Eight celebrities check into rehab under Dr. Drew for 21 days.
Reviews

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

Episodes

Seasons


Years



6   5   4   3   2   1  
2012   2011   2010   2008   Unknown  
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Gene Simmons: Family Jewels (TV Series 2006)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A look at the family life of rock star and Kiss front man, Gene Simmons.

Stars: Shannon Tweed, Nick Simmons, Sophie Simmons
Sober House (TV Series 2009)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Former celebrity rehab patients live together in a sober house to help transition themselves back into a world full of temptation and relapse with sometimes volcanic eruptions between them and the councilors.

Stars: Drew Pinsky, Jennifer Gimenez, Seth 'Shifty Shellshock' Binzer
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Several roasters make fun of Denis Leary.

Director: John Fortenberry
Stars: Denis Leary, Jeff Garlin, Sonya Rose Atkinson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

It's William Shatner's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast. A parade of Shatner's friends have gotten together to boldly go ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Gallen
Stars: William Shatner, Jason Alexander, Farrah Fawcett
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Comedy Central's best roasters and stand up comedians take a whack at actor/model Pamela Anderson.

Director: Joel Gallen
Stars: Pamela Anderson, Jimmy Kimmel, Tommy Lee
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

It's Roseanne Barr's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast.

Director: Joel Gallen
Stars: Roseanne Barr, Jane Lynch, Jeffrey Ross
The Osbournes (2002–2005)
Comedy | Music | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A look at the home and family life of Ozzy Osbourne.

Stars: Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Jack Osbourne
Chelsea Lately (2007–2014)
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Comedian Chelsea Handler talks about celebrity gossip, pop culture and interviews celebrities while giving her audience something to laugh at. She is accompanied by her round table guests ... See full summary »

Stars: Chelsea Handler, Chuy Bravo, Mike Rock
Inside the Actors Studio (TV Series 1994)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Billionaire Donald Trump is roasted on Comedy Central by Jeffrey Ross, Seth MacFarlane, Gilbert Gottfried, Whitney Cummings, Snoop Dogg, Larry King, Marlee Matlin, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Lisa Lampanelli and Anthony Jeselnic.

Stars: Donald Trump, Seth MacFarlane, Whitney Cummings
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

It's Flavor Flav's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast.

Director: Joel Gallen
Stars: Flavor Flav, Katt Williams, Jeffrey Ross
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Paul Miller
Stars: Chevy Chase, Paul Shaffer, Todd Barry
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Rehab Medical Doctor / ... (50 episodes, 2008-2011)
...
 Herself - Resident Tech / ... (44 episodes, 2008-2011)
Bob Forrest ...
 Himself - Resident Counselor / ... (40 episodes, 2008-2011)
William Smith ...
 Himself - Resident Tech / ... (27 episodes, 2008-2011)
Edit

Storyline

Eight celebrities check into rehab under Dr. Drew for 21 days.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

rehab | celebrity | non fiction | See All (3) »

Genres:

Drama | Reality-TV

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Celebrity Rehab 2 with Dr. Drew  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Shrooms Guy (Intervention) (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the Better Reality Shows- Not as exploitative as expected
13 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So far in this show's run, which isn't over yet as of the time this review is written, the show hasn't really been as exploitative as I had expected. I thought this show would ultimately sugar-coat the whole rehab process. Especially with the show being on VH1, my intuition told me that "Celebrity Rehab" would be this BS game show-type reality show similar to "The Surreal Life" or "Celebrity Fit Club".

In a lot of ways, I think VH1 executives may have wanted "Celebrity Rehab" to be that kind of show. Fortunately, it didn't turn out to be that way, especially with Dr. Drew Pinsky as the head doctor on the show. Dr. Drew is a guy with a good sense of humor, as anyone who has heard the radio show "Loveline" knows. However, he is also a good, smart doctor who takes his field of work seriously despite his celebrity status. When you see him on camera, you can tell that he really cares about his patients, and is doing this reality show to help them and others who may be watching. He does all this without constantly looking into the camera or looking down on his patients. I think that approach to rehabilitation is unorthodox, but it appears to be effective.

I think the main focus of this show is redemption. You look at these B and C-list celebrities, and you see humans, especially in the case of Jeff Conaway. Conaway made a brief and belligerent appearance in 2006 on the third season of "Celebrity Fit Club", and it was made quickly aware to millions of viewers that he had a drug problem that affected everyone around him. On "Celebrity Fit Club", he came off as a jerk, but he's in the process of redeeming himself on "Celebrity Rehab". It is a shame seeing him in a wheelchair because of his back problems, but it's a relief that he's making efforts to improve himself. He has said on the show that this show marks his eleventh time in rehab, but hopefully this stay will be his last.

This show is a good change for VH1 amidst the usual "Best Week Ever" and other shows which involve mostly celebrity gossip. It's educational as well as not sugar coated. I sure hope the celebrities on this show improve in the long run. Of course there are some who are having an easier time than others, but it's good to see most of them trying to improve. Above all, this show, along with "Celebrity Fit Club", is one of the few TV shows, let alone reality shows, that I actually look forward to seeing every week.


26 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone read Steven's book 'My Appetite for Destruction'? scootercandy
Kari Ann Peniche scootercandy
Celebrity Rehab Glamorizes The Treatment Center Industry toto24522
Shelley... kiraedmund
More Carrie Ann crap scootercandy
New Season? pukashell840
Discuss Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page