As the face of some five different television shows, Dr. Drew Pinsky is giving Ryan Seacrest a run for his money as one of the hardest working men in showbiz.
But the celebrity doc is now taking a few of those commitments off his crowded plate.
Dr. Drew is officially leaving VH1′s “Celebrity Rehab” (both “Rehab” and “Sober House” had been on hold while Pinsky devoted his time to other projects).
“Rehab” premiered in 2008 and followed a group of celebrity addicts as they sought treatment from Dr. Drew and his staff at the Pasadena Recovery Center.
The program itself became somewhat of an addictive reality show, and that’s probably why VH1 is reluctant to check out of “Rehab” entirely.
TMZ reports the network is looking to keep the show alive, even without Dr. Drew on board, albeit in a tweaked format and with another doctor writing the scrips. They are currently in negotiations to find a replacement and launch a rehabbed “Rehab.”
This time, the proposition would be that celebrities go into “Relationship Rehab,” as troubled famous couples try to fix their relationships in TV therapy.
For those looking to get their Dr. Drew fix, you can still check him out in the evenings hosting his HLN show, later at night on “Loveline,” and as of September, every day at 3 p.m. on The CW on his syndicated daytime program, “Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers.”