Charm School (TV series)

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Charm School
Format Reality
Created by Cris Abrego
Mark Cronin
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 34
Production
Executive producer(s) Mark Cronin
Cris Abrego
Ben Samek
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel VH1
Original run April 15, 2007 – July 27, 2009
Chronology
Preceded by Flavor of Love
Rock of Love
Real Chance of Love
Related shows I Love Money
External links
Website

Charm School is a reality television series airing on VH1; a spin-off of Flavor of Love created by executive producers Cris Abrego and Mark Cronin. The first season, called Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School, is hosted by comedian Mo'Nique and features thirteen contestants from the first two seasons of Flavor of Love. The second season, called Rock of Love: Charm School is hosted by Sharon Osbourne and features fourteen contestants from the first two seasons of Rock of Love with Bret Michaels. The third season, called Charm School with Ricki Lake is hosted by Ricki Lake and features contestants from Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels and from Real Chance of Love. The show ostensibly acts as a finishing school for its contestants that helps develop proper etiquette. Season 1 offered a prize of $50,000, while Seasons 2 and 3 doubled the amount to $100,000. All three seasons offered the title of "Charm School Queen."

Show Information[edit]

Season Headmistress Season Premiere Finale Reunion No. of Contestants No. of Episodes Winner Runner-Up
Season One Mo'Nique April 15, 2007 (5.07M viewers)[1] July 1, 2007 (4.1M viewers)[2] July 8, 2007 13 11 Saaphyri Windsor Leilene "Smiley" Ondrade
Season Two Sharon Osbourne October 12, 2008 (2.4M viewers)[3] December 21, 2008 (2.1M viewers)[4] January 4, 2009 14 12 Brandi Mahon Destiney Sue Moore
Season Three Ricki Lake May 11, 2009 July 27, 2009 (2.1M viewers)[5] None 14 11 Ebony "Risky" Jones Ashley and Marcia

Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School[edit]

Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School was hosted by comedian Mo'Nique and featured 13 contestants from the first two seasons of Flavor of Love, who were assigned the challenge of developing proper etiquette in a competition for $50,000 and the title of "Charm School Queen." Mo'Nique was assisted by talent agency president Keith Lewis and magazine beauty director Mikki Taylor.[6] The series first aired weekly from April 15, 2007 to July 8, 2007. Saaphyri was ultimately named "Charm School Queen" and was awarded the $50,000.[7]

Rock of Love: Charm School[edit]

Rock of Love: Charm School was hosted by Sharon Osbourne and featured 14 contestants from the first two seasons of Rock of Love, who were assigned the challenge of developing proper etiquette in a competition for $100,000 and the title of "Charm School Queen." The series premiered on October 12, 2008, and the finale was December 21, 2008. Brandi Mahon was ultimately named "Charm School Queen" and was awarded the $100,000.[8][9]

Charm School with Ricki Lake[edit]

Charm School with Ricki Lake is hosted by Ricki Lake and features 14 contestants from Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels and Real Chance of Love, who learn self-improvement through selfless acts and charity work. The headmistress, Ricki Lake, is assisted by deans Alani "La La" Vazquez and Stryker.[10][11] The series premiered on May 11, 2009, and the finale was July 27, 2009. Ebony "Risky" Jones was ultimately named "Charm School Queen" and was awarded the $100,000.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Crupi, Anthony (17 April 2007). News - Cable TV. "USA Tops Weekly Ratings Race". Mediaweek. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (5 July 2007). News. "'Charm,' 'Diana' boost VH1". The Hollywood Reporter 400: 3. Archived from the original on 15 September 2007. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Levin, Gary (15 October 2008). Life. "Viewers tune in to debates". USA Today. p. D.4. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Levin, Gary (24 December 2008). Life. "CBS tallies 9 of the top 10". USA Today. p. D.4. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Levin, Gary (5 August 2009). Life. "'Bachelorette' most engaging". USA Today. p. D.3. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Buckman, Adam (9 April 2007). TV Monday. "Lucky 'Charm' - It Began with 'Surreal Life.' Where Will It End?". New York Post. p. 83. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  7. ^ Style. "Names & Faces". The Washington Post. 27 August 2007. p. C03. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Rock of Love: Charm School Winner is Announced". 
  9. ^ "Megan Hauserman, "Charm School" Contestant, Reportedly Attacked By Sharon Osbourne". Huffington Post. 15 December 2008. 
  10. ^ Kinon, Cristina (4 May 2009). Television. "Ricki Lake: 'Charm School' a lesson I've learned". New York Daily News. p. 60. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  11. ^ http://blog.vh1.com/2009-04-09/charm-school-with-ricki-lake-cast-reveal-peep-the-full-cast/

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