VH1 Undecided about Future Reality Show Featuring Ryan Jenkins
Executives at VH1 are uncertain about whether the network will air reality show I Love Money 3, which features Ryan Jenkins, the man charged with murder in the death of his ex-wife.
Production on the latest cycle in the I Love Money franchise wrapped earlier this year and was expected to air in 2010, according to the Associated Press. A spokesman for the network told the AP that no decision about the show's future had been made.
Jenkins, who was one of 17 bachelors competing for the affection of former Rock of Love contestant Megan Hauserman on Megan Wants a Millionaire, is suspected in the murder of Jasmine Fiore, his ex-wife and former bikini model. VH1 has since pulled Millionaire off the air and iTunes and removed references to the show from the network's website.
I Love Money features contestants from other VH1 reality shows competing in various challenges to earn cash. The show is produced by 51 Minds, the same company behind Millionaire. A spokesperson for the production company declined to comment on how far Jenkins progressed in the I Love Money competition.
The Orange County District Attorney's office has charged Jenkins with one felony count of murder. He faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison if convicted. There is currently a $10 million warrant out for Jenkins, who authorities believe fled to his native Canada.