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VH1 Adds 3 New Shows To Its Slate + Reups "T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle" For An Additional Season



 VH1 Adds 3 New Shows To Its Slate + Reups "T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle"
                           For An Additional Season

"The Gossip Game" + "I'm Married To A…" + "100 Sexiest Artists" Join The VH1
Spring Roster

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 is adding three news shows to
its Spring 2013 slate of music and pop culture programs including "The Gossip
Game," which follows ambitious women covering the urban entertainment beat,
"I'm Married To A...," a documentary series that examines some unique couples
in love, and "100 Sexiest Artists," a five-part countdown special in VH1's
signature style.

VH1 has also given the green light for a third season of its hit series "T.I.
and Tiny: The Family Hustle" which reveals the inner workings of managing a
happily married life while also having a successful career in the
entertainment business.

"T.I. and Tiny: A Family Hustle" has helped turn Mondays nights into a ratings
winner, fueled by other hit series such as "La La's Full Court Life," "Love &
Hip Hop," and the new hit VH1 series "Black Ink Crew."  The network has
continued its momentum into 2013, ranking as the #1 non-sports basic cable
network in prime among women 18-49 on Monday nights.

"The Gossip Game " Premieres Monday, April 1^ST at 9PM ET/PT *

VH1's new series "The Gossip Game," premiering Monday, April 1^st at 9:00 PM
ET/PT, draws viewers into the lives of seven media personalities covering the
fast-paced, competitive urban entertainment beat in New York City. Every day,
these ambitious women navigate the ever-shifting landscape of the media
industry, where they strive to preserve their place in the 'pecking order'
while chasing the latest exclusive scoop. These rivals, who often find
themselves at the epicenter of celebrity controversy, forge an uneasy alliance
of friendly foes as they compete to hit their professional marks by being the
first to break the latest news and divulge the intimate details of the
enviable lives of hip hop's movers and shakers. 

The cast members of "The Gossip Game" are:  Angela Yee, co-host of the top
rated "Breakfast Club" show on Power 105.1; K. Foxx, co-host of "The Cipha
Sounds & Rosenberg Show with K. Foxx" on Hot 97 FM; Kim Osorio,
Editor-In-Chief of The Source magazine; Sharon Carpenter, reporter on Russell
Simmons' Global Grind website; Jas Fly, freelance writer, whose pop culture
column appears on Vibe.com twice a week; Ms. Drama, host of the MsDramaTV blog
and on-air personality at Major Playaz, an on-demand radio show, as well as
Everywhere Radio on Sirius 40: Hip Hop Nation; and NYC Gossip Girl (Vivian
Billings), whose HipHopGossipSite.com blog provides a taste of what the
streets are saying along with exclusive dish on hip hop celebrities.

"The Gossip Game" is executive produced by Brian Flanagan, Matthew Ostrom,
Laura Palumbo Johnson and Sean Lee for Magilla Entertainment, with Tom Ciaccio
serving as co-executive producer. Also executive producing are Tone Boots and
Jay Griffin for District Media and Mona Scott-Young for Monami Entertainment.
Executive Producers for VH1 are Brad Abramson, Warren Cohen, Shelly Tatro and
Jeff Olde. Vivian Gomez is coordinating producer for VH1.  

"I'm Married To A…" Premieres Sunday, April 21^st at 9PM ET/PT *

In the style of MTV's "True Life" documentary series, VH1 is giving viewers a
glimpse at some of the most unconventional partnerships love has ever seen
with the premiere of "I'm Married to A…"  Debuting Sunday, April 21^st at 8PM,
VH1's "I'm Married to A…" shines a light on how couples in the most unusual
situations find love and make it work. Profiling relationships like "I'm
Married to a Quadriplegic," "I'm Married to a Gay Mormon," "I'm Married to
Twins," "I'm Married to an Adult Baby," "I'm Married to a Plastic Surgery
Addict" and even "I'm Married to…An Alien Abductee," VH1's "I'm Married to A…"
proves that love really has no boundaries and anyone can find their perfect
life partner.

VH1's "I'm Married to A…" is executive produced by Vin Di Bona, Bruce Gersh,
Susan Levison, Beth Greenwald and Mary Jaras for Fishbowl Worldwide Media.
Blaine Vess and Aisha Corpas Wynn co-executive produced for Four Henry's
Productions. Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly, Laurel Stier and Jeff Olde executive
produced for VH1.

"VH1's "100 Sexiest Artists" Premieres, Tuesday March 5^th at 9PM ET/PT *

They're sexy and we know it – now VH1 is counting them down! It's "VH1's "100
Sexiest Artists," a five-hour special hosted by VH1's Stevie Ryan of "Stevie
TV" ranks the sexiest of the who's who in the music business. Premiering on
Tuesday, March 5^th  at 9PM*, this four night special will include celebrity
interviews and expert commentators like Blake Shelton, Kat Graham, Robin
Thicke, VH1's Drita D'Avanzo, Jill Zarin, Jake Pavelka and many more! When
host Stevie Ryan is involved, no celebrity is safe from her cut-throat comedic
sketches and satirical take on pop-culture trends. From the stars who just
ooze sex appeal, like Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez, to the rock-n-rollers with
swag to spare, like Adam Levine and Dave Grohl, VH1 is counting down until THE
SEXIEST is crowned. Will R&B heartthrob Drake make the list? How about "I
Kissed A Girl" pop star Katy Perry? If so, where do they rank? Find out on
VH1's "100 Sexiest Artists."

VH1's "100 Sexiest Artists" is executive produced by Karla Hidalgo, Shelly
Tatro, and Jeff Olde.

"T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle" Premieres Monday, April 8th at 10PM ET/PT 

The royal first family of Hip Hop is back once again for a third season of the
wildly popular "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle" premiering on Monday, April
8th 10PM*.  Featuring rap megastar T.I. "Tip" Harris, his wife, entrepreneur
and singer, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, and their brood of six children. With the
recent success of T.I.'s new album "Troubleman: Heavy is the Head" and
the premiere of Hollywood's biggest comedy "Identity Thief," T.I. finds
himself spending more and more time in the spotlight. With Tip's career in
full swing, Tiny is busy at home taking care of business with the OMG Girlz!
and working to develop a new girl group, French Kiss, with hopes of taking
them to the top of the charts.  Even though T.I. and Tiny are busy with their
own hustle, they always have time for their six kids and each other.   With
T.I. behind the wheel in the entertainment fast lane this season is sure to
take viewers on a ride they won't soon forget. 

"T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle" is created and executive produced by 51
Minds' Cris Abrego, Christian Sarabia, Rabih Gholam and Ben Samek (CAPI), as
well as Category 5 Entertainment's Brian Sher and Stella Bulochnikov ("T.I.'S
Road to Redemption"). For VH1, the series is executive produced by Jill
Holmes, Kristen Kelly and Jeff Olde. 

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them
most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and
public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 99 million households in the
U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including
VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, and extensive video on VH1.com.  VH1 is a
unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators
of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information,
go to www.vh1press.com.   

** All Times ET/PT

 

SOURCE VH1

Website: http://www.vh1.com
Contact: "T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle", Nyle Washington,
Nyle.Washington@vh1.com or Jake Slane, Jake.Slane@vh1.com; "The Gossip Game",
Michelle Clark-McCrary, Michelle.Clark-McCrary@viacommix.com or Michael
Cilnis, Michael.Cilnis@viacom.com; "I Married A…", Jake Slane,
Jake.Slane@vh1.com or Kelly Andersen, Kelly.Andersen@vh1.com; "100 Sexiest
Artists", Kelly Andersen, Kelly.Andersen@vh1.com
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