Greenlights New Movie "Single Ladies" to Series
VH1 Greenlights New Movie 'Single Ladies' to Series
The New Eight-Episode One Hour Series and Movie Are Set to Premiere on
VH1 in July 2011
NEW YORK, Oct. 19 -- VH1 has teamed up with Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit
Entertainment to bring viewers "Single Ladies," a new comedic
drama series that asks the question what do women really want in a
relationship? The series will mark VH1's first foray into the hour-long
scripted genre. The movie was shot in the summer of 2010 and the series is
set to begin production in late 2010. The movie and series will both
premiere in July 2011.
"Single Ladies" is a comedic drama about Val, Keisha, and
April - three best friends with different philosophies on sex and
relationships. Val (Stacey Dash) is an ambitious aspiring fashion mogul
who wants to find a true partner. Keisha (LisaRaye McCoy), on the other
hand, is a former video dancer just looking for a rich man to keep her in
style. April (Charity Shea,) has supposedly found the perfect man and the
perfect marriage - but is learning that marriage isn't necessarily a happy
ending. "Single Ladies" is a modern, sexy series set in the
world of Atlanta fashion, music, and celebrity that will constantly
explore which woman has the right approach to relationships.
The cast includes: Stacey Dash, LisaRaye McCoy, Charity Shea, and DB
Woodside. "Single Ladies" the movie features guest appearances
by Lauren London, Eve, Common, Chili, and Kim Porter. Executive producer,
Queen Latifah, will make a guest appearance in the series.
"This movie and now the series is the perfect way for VH1 to jump
into the scripted arena. It taps directly into relationship issues and
life questions that we know our audience loves, and it does it via a
gorgeous, funny, diverse and talented cast of strong female characters.
Their complex lives and loves play out against a super hip Atlanta
backdrop which is sure to be a character in the movie," stated Jeff
Olde, EVP of Original Programming and Production, VH1. "Once we saw
an early cut of the movie we knew right away we needed to make this a
"My partner Shakim and I are excited to collaborate with VH1, as
they have a similar vision on how to bring this show to life. I think
'Single Ladies' will really fill a hole in what is needed on television
today," says Executive Producer, Queen Latifah.
Executive producers include Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, and Shelby
Stone for Flavor Unit Entertainment. Executive producers also include
Maggie Malina, Stacy Littlejohn, and Tamra Davis. Executive producing for
VH1 are Jill Holmes and Jeff Olde. "Single Ladies" was written
by Stacy Littlejohn and directed by Tamra Davis.
Source: Vh1 Press Release