Just when Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl thought they had exhausted all possibilities to extend their 15 minutes of fame, VH1 extends them a lifeline in the form of a new reality show. From the producers of “Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew,” “Couples Therapy” is the first reality show to examine firsthand the real life experiences of a group of buzzed-about couples.
Funny, I thought Vienna and Kasey broke up months ago. I guess the opportunity of showing up on television once more prompted them to give their relationship another try. Speaking of on-again, off-again couples, it looks like “The A-List: New York” co-stars Rodiney Santiago and Reichen Lehmkuhl are in an “it’s complicated” Facebook-type of relationship again. I wonder if the topic of threesomes will enter in their counseling sessions. Hmmmm.
“Couples Therapy” will feature five couples at a crossroads in their relationships and for 21 days, they will undergo intensive relationship therapy. Renowned relationship therapist Dr. Jenn Berman will treat the five couples in both individual, couples and group sessions. During the 8 episode run, I’m sure we’ll see all the couples seesaw back and forth between trying to rekindle their relationship or simply just move on.
Joining Vienna & Kasey, Rodiney & Reichen in celebrity “Couples Therapy” will be a trio of “celebrity” couples. DMX (Rapper) & Tashera Simmons, Linda Hogan (Hogan Knows Best) & and the much younger Charlie Hill, and Chris Nirschel (The Next Food Network Star) & Angelina Pivarnick (Jersey Shore). “Couples Therapy” is set to premiere with 8, one hour episodes in the spring of 2012 on VH1. If you’re curious to know about Dr. Linda Berman’s credentials, here’s her bio from VH1′s press release.
Dr. Jenn Berman, a well known psychotherapist; columnist, author, speaker, radio host, and psychological expert will be the relationship therapist for the couples. Dr. Jenn is the host of the popular call-in advice program “The Love and Sex Show with Dr. Jenn” on Cosmo Radio which is heard on Sirius XM nightly. She is the author of three best selling books including SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years. People come to see her in her private practice for a variety of reasons, such as: relationship issues, parenting, eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, and sexual abuse. She also works with performers and entertainment professionals dealing with creativity and performance issues and does consulting with a number of related organizations including The Actors Fund and A Minor Consideration.
Which of these couples do you think will have the most “intense” sessions? Are you hoping any of them find wedded bliss with each other? Sound off below.