I Love Money
|I Love Money|
|Created by||Cris Abrego
|Presented by||Craig "C.J." Jackson|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4 (Season 3 not aired)|
|No. of episodes||41|
|Executive producer(s)||Mark Cronin
|Location(s)||Huatulco, Mexico (Season 1 and 2)
Manzanillo, Mexico (Season 3 and 4)
|Running time||60 minutes (including commercials)|
(51 Minds Entertainment)
|Original run||July 6, 2008– December 1, 2010|
|Preceded by||Flavor of Love
Rock of Love
I Love New York
Real Chance of Love
For the Love of Ray J
Daisy of Love
Megan Wants a Millionaire
I Love Money is an American reality television series airing on VH1 and produced by 51 Minds Entertainment, a subsidiary of Endemol, and is a spin-off of Flavor of Love, Charm School, I Love New York, Rock of Love, Real Chance of Love, For the Love of Ray J, Daisy of Love and Megan Wants a Millionaire. Former contestants on these shows compete in physical and mental challenges, aiming for a $250,000 grand prize. Created by executive producers Cris Abrego and Mark Cronin. The contestants of the first two seasons were located in Huatulco, Mexico for the duration of their time on the show, while the third and fourth season contestants were located in Manzanillo, Mexico.
Airing of the show
|Season||Premiere||Finale||Reunion show||Winner||Runner-Up||Number of contestants||Number of episodes|
|Season One||July 6, 2008 (2.2M viewers)||October 5, 2008 (2.93M viewers)||October 12, 2008||Nicole Alexander
|Season Two||February 2, 2009 (2.3M viewers)||May 4, 2009 (2.591M viewers)||May 10, 2009||Angela Pitts
|Season Four||September 16, 2010
|December 1, 2010
|None||Mindy Hall||Chris Cas
In the first season, the contestants were selected from the first two seasons of Flavor of Love, I Love New York and Rock of Love, and competed in physical and mental challenges in an attempt to win $250,000. Production started in early February 2008, and concluded in March 2008. The show premiered on July 6, 2008 and the casting special aired on July 1. The show is hosted by Craig J. Jackson. The winner was Nicole Alexander better known as "Hoopz".
In the second season, the contestants were selected from the shows I Love New York, Flavor of Love, Rock of Love, and Real Chance of Love and are competing in physical and mental challenges in an attempt to win $250,000. Production started in late October 2008, and concluded in November 2008. The show premiered on February 2, 2009, with Craig J. Jackson returning as host. The winner was Angela Pitts better known as "Myammee".
Season three; Controversy of Ryan Jenkins
I Love Money 3 would have been a follow-up to the previous seasons of the show. The contestants were to be selected from other VH1 reality shows such as Flavor of Love, Rock of Love, I Love New York, Real Chance of Love, Daisy of Love, For the Love of Ray J, as well as Megan Wants a Millionaire. Production began in late June 2009 and wrapped early August 2009, with Craig J. Jackson returning to host. Reportedly, I Love Money 3 was set to air in January 2010. In August 2009, VH1 canceled any showings of season three due to castmember Ryan Jenkins' involvement in the death of Jasmine Fiore, as well as Jenkins' suicide. It had been revealed that Jenkins had been convicted for assault in 2007, but this had not been disclosed to VH1 or 51 Minds.
The cast included Flavor of Love's Deelishis and Buckeey, Rock of Love's Lacey and Marcia, I Love New York's Wolf and Pretty, Real Chance of Love's Bubbles, For the Love of Ray J's Lil Hood, Cashmere and Cocktail, Daisy of Love's Weasel, Fox, Professor, Big Rig and Sinister and Megan Wants a Millionaire's Joe aside from Jenkins.
I Love Money 4 had been taped and was the follow-up to I Love Money 3. In April 2010, it was confirmed by VH1 executive vice president Jeff Olde that neither season would air. Despite earlier indicating that it would not air, it was later reported that it had been placed into a late night timeslot from September 2010, though viewer demand gave VH1 the go-ahead to later move the episode premieres to a primetime Wednesday timeslot. The contestants were selected from the shows I Love New York, Rock of Love, Daisy of Love, For the Love of Ray J, Real Chance of Love, and Megan Wants a Millionaire they are competing in physical and mental challenges in an attempt to win $250,000. The show premiered on September 16, 2010 with Craig J. Jackson as the host. The winner was Rock of Love's Mindy Hall.
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