VH1 orders 'Rock' edition of 'Charm School,' Sharon Osbourne to host
By Christopher Rocchio, 05/21/2008
VH1 has announced it's ordered Rock of Love Girls: Charm School, a sequel to its Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School starring Mo'Nique series. However rather than featuring some of Flavor Flav's former sutors and being hosted by Mo'Nique, the new season will be hosted by Sharon Osbourne and feature 14 bachelorettes from the network's Rock of Love with Bret Michaels reality dating show.
"Sharon Osbourne is undoubtedly one of the most successful women in the industry and truly an icon in the rock world. We knew she would immediately capture the imagination and attention of our cast and our audience," VH1 programming executive Jeff Olde said about the America's Got Talent judge and former The Osbournes co-star.
"Not only is she a true master at the art of the business, but Sharon is a master at the art of being herself and we are thrilled to have her spearheading this show."
Rock of Love Girls: Charm School will follow a similar format to the show's first season, with 14 Rock of Love rejects from the show's first two seasons being trained in proper etiquette and having their social skills put to the test in a variety of challenges.
While Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School starring Mo'Nique's winner -- Flavor of Love second-season suitor Saaphyri Windsor -- received $50,000 at the first season's conclusion, the stakes have been raised as Rock of Love Girls: Charm School's winner will instead receive $100,000.
Rock of Love Girls: Charm School is currently slated to premiere in the fall.
Charm School was created and is executive produced by Cris Abrego and Mark Cronin for Mindless Entertainment and 51 Pictures, which also produces several other VH1 "Celebreality" series including Flavor of Love, I Love New York, The Surreal Life and My Fair Brady. Olde, Jill Holmes and Kristen Kelly will oversee the series for VH1.
Flavor of Love Girls: Charm Schoolstarring Mo'Nique's first-season finale was watched by an average of 4.1 million total viewers and also earned a 2.4 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic. Throughout its 10-episode run, Charm School averaged a 1.8 rating among Adults 18-49 -- a figure that made it VH1's third-highest-rated series ever at the time.