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VH1 firms up reality-heavy summer slate

U.S. cable network VH1 will begin airing Dating Naked (pictured) and reality series starring Linda Perry, LeAnn Rimes and Nicole Richie this summer.
April 24, 2014

U.S. cable network VH1 will begin airing Dating Naked and other reality series starring Linda Perry, LeAnn Rimes and Nicole Richie this summer.

Produced by Lighthearted Entertainment, the nude dating series (formerly Naked Dating, pictured) will begin airing on July 17 as part of the network’s unscripted-heavy Thursday night line-up.

Also premiering that night is #CandidlyNicole, a Telepictures/World of Wonder-produced eight-episode series based on the AOL online series of the same name and reality star Nicole Richie’s Twitter feed; and LeAnn & Eddie, a Gurney Productions reality show starring country singer LeAnn Rimes and actor Eddie Cibrian.

On July 16, VH1 will begin airing Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project, a reality show in which the 4 Non Blondes singer/songwriter and producer mentors younger musicians hoping to land a deal with her relaunched record label, Custard. The series premiere, which is produced by Irwin Entertainment, will follow an episode of Behind The Music dedicated to the music industry stalwart.

Earlier, the 10-part doc series I Love The 2000s will begin airing on June 17. The program recounts trends, pop culture moments and scandals from 2000 to 2009 and is produced by VH1.

Other unscripted offerings this summer are the 51 Minds-produced T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, which premieres on August 18 and stars rapper T.I. and his family; and Atlanta Exes, a Shed Media US reality series starring the Atlanta-based ex-wives of Usher, Ne-Yo, Cee-Lo Green, Kevin Hart and Ray Buchanan.

The summer slate announcement follows news earlier this week that VH1 has laid off 13 staffers from its New York production and development team.

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