“Celebrity Rehab” is one of Vh1’s first reality TV shows. The difference between “Celebrity Rehab” and “Sober House” and shows like “Basketball Wives” is the shows generally followed rockers and musicians on the road to recovery from addiction. The bad news is VH1 is pulling an NBC with one of its most popular reality shows and pushing it “to the side” until there’s room in the schedule.
Fans of “Celebrity Rehab” can now join those of “Community” in boycotting for answers of when the show will return. VH1 representatives told EW that it’s “scheduling issues,” not cancellation. In reality, it’s not shocking news considering the success of Dr. Drew today. The “Sober House” and “Celebrity Rehab” counselor stars in not one, but two television shows at the moment. His daily talk show, “Lifechangers,” is shown on CW, while his self-titled help show is on HLN.
Some experts think the “scheduling issues” are also related to the recent deaths of “Celebrity Rehab” cast members Jeff Conaway and Mike Starr who lost their battle with addiction. VH1 did not create new content for the last season. Instead, the channel put together a clip season full of the most memorable guests. Not only did “Celebrity Rehab: Revisited” feature the most memorable moments from the show and information on what the stars are up to now. This includes condition updates.
Though “Celebrity Rehab” and “Sober House” are on the back burner, “Relationship Rehab” still has the green light.