August 22, 2012 11:03am PT by Lesley Goldberg
VH1 Renews 'Single Ladies' for Third Season
VH1 has picked up scripted dramedy Single Ladies for a third season.
The series, starring LisaRaye McCoy, Denise Vasi and Charity Shea thus far has been averaging 3.2 million total viewers (including encores), up 10 percent year-over-year.
In addition, the series ranks as basic cable's top scripted sereies among women 18-49 this summer.
"Our viewers' love affair with Single Ladies got even bigger this year, growing significantly from its successful first season and dominating its timeslot on basic cable," said Jeff Olde, EVP original programming and production at VH1. "We’re extremely happy that we’ll be able to give the audience another great season of the series and its honest, current take on love, dating and female friendship."
STORY: 'Single Ladies' Gets Season 2 Pickup at VH1
Season 2 saw Vasi replace former lead Stacey Dash, who departed the Queen Latifah-produced effort last year. The series ranks as VH1's first hourlong scripted series.
Single Ladies' Season 2 finale airs Monday at 9 p.m. on VH1.
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