Friday, March 07, 2008

VH1 Needs Some New Material

I don't know about you, but I am getting tired of VH1 broadcasting the same boring and lame reality TV shows from season to season. Where is the new material? In times of desperation its easy to go for what's simple, and give the people what they want, or what "they" think the people want. I have to say VH1 is good at recycling a show and turning it into a profitable spin-off, giving the once famous star another chance to reclaim their fame.

An example, would be Flavor Of Love, being the first to air the washed up "old-school rapper" Flavor Flav, followed by I love New York, Flavor of Love's Charm School and the newest show to air in the fall of 2008: New York goes to Hollywood. The show will star Tiffany "New York" Pollard as we watch her attempt to become a professional actress.

Along with New York's show, VH1 has added four other new reality shows to hit the 2008 fall lineup. Keep your eyes and ears open for The Cho Show staring Margaret Cho, Luke's Parental Advisory, which follow 2 Live Crew's Luther Campbell as he balances parenting and producing adult videos. Ten episodes of the now famous Brooke Hogan Knows Best, spin-off from her dad's show Hogan knows Best. The show will focus on Brooke Hogan moving away to Miami to get away from her strict father. Adding to Rock Docs "The Night James Brown Saved Boston" and Elton John: Me, Myself and I.

Has VH1 lost all of its ingenuity and creativity? Will the station ever be able to regain its popularity as music station?

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