Back To “Basketball Wives”: Tami Roman’s TVOne Show, “Belles” Gets Axed After 6 Episodes Because You Weren’t Watching

April 22, 2013  |  

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Back in January we told you about Tami Roman getting back into acting (she did do some acting and not JUST reality TV back in the day…remember that appearance on Married With Children?) and having a starring role on a new TVOne show called Belles. Here’s a reminder of the plot and what part Roman played in it, in case you never even heard of the show:

“The show’s plot is centered around a widowed soul food restaurant owner and his two adult daughters, following the death of his wife Belle. Tami, who plays Loretta Cooper is described via the show’s press release as “a beautiful, stylish, self-absorbed prima donna with ambitions that alternate between a career in the music business, fashion and finding a rich husband.” It seems that Loretta does not like working at the restaurant and often pretends that she is not an employee. She believes she was destined to be a star, not a waitress. Tami’s co-stars include Elise Neal, Keith David, Ella Joyce and Miguel Nunez.”

Well, blame it on the plot, or the actors, or just the fact that there are too many watered down black sitcoms on different channels these days, but according to Shadow and Act, TVOne pulled the plug on the series after letting it run for a full season’s worth of episodes, which was only six (yes, just six). And while we haven’t heard from Roman as of yet, probably because she still has another job in line as an angry version of herself on Basketball Wives later in the year, her co-star, actor Miguel Nunez, took to Twitter to spread the news.

Well my dear Friends. TV One has decided Not 2 pick up Belles the best show & cast they ever had. I am in shock. But it will be back.

His fans seemed pretty upset by the news and claimed that they loved the show and that it was positive TV, but they might have been the only ones watching since ratings weren’t high enough to make an impact and to keep it going. Therefore, the channel will have to continue to pull in viewers hopefully through Find Our Missing, R&B Divas, Unsung and all of their syndicated sitcoms–clearly they’ll be fine. And so will Roman, since Basketball Wives comes back in August. But so much for focusing on a serious acting career…

Check out a clip from the show you weren’t watching on the next page.

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