A Second Act for ‘Behind the Music’
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Published: March 19, 2009
“Behind the Music” once was a high-flying VH1 television documentary series, with a tried-and-true formula about the dramatic ascents and abrupt declines of popular musicians, told through bombastic narration and soft-focus interviews. Then it all came crashing down. But now it’s back: The Hollywood Reporter said VH1 would order about 10 new episodes of “Behind the Music,” which would chronicle the ups and downs of performers like Scott Weiland and Lil Wayne. “We always hear about the show, even now,” said Jim Olde, VH1’s executive vice president for original programming, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s amazing how much affection viewers have for it.” Jim Forbes, who provided the show’s distinctive voice-overs in its original run, will return as the narrator.