Dr. Drew Pinsky's programs Celebrity Rehaband Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober Housewill not air in 2012, though they may return.
A VH1 rep says the shows are not cancelled, citing "scheduling issues" as the reason for the benching, according to EW.
Has Dr. Drew sold out?
The news doesn't come as that much of a surprise, considering Dr. Drew's increasing presence on both daytime television (his CW talk show, Lifechangers
) and his self-titled show on HLN. Not to mention, the show has been under scrutiny in light of the deaths of former cast members Jeff Conaway
and Mike Starr
Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr dies at 44
The most recent Rehab
season, called "Revisited" checked in on some of the show's most notorious former patients, including Rodney King
, Andy Dick
, Heidi Fleiss
, and Janice Dickinson
. The finale aired Dec. 12.Instead, VH1 is set to launch Relationship Rehab
— a spin-off of the show that seeks to fix damaged relationships. No word yet on the show's premiere date.