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VH1 Announces Five New Series; Renews ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

One New Project is a Docuseries Featuring Ricky Martin

VH1 will add five new series to its roster, including an untitled docuseries with singer Ricky Martin beginning this June. The other new primetime series are “Baller Wives,” which follows a group of Miami based pro athletes and their wives; “’90s House,” hosted by Lance Bass and featuring a look back in the decades; and “Scared Famous,” which is described as a frightening and hilarious tale of 10 celebrities who bravely agree to move into one of the spookiest mansions in America. Daytime, at noon specifically, will feature “Daytime Divas” effective on Monday, June 5, which follows five women — Maxine (Vanessa Williams), Mo (Tichina Arnold), Heather (Fiona Gubelmann), Kibby (Chloe Bridges), and Nina (Camille Guaty) – who host “The Lunch Hour” as they gather around the table to discuss life, love, politics, and juicy gossip.

VH1 has also renewed recent addition “RuPauls’ Drag Race” for a 10th season. For a description of the new series, click here:

What follows is a description of VH1’s new series:

DAYTIME DIVAS
Premieres June 5, 2017
Every weekday at noon, Maxine (Vanessa Williams), Mo (Tichina Arnold), Heather (Fiona Gubelmann), Kibby (Chloe Bridges), and Nina (Camille Guaty)—hosts of “The Lunch Hour,” the long-running women’s talk show—gather around the table to discuss life, love, politics, and juicy gossip. But behind the scenes, it’s even juicier — a backstage world filled with power struggles, diva fits, and steamy affairs. Inspired by the book Satan’s Sisters… A Novel of Fiction by Star Jones, television personality, lawyer and journalist.
PROD. CO: Sony Pictures Television
Episode Count: 10

RICKY MARTIN PROJECT (title to be determined)
June 2017
A revealing, never been seen account of one of the most private and guarded global superstars of our time. With more than 85 million albums sold worldwide, 95 platinum records, and sold-out concerts in over 100 countries, Ricky Martin is truly an international icon. The project will draw on his Vegas residence to illustrate his broader, fascinating, and inspiring journey from every pivotal era in his career to the most defining roles of his life.

BALLER WIVES (working title)
August 2017
From the sidelines to the social frontlines, this is the world where relationships are complicated and the competition is thick. All eyes are on these Miami based pro athletes and their wives as they navigate the waters of love, family, business, and balling in the hottest city around.
PROD. CO: Shed Media
Episode Count: 6

‘90s HOUSE
August 16, 2017
What happens when a super connected cast has to unplug and live in the most rad decade ever? No smart phones, Wi-Fi or GPS allowed in this house but tons of the flyest fun, fashion and pop culture moments will be rebooted back to reality. Hosted by Lance Bass and full of cameos from the 90’s most beloved celebrities.
PROD. CO: Superdelicious
Episode Count: 8

SCARED FAMOUS

October 2017
The frightening and hilarious tale of ten celebs who have bravely agreed to move into one of the spookiest mansions in America. Over eight episodes, they face terror and chilling challenges inspired by the iconic movies that make you scream. In this reality fright fest, ten famous people will move in, but only one will make it out alive.
PROD. CO: Renegade
Episode COunt: 8

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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