a solo artist. Like Olivia, Somaya “Boss” Reese, a tall, sexy Latina, also has a fierce determination to launch her rap career and become a household name in the music industry. Will these four women have the endurance and fortitude to survive the chaos of the hip hop game and realize their dreams? Watch it unfold when “Love & Hip Hop” premieres Monday, March 21.
“Beverly Hills Fabulous” premiering Monday, March 21, 2011
Get ready for your blowout! VH1 has an appointment at the exclusively swanky and ritzy Elgin Charles Salon, which is the only African-American beauty salon located in the heart of Beverly Hills. Featured in VH1’s newest series, “Beverly Hills Fabulous,” The Elgin Charles Salon, owned and managed by the one and only Elgin Charles, is a magnet for the who’s who of celebrity clientele. The self-proclaimed, “Emperor of Hair,” will stop at nothing to globalize his hair empire and secure ” Elgin Charles ” as a household name by perfecting his formulas for his renowned hair care products and expanding his line to reach the masses. The series features Elgin who has his hands full with his celebrity studded salon, his three highly skilled, but high maintenance stylists, his ex-wife, comedic actress Jackee Harry and their 16-year-old son Frank, who is an aspiring football star at Beverly Hills High School.
Premiering on Monday, March 21 viewers will meet Elgin’s over-the-top styling team, Sean Cameron, an outspoken bleached blonde, the boisterous and outspoken Lolita “Lo” Goods and country-girl-in-the-big-city Katrina Atkinson, who are all just as ambitious as Elgin and add to the madness at the Elgin Charles Salon. VH1’s “Beverly Hills Fabulous” will be sure to righteously entertain as the cameras go behind the scenes of the African-American beauty shop following Elgin’s quest to create his hair empire, hitting the Beverly Hills boutiques and restaurants with his crew, all while living as glamorously as their clients.
April premieres include:
“Audrina” premieres in April 2011
VH1 follows former “The Hills” star and “Dancing With The Stars” competitor Audrina Patridge as she steps into the next stage of her life and career. Viewers will be introduced to a whole new side of Audrina – her large, outrageous, Orange County family. Get a fly-on-the-wall look as Audrina finds herself trying to balance the demands of her two worlds: Hollywood and family. As she proceeds with furthering her acting, modeling and business career she also juggles her prominent role in her big, tight-knit family. With her tell-it-like-it-is mom Lynne at the center of this close bunch, Audrina is still expected to have an active presence in the lives of her three younger siblings: former wild child Casey, genial younger brother Marky and 15-year-old sister Samantha, who is already exhibiting a rebellious streak that could put Casey’s and Audrina’s to shame. Add to this mix of big personalities, the pressure of being hounded by the paparazzi and keeping her career alive while still looking for a love “Audrina” is a sexy and dynamic show that is funny and relatable to anyone who’s ever had to balance the expectations of family and friends against what they want for themselves.
“Wedding Wars” premieres in April 2011
Some people want their wedding to be so perfect, they’re willing to fight for it. Literally. On VH1’s new series “Wedding Wars” 12 couples will battle each other for the destination wedding of a lifetime. “Wedding Wars” is a competition-elimination show where each week teams of soon-to-be brides and grooms will fight tooth and nail for a shot at their dream wedding and amazing prizes. The couples will get the surprise of their lives when they learn that they won’t be staying at a five star resort, but instead will be exiled to a remote island location where they will get little food and water and face hardships that will put their relationships to ultimate test. To win the wedding of their dreams, couples must first face the elements and survive in the wilderness. Along the way, they’ll compete in challenges that offer some extravagant wedding prizes: from gourmet wedding cakes and designer wedding gowns to world-class floral arrangements and a dream honeymoon. The couples’ relationships will be tested for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, through good times and really, really bad times. The winning couple will be rewarded with every single prize that’s been up for grabs during their time on the island and most importantly, the winning couple will be joined by their families for the ultimate destination wedding.
“Saddle Ranch” premieres in April 2011
Every year, thousands of young people come to Hollywood to chase their dreams and while they’re waiting to be discovered they’ve got to pay the bills. If they’re dynamic, outrageous, and lucky, they work at the hottest place on the famous Sunset Strip – Saddle Ranch Chop House. “Saddle Ranch” takes us on a sexy, rock ‘n roll mechanical bull ride into the lives, loves, and “fake it ’til you make it” dreams of the guys and girls who work at this iconic restaurant – from the hosts at the bottom of the totem pole, to the beautiful bartenders and wait staff, to the demanding managers who watch their every serve and pour. We’ll also follow the staff in their daily lives as they struggle to make a career in show business. Some will go on to be celebrities themselves (Kelly Clarkson is just one of many former bartenders who is now a celebrity). Others will get distracted by the easy money, late nights and fast living of the Hollywood nightlife. Only a lucky few will see their lifelong dream come true. For some, it will be a bad dream that they can’t wake up from. Others will discover working at “Saddle Ranch” is a dream come true of its own.
Summer premieres include :
“VH1 Tough Love Miami” premieres Summer 2011
Steve Ward is back! This season, Steve takes his “Tough Love” boot camp to Miami – the ultimate city for relationship-challenged women to make a splash in the dating pool. But don’t worry; Steve has not lost his brutally honest approach to telling it like it is. In fact, it’s what has made he and his mother, JoAnn Ward, one of the most successful matchmaking teams in the country. While in Miami, Steve will work with a group of eight single, attractive women all composed of classic female archetypes including the “too much, too soon” romantic, the “gold digger” and the “late 30’s work obsessed” woman. They will be living together in a house for 10 weeks and given a chance to learn “dating 101.” From ex-boyfriends to intimacy to communication, these ladies will face challenges that force them outside of their comfort zone. We’ll see our lovelorn ladies be put to the test, but will they be able to take the heat? In the end, some will graduate while others will struggle to break old dating habits, but all the ladies learn that if you want to find true love you’ve got to listen to Steve. “VH1 Tough Love Miami” is slated to premiere in summer of 2011.
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