VH1 gives rockers, rappers, boy banders and fallen music execs a cozy spot in the home for music and pop culture. The network just greenlit six new series: "Irv Gotti Project," "Man Band," "ego trip's White Rapper Show," "Whitestarr Project," "Rags To Riches" and "Bridging The Gap." More info after the jump:
Irv Gotti Project
After being investigated for 3 years by the federal government on charges of money laundering and acquitted, Irv Gotti is now attempting a comeback with his label The Inc. while also juggling his responsibilities as a husband and father.
For half a decade Boy Bands ruled the airwaves, maintaining a strange hold on their bustling, female audience and just as quickly they faded from the spotlight. Now, all grown up, VH1 has decided to bring members of these teenage heartthrobs together in the new reality series "Man Band." Living together under one roof, five boy band legends including Bryan Abrams (Color Me Badd
), Rich Cronin (LFO
), Chris Kirkpatrick
) and Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees
) will be challenged to create new music, a dynamic stage show and then perform as a new pop group -- all of which begs the question "Can lightening strike twice?"
ego trip's White Rapper Show
Hosted by white rap legend Michael "MC Serch" Berrin
(of the group 3rd Bass
) and producing legend Prince Paul and set in the in the birthplace of hip hop -- the South Bronx -- "ego trip's White Rapper Show" features 10 contestants representing from all over America who must battle their way through challenges designed to test their musical cred, knowledge of hip hop culture and their ideas about race.
Untitled Whitestarr Project
This comedic romp follows privileged Malibu rocker and Mischa Barton's
boyfriend, Cisco Adler and his band Whitestarr
as they balance gigs, groupies and girlfriends in their last shot at rock and roll immortality. Whitestarr lives the rock life. They attract screaming hordes of female fans, have been in and out of rehab, have fired members of the band and re-hired them the same day.
Bridging the Gap
This limited series documents two established artists who come together for the first time to explore their shared musical passions. In each episode these artists who share a mutual admiration and respect for the other will, in the span of a day, discuss their lives and music while creating a new track produced by one of today's hottest producers. Eve
and Queen Latifah
are featured in the first episode of this half hour music series.
Rags to Riches
A half-hour verite series that celebrates the best aspects of human nature: the capacity to overcome hardship through dedicated work and talent, the thrill of enjoying hard-won material possessions, and the compassion realized when giving back to those still in need. In each episode, a musician or actor will take viewers on a journey to their humble beginnings and walk them through their childhood, the challenges of growing up and how they have given back to their community and the people who helped them realize their stardom. The pilot episode which has previously aired on the channel featured Snoop Dogg