Celeb-reality series originally ran from 2003 to 2006 and led to spinoffs including “Flavor of Love” and “My Fair Brady”
VH1 is bringing back “The Surreal Life.”
In the latest example of ViacomCBS cable networks reviving their best-known IP, “The Surreal Life” will return for the first time in 15 years with a new season on VH1 this fall.
The show, which puts a cast of celebrities together in a house and forces them to participate in group activities, ran for two seasons on The WB and four more on VH1 between 2003 and 2006. The franchise also spawned spinoffs including “My Fair Brady” and “Flavor of Love” (which spawned its own franchise of titles, including “Rock of Love,” “I Love New York” and “Charm School”).
Cast members for the new season are August Alsina, CJ Perry, Dennis Rodman, Frankie Muniz, Kim Coles, Manny MUA, Stormy Daniels and Tamar Braxton.
51 Minds Entertainment will return to produce the new season, with Christian Sarabia, Fernando Mills, Ken Martinez and Nicole Elliott serving as executive producers. Elena Diaz, Tolani Holmes and Dan Caster are executive producers for MTV Entertainment Group. Donny Herran and Angela Liao serve as executives in charge for MTV Entertainment Group and Kat Uyenco, Jen McGrogan and Jordan Browne are co-executive producers for 51 Minds.
“The Surreal Life is known for bringing together some of the biggest names in pop culture and creating many unforgettable moments in reality television,” said Nina L. Diaz, president of content and chief creative officer of MTV Entertainment Group. “We are excited to see how this stellar celebrity cast will make captivating television for audiences everywhere.”
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