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Celebrity Rehab—Minus Celebrities

Dr. Drew's new show is in production. And working without the celebrity-sized egos is rewarding, one regular tells The Fix.

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By Anna David

05/01/12

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Production has just begun for the sixth season of Rehab with Dr. Drew, and it doesn't take an astute observer to notice that something's different this time around—namely, the lack of celebrities. "This season, the moment felt right to turn our focus from celebrities to young adults who could benefit under Dr. Drew and his team's expert professional treatment," says Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President of Original Programming & Production for VH1. "In some ways, we felt that stripping away the celebrity layer could reach even more viewers and touch them in a different way." Regulars Bob Forrest, Jennifer Gimenez, Dr. John Sharp and Shelly Sprague will be back for more—though, one would think, less—in-fighting, death threats and roof climbing. "It's been incredibly rewarding already," Gimenez tells The Fix. "These people are coming in without egos and without images they need to protect. They have nothing to lose and so much to gain." Episodes will begin airing this September.

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