How did “At Home With Scott Weiland” not make the cut? From Variety’s Denise Martin.
VH1 has found its next pair of “Celebreality” Sunday stars in Andrew Dice Clay and Tom Sizemore (above).Filling the void left by the highly rated train-wreck docudrama “Breaking Bonaduce,” Clay and Sizemore will topline separate shows that, in some ways, attempt to make amends with the American public for their tabloid tantrums.
VH1 has ordered eight half-hours of each for a premiere in March.
Untitled Clay series will follow the foul-mouthed comic as he boards the comeback train. He hit the height of his popularity in the late ’80s with his brand of intentionally shocking, working-class humor. Skein in itself will be part of his multimedia publicity blitz that includes Clay writing a book, cutting a record and producing his own Sirius radio show.Episodes will be a mix of Clay’s own footage and more recent scenes from his life on the road and at home, where he is dealing with an on-again-off-again fiancee and two teenagers.
Olde said Sizemore’s series is compelling for a different reason.
“You literally watch a man come unglued and unraveled from his own point of view,” Olde said. “He lays it all out there.”
Series will trail the now-sober actor as he embarks on acting jobs, including a movie for the BBC that’s lensing in Canada. Sizemore will narrate the proceedings, which will include flashbacks to his battles with drug and sexual addiction via tape he shot on his own.