VH1 Unveils New Lineup
June 21, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
VH1 will add a new night of original prime-time programming later this year, using some of the seven new series it's ordering to fill that time. In keeping with its celebrity-centric focus, VH1's new shows will center on acts like SALT-N-PEPA, who are reuniting for the first time in years, and DANNY BONADUCE.
MTV NETWORKS GROUP President BRIAN GRADEN told THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS the new shows will celebrate public fascination with pop culture.
VH1 has ordered 10 episodes of "THE SALT-N-PEPA SHOW," which will follow the rap duo as they try to reunite after 2002's breakup. "The dynamics between both of them are very tentative, very tense," GRADEN said of the two performers in the pilot. "There's all this history not discussed... How will it play out?"
Also in the works is "FREE RADIO," a half-hour improvised comedy with fictional radio hosts interviewing real celebrities.