December 13, 2012 9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
VH1 Schedules 'Mob Wives' Return, Premiere of 'Jenny McCarthy Show' (Exclusive)
VH1 has scheduled the third season return of unscripted hit Mob Wives and set premiere dates for new entries including The Jenny McCarthy Show.
The cable network's first-quarter calendar also includes the launch of matchmaking series Making Mr. Right and tattoo docuseries Black Ink Crew as the network expands its original programming lineup.
Mob Wives will return Sunday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. with Renee Graziano, Karen Gravano, Drita D'Avanzo, Carla Facciolo, Ramona Rizzo and "Big Ang" joined by a new Mob Wife, Love Majewski.
The unscripted entry will be paired at 9 p.m. with eight episodes of Making Mr. Right, which will see three single women pose as expert matchmakers to pull a ruse on 14 unsuspecting guys who think they've signed up for a show called Match Me if You Can.
The third season of docuseries Love & Hip Hop will launch Monday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. with a mostly new cast and a handful of familiar faces. The popular series will be followed at 9 p.m. with rookie entry Black Ink Crew, which is set at a black-owned and -operated tattoo shop in the heart of Harlem and its celebrity clients including hip-hop stars.
Weekly pop culture rundown series Best Week Ever will return Friday, Jan. 18 at 10 p.m. and include a new cast of panelist/comedians and appearances from the past as each 30-minute episode celebrates the biggest news in entertainment. The series, which originally ran on the network from 2004-2009, will serve as a lead-in for the debut of The Jenny McCarthy Show at 10:30 p.m. The all-access series will feature McCarthy host parties from her high-rise penthouse apartment and feature appearances by celebrities and friends.