Some of Hollywood’s most embattled families are taking their feuds to VH1 on the new reality series, Family Therapy, and ETonline has an exclusive first look at the dramatic new show.
Exes Dina and Michael Lohan are one of five families on the show’s first season, hoping to work through their issues with Dr. Jenn Mann, for the sake of their four children. Dina alleges that there was “mental and physical abuse” during her marriage to Michael, who is shown storming off multiple times in the clip.
“He doesn’t want to hear what really happened,” Dina says. “I’m afraid to say it sometimes.”
Tiffany “New York” Pollard is best known for her brash, dramatic appearances on VH1’s Flavor of Love and her own spin-off dating show, I Love New York, but it’s clear that all the power in her family truly lies with her mother, Michelle Rothschild-Patterson -- also known as “Sister Patterson” -- who is emotionally and physically abusive towards her daughter.
“So what?” Sister Patterson shrugs. “I’m the mother. I have that right.”
Also appearing in this season are Bam Margera and his mother, April, who found reality fame first on the Jackass series and then on their own show, Viva La Bam. The family’s antics are much more subdued these days as Bam struggles with alcoholism.
“I just want my kid back,” April says tearfully. “Because I don’t know the guy that turns into a monster.”
The first season of Family Therapy will include sessions with Dr. Mann, who has counseled celebs on VH1’s Couples Therapy series, as well as therapy with Dr. Christian Conte, an anger management expert. Other cast members include record exec Damon Dash and his brothers, Jeremy and Bobby, as well as Teen Mom stars Briana and Brittany DeJesus.
Family Therapy premieres Wednesday, March 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.