BRET MICHAELS' 'Life As I Know It' Special; Clips Available

VH1, 51 Minds and Bret Michaels have teamed up again for the new docu-series "Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It", giving viewers an insider's look at Bret's home life when he isn't touring, shooting, partying and rocking out.

After the lights have dimmed on stage and the music stops for the night, Bret rolls off the tour bus right into the loving arms of his daughters Raine and Jorja, who affectionately refer to him as "Poppa Rocka."

The half-hour special premiered last night (Monday, May 31) at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Check out a couple of clips at this location. (Note: Video stream may not be available to some non-U.S. residents.)

The series "Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It" is tentatively scheduled to premiere in fall 2010.

"After Bret's recent appendectomy and life threatening brain hemorrhage, we're so happy that he is on the road to recovery and coming back to VH1 in 'Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It'," said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Production. "Bret is family to us and has always been a huge hit on the network, headlining several series and specials that have garnered record-breaking ratings and made a strong connection with our audience.

"In response to the flood of well wishes the network has received from Bret's fans, we'd like to celebrate Bret's recovery with this sneak-peek special featuring the next chapter in Bret's story on VH1. It's a never-before-seen look into Bret's family life — the real center of his world from which he draws his unsinkable strength."

In this first-look special and the forthcoming series, viewers will not only get a taste of Bret's life on the road, but for the first time ever, a look at his home life, a sprawling compound where his daughters and their mother, Kristi Gibson, reside. But raising two little girls and being a rock icon don't always go hand-in-hand. Now fans get to take a peek at what keeps Bret going. Is it the hoards of wild fans, the glory of super stardom, or is it the unconditional love from his family? Watch as Bret juggles life on the road, his career, raising two kids and managing his on again off again relationship with their beautiful mom, Kristi. Tune in Memorial Day night for a first-look sneak peek into the next chapter of Bret's life.

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