VH1 is gearing up for an eight episode reality series that will revolve around aspiring telenovela stars. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cable channel has also ordered new episodes of Celebrity Fit Club and The Ego Trip's The (White) Rapper Show.
The new show is entitled Viva Hollywood and it will follow twelve bilingual Latino and Latina contestants as they learn the "7 Deadly Sins of Telenovelas". These include passion, lust, charisma, drama, fire, seduction and scandal. Maria Conchita Alonso and singer-songwriter Carlos Ponce will host the program. Astrologer Walter Mercado will be on hand to give the contestants advice.
The winner will land a role on a Telemundo telenovela, representation from management company Latin World Entertainment and a $100,000 prize. The show will debut in the spring.