VH1’s unexpected reality hit Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew will return for a second season as soon as October 23. For those of us who got addicted to the series, it’s a been a long, hard detox (made tolerable at times only because the media has done its best to keep us all apprised of casting news, future tidbits and other behind-the-scenes extras). Need a quick fix? VH1 has unveiled the Rehab trailer to give us all a little dose of what we’ve all been missing. Ready for a relapse?
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While I was really hoping to see an appearance from Heidi Fleiss in next season’s edition of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (only a former madam could top a porn star), it looks like I will have to settle for something even better: another visit from Jeff Conaway!
Earlier today, VH1 officially named the next round of participants who’ll be voluntarily airing their dirty laundry. Later this fall, Sean Stewart (Sons of Hollywood and Rod Stewart’s son), Amber Smith (model/actress), Rodney King (victim of the LA Riots), Nikki McKibbon (American Idol), Steven Adler (Guns N’ Roses) and Tawny Kitaen (the Whitesnake chick) will all be seeking Dr. Drew Pinsky’s specialized help.
Those six will receive counseling for their various issues along with Conaway (who has had a series of ‘setbacks’ since his last stay) and Gary Busey, the most talked-about person from this year’s Academy Awards. (Jennifer Garner will be safe for at least 21 days.)
Look for resident tech Shelly Sprague to become frustrated once again sometime this October.
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Last Thursday night, I was fortunate enough to stumble upon my latest reality obsession. Surprisingly, it lacked a competition element and it, thankfully, didn’t compete with American Idol. (Though it does have a connection to it). My current must see fave? Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.
Given my predilection for Train Wreck television, the series immediately had one thing going for it. But I like to think my voyeuristic eye is drawn toward things with a bit more substance, and this show filled that role quite nicely. Rehab combines the grittiness of A&E’s fabulous Intervention, the B-list comedy of VH1’s Surreal Life, the hopefulness of NBC’s The Biggest Loser and the frank, yet informative, talk usually seen from Oprah’s Dr. Oz. The nice whole package was then topped off with the appealing and non-judgmental presence of Dr. Drew Pinsky.
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