Viewers get a sharp dose of reality, laughter, and Rocker Dads as MuchMore announces its Fall programming schedule, featuring five new series premieres and many returning favourites.
In an exclusive Canadian premiere, Poison frontman and everyone’s favourite CELEBRITY APPRENTICE, Bret Michaels, struggles with his rock n’ roll lifestyle and being a family man in BRET MICHAELS: LIFE AS I KNOW IT (Oct.).
The critically acclaimed UNITED STATES OF TARA (Sept. 25) shows suburban housewife Tara Gregson raising a family as both herself and as her multiple alter egos.
Comedienne, Emmy® award-winner, and Grammy® nominee Kathy Griffin breaks all of the rules trying to make it in Hollywood in KATHY GRIFFIN: MY LIFE ON THE D LIST (Sept. 26).
And platinum selling recording artist Fantasia Barrino juggles family pressures and fame in FANTASIA FOR REAL (Oct.).
KISS’ always unpredictable Gene Simmons and his family cause all sorts of trouble with the return of MuchMore’s hit GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS (Sept. 26).
Exposing the life behind the celeb is the returning hit show CELEBRITY REHAB WITH DR. DREW (Oct.), now entering its fourth season with an all new cast, including Leif Garrett, Janice Dickinson, Jason Whaler, and Eric Roberts.
Rounding out the fall schedule is the revamped DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS (Monday – Friday) in a new, fast-paced, 30-minute format. The pressure is on as contestants try and belt out the words to the biggest hit songs in music alongside new host Mark McGrath.
See Full Slate of Programming Below
BRET MICHAELS: LIFE AS I KNOW IT – **Exclusive Canadian Premiere**
Premieres in October
From rock icon to CELEBRITY APPRENTICE winner, Bret Michael’s is truly a jack of all trades. But behind the glam rock and bad boy persona is a family man. This brand new reality docu-series gives viewers an inside look to the juggling act of being a father of two and performing in front of thousands of adoring fans every night. BRET MICHAELS: LIFE AS I KNOW IT shows Michael’s struggle of balancing life on the road, coping with superstardom, raising two little girls, and repairing his relationship with the mother of his children.
UNITED STATES OF TARA – **Season 1**
Premieres Saturday, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. ET
Tara Gregson appears to have a normal life – a loving husband, two teenage children, and a home in the suburbs. However, Tara’s life is anything but average as she suffers from multiple personality disorder, making life complicated for her whole family. Tara’s personalities range from a promiscuous teen girl named ‘T’, to a beer guzzling war veteran named Buck. UNITED STATES OF TARA stars Emmy® award-winning actress Toni Collette, and John Corbett (SEX IN THE CITY), and is produced by Steven Spielberg.
KATHY GRIFFIN: MY LIFE ON THE D LIST – **Season 5**
Premieres Sunday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. ET
Life isn’t easy on the bottom and self-proclaimed “D-List” celebrity Kathy Griffin pulls out all the stops in an effort to climb the ranks of the Hollywood ladder and achieve fame. Kathy and her entourage (aka Team Griffin) – assistant Tiffany Rinehart, tour manager Tom Vize, and mom Maggie Griffin are all on board to catapult Kathy to the next level of fame after her Emmy® Award win. This hilarious series follows Kathy as she stalks other A-List celebs, schmooze’s with the best of them, and breaks all the rules for free publicity.
FANTASIA FOR REAL – **Season 1**
Premieres in October
Following the career of former AMERICAN IDOL winner Fantasia Barrino, new docu-series FANTASIA FOR REAL gives an up close and personal look into the complicated life of this recording artist and single mother. As the sole breadwinner, Fantasia must take care of her large family, but slowly begins to realize she needs to take care of herself too. From her humble beginnings as a church choir singer in North Carolina to national superstardom, Fantasia now deals with the price of fame, balancing her career, family, and an upcoming third album and tour.
BEHIND THE MUSIC – **New Episodes**
Premieres Sunday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. ET
Chronicling the lives of the top artists in the music industry today, this in-depth, all- access program documents both the highs and lows in the life of the music elite. Artists’ stories are showcased through in-depth, intimate interviews with the artists, and their families, friends and colleagues, along with rare and never-before-seen video and film footage. In more than 200 episodes to date, BEHIND THE MUSIC has featured artists across the pop, rock, R&B and hip-hop spectrum. Upcoming episodes include Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, DMX, Christina Aguilera, Eve, and Courtney Love.
GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS – **New Episodes**
Sunday, Sept. 26 at 9p.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. ET
From tongue wagging, fire breathing demon in KISS to business mogul to family man, Gene Simmons is a powerhouse to be reckoned with. Alongside his girlfriend of more than 25 years, former Playboy model Shannon Tweed, they raise their two children, Sophie and Nick. America’s most unconventional family returns with an all new season of hilarious hijinks and elaborate schemes.
CELEBRITY REHAB WITH DR DREW – **Season 4**
Premieres in October
Dr. Drew Pinsky is back for a fourth season of the hit reality program CELEBRITY REHAB WITH DR. DREW, with an all new cast of celebrities who have fallen from grace. The series follows the real-life trials and tribulations of celebrity patients who are making a change for the better, and undergoing detox treatment at the Pasadena Recovery Centre. This season includes Jason Wahler (THE HILLS), musician Leif Garrett, Frankie Lons, who is the mother of singer Keyshia Cole, Jeremy London (PARTY OF FIVE), Rachel Uchitel, former Tiger Woods mistress, Eric Roberts (The Dark Night), “the world’s first supermodel” Janice Dickinson, and socialite Jason Davis.
DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS – **New Format, New Episodes**
Monday to Friday at 10 p.m. ET
Hit musical game show DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS returns with a faster-paced 30 minute format, a new host in Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray, EXTRA), but still all of the same thrills and excitement! Ordinary people are given a chance to live out their rock star fantasies as they are put centre stage for a chance to win a fortune, just by knowing the lyrics to five of the biggest hit songs ever recorded. This season features special celebrity contestants, as well as several outrageous and emotional special event themed episodes.