VH1 will renew one new series and add another spinning off its lynchpin Love & Hip Hop franchise, the network said today while taking a breather between its two-part Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta reunion special, among the top-rated cable reality series of the summer. Both shows spin from Atlanta: VH1 has ordered Season 2 of K.Michelle: My Life, and is launching an untitled new series featuring Stevie J and Joseline. Both are slated for winter 2016.
“In a summer where the film Straight Outta Compton went straight to #1, Taylor Swift’s collaboration with Kendrick Lamar topped the Billboard charts and our own Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta ranked as the #1 reality show on cable, hip hop’s dominance of pop culture was confirmed yet again,” said Susan Levison, EVP Original Programming and Production at VH1. “We’re excited to fuel our audience’s continued fascination with all things hip hop by extending the storylines of some of their favorite Love & Hip Hop cast members.”
Here are the network’s descriptions of the newbies:
“K.Michelle: My Life”
Premiering Winter 2016
VH1 has picked up a second season of “K.Michelle: My Life” with best-selling recording artist and “Love & Hip Hop” alum K.Michelle. After moving to Los Angeles, K.Michelle is determined to succeed by finding new inspiration and revolutionizing her sound, as she continues to propel herself into superstardom. With renewed energy, she refuses to be restrained by genre of music or her past relationships. VH1’s “K.Michelle: My Life” was the #3 new cable reality series among Women 18-49 this past year (VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood” and VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta: The Afterparty LIVE” take the number one and two spots, respectively.) New episodes of “K.Michelle: My Life” return this winter. “K.Michelle: My Life” is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young and Stephanie R. Gayle for Monami Entertainment. Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman, Mala Chapple, Carmen Mitcho and Chad Gruelach serve as executive producers for Eastern. K.Michelle also serves as an executive producer. Susan Levison, Nina L. Diaz, Ken Martinez and Daniel Rogge are executive producers for VH1.
The Untitled “Stevie & Joseline” Spin-off Series
Premiering Winter 2016
Picking up after “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” Stevie J and Joseline head to Los Angeles in VH1’s new untitled half-hour spin-off series. Premiering this winter, these eight episodes will follow the couple as they hit the west coast and set their sights on the Hollywood big screen. While continuing to work on their respective careers, Joseline tries to bond with Stevie’s five children and Stevie J heads back to the studio and reconnects with old friends in the music industry. With these two, relationship highs and lows are par for the course, but with a few laughs and a lot of love, Stevie J and Joseline consistently prove that they can overcome any obstacle. Catch this dynamic couple taking over a new city this winter. “Stevie & Joseline” is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young and Stephanie R. Gayle for Monami Entertainment. Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman, Mala Chapple, Carmen Mitcho and Lashan Browning serve as executive producers for Eastern. Susan Levison, Nina L. Diaz, Ken Martinez and Vivian Gomez are executive producers for VH1.
Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.