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[04/07/09 - 06:01 AM]
'Charm School' Is Back in Session with New Head Mistress Ricki Lake
The new season, featuring the women of "Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels" and "Real Chance of Love," will premiere Monday, May 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from VH1]

'Charm School' is Back in Session With New Head Mistress Ricki Lake

New Lessons And More Students In Need Of Guidance

"Charm School with Ricki Lake" Premieres Monday, May 11 at 9:00PM* On VH1

Check Out the New Class on the VH1 Blog Beginning Tuesday, April 7 And a Sneak Peek of The First Episode On VH1.com Beginning Tuesday, May 5

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 7 -- Former television talk show host, documentary film producer and author Ricki Lake is coming back to the small screen with some of the outrageous women from VH1's "Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels" and "Real Chance of Love." This season, Ricki faces the challenging task of transforming these ladies into selfless angels through various acts of charity. The premiere of "Charm School with Ricki Lake" airs on VH1 Monday, May 11 at 9:00PM.*

Known for their amusingly bad behavior, the new unruly class of "Charm School" must learn how to become more independent and respectable in just eight weeks. As Headmistress and an executive producer of Charm School Ricki Lake is taking a different approach from previous seasons. These ladies will have to take on real responsibilities with non-profit organizations. With Ricki's guidance and expertise, the girls will contribute time to a different charity each week. Their volunteer jobs will include working with senior citizens, environmental preservation, mentoring underprivileged children, and animal rescue and care. For the final task and one of the show's biggest challenges to date, the girls will be sent to the devastated Ninth Ward in New Orleans. There they will help with the ongoing rebuilding efforts to restore the region most ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Ricki Lake will also be joined by new "Charm School" deans Alani "La La" Vazquez (MTV personality and producer of the new Sony Classic documentary TYSON) and Stryker (Radio personality and co-host of Love Line), teaming up to help the new students succeed and graduate. See if the Of Love girls can pass their first test in the season premiere of "Charm School with Ricki Lake" Monday, May 11 at 9:00PM* on VH1.

Catch a glimpse of the new "Charm School" cast on the VH1 Blog (Blog.VH1.com) beginning Tuesday, April 7. Then, beginning Tuesday, May 5, fans can catch a sneak peek of the first episode on VH1.com - one week before the on-air premiere. Subsequent episodes will be available on VH1.com the morning after they air. Additional "Charm School" video content will be available on VH1.com and on VH1 Mobile throughout the season.

VH1's "Charm School with Ricki Lake" is created and executive produced by Mark Cronin and Cris Abrego for 51 Minds Entertainment, LLC. an Endemol Company, who also produce the record-breaking series "Rock of Love," "Flavor of Love," "I Love New York," "The Surreal Life," "For the Love of Ray J," "I Love Money" and much more. The production teams' programming launched VH1 into their highest ratings ever and their ratings continue to outperform their previous successes. Ben Samek and Matt Odgers also executive produce for the series and the company.

Jeff Olde, Jill Holmes, and Kristen Kelly oversee the series for VH1.

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 95 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, VH1Games and extensive broadband video on VH1.com. Connect with VH1 at VH1.com.

VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. MTV Networks also operates and offers joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming can be seen worldwide.

* All times are ET/PT





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· CHARM SCHOOL (VH1)
· FLAVOR OF LOVE (VH1)
· FOR THE LOVE OF RAY J (VH1)
· I LOVE MONEY (VH1)
· I LOVE NEW YORK (VH1)
· REAL CHANCE OF LOVE (VH1)
· ROCK OF LOVE WITH BRET MICHAELS (VH1)
· SURREAL LIFE, THE (VH1)









[03/31/15 - 02:09 PM]
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[03/31/15 - 10:11 AM]
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