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The majority of our televisions remain glued to VH1 for their reality shows like Basketball Wives LA and the Love And Hip Hop franchise. Despite the success of all its shows, documentaries and editorial content, Variety says the network has laid off over 10 staffers. These lay offs occurred in the New York location in the development department. Two major executives, Brad Abramson and Kari McFarland, who were the vice presidents of VH1 East Coast production and development, were included in the staff who were let go.
In a statement released to Variety, a VH1 spokesman said:
“With ratings on an upswing and the pace of development increasing cross platform, we felt it was the right time to examine our overall production and development structure in New York. It’s imperative we accurately structure our teams to deliver the content that our growing number of viewers want from VH1 today.”
You can take away from the statement that, with the network’s success in the 18-to-49 age group, they need team players who are willing to take risks in order to remain relevant. VH1’s programing chief Susan Levison who was hired last year, has focused on restructuring the network. Therefore, she hired television veteran Nina Diaz who serves as the senior vice president of East Coast production and development. The network plans to hire people with the expertise in multi-platform programming because they plan on expanding the use of its app.
“Single Ladies” fans you may be in luck! Word on the street is producers are shopping the canceled VH1 series at different networks.
According to Jawn Murray’s Always A List blog, BET is in talks to pick up the one-hour drama, which starred LisaRaye McCoy, Charity Shea and Denise Vasi. A publicist at the network is refusing to confirmed or deny the reports, simply stating “We can not comment at this time.”As we reported earlier, VH1 canceled the original series in the midst of its third season back in February. “We’ve been proud to deliver three seasons of the drama, romance and style that engaged viewers in each episode of Single Ladies,” the cable network said in a statement. “Although we’ve decided not to move forward with another season, we hope to work again with the talented cast, creatives and producers as well as our partners at Flavor Unit Entertainment in the near future. We also thank the show’s fans for their support since the premiere in 2011.”
Read more about ‘Single Ladies’ at HelloBeautiful.com
With the sounds of birds chirping before dawn and temperatures inching above 50 degrees, warm days and comfortable nights are not the only things to get excited about this spring and summer season. There are a host of television shows and films to salivate over.
As the critics continue to chatter, take a look at the 10 TV shows and movies we think will usher in top ratings and box office success for the rest of this year.
Call us crazy, but we never knew you could be in the process of “marrying” someone for three seasons of a reality show. When the first season of “Marrying The Game” ended after six episodes and no wedding we were pretty sure the series was a done deal. Surprisingly, though, The Game and his estranged fiancée, Tiffney Cambridge, returned for a second season in which eight episodes of co-parenting drama ended with the pair splitting. Naturally, one would assume that would be the end of “Marrying The Game,” but low and behold the Compton rapper has been posting behind-the-scenes pics of filming on set, which proves the show is returning for a third season.
Posting the pic above on Instagram, The Game spilled the beans on the show renewal with the caption: #MarryingTheGameSeason3 behind the scenes…. Interviews.
So far VH1 hasn’t confirmed anything, but this does make us curious about the rumors The Game is joining the cast of Love & Hip-Hop LA. When Tiffney was asked about the show she said she couldn’t speak on her ex’s involvement but noted she absolutely was not involved in the spin-off series. VH1 does have a habit of keeping it all in the family, so we wouldn’t be too surprised if this third season of “Marrying The Game” was just a set-up for The Game and all his drama to bring LHHLA mega ratings. What do you think?
Check out more behind-the-scenes pics on the next two pages. Anybody curious where Tiffney is??
Lots of changes are in store for the Harris family on season 4 of “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle” and, thankfully, they all seem to be pretty positive.
VH1 just dropped the extended trailer for season 4 of “The Family Hustle,” which returns to our televisions Monday at 9pm, and as usual there is plenty going on. For starters the family is getting a puppy, and it looks like someone messes up and lets the new family dog do the do in T.I.’s precious white room — which means some butt whoopings could be in store. And secondly Tiny’s getting her GED! In the clip King asks her why she’s studying and she lets her son know she’s getting the credential she never received since she was already apart of Xscape when she was in high school. At 38 years old, it’s great to see Tiny crossing this milestone, especially as her oldest baby girl walks across the stage to accept her diploma.
Check out the full trailer for “The Family Hustle” in the video below. Are you excited?
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Where are my “Hit The Floor” fans at? Well you’ll be happy to know that the second season of the scripted VH1 show will premiere this Memorial Day, May 26, 2014.
The show, created by James LaRosa, was the number one, new cable scripted series last summer among 18-49. That’s a lot of qualifiers but we’re happy to see it coming back.
According to an interview conducted by VH1 a few months ago, LaRosa revealed that he and the writers are “taking everyone to hell and back. Well back to bed. Emphasis on bed.” (He also told a pretty hilarious story about the actresses ‘cutlets’ falling out of their dance uniforms during filming and them popping them back in without missing a beat.)
I doubt any of those moments will make the final cut, you’ll just have to settle for the promo trailer for season 2 of “Hit The Floor” starring Kimberly Elise, newcomer Taylour Paige, Charlotte Ross, Logan Browninghas and Dean Cain among a host of others.
Take a look at the trailer below.
Hit The Floor
Will you be tuning in for season 2?
‘I Read About It On The Blogs Just Like Everyone Else:’ Mona Scott-Young Responds To ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Lawsuit
“Well, the one thing that I will say is that I read about it on the blogs just like everyone else did,” Mona told Sway Calloway during a recent chat with “RapFixLive.” “So it seems like the only people they’ve served are TMZ and Bossip. I haven’t been served anything!”She did however, express that she does believe that the lawsuit is legit, as the paperwork that has been floating around the Internet looks pretty official.
As for the actual complaints made in the lawsuit, Mona thinks the plaintiffs claims are a bit questionable.“I have to assume there’s some basis to this because these are all very legal-looking documents,” she continued.
“Listen, the show’s been on for six years. And I just have to wonder did you just wake up one morning and say, ‘Hey, I just remembered, I did that show and she stole it from me!’ The beauty about the United States of America, the country we live in, is that anyone can sue for anything.”The music industry vet doesn’t seem to be too worried about the lawsuit though, as she jokes that the suit must be a sign that she’s reached a certain level of success.
“From what I hear, you’re nobody until somebody sues you. I don’t know, I guess I’ve made it. The truth will prevail. That’s all I have to say.”While she doesn’t doubt that 8th Wonder Entertainment may have very well been working on a similar show, she argues that this doesn’t actually mean that she swiped it from them.
“So many times there are paralleled shows being developed within a network—and then, may the best cast prevail. But the thing is, it’s a reality show. I didn’t create these people because I didn’t give birth to them. All I did was shine a camera on a segment of the population that I knew well, that I come from. I have 20+ years in hip hop. You know what I’m saying? You can’t create a reality show. It’s reality!”Due to legal reasons, Mona says she can’t really discuss the lawsuit the way she would like to, but she promised to explain it all once everything gets squared away. Well, I suppose we’ll have to stay tuned until then. Watch Mona’s interview on the next page. Were you surprised by the lawsuit?
We told you this past weekend about the surprising news that the hit VH1 show, Single Ladies, would not be returning for a fourth season. The show just had its premiere in January for the third season after being on break for more than a year after the second season ended. And despite its popularity, the third season will have a short run, ending the series as a whole on March 24. VH1 has already spoken out in a statement about the decision not to move forward with Single Ladies:
“We’ve been proud to deliver three seasons of the drama, romance and style that engaged viewers in each episode of Single Ladies. Although we’ve decided not to move forward with another season, we hope to work again with the talented cast, creatives and producers as well as our partners at Flavor Unit Entertainment in the near future. We also thank the show’s fans for their support since the premiere in 2011.”
One of the lead actresses of the show, Lisa Raye, has decided to speak out too, doing so on Tuesday on her Facebook page. This is what she had to say:
All things come to an end.
It has truly been a intersting journey for me. Unfortunately that journey has come to an end. Over the past 3 years being apart of a show that showcased the beauty of friendships, the power of loyalty, some amazing trendsetting fashions and steamy romance. It Was really great to give voice and life to every day situations that we as women face doing so in such a positive relatable Manor is what made single ladies so great. To all of my fans I want to thank you for your continued support we wouldn’t have made it this far without all of you. Of course this will not be the end of Lisa Raye please stay tuned for upcoming projects I send peace and blessings to my cast mates for their upcoming endeavors as well.
On a side note, a petition has actually been made on Petition Buzz (yes there are quite a few petition websites these days) to keep the show going, and while you might think it has no chance, petitions and support are the reason The Game ended up returning to television…so who knows?
What do you think about what Lisa Raye had to say, and the abrupt ending to the popular show?
Yesterday, we reported Love And Hip Hop Atlanta DJ Traci Steele will join the cast of Atlanta Exes. Unfortunately since Steele joined the cast, another cast member has reportedly decided to not be featured on the show.
According to Rolling Out, Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Raymond will no longer star in “Atlanta Exes” because while Raymond and Steele were filming this past Saturday, the two got into a heated argument at Raymond’s Estelle boutique. Apparently Raymond was hosting an event in honor of her son Kile who passed away two years ago when Steele approached Raymond to ask why she doesn’t get along with Steele’s friend and Kevin Hart’s ex-wife, Torrei Hart.
Michelle Brown from StraightFromTheA reported:
“With camera’s rolling, Steele immediately ‘turned up’ for the show and acted out at the event in front of several surprised customers. From what I’ve heard, Traci came into the store yelling and screaming at Tameka asking why she didn’t like Torrei and blah blah blah. Tameka could be heard stating, ‘this isn’t the place for this’ and Traci continued to press the issue.”
After their argument, Raymond allegedly resigned from the show because of the drama that ensued at her late son’s event. DJ Traci Steele, on the other hand, stated on her Instagram: @torreihart Why are they stalking my page???You are always going to be mad at what you see. @vh1 I’m making cast members quit.” She has since deleted her subliminal post.
“Atlanta Exes” will debut on VH1 this spring. What do you think about this mess?