This morning TV One announced on “News One Now” that the network has picked up its popular reality series “R&B Divas Atlanta” for a third season and “R&B Divas LA” for its second season. Both series are slated to return in 2014 and according to a news release, production on season three of the Atlanta branch of “R&B Divas” will begin this month. D’Angela Proctor, SVP of Programming and Production for TV One, said in the press announcement:
“The most recent seasons of the Atlanta and Los Angeles series, as well as their post-season reunion specials, enjoyed stellar ratings success in 2013—marking some of our highest-rated telecasts in network history. The divas are not only wildly talented and celebrated music artists, but relatable women with joys and struggles that resonated strongly with our viewers. We look forward to chronicling more of their stories, and drama, in these upcoming seasons.”
What’s perhaps more interesting than the renewal is news of who will and will not be returning to ”R&B Divas Atlanta.” The press release notes returning cast members will be Syleena Johnson, Angie Stone, Monifah Carter, Keke Wyatt, which means Nicci Gilbert got the boot, as did Latocha Scott, who just joined in season two. So far there’s no word on the “R&B Divas LA” cast, but we have to wonder whether Nicci is still producing series and chose to remain behind the scenes or is out of the franchise altogether.
Will you still watch without her?