SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 has signed "Basketball Wife" Evelyn Lozada and her fiance, NFL superstar Chad Ochocinco for a new series showcasing their upcoming wedding, including all the scheduling, details and drama that lead to their special day. The eight-part series "Ev and Ocho" will premiere September 2012 and consist of eight half-hour episodes concluding with a two-part wedding finale.
VH1 has followed Evelyn's story through four seasons of "Basketball Wives" - beginning with the end of her engagement to NBA player Antoine Walker, to her single life and now her current relationship with Chad Ochocinco. After going through their own set of peaks and valleys in this new relationship together, they are ready to take the next step to "I do" - with cameras in tow. Watch as VH1 presents a behind-the-scenes look at Chad and Evelyn and their journey to become "Mr. and Mrs."
Audiences will get a glimpse into all aspects of Evelyn and Chad's relationship, from the tumultuous times, having to deal with cheating rumors and heartache, to dealing with the often negative and always invasive tabloid press, social media criticism of their partnership and tough family decisions about who'll walk Evelyn down the aisle. Viewers will watch Evelyn and Chad work through their dream wedding with celebrity wedding planner Diann Valentine and decide on important details including the cake, the designer dress, the exclusive invite list and more. Preparation will not be easy as these stars battle the balance between their hectic daily schedules and planning a celebrity-studded wedding. Planning "happily ever after" is never a smooth course.
RSVP for this special event and tune in to watch "Ev and Ocho" premiering September 2012.
Shed Media and JUMA Entertainment are producing the series. Executive producing for Shed Media is Nick Emmerson, Alex Demyanenko and Sean Rankine. Executive producing for JUMA Entertainment is Bob Horowitz and Lewis Fenton. Executive producing for VH1 are Jill Holmes, Tom Huffman and Jeff Olde.
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Shed Media US launched in February 2009, bringing together five successful television production and distribution companies: Ricochet Television, Wall to Wall, Twenty Twenty, Shed Productions and Outright Distributions. In October 2010 Shed merged with Warner Bros.
Noted for its strong characters, memorable casting and its broad range of programming, Shed Media US productions include such hit programs as Supernanny, The Real Housewives of New York City, Who Do You Think You Are?, World's Strictest Parents, Bethenny Ever After, It's Me or the Dog, Freaky Eaters and Basketball Wives.
Based in Los Angeles with more than 200 employees, Shed Media US is a significant supplier of TV programming to many networks, including ABC, NBC, Bravo, Discovery, VH1, Animal Planet, CMT, OWN, WE, USA, Lifetime and TLC. In 2010, the company produced more than 125 hours of television in the United States.
About JUMA Entertainment
JUMA Entertainment was created in 2005 when Robert Horowitz, then head of IMG's U.S. television arm, left the global sports and entertainment management firm to form his media company. With offices on both coasts, JUMA Entertainment has quickly emerged as an industry leader in cross-platform show creation, media consulting and program packaging, as well as in the staging and televising of made-for-TV events. Its current roster of projects and credits (past) include: "The Singing Bee" (CMT), "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials" (CBS), Clash of the Commercials (CBS), "The Clio Awards" (NBC), "The Superstars" (ABC), "Yard Attack" (diy/HGTV), "The Ultimate Merger 1 & 2" (TV One), "Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest" (CBS), "Tattoo Highway" (A&E), "Double Exposure" (BRAVO), "Fashion Rocks" (CBS), and "Battle of the Network Reality Stars" (BRAVO).
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