or


[03/15/07 - 11:10 AM]
Mo'Nique's 'Charm School' Is Now in Session!
"Flavor of Love" season one stars Hottie, Goldie, Pumkin, Rain, Serious and Smiley as well as season two's Bootz, Buckeey, Buckwild, Krazy, Like Dat, Saaphyri and Toastee will all enroll in the spin-off.

[via press release from VH1]

Mo'Nique's 'Charm School' is Now in Session!

VH1 Original Series Premiering Sunday, April 15 at 10PM* Features 'Flavor of Love' Favorites Pumkin, Smiley, Goldie, Bootz, Buckeey and Buckwild The Premiere Episode Will Be Available On VSPOT at VH1.com Beginning Monday, April 9, Six Days Before the On-Air Premiere

NEW YORK, March 15 -- VH1 and producers Mark Cronin and Cris Abrego are being faced with one of their biggest challenges yet ... turning thirteen less-than-ladylike "Flavor of Love" contestants into self-respecting, self-reliant women. On Sunday, April 15 at 10:00 PM* "Flavor of Love" season one favorites Hottie, Goldie, Pumkin, Rain, Serious and Smiley as well as season two break-out stars Bootz, Buckeey, Buckwild, Krazy, Like Dat, Saaphyri and Toastee will enroll in VH1's "Charm School."

And, the lessons won't be easy, especially with comedian Mo'Nique as the headmistress. Upon meeting them, Mo'Nique lets them know that their "Flavor of Love" stardom has also turned them into walking punchlines. "America wasn't laughing with you," she tells them, "they were laughing at you." Under Mo's tutelage, the "Flavor of Love" cast-offs will be trained in proper etiquette and have their social skills challenged to test their self-confidence, composure and grace. The one left standing will receive a $50,000 prize. Assisting Mo'Nique in evaluating the ladies' progress are judges Mikki Taylor, Essence Magazine beauty director and cover editor; and Keith Lewis, president of The Morgan Modeling & Talent Agency.

"Initially we had all the outrageous behavior you would expect from this group, but actually, many of the women were surprisingly transformed by the whole process. It's really an amazing thing to see," said executive producer Cris Abrego. "It's funny and moving at the same time to watch these ladies buff off their own rough edges," said executive producer Mark Cronin. Both agreed "Mo'Nique really brought a lot of inspiration, heart and humor to the girls. She raised the level of the whole project."

In addition to hosting the sneak peek of episode one of "Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School starring Mo'Nique," six days before the on-air premiere, VSPOT, VH1's broadband channel (http://vspot.vh1.com), will offer each full episode for a two-day period every Friday following the broadcast airing. Additional broadband content will include VSPOT-exclusive commentary from Mo'Nique and the ladies following each episode. VH1 Mobile will also host exclusive video footage from the show every week.

Mo'Nique has been a star of the long-time hit series "The Parkers" and is the first female comedian to host the music television series "Showtime at the Apollo." She now brings her transformational skills from "Mo'Nique's Fat Chance," a beauty pageant for plus-size women, to VH1's "Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School starring Mo'Nique."

VH1's "Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School starring Mo'Nique" is created and executive produced by Mark Cronin and Cris Abrego for Mindless Entertainment and 51 Pictures, who also produce the record-breaking hits "Flavor of Love," "I Love New York," "The Surreal Life" and "My Fair Brady." Jeff Olde, Jill Holmes, Kristen Kelly, Stella Stolper and Michael Hirschorn oversee the series for VH1.

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 90 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, and VSPOT, VH1's broadband channel. Connect with VH1 at http://www.VH1.com.

* all times ET/PT

SOURCE VH1
http://www.vh1.com/





  [march 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· CHARM SCHOOL (VH1)
· FLAVOR OF LOVE (VH1)
· I LOVE NEW YORK (VH1)
· MONIQUE'S FAT CHANCE (OXYGEN)
· MY FAIR BRADY ... MAYBE BABY? (VH1)
· PARKERS, THE (UPN)
· SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO (SYNDICATION)
· SURREAL LIFE, THE (VH1)





[07/30/16 - 03:48 PM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Its First Virtual Reality Short Documentary Film from Academy Award Winner Kathryn Bigelow in Partnership with Here Be Dragons and Annapurna Pictures
Over 30,000 African elephants die each year at the hands of poachers and despite the global outcry over the killings, trafficking continues.

[07/30/16 - 03:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Orders Drama Script for Global Limited Series Based on Michael Crichton's Soon-to-Be-Published Manuscript, Dragon Teeth
The book was discovered by his wife Sherri Crichton amongst his archives and immediately identified the book as "Pure Crichton."

[07/30/16 - 02:31 PM]
National Geographic and Katie Couric Media Partner on New Global Documentary, Gender Revolution (W.T.)
"This show will explore the roles of science, politics, and culture on gender, giving viewers a greater understanding of what is becoming a rapidly evolving issue," said Courteney Monroe.

[07/30/16 - 02:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Acquires Worldwide Rights to Climate Change Feature Documentary
The film presents an informative and engaging account of how society can prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the globe.

[07/30/16 - 09:15 AM]
Cinemax Drama Series "Quarry" Debuts Sept. 9
Logan Marshall-Green stars as Mac Conway, aka Quarry, who is trying to readapt to normal society after Vietnam.

[07/30/16 - 09:14 AM]
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2016
Kent Jones, Marc Levin, Daphne Pinkerson, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Jon Alpert are among the featured auspices.

[07/30/16 - 09:13 AM]
HBO to Make Entire Run of Landmark Series "The Larry Sanders Show" Available Starting in September
HBO completed the deal to present the entire run of the acclaimed series on March 23, 2016, the day before Shandling's untimely passing.

[07/30/16 - 09:12 AM]
HBO Renews "Real Time with Bill Maher" Through 2018
Currently averaging 4.4 million viewers, "Real Time" is enjoying its most-watched season since the show's 2003 debut season.

[07/30/16 - 09:11 AM]
Comedy Series "Insecure," Created by and Starring Issa Rae, Debuts Oct. 9, Exclusively on HBO
Rae stars as Issa and Yvonne Orji stars as Molly on the show, which explores the black female experience in an unclich├ęd and authentic way.

[07/30/16 - 09:10 AM]
Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to HBO in the New Comedy Series "Divorce," Debuting Oct. 9
Thomas Haden Church stars as Robert, Frances' (Parker) husband, who is struggling to cope with their marriage falling apart.

[07/30/16 - 09:09 AM]
Drama Series "Westworld" Debuts Oct. 2 on HBO
The series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture "Westworld," written and directed by Michael Crichton.

[07/30/16 - 08:59 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown
"Dateline NBC" and "Primetime: What Would You Do?" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[07/29/16 - 01:46 PM]
Vice President Joe Biden to Appear on "Law & Order: SVU"
The Vice President will appear as himself in a press conference scene where he commends the SVU, led by Lt. Olivia Benson, for their work in addressing the national rape kit backlog, specifically in the city of Detroit.

[07/29/16 - 01:37 PM]
2.5 Million Watch "Hell on Wheels" Drive Its Last Spike
AMC further spins the numbers for Saturday, July 23.

[07/29/16 - 01:03 PM]
National Geographic Channel Greenlights Global Scripted Event Series Based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times Best-Seller, "The Long Road Home"
Screenwriter Mikko Alanne ("The 33") is adapting and also executive producing this epic story of survival for television.