VH1 spins off Flavor of Love without Flavor but starring one of the show’s women

Flavor Flav has now starred in four VH1 reality series, and even though Flavor of Love 2 is the network’s highest-rated show (last Sunday’s episode was watched by 3.23 million people), this show will be the last of its kind. But it won’t necessarily be the last time we see Flavor on VH1; the executive producer of all of his shows, Mark Cronin, tells Variety, “We are developing new show ideas with him. We think it’s time for him to do something new. He’s funny and a likeable character.”

But never fear, as Flavor of Love will actually return to the network. Following in the footsteps of the show it parodies, The Bachelor, the series will spin off a Bachelorette-style version of the show starring one of the women from the first two seasons.

That could be New York, who, having been invited back by Flavor last week, has now appeared on both seasons. Variety reports that VH1 “has greenlit production on 10 episodes of an untitled series” that will “next year, likely in the ‘Flavor’ Sunday night timeslot.”

There is no word yet about which woman will fill Flavor’s shoes, but the series’ other executive producer, Cris Abrego, suggests the men cast will be as fun as the women on the first two seasons. “We’re able to cast guys you wouldn’t normally see. We’ve got investment bankers, lawyers, rappers, unemployed guys living at home …The best part is each one believes they have amazing game,” he said.

VH1 kicks up ‘Flavor’ with femme spinoff [Variety]

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