Exclusive: “R&B Divas Atlanta” Executive Producer Speaks On Possible Cancellation: “I Would Hope The Fans Get To See At Least One More Season”

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We told you yesterday that according to various reports, TV One’s “R&B Divas: Atlanta” would be coming to an abrupt end. The network’s new president, Brad Siegel (appointed in December), attended a press tour where he presented TV One’s upcoming schedule, and “R&B Divas: Atlanta” was not listed as one of the returning series. There were rumors of casting challenges, a decrease in budgets and drama behind the scenes with producers, including Nicci Gilbert. She has been at odds with those at the network since she decided to sue for compensation over the fact that she felt “Hollywood Divas” was a spin-off of “R&B Divas,” and that it was marketed as one.

So we got in contact with “R&B Divas: Atlanta” executive producer, Phil Thornton. In a statement sent, he says that the fate of the show is still unclear as they all wait for a final decision from the network bigwigs, but he’s hopeful. However, he does say that “R&B Divas: LA” is still on the way:

I have enjoyed producing three seasons of R&B Divas Atlanta. TV One has made no definitive decision as to the future of R&B Divas Atlanta. I would hope the fans get to see at least one more season of TV One’s highly rated series. We are almost done filming the 3rd season of R&B Divas Los Angeles, which premieres in February. I’m so excited about our new additions to the cast this season.

In the meantime, Thornton is encouraging people to check out BET’s “It’s A Mann’s World,” which he is also the executive producer of. That series premiered last night.

Many people love “R&B Divas: Atlanta,” so hopefully the reaction to news of a possible cancellation will push TV One to try and make things work. But we’ll have to stay tuned and see if we will be able to stay tuned for another season–or at least one last season.

 

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