What’s up with VH1? The network that brought us Breaking Bondauce,Behind The Music and Dice Undisputed has announced a line-up of new shows that’s more suited for Bravo, Logo or Lifetime– a soft and squishy line-up that’s highlighted by a series featuring two women in their seventies!
And we don’t mean the 1970s.
Meet the new Paris and Nicole of VH1:Long-ago model Gita Hall, 72 (left), and aged actress Terry Moore, 77, will star in Old Skool with Teri and Gita (or as VH1 labels it so depressingly: “The Golden Girls meets Borat!”), a weekly half-hour series in which the old birds “explore pop culture.”
Terry and Gita are on a mission to explore all the weird and wonderful “subcultures” normally reserved for people far younger than their demographic proving it’s never too late to get “skooled.” From hip hop to the gay community, the two ladies are committed to discovering what’s hip and happening today. Their fish-out-of-water immersion into those worlds is often revelatory, sometimes shocking and always hilarious.
The rest of the lineup isn’t much hipper:
The Salt ‘N Pepa Show follows a reunion of the 80s rap trio (the third one must be ‘N), who are all middle aged women now.
America’s Most Smartest Model brings together fourteen models, (seven women and seven male models) to prove their intelligence.
Click lets ten amateur photographers work with pros.
Danny Bonaduce’s Child Star turns the madman into mentor as stage parents exploit their kids as he was.
Free Radio is a half-hour improvised comedy about a fictional mediocre Los Angeles morning radio show (for mediocre radio, why not just turn the cameras on Bonaduce’s boss, Adam Carolla?
Lords of the Revolution goes about “honoring” “nonconformist heroes– and anti-heroes– of the 60s and 70s.”
That lineup’s enough to make us yearn for those edgy days of Sting and Phil Collins videos.