Welp. That’s all folks. Turns out everything Mona Scott Young touches isn’t television gold. Unfortunately, Vh1′s “The Gossip Game” won’t be renewed for a second season. For those of you who never got a chance to watch, the show aimed to document the lives of women working in media and the behind the scenes drama that occurs between the group of women. The cast included media personalities Angela Yee, K. Foxx, Ms. Drama, Sharon Carpenter, Vivian Billings, Jas Fly and Kim Osorio.
Vivian Billings, the founder of HipHopGossipSite.com, speculates that the show didn’t do well because it was it wasn’t marketed properly. She wrote this letter to her fans on the site.
I am sad to inform my readers that there will NOT be a second season of Vh1′s “The Gossip Game”. I’m not sure what the reasoning was behind the cancellation, but I will say this. There was a lot going on behind the scenes that affected our show.
For starters, our original start time was 9pm and was pushed back to 9:30 because T.I.’s “A Family Hustle” was a family show and coming on at 10′oclock while most families are getting ready for bed was #NOBueno.
Then we were pushed back to 11pm (which I never understood why that happened) because “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” was coming back to our TV screens and they HAD to repeat that show twice along with T.I.’s show before they even aired our show. Hence, our show never even had a chance.
So it was no surprise to me that our show got canned. But not one to worry, I’ve got some other things in the works so I know I’ll be straight.
There’s no official word about why these ladies won’t be joining us for a second season, we all know if a show doesn’t make money it doesn’t make sense, so we can only assume the show wasn’t pulling in viewers. Which isn’t all too surprising. I’m sure there is some drama behind in the lives of media personalities, but for the purposes of a show, I’m guessing it wasn’t enough to keep people’s attention, especially when they have to compete with the likes of fellow Vh1 shows like “Love and Hip Hop” and “T.I. and The Family Hustle.”
Did you watch this show? Why do you think the it didn’t make it?