As previously reported
, VH1 is bringing back
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
for a second season of
chronicling the struggles celebs face while detoxing in a treatment facility. But this time around, there's one huge reason to watch:
Busey, whose wild antics have been well-documented (most recently his crazed behavior on the red carpet at the 2008 Academy Awards), is remarkably not one of the celebs in for treatment. Instead - touting 13 years of sobriety since his cocaine addiction - Busey will be a mentor to the new class of patients which includes Season 1 cast member
(son of music icon Rod Stewart), model/actress
, Guns N' Roses'
wanabe Nikki McKibbin. Here's hoping at least one of his sessions involves teaching the addicts how to
yell at teenaged journalists.
The series will follow the patients during a 21-day program featuring group and one-on-one therapy sessions with
Dr. Drew Pinsky
and his team. VH1 is planning eight, one-hour episodes, which will begin airing this October. Will you be checking into
? What kind of hijinks do you expect from Gary Busey? -
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