Hip-Hop mogul Irv Gotti will make his return to the small screen with VH1’s announcement of “Gotti’s Way 2” premiering next month.
The reality show will reportedly pick-up where last season’s series ended.
This season follows the unique lives of record producer Irv Gotti, his estranged wife Deb and their three children where we’ll see Irv under pressure to keep up with the changes in the music industry while trying to keep his record label relevant. We’ll also focus on Deb as she struggles with their “arrangement” while she takes steps to gain some independence from Irv in an attempt take more control of her life. (PR Newswire)
Irv’s show is one of six programs currently being renewed by the network including “I Want To Work For Diddy” and “Brooke Knows Best.”
“VH1 is riding high on its most successful wave of original hit programming yet. We launched more new hit series than any other cable network in the first quarter of 2009,” said VH1 executive vice president, original programming and production Jeff Olde in a statement. “Much of our momentum can be credited to many of the franchises and talent that we’re renewing today. These upcoming projects will continue to set the mark for reality television while connecting with some of the most loyal viewers in all of television.” (Multi Channel)
Last season’s finale, which aired December 2007, led fans to believe a divorce would take place.
”We can announce today, officially, that we’re doing season 2,” MTV Networks entertainment president Brian Graden told EW’s Margeaux Watson in 2007. “Production’s almost immediate, because we know what’s going in their lives.” Graden won’t divulge any details but hints the season finale, titled “Divorce Pt. 2,” doesn’t resolve the question of whether Gotti and his estranged wife Deb reconcile. “It is definitely explored in season 2,” he offers, “I think it’s fair to say that that conversation is still very much alive.” (Hollywood Insider)
Former Murder Inc. frontman Ja Rule recently updated fans on the status of Irv’s label.
“It’s a lot going on with the Murder Inc situation right now,” Rule said in an interview. “I really can’t speak on it right now, I’ma have to let Gotti do that but we going through changes and things like that so it’s a situation that is coming to an end right now.” (57th Ave)
“Gotti’s Way 2” is scheduled to premiere Monday, May 4 at 10:30 p.m. EST.