August is normally not a stellar TV month, what with the usual slate of reruns and filler shows. But VH1 is kicking its programming into high gear in August with the return of four of your favorite shows to give viewers plenty to talk about. Starting August 5th, we'll see the return of T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle and Marrying The Game, on August 19, it's the much anticipated premiere of Basketball Wives' fifth season, and on August 28, Steve Ward is back with a new variation on his matchmaking show, it's Tough Love: CoEd. To find out more about the new seasons and when they air, read on.
AUGUST GETS EVEN HOTTER WITH THE RETURN
OF VH1's SCORCHING FAN FAVORITES
"T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle," "Marrying The Game," "Basketball Wives," and "Tough Love: CoEd" Set To Return
NEW YORK, NY,-- July 17, 2013 – Building on its momentum of eventful seasons past, VH1 revs up with a full slate of programming including "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle," "Marrying The Game," "Basketball Wives," and "Tough Love: CoEd." The August schedule kicks off with two rap stars turned family men. As T.I.'s relationship with Tiny is strong enough to withstand the spotlight, rapper The Game now finds himself trying to co-parent and rebuild the foundation of his relationship with Tiffney Cambridge. Meanwhile, new cast member Tasha Marbury joins the starting lineup on the fifth season of "Basketball Wives," and Steve Ward not only lends his matchmaking skills to the ladies, but also the boys get a taste of boot camp for the first time on "Tough Love: CoEd."
"T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle" Premieres Monday, August 5th at 9PM ET/PT
The royal first family of Hip Hop is back once again for the wildly popular "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle" premiering on Monday, August 5 9PM*. 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 the Hollywood 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 and Kristen Kelly.
"Marrying The Game" Season 2 – Premieres Monday, August 5 @ 9:30pm ET/PT
VH1's unlikely duo Tiffney Cambridge and Jayceon Taylor, better known as rapper "The Game," are simultaneously brought together and torn apart by love in the newest season of "Marrying The Game." In the months after Tiffney called off the wedding and moved out of their home, she has regained her independence but drama unfolds as she still longs for a normal relationship with Jayceon – but not until he is ready to leave rapper "The Game" behind and rededicate himself to his family and her. Now that they are in a state of transition within their relationship, they must navigate the twists and turns of co-parenting their two children, Cali Dream (2 yrs old) and King Justice (6 yrs old). Find out if Tiffney and The Game can start a new life together or if the problems from the past are bound to follow them into the future when “Marrying The Game” Season 2 premieres Monday, August 5 at 9:30PM*.
"Marrying The Game" is created and executive produced by 51 Minds' Cris Abrego, Christian Sarabia, Rabih Gholam and Ben Samek (CAPI). For VH1, the series is executive produced by Jill Holmes and Kristen Kelly.
"Basketball Wives" Season 5 – Premieres Monday, August 19 @8PM ET/PT
VH1's window into the world of women romantically linked to professional basketball players returns for a fifth season. This time around, "Basketball Wives" double dribbles both excitement and surprises, beginning with Evelyn Lozada’s first attempts at extinguishing the media flames surrounding the altercation with her now ex-husband. Back this season with their own passions and ambitions are Tami Roman, Suzie Ketcham and Shaunie O’Neal. New to the scene this season is Evelyn's friend Tasha Marbury whose tabloid-worthy marriage of seventeen years to Stephon Marbury of the Beijing Ducks has the rest of the girls whispering. Season five also witnesses the return of a notorious wife from seasons past, a confrontation with a woman whose alleged relationship with a player puts one of the wives in an uncomfortable position, and another unforgettable turmoil-filled girls' trip to London. "Basketball Wives" Season 5 is set to premiere August 19 at 8PM*.
Shed Media is producing the series. Executive producing for Shed Media are Nick Emmerson, Alex Demyanenko and Sean Rankine. Shaunie O'Neal is an executive producer. Executive producing for VH1 are Jill Holmes and Tom Huffman.
"Tough Love: CoEd" – Premieres August 28 @10PM ET/PT
VH1's match-making expert Steve Ward tackles his biggest challenge yet in the sixth season of "Tough Love: CoEd." For the first time ever, Steve's no-nonsense boot camp features four women and four men whose reckless dating habits have left them hopelessly single. Drama will unfold when all eight-cast members live under one roof as they search for love and resist temptation. The co-eds are in for a dose of reality when Steve enlists the help of his sister Monica Ward to offer her female perspective on relationships. Together, the Wards will lay down their essential rules for dating and put these love soldiers to the test in a series of difficult weekly challenges. Jealousy, rivalries, and romantic twists are sure to follow when "Tough Love: CoEd" Season 6 premieres in August 28 at 10PM* with ten 1-hour episodes.
"Tough Love: CoEd" is executive produced by Jim Berger for High Noon Entertainment and Nancy Juvonen, Drew Barrymore, Ember Truesdell and Chris Miller for Flower Films. Steve Ward, JoAnn Ward, Richard Hall and Elizabeth Grizzle Voorhees also serve as executive producers for the series. Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly and Laurel Stier are executive producers for VH1.