VH1 is cranking up the heat for its summer programming, and we’re sure to be the place where pop culture comes to party.
All summer long, we’re serving up first time series’ you’re bound to love along with your returning faves. First up in June is the pilot season of Daytime Divas led by veterans Vanessa Williams and Tichina Arnold. The brand spankin’ new series follows the drama-filled lives of reigning talk show hosts who captivate the world on camera but bring the claws out backstage. You’ll also get a glimpse into the super private life of Latin singing sensation Ricky Martin with Ricky Martin Project. And if you thought Basketball Wives this season is getting real, wait till you feast your eyes on Baller Wives where Miami’s most high profile couples give us a glimpse into their super luxurious yet complicated lives.
Of course, you know we haven’t forgotten about these staple shows. Black Ink Crew: Chicago and Love & Hip Hop Hollywood are picking up where they left off, only with a few new faces and, as expected, new drama.
Get your AC hooked up and those sangrias on deck, because the party will be in your living room this summer. Take a look at our roster of new series below!
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.
RICKY MARTIN PROJECT
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.
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD
July 17, 2017
Cable’s #1 franchise returns with perennial fan favorites and a slew of new players ready to take over Tinseltown.
HIP HOP HONORS
Since its inception in 2004, this tentpole event has recognized the luminaries who broke new ground and propelled the genre into the cultural phenomenon it has become. From Hip Hop’s pioneers like Public Enemy and Tupac Shakur to Def Jam Records and Russell Simmons, VH1 has honored hip hop from its origins through the numerous phases of its musical evolution.
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.
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. VH1 President Chris McCarthy explains, “The ’90s resurgence is such a big and resonant force that is still going on in culture, we wanted to run into it and a take a group of Millennials that have the love of the 90s and the nostalgia and bring them back into the 90s so they have the music, the TV, the sound and the product the 90s but also the technology of the 90s — 90s cell phones, dial-up — seeing what that culture clash looks like.”
A reality fright fest where 10 celebrities move into a haunted house but only one makes it out alive, will air in the October Halloween frame. McCarthy calls Scared Famous an “over-the-top murder mystery in the reality space.”
In addition to these new series, returning faves like RuPaul’s Drag Race, Basketball Wives, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, Black Ink Crew: Chicago, Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, Shaunie’s Home Court, America’s Next Top Model with Tyra Banks back to host, and second season pick-ups of Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party and Hip Hop Squares executive produced by Ice Cube, will all be coming back in the summer and fall of 2017.