VH1 TO PREMIERE "IN SESSION LIVE WITH DR. JESS" ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH AT 10PM ET/PT WITH NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD AND DR. JESSICA CLEMONS
TV'S FIRST EVER LIVE SESSION ON MENTAL HEALTH FROM BIG FISH ENTERTAINMENT
(NEW YORK, NY) - November 6, 2018 - VH1's "IN SESSION LIVE WITH DR. JESS" will premiere Monday, November 12th at 10PM ET/PT with New York Times Best-Selling author and influential radio host Charlamagne Tha God and licensed M.D. and psychiatry resident Dr. Jessica Clemons, aka "Dr. Jess." This groundbreaking, hour-long event from Big Fish Entertainment will feature Charlamagne in the first live session on mental health in television history.
Charlamagne, a man who has built a successful career on examining the lives of others in his viral interviews, is switching roles and letting his guard down. In a rare moment of vulnerability and honesty, nothing is off limits during this in-depth exploration with Dr. Jess, breaking down barriers and revealing the true persona behind one of media's most prominent voices.
With celebrity testimonials from Taraji P. Henson and more, Charlamagne hopes to address the stigma surrounding mental health and embolden others to reveal new sides of their stories and personal struggles. Fans will have the opportunity to interact with Charlamagne on social media throughout the night.
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"IN SESSION LIVE WITH DR. JESS" is produced by Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company, with Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D'Agostino and Tommy Cody serving as executive producers. The series is also executive produced by Charlamagne Tha God and Karen Kinney. Lily Neumeyer, Dara Cook and Chris Williams will executive produce for VH1.
Charlamagne Tha God is best known for being co-host of the nationally syndicated hip-hop iHeartRadio program The Breakfast Club. He is also a social media influencer; an executive producer with his own production company, CThaGod World; and co-host of the popular podcast Brilliant Idiots. Born and raised in Moncks Corner in South Carolina, Charlamagne quickly rose to become one of today's most unique and compelling media personalities. His point of view and provocative celebrity interviews help drive the daily national conversation about issues related to hip-hop, race, society, and politics. He is the author of the New York Times Best Seller Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It and Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me.
ABOUT DR. JESS
After graduating from medical school at Cornell in 2015, Dr. Jessica Clemons began her residency training at New York University in psychiatry, a wonderful and oftentimes curious field of medicine. As a black doctor, her unique experience has allowed her to build a progressive community through lessons on self-empowerment, healing, and mental health. To further her mission of serving others, Dr. Clemons currently hosts LIVE Q/A sessions on mental health via Instagram every Sat/Sun at 12pm EST, as well as hosts #BeWell, a monthly conversation series that aims to inspire and normalize discussions regarding mental health and wellness. Each conversation features an esteemed panelist who utilizes their platform for a greater good and combat social issues.
VH1 is the dominant pop culture brand for adults 18-34. The network is available in 86 million U.S. households and has an array of digital channels and services including the VH1 App, VH1.com and @VH1. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
ABOUT BIG FISH ENTERTAINMENT
Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company, is a full service production company that creates multi-platform, visually driven content that compels and entertains audiences with the "unexpected." Founded in 2006 by President Dan Cesareo, Big Fish has since produced more than 750 hours of award-winning and top-rated programming in the live, unscripted reality, lifestyle and documentary space. Current Big Fish series include #1 unscripted crime series Live PD and Live PD Presents: PD Cam for A&E; Live PD Presents: Women on Patrolfor Lifetime; mega-hit franchise Black Ink Crew New York and Chicago for VH1; culinary docu-series Hustle & Soul for WE tv; Chris Paul's Chapter 3 for ESPN; Tattoo Girls for TLC, How Far Is Tattoo Far? for MTV and upcoming special In Session: Live With Dr. Jess for VH1. With other credits including Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan and the Gates Foundation Reality PD public schools project, Big Fish captures and relates extraordinary worlds, characters and stories for such networks as Lifetime, A&E, VH1, WE tv, Discovery, TLC, MTV, E!, National Geographic, Oxygen, Travel Channel and Paramount Network. For more information, visit bigfishusa.com.