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Steven Adler Asked To Take Part In "Sober Living" spinoff TV show


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DATE: July 8, 2008

SOURCE: The New York Post




Season 1 of "Celebrity Rehab" showed "Grease" star Jeff Conaway going through detox.

THE brain scientists who brought VH1 "Celebrity Rehab" are lobbying for a spinoff called "Sober Living."

The show, which would be a cross between "Surreal Life" and "The Real World," would put a number of "Celebrity Rehab" alumni together in a luxurious Beverly Hills mansion for 30 days while they try to rebuild their careers without drugs and alcohol.

Like "Celebrity Rehab," the new show would prominently feature Dr. Drew Pinsky ("Loveline"), who oversees the celebs during their stints in televised rehab.

Filming on the show could begin as early as next week, although VH1 has yet to give the project a thumbs up.

Among those approached by producers to appear on "Sober Living" allegedly have been members from the latest cast of "Rehab" residents, former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, model/actress Amber Smith and last season's resident, Seth "Shifty" Binzer the lead singer of the rock band, Crazytown.

Many drug rehab centers offer comprehensive care for patients after they leave treatment - ranging from 12-step programs to regular monitoring. "Celebrity Rehab" attempting to offer some kind of follow up for its patients is not a shock, although turning it into a TV show open only to those residents invited back by producers is a bit surprising.

The cast of the most current edition of "Celebrity Rehab" was released from their 21-day stint on the wagon last Saturday. The new season is slated to begin airing on Aug. 4.

On the show, washed-up stars check into a Pasadena, Calif. drug and alcohol clinic and are filmed participating in therapy and socializing with other troubled members of the cast.

Last season even featured former "Taxi" star Jeff Conaway going through detox.

A VH1 spokeswoman said that network does not comment on shows that may or may not be in development.


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