TV News Roundup: ‘Real Housewives of Orange County,’ ‘Amber Rose Show’ Set Premiere Dates

Bravo has set the premiere date for “RHOC” Season 11; BET has named new executive producers for “Being Mary Jane,” and more in Monday’s TV news roundup…


Bravo will be premiering Season 11 of  “The Real Housewives of Orange County” on June 20 at 9 p.m. Unlike previous seasons, none of the cast members exited the show between installments, and instead the show has added a new member to the Housewives’ posse – Kelly Dodd.

VH1’s “Hip Hop Honors” will be returning on July 11 at 9 p.m. to celebrate female hip hop artists and trailblazers. This years honorees will join the likes of Public Enemy, Tupac Shakur, Def Jam Records, Missy Elliot and Salt N Pepa, who were previously honored by the cable network.

“The Amber Rose Show,” produced by Dr. Phil and Jay McGraw’s Stage 29 Prods., will premiere on VH1 on June 17 at 11 p.m. Rose will interview celebrity friends about pop culture, relationships, motherhood, race and entrepreneurship on her talk show.


Will Packer and Erica Shelton Kodish have been named exec producers of the BET drama Being Mary Jane,” with Kodish set to serve as showrunner for the upcoming fourth season. BET renewed the series in January following the departure of creator and showrunner Mara Brock Akil, who will continue to serve as an exec producer. BET and Akil Productions will partner with Will Packer Productions to produce the fourth season.


Dan Rather will host a new hourlong special focusing on five musicians who have recently died — Merle Haggard, Prince, David Bowie, Natalie Cole and B.B. King — according to the Associated Press. The special will air June 7 on AXS-TV, and will feature Rather’s own interview with Haggard, including the musician’s performance of “Sing Me Back Home.” The show will also incorporate interviews with Bowie’s friend George Underwood Prince’s friend Andre Cymone, King’s drummer T.C. Coleman and Cole’s producer David Foster.


ABC News and People will be premiering their hourlong weekly series “People’s List” on Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Hosted by Jerry O’Connell and former MTV News correspondent Suchin Pak, “People’s List” will feature pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, human interest stories and news features, to catch viewers up on the biggest headlines of the week.


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