VH1 to premiere new 'Confessions of a Teen Idol' series on January 4
By Christopher Rocchio, 12/08/2008
VH1 has announced it will premiere Confessions of a Teen Idol, a new reality series that will follow former teen heartthrobs as they are given the chance to try and reclaim fame, on Sunday, January 4 at 8PM ET/PT.
Each hour-long Confessions of a Teen Idolepisode will follow seven former teenage stars as they live together and attempt to regain their glory days with the help of Scott Baio is 45... And Single star Scott Baio; producer and former The Wonder Years actor Jason Hervey; and celebrity psychology expert Cooper Lawrence.
"I really feel that it's important for people to know what fame is like, and who can give better insight than two guys who have lived through the experience like Jason and myself?" said Baio. "We've been there and know what it's like to be in the guys' shoes. We have both learned how to leave the teen idol days behind and move forward with life and our careers."
The seven ex-heartthrobs participating in Confessions of a Teen Idol are The Blue Lagoon actor Christopher Atkins, former Baywatch stars David Chokachi and Jeremy Jackson, Fame actor Billy Hufsey, The Real World first-season houseguest Eric Nies, former Beverly Hills 90210 star Jamie Walters, and former TJ Hooker actor Adrian Zmed.
Baio, Harvey and Lawrence will provide the seven participants "all of the tools and connections necessary to make a comeback or be faced with the reality that fame is a lot tougher the second time around," according to VH1.
"This is not like any reality show you've ever seen before. It is not a competition and there are no eliminations," said VH1 programming executive Jeff Olde. "But there is refreshingly honest -- and at times very dramatic -- look at the addiction of fame and a real opportunity for each one of these guys to get that stardom back."
The eight-episode series is a co-production from Bischoff Hervey Entertainment and 3 Ball Productions.