*VH1 has announced that it has ordered a second season of its reality series “Love and Hip Hop,” which follows the lives of women who are either attempting to start a career in the genre, or are in a relationship with a rap star.
The series follows Chrissy Lampkin (Jim Jones’ fiancée), Emily Bustamente (mother of Fabolous’ son), ex-G-Unit artist Olivia Longott and model-turned-rapper Somaya Reece.
The show received a 10-episode order, according to reports. The premiere last March was VH1’s highest-rated series debut in more than a year. The new season is expected to debut in the fall.
VH1 also ordered a second season of “Mob Wives” and announced the return of its popular “Pop Up Videos” show following a 10-year hiatus. Co-creator Woody Thompson is on board as executive producer, and the network has ordered 60 half-hour episodes set to bow as a strip in the fall.
The reboot will remain faithful to the original concept of bubbles of true “info nuggets” strategically deployed over music videos for maximum irony. But this time Thompson and his team will also pop-up rap and hip-hop, a genre that was off limits for the original because it was the domain of sister network MTV.