VH1 Picks Up Nicole Richie AOL Online Series

VH1 will bring actress/entrepreneur Nicole Richie’s online series #CandidlyNicole to cable in July, the network announced Monday.

VH1 has greenlit eight half-hour episodes of the series, which features Richie’s insights on her life and events through the world of social media. The show, which debuts July 17, is based on the successful AOL online series of the same name.

“Nicole’s sharp, acerbic sense of humor and broad audience appeal make #CandidlyNicole a perfect fit for the VH1 brand,” said Susan Levison, VH1’s executive vice president of Original Programming & Development in a statement.  “Viewers will enjoy her unique point of view and earnest look at pop culture as well as her fearless exploration of anything and everything taboo.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.