VH1 greenlights 'Sex Rehab'
Net renews five shows, adds 'Goes to Work'VH1 has ordered eight episodes of "Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew," a series where the addiction specialist treats a group with sex compulsion issues. The "Celebrity Rehab" spinoff is one of two new series orders and several pickup announcements the network made Wednesday.
The network has also greenlighted "New York Goes to Work," the latest spinoff in the reality franchise starring Tiffany "New York" Pollard. This time, she'll learn a new job skill each week.
The network also ordered second-season renewals for "I Want to Work for Diddy," "Brooke Knows Best," "Gotti's Way 2," and "Tool Academy" and a third year of "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew."
"VH1 is riding high on its most successful wave of original hit programming yet. We launched more new hit series than any other cable network in the first quarter of 2009," said Jeff Olde, executive vp original programming at VH1. "Much of our momentum can be credited to many of the franchises and talent that we're renewing today. These upcoming projects will continue to set the mark for reality television while connecting with some of the most loyal viewers in all of television."
In "Sex Rehab," Dr. Drew Pinsky will treat a group in Los Angeles and try to shed light on misconceptions about the issue. Eight one-hour episodes have been ordered, and the show will premiere this fall.
"New York Goes to Work," the follow-up to "I Love New York," has fans voting on what job Pollard will learn to do each week -- such as sewer worker, a mortuary beautician or a fast food employee. The half-hour series starts May 4.