Rock of Love courtesy Scott Odgers/VH1
The when: Rock of Love 2
airs Sundays at 10 pm/ET, premiering Jan. 13.
VH1, the network that got us hooked on shows like Flavor of Love
, I Love New York
and their sequels, brings us a new follow-up to their best celebre-dating show so far. And don't pretend you didn't watch the first season - its finale was the most-watched show on basic cable that night. It's fun to come up with reasons why watching a group of 20 women throw themselves - er, compete (often while drunk and missing their clothes) - for the affections of a horny rock star twice their age is worthy of an hour of your night. It might not be, but that doesn't mean you won't watch. This Bachelor
-with-a-stripper-pole, brimming with silicone and peroxide, knows just how to push that happy button that makes us squeamish, yet still keeps us DVRing every episode. Watch out, or it might work its siren call on you. Though we can't say you'll feel the same about its star.... Who's who:
Bret Michaels, frontman of '80s hair-metal band Poison, returns for another season of boozy babes and nights to find the perfect rock 'n roll goddess for him. After Season 1's grounded winning lady, Jes, turned out more like Michaels' Rock of Dud
, the 44-year-old perpetual bachelor is set to give process-of-elimination love another go with a new gaggle of gals. Let's just hope he treats his liver better this time around. What's next:
Mamas, don't let your daughters grow up to be groupies. This season's challenges are cranking it up to 11 with more mud football, more bruised knees (and egos) and way more hair-pulling, name-calling and face-sucking. A few of last year's faves, Heather, Lacey and Rodeo, come back to teach the new crop a thing or two about what kind of lady can win Bret's heart - but don't expect them to be nice about it. Say what?!
Last season, Heather fell so head-over-heels for Bret that she got his name tattooed onto the back of her neck. And even then, she only made runner-up. What do you say?
Is this show fascinating, or is it a fast path to catching something? Can the new contestants live up to the legends created by last year's? - Sandra Kofler Use our Online Video Guide
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