Earlier this week, VH1 announced that it would be producing 44 original series by the end of the year. Some of those original series include new seasons of previous series, like The T.O. Show, or new series that have already debuted, like Jessica Simpson‘s The Price of Beauty. But VH1 also announced some new upcoming shows that sound pretty ridiculous, and we’re excited to watch them. You will be, too, and here’s why.
You’re Cut Off!, premiering June 14
Remember how hilarious it was when Rachel’s dad cut her off on Friends? Well 15 years later, VH1 is drawing on the same idea for this reality show that asks: “What happens when you take nine spoiled young women and completely cut them off from shopping, mani-pedis and bottle service?”
Why You’ll Watch: It sounds like The Simple Life (minus Paris and Nicole) meets Tool Academy. How can you look away?
Money Hungry, premiering this summer
Drawing on the popularity of weight loss shows like VH1′s own Celebrity Fit Club and The Biggest Loser, this show asks 10 overweight teams of two to bet $10,000 of their own money that they will be the victors who can lose the greatest amount of weight and win the $100,000 grand prize.
Why You’ll Watch: These contestants aren’t just normal fat Americans, they’re rich enough to be able to wager $10,000. That ups the ante, meaning the freak outs, melt downs and eliminations will be even bigger and more emotional than on other weight loss shows.
My Big Friggin Wedding, premiere date unknown
Like many other wedding docu-series, this show follows five couples as they play their weddings. But VH1 promises that these wedding will be “the wildest weddings anyone has ever seen.” Think My Super Sweet Sixteen meets Bridezillas.
Why You’ll Watch: From VH1′s description of this show (and its title), it seems like we might see a little bit of a Jersey Shore-like attitude and sensibility creeping in, if you know what we mean. Case in point: “Their budgets may not be the biggest, but their mouths sure are…Whether it’s smoke machines and lasers or a bride that wants to be lowered from the ceiling, remember, ‘classy’ is in the eye of the beholder.” Nice.
Diary of a Hip Hop Girlfriend, premiere date unknown
Four women who are dating “big name rappers” share their lives, and their daily struggles, with the world.
Why You’ll Watch: Two words: baby-mama drama.
Check out VH1′s full slate of original programming, which includes new shows from Dr. Drew and Eva Longoria. What are you most looking forward to seeing?