VH1’s Hot New Summer Lineup: Dating Naked, #CandidlyNicole, LeAnn & Eddie, Atlanta Exes, And More!

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Apparently VH1 wants to revitalize NBC’s “Must See TV” Thursday. They are really pushing their “hot new summer line-up” for Thursdays, which includes Dating Naked, #CandidlyNicole, and LeAnn & Eddie and kicks off July 17. 

Dating Naked? Awesome. Nicole Richie? No complaints here. LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian? Um, err, at least it’s not Brandi! Obviously this line-up will go down in history books as the new The Cosby Show, Cheers, and L.A. Law or Friends, Will & Grace, and ER can’t miss Thursday night!  

Mark your calendars, my friends, because VH1 is where it’s at this summer. To be clear:  No – I did not type any of that with a straight face.  But I am looking forward to #CandidlyNicole despite the hashtag. Also, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle returns and Atlanta Exes premieres later this summer.  


Dating Naked premieres Thursday, July 17 at 9 PM ET/PT.

VH1 press release: “The series will play with the idea of what it really means to be naked in the search for love. Would your quest be more successful if you truly had nothing to hide? There’s no clothing, no jewelry, no phones and no conventions of society. Just you. Filmed on a remote exotic locale, each close-ended episode will feature a man and a woman as they each date two different, naked suitors.”

#CandidlyNicole begins Thursday, July 17 at 10 PM ET/PT.

“Voted one of the “best Twitter feeds” by Time magazine, Nicole Richie will take audiences on a fun and intimate ride through her own amusing point-of-view based on her outlandish reflections on social media. The show will detail her daily adventures and give insight into her decisions on style, relationships, her work life, and her journey into adulthood. Her tongue-in-cheek commentary inspires people to laugh, learn, and shake their head in wonderment.”

LeAnn & Eddie premieres Thursday, July 17 at 10:30 PM ET/PT.

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are a typical normal modern family — a married couple, who both have careers and are also learning how to navigate the co-parenting of Eddie’s two sons. But life outside the home for them is very different because they live in a fishbowl where the paparazzi stalk them, the tabloids report on any detail, and the public gets only part of the story. They look forward to sharing a bit of their world and poke fun at what it’s like to be a high-profile couple with more than a little misinformation out there about them.”

T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle returns Monday, August 18 at 9 PM ET/PT.

T.I. is back in Atlanta with his entrepreneur wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and they are ready to focus on family. The kids are growing up and reaching new milestones everyday as Niq Niq, their eldest daughter, graduates from high school, Domani works with Russell Simmons, Messiah continues his passion for fashion, T.I. is coming to grips with Deyjah having a boyfriend, Major and King continue to get in trouble, and an exciting new addition joins the family.”

Atlanta Exes debuts Monday, August 18 at 9:30 PM ET/PT. 

“As the thriving music and entertainment capital of the South, Atlanta provides the ideal backdrop and group of ex-wives for the franchise’s extension.”

Atlanta Exes stars Tameka Raymond, ex-wife of Usher, Christina Johnson, ex-wife of Cee-Lo Green, Monyetta Shaw, ex-fiance of Ne-Yo, Torrei Hart, ex-wife of Kevin Hart, and Sheree Buchanan, ex-wife of NFL’s Ray Buchanan.

“It is exciting that the continued success of Hollywood Exes has allowed us to expand this popular franchise into additional cities,” shares VH1’s EVP Susan Levison. “Atlanta is truly enjoying a moment in the spotlight, so taking the Exes brand down South was a natural evolution. This dynamic cast truly defines what it means to be a ‘mover and shaker’ in the Atlanta social scene – and we look forward to giving our viewers a look into their unique world.” 


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