VH1 is teaming up with two familiar hip-hop artists for its latest celebrity-oriented reality shows.
Sandra “Pepa” Denton of Salt n Pepa and Chilli from TLC will each get their own series, premiering in 2010. The untitled projects will follow their lives as single women.
The untitled “Pepa” series finds Pepa reemerging after deciding to give up sex for four years in order to find the one. She will be joined by three girlfriends also searching for love. The series is produced by Left/Right, Inc.
“Chilli” follows the R&B superstar as she enlists the help of Brooklyn relationship expert Tionna Smalls. The series comes from FremantleMedia North America.
The network has ordered eight half-hour episodes of “Pepa” and “Chilli.”
VH1 has also given “I Love NY’s” Frank “The Entertainer” Moresco his own series for 2010. “The Entertainer” will feature Moresco’s parents and his infamous basement bachelor pad. The 10 one-hour episodes from 51 Minds will give him the opportunity to find love from a group of hopefuls and finally move out of his parent’s home.
Additionally, the network has renewed “Celebrity Fit Club” and “Sober House With Dr. Drew.”
“No matter if you’re a Grammy Award winning artist, a film actor or a TV reality star with millions of loyal fans, we all share the same desires of the human experience … to succeed, to love, and to live our lives to their fullest potential,” said Jeff Olde, executive VP of original programming & production for VH1. “VH1 has generated a lot of buzz over the years by evolving from an outlet that commented on pop culture to a brand that creates it. With these projects, we’re continuing to evolve, building on our core storytelling expertise to delve deeper into personalities and issues that connect with millions of our viewers.”