Jill Holmes

VH1 builds unscripted team with MTV exec

VH1 is bringing Paul Ricci across from sister US cable channel MTV to become its senior VP and head of alternative programming and development. He will report to Nina L. Diaz, who was this week upped to executive VP and head of reality programming and development and now reports into the Viacom channel’s president, Chris […]

VH1 names Levison reality replacement

Viacom network VH1 has named the long-serving Nina L. Diaz its new reality TV chief following the November exit of Susan Levison and Jill Holmes more recently. Diaz has been promoted from senior VP, East Coast development to executive VP and head of reality at the youth-skewed network. This comes after Holmes, VH1’s EVP of […]

VH1 to bare all in Naked Dating

US cable channel VH1 has given the greenlight to Naked Dating (WT), a weekly dating show that will see contestants baring all for love. Filmed at an unnamed but exotic locale, each close-ended episode of the 10x60mins show will see a man and woman each date two naked suitors before they analyse the experience and […]

VH1 tunes up LeAnn Rimes series, hires FishBowl exec

Viacom-owned cable channel VH1 has commissioned a six-part reality series following country music star LeAnn Rimes, and tapped FishBowl Worldwide Media for a new executive VP. LeAnn & Eddie (WT) will follow Rimes, who broke on to the international music scene in her early teens, and her husband, actor Eddie Cibrian. The pair have become […]