10:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
VH1 Renews 'Hit the Floor' for Third Season
VH1 is sticking with Hit the Floor.
The Viacom-owned cable network announced late Monday that it has renewed the scripted drama about a fictional L.A. basketball team and its players, dancers and ownership. Season three will debut in May 2015 with 10 episodes, down two from its second season of 12 but on par with its freshman run.
The network noted in its renewal announcement that the series ranks as the No. 1 scripted drama on basic cable among women 18-49. It also ranked among the top 10 most social shows on Mondays on Twitter.
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"Hit the Floor delivered again with fantastic ratings and social media engagement in season two, especially among women," said Susan Levison, exec vp original programming and production at VH1. "We look forward to seeing what kind of trouble the Devil Girls will get into next season."
Dean Cain and Kimberly Elise star in the series from creator James LaRosa. The series is one of two scripted originals at the network, joining the 1990s drama Hindsight, which debuts early next year. The renewal comes after VH1 opted to cancel Single Ladies, its first original scripted series, after three seasons. The series was subsequently revived at Viacom-owned BET sibling network Centric for a fourth season.