via press release:
VH1’s First Hour-Long Scripted Drama Series Scores Big Ratings with Women
Season One Finale Airs Monday, August 8 at 9pm ET/PT
LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2011 — VH1 has greenlit a second season of the breakout scripted drama/comedy series “Single Ladies.” The network’s first hour-long scripted series, “Single Ladies” has become a certified hit, averaging 2.8 million total viewers during premiere plus first encore each Monday night. Paired with VH1’s unscripted series “Basketball Wives,” the network is ranked #1 on cable with women in the key 18-34 demo Monday nights (8pm-12am) on cable since both series’ May 30 premieres. The second season of “Single Ladies” is expected to begin filming in late 2011 and is slated for premiere in 2012.
“Our viewers have fallen for ‘Single Ladies’ and its honest, modern take on love, female friendship and dating,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President of Original Programming & Production, VH1. “We’re extremely pleased to give the audience another great season of the series they love.”
“My partner Shakim and I are so excited that ‘Single Ladies’ has been received so well,” said Flavor Unit Entertainment Executive Producer Queen Latifah. “We knew from the beginning this show was going to appeal to people everywhere; it’s funny, sexy and smart. We are so happy that we were able to join with VH1 to find such a great home for this incredible show.”
“Single Ladies” is a modern, sexy ensemble series set in the world of Atlanta fashion, music, and celebrity starring Val (Stacey Dash), Keisha (LisaRaye McCoy) and April (Charity Shea) as 3 best friends with differing views on love and relationships. Val is an ambitious, aspiring fashion mogul who believes in fate, romance and finding that special someone to be with forever. Keisha is a former video dancer who believes in making her own luck, her own money and choosing men with her head instead of her heart. And April is learning that marriage is not always the fairy-tale it is cracked up to be. The series includes Christina (Kassandra Clementi) a free-spirited, wild child intern with an eye for fashion that Val takes under her wing. “Single Ladies” airs Monday nights at 9pm ET/PT on VH1. Season one will finale on August 8.
Executive producers include Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, and Shelby Stone for Flavor Unit Entertainment. Executive producers also include Maggie Malina, Alexander A. Motlagh for POPfilms, Stacy A. Littlejohn, and Tamra Davis. Executive producing for VH1 are Jill Holmes and Jeff Olde. “Single Ladies” is written and created by Stacy A. Littlejohn and directed by Tamra Davis.
For full episodes, clips and bonus content from the first season, visit SingleLadies.VH1.com.
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