VH1 releases photos of I Love New York 2 cast, which includes a group of “mama’s boys”

VH1 has revealed the cast members of I Love New York 2.

The 20 men have been revealed in groups: the five Mama’s Boys “were hand-picked by Sister Patterson,” according to VH1, while 10 were cast by the producers (five here and five more here). The final five were selected via the online casting, and are pictured in a group photo.

The network also released photos of New York and the first episode. The new season debuts Oct. 8.

Meet New York’s Men!, The Men of I Love New York 2 – A Closer Look, More Close-Ups of New York’s Men, New York’s Men – Take 3, and New York’s New Look [VH1]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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