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V.I.P._(TV_series)

V.I.P. (TV series)

V.I.P. (standing for, and also referred to as, Vallery Irons Protection) is an American syndicated television series that ran for four seasons from 1998 to 2002.

The series stars Pamela Anderson as Vallery Irons, a woman who accidentally saves a celebrity and then is hired by a real bodyguard agency as a famous figurehead while the rest of the agency's professionals work to solve cases. Ironically, her lack of investigation skills ends up defeating the antagonists in every episode.

The other team members are an assortment of people of different backgrounds: a former member of the KGB, CIA, FBI, a smart woman who is into computers, a karate master, a former policeman and a former street boxer.

The series uses a mixture of action, comedy, and camp, with Anderson often poking fun at her tabloid image. In November, 2001, V.I.P. (the video game) was released on the PlayStation console. Versions on PC, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance were canceled.

Cast

  • Pamela Anderson -- Vallery Irons, the glamorous figurehead.
  • Molly Culver -- Tasha Dexter, a former spy and model.
  • Natalie Raitano -- Nikki Franco, a weapons and explosives expert.
  • Angelle Brooks -- Maxine De La Cruz (Seasons 3-4, recurring seasons 1-2), Vallery's best friend.
  • Shaun Baker -- Quick Williams, a former boxer.
  • Dustin Nguyen -- Johnny Loh (Seasons 3-4, recurring seasons 1-2), a karate master and stuntman.
  • Leah Lail -- Kay Simmons, a computer expert.

Vehicles

The main characters' vehicles (except for Johnny Loh, who drove a motorcycle) had customized license plates with "VIP" as the first three letters, and the remaining three letters being an abbreviation of the character's first name. In seasons 1 & 2, the show's principal vehicles were provided courtesy of Ford Motor Company. In seasons 3 & 4, all characters' vehicles changed and were then provided courtesy of Daimler Chrysler.

Vehicles used

Character License Plate Seasons 1 & 2 Seasons 3 & 4
Vallery Irons VIP VAL Jaguar XK8 convertible Dodge Viper convertible
Tasha Dexter VIP TSH Lincoln Continental (s. 1) / Lincoln LS (s. 2) Mercedes-Benz CLK convertible
Nikki Franco VIP NIK Ford Mustang GT convertible Dodge Dakota quad-cab (modified)
Quick Williams VIP QWK Mazda Miata Plymouth Prowler
Kay Simmons VIP KAY Lincoln Navigator (s. 1) / Ford Expedition (s. 2) Jeep TJ (only seen in background, never seen driven)

DVD Release

On March 14, 2006, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the first season of V.I.P. on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time. It is unknown if the remaining 3 seasons will be released at some point.

Awards

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1999 Primetime Emmy Outstanding Main Title Theme Music Nominated
2002 Daytime Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing Nominated
Outstanding Achievement in Makeup Nominated
Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing WON

DVD Releases

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
The Complete 1st Season 22 March 14 2006

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