Tuesday, May 24, 2022

‘Basketball Wives’ and ‘Love And Hip-Hop’ Shake Up as VH1 Takes Shows in New Direction

*According to a Deadline exclusive, VH1 is shaking up the production of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” and “Basketball Wives” – a move that has seen the original production companies taken off the shows, the report states. 

via Deadline:

The cable network has removed Eastern TV from Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood and Shed Media USA from Basketball Wives and is set to replace them with other production outfits as it looks to take these shows in a new direction.

Meanwhile, the “Love & Hip Hop” franchise, which has over 300 episodes, and has been one of the network’s biggest hits. Mona Scott-Young and her company Monami Entertainment will remain on all versions of the franchise.

 

Eastern TV, however, will still be involved with “Love & Hip Hop: New York, Love” and “Hip Hop: Miami” and “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.”

Scott-Young, the creator of the VH1 “Love and Hip Hop” franchise, previously addressed claims that the reality show is fake.

“We take their real lives and put it into a production construct,” Young said. “We want to give it a soap opera feel, the ability to blend those production elements with real-life situations. That makes the show unique. That has people tuning in week in, week out. When people say it’s fake, it doesn’t bug me.”

According to the report, “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” and “Basketball Wives” will be taken over by new production companies in an effort to bring fresh storylines and cast members.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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