VH1 Sizzles This Summer With a Scorching Slate of New Series Premieres
Friday July 23, 4:01 pm ET
VH1’s Summer Sizzler Heats Up With New Programming ‘Totally Obsessed,’ ‘A2Z’ and ‘Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story’
LOS ANGELES, July 23 /PRNewswire/ — Break out the Coppertone, VH1 burns up the UV scale with a summer of scorching premieres.
“I Love the 90s”
VH1 is bringing its highly successful and hilarious “I Love the 80s” and “I Love The 70s” approach back for “I Love The 90s,” proving no decade is off limits. Viewers will get a ’90s style dose of the music, movies, TV shows, products, fashions, fads, trends, scandals and major events that defined pop culture each year of the decade. From Beverly Hills 90210 to X-Files, flannel shirts to the “Rachel” hair do, from Rico Suave to Monica Lewinsky … we will revisit it all from the uplifting to the ludicrous and everything in between.
Premiered Monday, July 12 at 9PM*
Did you know that one particularly sexy Oscar-nominated actor is deathly afraid of clowns? Or that a certain buxom blonde once found a “fan” living in her guestroom for three days? Did you know about the rapper-slash-mogul who spent part of his childhood in the Amish country? We bet you didn’t, and that’s where VH1’s “A2Z” comes in. Join VH1 as we take you on an alphabetical, free-association celebration of pop icons, from their anecdotal A’s to their idiosyncratic Z’s. “A2Z” hits on everything from fan-worthy details (Yup, he really set his face on fire.) to fall-over-funny truisms (Who has a stripper pole in her bedroom?). From the producers of the “I Love The … ” series, “A2Z” will focus on one particular person, providing hilarious, watercooler-type stories and facts about his or her life. Upcoming episodes spotlight Johnny Depp, Nick & Jessica, Pam Anderson, Angelina Jolie, Donald Trump, and P. Diddy. Premiered Monday, July 12 at 11PM*
REM’s breakout hit Losing My Religion is thought to be about God and faith, but did you know it’s really a Southern expression for being out of control and losing one’s temper? Returning for a second season, “True Spin” is the definitive show that uncovers the truth behind the classic songs of our time. Each episode will focus on different songs bring the song’s true story to light. Songs featured this season include The Remedy-Jason Mraz, Blister in the Sun-Violent Femmes and more. Premieres Monday, July 26 at 11PM*
“Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story”
Starring Flex Alexander, “Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story,” goes behind the headlines of the man-child and the myth that have equally enchanted and baffled the world for the last 35 years. This movie takes viewers from his megawatt fame during the Thriller era to his scandal-filled middle age. Premieres Friday August 6 at 9PM*
VH1’s “Totally Obsessed” is a new series, which explores the strange, sometimes freaky world of people who have a passion for the extraordinary. Each series will focus on individuals with a unique obsessions. For example, Dean Monnin, who designs and sews his own clothes to adhere to Don Johnson’s Miami Vice look-he owns 40 different pastel sport jackets! He even became a cop because of his love for the show and had Phillip Michael Thomas attend his wedding. Premieres Monday, August 23 at 11PM*
Viewers can log onto http://VH1.com for more information on all the upcoming summer programming.
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