11:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Single Ladies' Gets Season 2 Pickup at VH1
VH1 has picked up scripted dramedy Single Ladies for a second season.
Stacey Dash, LisaRaye McCoyand Charity Shea star as three best friends whose views on love and relationships vary in the series, which counts Queen Latifah among its executive producers.
“Our viewers have fallen for Single Ladies and its honest, modern take on love, female friendship and dating,” said Jeff Olde, exec vp original programming and production at VH1. “We’re extremely pleased to give the audience another great season of the series they love.”
The network’s first hourlong scripted series averaged 2.8 million total viewers on Mondays following Basketball Wives. Single Ladies will wrap its freshman season Aug. 8.
“My partner [executive producer] Shakim [Compere] and I are so excited that Single Ladies has been received so well,” Latifah said in a statement announcing the news Monday. “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 will resume production in the fall for a Season 2 bow in 2012.