Queen Latifah-Produced ‘Single Ladies’ Will Be Revived For 4th Season On BET’s Centric After VH1 Cancellation

Queen Latifah-Produced 'Single Ladies' Will Be Revived For 4th Season On BET's Centric After VH1 Cancellation

Given the 250+ comments the post announcing the cancellation of the series has received thus far (and they’re still coming in), the majority of them lamenting the news, calling for VH1 to reconsider, this should be music to the ears of many.

In February, VH1 announced that, after it’s 3rd season, the network would end its hit drama series Single Ladies – the Queen Latifah/Flavor Unit Entertainment produced original scripted program (which was also VH1’s first hour-long scripted series), which stars LisaRaye McCoyDenise VasiCharity SheaD.B. WoodsideTravis WinfreyTerrell Tilford, with new additions this season in LeToya LuckettDamien Dante Wayans and Lesley-Ann Brandt.

“We’ve been proud to deliver three seasons of the drama, romance and style that engaged viewers in each episode of Single Ladies,” VH1 said in a statement. “Although we’ve decided not to move forward with another season, we hope to work again with the talented cast, creatives and producers as well as our partners at Flavor Unit Entertainment in the near future. We also thank the show’s fans for their support since the premiere in 2011.”

That was then…

This morning, the LA Times is reporting that BET’s Centric plans to revive the series, with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment company developing what will be a 4th season exclusively for the network.

As part of the agreement, Centric will also start carrying Latifah’s syndicated daytime talk show, which is returning for a second season. 

Casting is apparently not guaranteed to look like what it did while the series was on VH1, so don’t be surprised if there’s a remixing of the 3 leads, and supporting characters.

This series season 2 premiere episode drew 2.6 million viewers, and a 1.74 rating, which was up an astounding +51% from the series’ season 2 debut, and it averaged 2.2 million total viewers throughout the season, which matched its season 2 numbers.

So its cancellation was a surprise, especially since it had been a successful series for the network, over its 3 seasons. Since it aired in 2011, VH1 has picked up other scripted series, like Hit The Floor, the dance dramedy that stars Kimberly EliseTaylour Paige, Charlotte Ross, Logan Browninghas and Dean Cain. I suggested previously that this may have been a catalyst for the cancellation.

But clearly BET/Centric see the potential in it, and the pick up actually makes sense for the network given its recent overall shift towards woman-centric original scripted programming.

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Comments

damaris malela

Please bring them all back.Love single ladies.Can’t wait for the premiere-Mombasa,Kenya.

Shrhonda Chester

I Love the show Single Ladies, please hurry with a premier date. I can’t wait!

Melease Codner

I am dying to see season 4 LisaRaye i adore u wow this movie is great without a doubt atleastgive my mind a ease by ending it the proper way or something

Vickie Wilcox

An Ronnie just because ur white don’t mean notta I’m white but then again I’m not prejudice. It’s an awesome show n hits real reality stuff on the show really happens in the world today. Watch it Ronnie I’m sure u will get addicted to it lol

Vickie Wilcox

I love single ladies please hurry up with the new show n all the originals.

Sandi Adams

When is my show coming back on? This is one show that has girlfriends gouping around the tv together in anticipation. Love you Single Ladies.

Solamente Mills

Please bring them all back or I won't watch

Ronnie D.

I've never heard of this show.. then again, I'm white.

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