VH1 Greenlights New Reality Competition Series Deadline
Fresh off the success of having the summer’s top-rated cable reality series in adults 18-49, VH1 has picked up a new reality competition series, Deadline.com reports. The new series, “Model Employee,” features eight models competing for the opportunity to become the face of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The series will be hosted by U.S. model Chrissy Teigen.
The news follows the summer succes of VH1’s new show “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta,” which was the season’s No. 1 cable reality series in viewers 18-49 and women 18-49, the story reports.
“Model Employee” comes from Studio Lambert, producer of “Undercover Boss.” VH1 has given the show, set to premiere in early 2013, an eight episode order.
The story reports: “The contestants -- Alexis Farmer, Aspen Widowson, Britany Trankino, Jassmine Amos, Johanna Daru, Shannone Holt, Sonja Ewy and Shah Granville -- will be put through a series of challenges designed to test not only their modeling abilities, but also their working knowledge of the hotel. That will involve them performing some of the dirtiest and most physically exhausting jobs that make the hotel function, including cleaning Mandalay Bay’s signature shark tank or sifting through all of the resort’s trash for recyclable items.”
Along with its success with “Love and Hip Hop,” VH1 had a summer hit with “Single Ladies,” which wrapped its second season as the top regularly scheduled scripted series of the summer on ad-supported cable among women 18-49, the report notes.