VH1 hopes television viewers will celebrate one-night stands by tuning in to its new show airing this summer: "Walk of Shame Shuttle."
When word of the "shame shuttle" created by University of Michigan student Kellyann Wargo caught on in 2012, it was only a matter of time before it turned up in the hands of Brian Graden's production company BG Media. Mr. Graden is the former MTV president of entertainment and former MTV vice president of programming.
BG Media pitched "Walk of Shame Shuttle" around the industry and last week VH1 took the bait, USA Today reported. "Walk of Shame Shuttle" is now in preproduction and will air this summer.
"Obviously everyone has experienced partying a little too hard in college," said Susan Levison, executive vice president of original programming and production for VH1, USA Today reported. "[The show] felt like something our viewers would really relate to, and to turn that into a business and then rig up cameras (in Wargo's shuttle) and record it felt like a really authentic VH1 play on a show like 'Taxicab Confessions.'"
Ms. Levison told USA Today that she felt as though the network netted a "natural comedian" in Kellyann Wargo, and that she is "the kind of person who should be on VH1."
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