Last summer we told you that the talented Kimberly Elise would be starring in a new VH1 scripted series titled Bounce, which was said to follow the lives of members of professional basketball dance team, the Los Angeles Devil Girls. A quick description of the series found in the network’s press release reads:
“Bounce is a series that follows the alluring lives and loves of the Los Angeles Devil Girls, the premiere dance team in all of professional basketball. The Los Angeles Devils are the number one team in the league. When the stadium lights go up at night all of Hollywood comes out to support the million dollar players; but in this city these men share the fame, adrenalin, money, sex and power with their dancers, the Devil Girls.”
There hasn’t really been much talk of the series since news of production planning first leaked last summer. Well, until now that is. We’ve just learned that the series is scheduled to debut next month! May 27th to be exact. It also underwent a name change and is now titled Hit the Floor. In case you’re wondering where Kimberly Elise comes in, according to VH1, she will be playing Sloane, who is the mother of one of the dancers.
“At its heart is Ahsha, a sheltered young woman who joins the team against the wishes of her mother Sloane, who knows this treacherous, tempting world all too well having been a Devil Girl herself. Olivia is the shrewd squad manager, Jelena is the star dancer who won’t let anyone else share the spotlight and Pete Davenport is the former All-Star who’s come back to coach his old team.”
Elise’s co-stars include Taylour Paige, Charlotte Ross, Logan Browninghas and Dean Cain. The series is directed by Sanaa Hamri. As previously stated, Hit the Floor debuts Monday, May 27th at 9/8c and according to Shadow and Act, is said to be “VH1′s biggest scripted effort to date.”
So, will you watch?
Turn the page to see Hit the Floor’s official extended trailer.