TRANSform Me, Famous Crime Scene, Undateable: Coming Soon To VH1

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In the coming months, VH1 is set to air a slew of new shows, including TRANSform Me, a makeover show featuring I Want To Work for Diddy Season 1 breakout Laverne Cox. Details on that and more in the press release below:

VH1 has greenlit three new series, two about transforming people from the inside out and one that hopes to shed some light on a few untimely deaths. TRANSform Me features three transgender female friends giving women a style makeover while helping them overcome some emotional road bumps. In Famous Crime Scene VH1 will take the viewers to an actual crime scene of a famous murder or untimely death and explore the details behind the often murky circumstances. Undateable based on the upcoming book, Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won’t be Dating or Having Sex written by Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle, will reveal the secret list that gives guys everything they need to know to get out of their own way when it comes to dating, sex, love and relationships transforming them from undateable to dateable. VH1 has also acquired the hit MTV Canada series, Peak Season: Vancouver just as the world focuses its attention on this beautiful city for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

These programming additions come on the heels of several recent ratings successes with new series such as Fantasia For Real and Let’s Talk About Pep, which premiered in January to more than 2.3 million viewers and 1.9 million viewers, respectively.

TRANSform Me

VH1 and Left/Right Inc. have teamed up to bring to television the newest breed of fashion makeover shows withTRANSform Me. Each half-hour episode follows the makeover of one woman who has found herself in a style nightmare. The subjects expect to be made over in typical reality show fashion, but are in for a surprise when a team of three transgender women arrive to give them an expert transformation. The new eight-episode 30-minute series is set to premiere March 15, 2010.

The ultra glamorous makeover team, led by Laverne Cox (VH1’sI Want to Work for Diddy) with Jamie Clayton and Nina Poon, travel across the country answering style-911 calls in their deluxe fashion ambulance, saving women from their clothing faux pas. But unlike other makeover shows, this series focuses on overall transformations, helping to improve each woman on the inside as well as the outside. The team will have to push each subject out of her emotional comfort zones and there will be no shortage of tears, arguments, and OMG! moments along the way.

Laverne, who appeared in the first season of VH1’sI Want to Work for Diddy as the outspoken and poised transgender contestant, has also recently appeared in episodes of NBC’sLaw and Order, HBO’sBored to Death along with several independent films, and has performed at Radio City Music Hall.

Based on an original concept and pitch by Laverne Cox and her production company Complete World Domination, TRANSform Me is executive produced by Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman for Left/Right Inc. with Shelly Tatro, Danielle Gelfand, Kari McFarland and Jeff Olde serving as executive producers for VH1.

Famous Crime Scene

VH1 is returning to the scene of some of pop culture and music’s most shocking deaths withFamous Crime Scene. The first episode will take an in-depth look at the murder of Tupac Shakur. The additional six episodes will investigate the untimely deaths of Biggie Smalls, John Lennon, Anna Nicole Smith, Selena, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson. The seven episode half-hour series is set to premiere on Friday, February 12 at 9pm.

While news accounts tell only part of the story, VH1 has rounded up the witnesses and investigators who were there to give viewers theintimate details from the initial 911 call to the investigators’ final determination to help piece together whatreally happened. Using expert interviews andtrue-to-life reenactments, as well as advanced computer graphics, viewerswill witnessfullrecreations of these historic events. They’lltour virtual crime scenes searching for clues and learn the science behind the investigators’ findings: ballistics, fingerprints, DNA evidence, toxicology, profiling and more.

Executive producingFamous Crime Scenes, for VH1 are Shelly Tatro, Brad Abramson and Jeff Olde. Supervising producer is Warren Cohen and Chris Martin is series producer and director.

Undateable

Undateable is a new five-hour VH1 special airing over five consecutive nights, which looks at all the things that men do wrong in the eyes of the opposite sex. The series is based on the upcoming book Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won’t be Dating or Having Sex written by Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle.Undateable is scheduled to begin its five-night run on Monday, April 19.

Ellen Rakieten spent the last 23 years as a key force in creating The Oprah Winfrey Show. Anne Coyle is an award-winning advertising copywriter and owner of a nationally acclaimed interior design firm. The show will take a fun look at the top 100 things guys do that make them “undateable.”

Undateable shows men how to avoid wearing the wrong things, doing the wrong things and of course, saying the wrong things that are all instant warning signs to women.Undateable will be invaluable in helping teach men about their mistakes and women about what indiscretions are just “red flags” and which are the absolute “kiss of death.” So put away the Bluetooth, shave that goatee, put the dad jeans in the closet and join VH1 to learn about the things men do that make them “undateable.”

Executive producingUndateable for VH1 are Ellen Rakieten, Shelly Tatro, Karla Hidalgo and Jeff Olde.

Peak Season: Vancouver

VH1 has acquired the MTV Canada hit docudrama series,Peak Season: Vancouver an original half-hour series that takes an unfiltered look at the lives, loves and adventures of a tight-knit group of young adults in Vancouver/Whistler, BC. The 10-episode series is set to air nightly on VH1 beginning Sunday, February 14 at 11:30pm.

Peak Season: Vancouver offers a unique glimpse beneath the sparkling surface of this world-class ski resort and home to the 2010 Winter Olympics revealing the raw, real-life drama that unfolds amid the breathtaking scenery. Featuring a diverse and dynamic cast, the series delivers a potent blend of drama, action, romance and comedy as the cast follow their hearts and chase their dreams all during the frenetic pace of peak season. A lot happens in this resort playground when the locals and outsiders from around the world co-exist as everyone struggles to find love, friendship and themselves. While every town has stories and secrets, few rival the ones from Vancouver as captured in this smash hit series.

For more information on these four new series including show clips and full episodes throughout their seasons, go to VH1.com.

Peak Season: Vancouver
was executive produced by Evan Prager and Jesse Ignjatovic for Den of Thieves.

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  1. Yvonne says:

    I think VH1 made a good choice in choosing Lavern, 47 yr old blk female from la. I love Lavern, she was my favorite on the show

  2. Toni says:

    Transform Me. This sounds amazing. Fun but emotional and so different from anything else! Can wait!

  3. Olivv says:

    I LOVE LAVERN!!

  4. Jbuxtan says:

    No I Love Money 4????? 0-0

  5. tiffany says:

    they need more transgendered shows or gay people and i love newyork where newyork at………

  6. Amy says:

    Oh my goodness! Transform me looks sooooooo goood! I can not wait to see it! I’m going to get cable just so I can watch this show!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  7. Rachel says:

    famous crime scene is going to be good. josh harraway plays pac and he looks nearly identical to 2pac.

  8. Elliot L says:

    Getting Laverne back on VH1? MAJOR STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION! However, the slew of new shows coming all sound as lackluster as possible. Is the relationship between 51Minds finally too strained to continue? Flavor of Love/Rock of Love is what made VH1 such a cult hit with a select reality TV audience, but Tool Academy 3?!?! And no mention of a new I Love Money??? Things aren’t looking good.

  9. lee says:

    Disgusting!

  10. Taylor says:

    Dumb! And why John Lennon? he was shot by some psychopath. What is there to analyze? I would watch it if Kurt Cobain was on.. Also why Anna Nicole Smith? She was white trash that got hooked onto pain mess and other drugs.. Happens to many people each day, but since she was famous, there must be some hidden clue or conspiracy… Jeez Vh1 has gone done the crapper. Every person who has a “dating show” was from another one! Why is Vh1 giving reality shows to every slut and douche out there? They suck.

  11. renee says:

    I would love to see famous crime scene, but I don’t understand what there is to investigate about john lennons murder. If there is a second season they should investigate Kurt cobain and Jim Morrison, that would be way more interesting that Anna nicole smith.

  12. alan says:

    all hell ya about time,I thought laverne was over with .That’s a diva.

  13. katie says:

    VH1 should do a famous crime scene of Kurt Cobain. They could highlight both the suicide theory and the murder theory. I know Nirvana fans would appreciate it!!

  14. Jason says:

    vh1 should definitely do Kurt Cobain on Famous Crime Scenes. I’m suprised they didn’t consider him for the first season.

  15. crystal says:

    wow I really like you show

  16. Haterlicious says:

    so what happened to I Love Money?

  17. Ana Lúcia says:

    I just loved the initiative and certainly I’m already a TRANSform Me! fan!

    That’s great to show all that transsexual woman may have the same opportunities as anyone else and also produce great results as this wonderful show!!!

    Congratulations for this initiative!!! I’m already posting the news, on my blog, facebook, myspace, orkut, etc…

    That’s something that worth to be broadcasted!

    Thanks,

    Aninha.

  18. Jane says:

    Generally not a reality show fan, BUT the premise of this show caught my eye and I think it sends a FANTASTIC message. What a wealth of work and emotional itelligence that a transgenedered person must have. What a gift to share their exprience for becoming and fighting for who they REALLY are, in every way; this is something that we all struggle with on some level not matter what gender, race or economic status we belong to. The girls are awesome and I think VH1 is ahead of the game on this one.

  19. tammy says:

    A show about cross dressers who help girls with makeovers? Are some girls so bad at fixing themselves up that they need strange men doing it for them? Gross.

  20. amy says:

    tammy alot of transexual women put regular women too shame,

    and if you look at all famous female celebs, crisitina aguilera, britney spears, pam anderson, marliyn monroe, madonna, anna nicole,

    the only reason there considered the hottest women alive and the only reason they are is beacuse they have a flock of gays and transexuals behind them doing their hair n makeup

    and teaching them how to be fierce, its time transexuals bring it and show that there the ones full of talent, not women!

    ps. alot of women are born with male dna! fact! and your too ignorant to understand that,

  21. Troy says:

    I just saw an episode on VH1, and I completely love it. I can’t wait for the DVD’s to come out.

  22. Teena says:

    @ Amy, it’s so sad as a female that you would say that. Please seek help. Anyway, when watching Transform Me all I could say, THESE ARE DUDES WEARING DRESSES. Women falling for the garbage it must be stylish if performed by a gay person…puhleeze! Happy Patty’s Day!

  23. Mark says:

    I don’t appreciate all of the racial comments made by the Americans of African decent. Just because you are an Americans of African decent does not give you the right to constantly put down other people.
    Example: Black people wear the cool shorts. We don’t wear the uncool short. Pro-black and anti-everything else.

  24. Alex says:

    I like “Undateable.” But really, not ever girl/guys thinks the guys they describe are sexy! I mean Criss Angel? You think he is “undateable?” There are a lot of women/men in this world who think Criss is the sexist man alive! Skulls? A lot of women like skulls. Most of the traits they people are talking about make guys douche bags in some of our eyes! Some things we may agree on. But if guys really take all this into consideration and be like these guys, its going to be HELL for women/men who like the whole bad boy rocker guy. I personally think skinny jeans on a guy is very attractive! Not all women/men have to same perspective on the “ideal” man. Im just saying these is a VERY stereotypical TV show!

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  34. If anything, an investigation into Kurt Cobain’s death needs to be properly done on Famous Crime Scenes. I don’t believe for a second that he killed himself. Kurt killing himself makes no sense to me at all. The crime scene points to murder in itself. In my opinion, the cops didn’t do their jobs the day that Kurt was found dead. All they did was jump to the first conclusion, whatever Courtney was telling them. We all know she is no good at all. She made up lies about Kurt. Why she did it? I don’t know. Everything in me says that she had something o do with Kurt’s death. R.I.P. Kurt Cobain 1967-1994. ?