Beware the ides of VH-1 March, for they will bring a whole new onslaught of reality TV series.
The classic rock network announced on Monday that it will premiere three new reality series on March 14, starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Kicking off the block on new programming at 9 p.m. will be "Wedding Wars," in which 12 engaged couples vie against each other for "the destination wedding of a lifetime." Hosted by model and former "Foody Call" co-host Michele Merkin, the series will fall somewhere between "Bridezillas" and "Survivor," in that it will place betrothed couples on "a remote island with little food or water," where they "will be voted off the island by the competing couples."
"Beverly Hills Fabulous," meanwhile, which will take the 10 p.m. slot, will revolve around the posh Elgin Charles Salon, where the owner and self-described "Emperor of Hair" Elgin Charles attempts to balance his high-profile clientele with his high-maintenance staff of stylists.
Rounding out this three-pronged reality TV juggernaut is "Love & Hip Hop," which will air at 10:30. Billed as an "eight-part docu-series," the show will follow "five dynamic women who are connected to the world of hip hop, whether it's through the men they love or their struggle to be heard as artists." Among them is Emily Butamante, who has a son with rapper Fabolous but "wants more — a ring and a more public role in this world." There's also former G-Unit Records recording artist Olivia Longott, whose struggle to establish herself as a recording artist will be chronicled on the series.
"Wedding Wars" is being executive produced by 495 Productions' SallyAnn Salsano, who helped bring "Jersey Shore" to the world. (Jeff Olde, Shelly Tatro, Kari McFarland and Bernie Kaminski will be executive-producing for VH1.) "Beverly Hills Fabulous" will come courtesy of executive producers Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey for Bischoff Hervey Entertainmen which was responsible for both "Scott Baio is 45 … and Single" and the subsequent "Scott Baio is 46 … and Pregnant," both on VH1.