MTV’s I’m From Rolling Stone, VH1’s The Surreal Life: Fame Games debut Sunday

Those who lack DVRs will have to make choices Sunday night, when VH1 and MTV kick off two new reality series at the same time NBC debuts two reality series.

At 10 p.m. ET, MTV kicks off a talent search unlike most others: I’m From Rolling Stone gives summer internships to six 20-somethings. None of them will be eliminated, reality TV-style, but one will win a position as a contributing editor for the magazine. Rolling Stone has a preview on its blog for the show.

On a less serious note, VH1 will debut The Surreal Life: Fame Games an hour earlier, at 9 p.m. It’s an all-star version of the network’s train-wreck, C-list star vehicle. The show moves to Las Vegas, where the cast members competed (production took place last March) for $100,000.

I’m From Rolling Stone [MTV]
The Surreal Life: Fame Games [VH1]

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