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Kimberly Elise, Taylour Paige Headline New VH1 Hour-Long Scripted Sports Drama Series “Bounce”

Kimberly Elise, Taylour Paige Headline New VH1 Hour-Long Scripted Sports Drama Series "Bounce"

VH1 has greenlighted – not what you'd expect; no, not another reality TV series with black women at the center. The network is actually *gasp* going the original scripted route, ordering a pilot for a new "professional basketball dancers" drama called Bounce.

The new project will star the woefully under-rated and under-used Kimberly Elise, newcomer Taylour Paige, and Dean Cain.

Sanaa Hamri will direct the pilot episode of a series that will focus on the lives and loves of a team of professional basketball dancers.

At its heart is Ahsha (Paige), a sheltered young woman who joins the squad against the wishes of her mother Sloane (Elise), who knows this treacherous, tempting world all too well having been a dancer herself.

Dean Cain will play the coach of the basketball team.

Bounce follows the Queen Latifah-produced Single Ladies, also an hour-long original, scripted series, with black women in prime roles.

So do these scripted series help balance the unscripted reality TV junk the network pomps out?

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Comments

Miles Ellison

Just because it's scripted doesn't mean it isn't crap (see Single Ladies).

Melissa

This woman is just so beautiful to me.

Edwina

The key word isn't 'scripted' but WELL-scripted. Lousy lines are lousy whether they're on paper or not.

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