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VH1’s Atlanta-based “Single Ladies” renewed for second season

Single LadiesJust a few days after MTV’s “Teen Wolf” was renewed for a second season, another Atlanta-based scripted show “Single Ladies” on VH1 gets the same nod.

“Single Ladies” has shown impressively consistent ratings since its debut May 30, drawing 1.8 million to 1.9 million every week.  For VH1, which has struggled to come up with a big shows since the days of “Flavor of Love,” those are hit numbers.

According to Variety magazine, the show will be back in Atlanta later this year, with season 2 slated for 2012.

The show stars Stacey Dash, LisaRaye McCoy and Charity Shea as single ladies in Atlanta.

“It’s a hard thing to get television right and have a successful television show,” said Alex Motlagh, one of the executive producers. “It’s really exciting. We’re grateful and happy it’s received the reaction it has had from the audience and promotes Atlanta as well. We’re stoked.”

This was VH1’s first attempt at a scripted one-hour drama.

The number of scripted TV shows shot in Atlanta keeps on growing. Right now, the tally includes:

VH1: “Single Ladies”

MTV: “Teen Wolf”

TBS: “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” upcoming “For Better Or Worse”

BET: “Let’s Stay Together,” “The Game,” upcoming “Reed Between the Lines”

AMC: “The Walking Dead”

USA: “Necessary Roughness”

The CW: “Vampire Diaries”

Lifetime: “Drop Dead Diva”

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22 comments Add your comment

Wayne stuck in AL

July 18th, 2011
3:09 pm

Yawn…

VH1: TV for shallow (Midtown and drama) queens.

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The Dude

July 18th, 2011
7:25 pm

Lisa Ray is one fiiiiiiinnnne mammuh jammuh!!!!
OWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!

jazzyjeff

July 18th, 2011
10:21 pm

Finally a hit for Stacey Dash!!! Need to see more of her anytime she’s on. What eye candy she is!!! Show is actually prety good.

MsJackson

July 18th, 2011
11:03 pm

Mizz Lez

July 18th, 2011
11:23 pm

Lisa Raye and Stacy Dash are positive women setting a example of strong black women.

Praveen

July 19th, 2011
1:32 am

VH1 is worse than MTV. You can sort of understand young losers. It’s sad when 40 something people watch the reality crap that is on VH1. Even Vh1 classic has become unwatchable with too many movies interrupting the music programming.

Veronica

July 19th, 2011
9:22 am

This show is terrible unless maybe you are 15. The clothes are cute and I love seeing the ATL. I like Stacey Dash as much as the next person and being her age in real life, I still cant figure out how they (Val and Keisha) are such good & longtime friends with a 25 yr old (April). Are they also 25 in the show?? Wow – that does require some acting! Another flaw in the script besides the bad acting but how is this show positive for strong black women when the characters are focused on finding a man, drama about a man, keeping man, mad done them wrong, they done a man wrong or at least the stereo-typical blonde married to the pro athlete. And then Basketball wives comes on – is that a positive example of strong black women too? These shows are not great examples of women of any color, race or ethnicity!!! CMON!

levelhead

July 19th, 2011
2:47 pm

Don’t go in so deep. Its entertaining for sure, plus they have good story lines that can delvelop. The best thing is the music selection and no phoney laugh tracks. I cannot stand laugh tracks

JustACE

July 19th, 2011
4:47 pm

Stacy Dash can get it!!!

Butter Pecan

July 19th, 2011
8:12 pm

This show is garbage. Lisa Ray is overrated and she better enjoy this ride while it lasts. The story line is a rip off of every Tyler Perry Movie. The wigs are horrible, the sex scenes are gratuitous and Cinemax worthy. Stacey Dash is the best thing on the show and she could do much better. Who is the random white girl? And, finally…is it necessary to have every Atlanta celebrity do a cameo to make it a success? I have lived in the ATL for 15 years and it is NOT this cheesy.

Pamela

July 19th, 2011
9:21 pm

I love this show. I am glad that it was renewed. Congrats Ladies (and VH1)!!

Wait?

July 19th, 2011
10:35 pm

I thought Single Ladies was based in Atlanta but they actually shot it somewhere else. Am I wrong?

Rodney Ho

July 20th, 2011
7:42 am

@Wait? Yes. This is shot here in Atlanta. I was at the set.

simore

July 21st, 2011
1:54 pm

It’s ENTERTAINMENT! Turn off the t.v. if you don’t want to watch it. Why are the entertainment shows of African American always scrutinized so harshly? Other people of other race have acted in this way for many, many years. Why is it a problem for our race to make money ACTING!!!

Hugh Jorgan

July 21st, 2011
4:57 pm

This is the cheesiest most unrealistic pile of excrement on television. Black folks really need to raise our standard of what we consider to be entertainment. Where’s the black version of “The Office”, or “Parks and Recreation”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”? I mean are there ANY talented writers, producers or directors out there that can portray the urban experience without dumbing it down to a below 85 IQ level? PLEASE DONT mention Tyler Perry, King of the Coonery

geri

July 22nd, 2011
2:02 pm

ITS……A COMEDY……THIS IS TV

Fred

July 22nd, 2011
6:14 pm

For all those who choose to make negative comments, here is a flash for you. Don’t watch it! just because you can’t relate to the level this show is performing at, doesn’t mean it has no merit. I for one enjoy the program and the elevation it can and has taken many of us to. We are a people with a variety of experiences and life styles. So don’t try and take that away by insinuating our approach should only be one dimensional.

kaui

July 24th, 2011
9:28 pm

I love single ladies , I think the show protray black women as stong ,successful, beauitful and classy ladies and I love the outfits

mokoneka

July 27th, 2011
7:53 am

Love, love it. Always loved Lisa Ray, since “All Of Us’” but the big surprise is DB Woodside, sexy as hell! Something different and interesting. Hey, I’ve seen much worst on VH1.

Bely

August 2nd, 2011
8:36 pm

I am a white 42 year old female and yes I have a life! There is NOTHING wrong with this show, it is fun, refreshing and entertaining people!! I do not get it, I am so upset at black folks not being happy with a show portraying black woman as successful, intelligent, refined, articulate and non ghetto!!!!!!!!!! First we hate stereotypes but when someone deviates from showing black people as trash, then there we go complaining about it. PLEASE!!! Also, although everyone is entitled to their opinion, it is not a crime to be beautiful and look much younger than your true age, so who cares how old the actresses are, if they look the part, let them play it !!!!!!!!!!!!

Wonder Woman

August 6th, 2011
2:05 pm

@Bely- I agree with you.