VH1 REMIXES MONDAY NIGHTS WITH NEW AND RETURNING SHOWS ON MARCH 31
New Monday Lineup Includes "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle," "Black Ink Crew," and "This Is HOT 97"
New York, NY - March 17, 2014 - Monday nights on VH1 are about to get a whole lot bigger, bolder and better with some old friends and new faces. Starting Monday, March 31, the women of "Basketball Wives: LA" will be joined by the "first family of the south" with the return of "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle" at 9PM*. Harlem's own "Black Ink Crew" will also rejoin the mix at 9:30PM* and afterwards, the outspoken and hilarious New York DJs and on-air talent from "This Is HOT 97" make their TV debut when they round out the night at 10:30PM*.
ABOUT THE SHOWS:
"T.I. & TINY: THE FAMILY HUSTLE" PREMIERES AT 9PM*
Fresh off HIS SOLD OUT America's Most Wanted Tour with Lil' Wayne, his Grammy nomination for "Blurred Lines," and his starring role on Showtime's House of Lies, multi-hyphenate T.I. is back in Atlanta with his entrepreneur wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, and they are ready to focus on family. For another season, America gets an inside look at the lives of hip hop's favorite family in 22 new half-hour episodes, beginning on March 31 at 9PM*. The kids are growing up and reaching new milestones everyday as Niq Niq, their eldest daughter, graduates from high school, Domani works with Russell Simmons, Messiah continues his passion for fashion, T.I. is coming to grips with Deyjah having a boyfriend, Major and King continue to get in trouble and an exciting new addition joins the family. At the same time, Tiny, is finally going after her goal of getting her G.E.D. while making sure the OMG Girlz are not growing up too fast. Watch the love, humor and growing pains unfold when "T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle" returns on March 31 at 9PM.
"T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle" is created and executive produced by 51 Minds' Cris Abrego, Christian Sarabia, Rabih Gholam and Ben Samek (CAPI), as well as Category 5 Entertainment's Brian Sher and Stella Bulochnikov ("T.I.'s Road to Redemption"). For VH1, the series is executive produced by Susan Levison, Jill Holmes and Kristen Kelly.
New "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle" Promo: http://www.vh1.com/video/play.jhtml?id=1724250
"BLACK INK CREW" RETURNS AT 9:30PM*
Things in Harlem continue to heat up as "Black Ink Crew" returns to TV on March 31 at 9:30PM*. Picking up where viewers left off, the cast is back home after Puma's nuptials in Jamaica. Now in their natural environment, situations continue to unravel as Ceasar and Dutchess' relationship crumbles and O'Sh*t's legal troubles leave him in personal turmoil. While Puma deals with the stresses of being a newlywed and father, he and Sassy must also manage their new shop. With new personalities entering the picture and new problems arising, the bond between this group of "friends" will be tested like never before. As the show's popularity grows, so does the drama but will these issues remain as permanent as a tattoo? Get answers March 31 at 9:30PM* with all new "Black Ink Crew."
"Black Ink Crew" is executive produced by Dan Cesareo, Doug DePriest, Ken Martinez and Shelley Sinha for Big Fish Entertainment. Executive producers for VH1 are Susan Levison, Kari McFarland and Rick Hankey.
New "Black Ink Crew" Promo:
"THIS IS HOT 97" PREMIERES AT 10:30PM*
Known as the place "Where Hip Hop Lives," New York's globally recognized #1 radio station HOT 97 is teaming up with VH1 to take viewers on a behind-the-scenes look into the Big Apple's go-to destination for Hip Hop and R&B with the debut of "This Is HOT 97." Premiering on VH1 March 31 at 10:30PM*, "This Is HOT 97" is a 30-minute unscripted comedy series that gives viewers a look inside this iconic radio brand. HOT 97 may be the global mecca of Hip Hop and R&B music, yet this crew functions more as a family than a group of coworkers - they go hard for each other, but above all they live, eat and breathe HOT 97. The series will also feature cameos from the well-known celebrities who regularly visit HOT 97 as on-air guests including Kanye West, Macklemore, Rick Ross, Mack Wilds, Wale and many more. Each episode of "This Is HOT 97" will draw upon the ambitions, rivalries and quirky personalities of the cast to capture all of the comedic and sometimes downright awkward moments that happen at the station on a daily basis. Tune in to the series premiere of "This Is HOT 97" Monday, March 31 at 10:30 PM ET/ PT on VH1.
"This Is HOT 97" is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young for Monami Entertainment and Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman, Mala Chapple and Ian Gelfand for Eastern. Susan Levison, Brad Abramson and Stephen Mintz are executive producers for VH1. Co-executive producer for Eastern is David Digangi and Vivian Gomez is coordinating producer for VH1.
NEW "This Is Hot 97" Supertrailer: http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/1010399/first-look-this-is-hot-97.jhtml#id=1723950
*All times ET/PT.
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