via press release:
VH1 Gives the Greenlight to Two New Series - "Basketball Wives: Los Angeles" and a Dating Series Staring New York's Hottest Matchmaker, "Siggy Flicker"
Los Angeles, June 20, 2011 -- VH1 is expanding their 'Basketball Wives" franchise with an explosive new series set in Los Angeles featuring the wives and girlfriends of players both the Lakers and their cross-town rivals, the Clippers. VH1 has also given the greenlight to a new dating series, "Siggy Flicker" (working title) featuring the dynamic matchmaker Siggy Flicker and her match-making service in New York teaching the lovelorn to be dating powerhouses.
"Basketball Wives" Premieres on Monday, August 29 at 8pm ET/PT
Elbow throwing, trash talking and in-your-face action: forget the NBA, we're talking about their wives! The successful VH1 franchise "Basketball Wives" just tapped a new team of leading ladies to take Los Angeles by storm in "Basketball Wives LA" premiering Monday, August 29 at 8 PM ET/PT. "Basketball Wives LA" introduces a group of dynamic women with relationships to some of the biggest basketball players in the game. "Basketball Wives LA" cast includes: Kimsha Artest (wife of Ron Artest, Los Angeles Lakers), Gloria Govan (fiancee of Matt Barnes, Los Angeles Lakers), Laura Govan (sister of Gloria Govan) and Jackie Christie (wife of Doug Christie, former player for the Los Angeles Clippers) and Imani Showalter (ex-fiancee of Stephen Jackson, Charlotte Bobcats) as well as others.
This 10 episode, hour-long series will dive into the real-life locker room of these leading ladies, giving viewers a never-before-seen look at what it takes to live in La La Land and be connected to a famous professional athlete. For the most part, these women live the life with the best cars, biggest mansions and hottest bling but living the high life is not all glamour and often there is a price to pay. Cameras will follow these women as they attempt to juggle their relationships, infidelity issues, children and friendships while trying to find the perfect balance between supporting their families and realizing their own career ambitions. "Basketball Wives LA" brings a full court press to VH1 Monday, August 29 at 8 PM ET/PT.
Shed Media is producing the series. Executive producing for Shed Media are Nick Emmerson, Jennifer O'Connell, Sean Rankine and Alex Demyanenko. Tom Huffman is a consulting producer. Shaunie O'Neal is an executive producer. Executive producing for VH1 are Jeff Olde, Jill Holmes and Noah Pollack.
"Siggy Flicker" Premieres Sunday, October 16 at 10pm ET/PT
One part docusoap and one part workplace comedy, with a good dose of dating etiquette, set in the complicated world of dating in the 21st century. Siggy is an expert matchmaker with years of experience, standing ready to help NYC singles find love or at least their dating mojo. Each week Siggy will give her two new clients, one male and one female, personalized dating lessons, while pulling no punches in critiquing their skills. Once they're ready, she will send her high-energy staff of junior "pickers" out on to the streets of New York to find possible matches and put her clients' skills to the test. "Siggy Flicker" has been picked up for 10 one-hour episodes and is slated to premiere in the fall.
"Siggy Flicker" is produced by Left/Right (Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman). Executive producing for VH1 are Shelly Tatro, Brad Abramson, Danielle Gelfand and Jeff Olde. Talent executive for the series is Leah Horwitz.
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