Earlier this month, we spoke to “BAPS” star Gina Cheatham, who defended the new Lifetime reality series against critics who felt that the show promoted division among Black people and encouraged viewers to continue tuning in.
“With the show starting off in the midst of their controversy, I can see how people can be taken back,” Gina explained. “But believe me, there are a lot of positive messages and a lot of positive things that take place. If people continue to watch the show, they are going to laugh and smile right along with the rest of them. With every television show, you always have to have an antagonist.”
Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you felt about the show, viewers did not show enough interest for Lifetime to continue airing the series. According to EurWeb, the network canceled the show after just four episodes. Apparently, cast members were informed of the decision via email.
“I wanted to let you know that Lifetime informed us that they will not be airing the last 2 episodes of ‘BAPS,” a rep from Asylum Entertainment reportedly wrote. “We’re very sorry it panned out this way. It’s very difficult to build an audience for an ensemble show like this one, but we’re very proud of the show and happy to have had the experience working with you.”
Were you keeping up with this show? Are you surprised that it got cancelled?
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