Denise Vasi fills Stacey Dash void as new cast member for season 2 of VH1’s ‘Single Ladies’

Shut the front door!  We can now rest easy that there will indeed be a season 2 of “Single Ladies” on VH1 that will air in summer 2012.  You know the rumor mill has been buzzing with how producers were going to deal with the firing of Stacey Dash who played Val Stokes and was central to the show’s storyline.  As you’ll read in the press release below, another green eyed beauty Denise Vasi has been added and will play a character named Racquel.  What you won’t read is any mention whatsoever of Stacey Dash nor how they plan to write her out of the show.  When I wrote Stacey Dash leaves VH1 hit series ‘Single Ladies.’ Can the show carry on without Val? I wasn’t so optimistic about the future of the show.  I’ll at least say that I’m curious enough to tune in for the first episode of season 2.  ~Ifelicious

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(Santa Monica, CA) December 5, 2011 — VH1 has cast scripted cable (USA’s “White Collar”) and daytime soap opera (ABC’s “All My Children”) alumnus Denise Vasi in a brand new role as series co-lead in the network’s hit scripted series “Single Ladies,” alongside fellow returning actresses LisaRaye McCoy and Charity Shea. “Single Ladies” previously received a second season greenlight after averaging 2.8 million total viewers during premieres plus first encores in its first season. “Single Ladies” season 2 will begin filming in Atlanta in January and premiere in early summer, 2012 on VH1.

Vasi is cast as “Raquel,” a close friend of Keisha (LisaRaye McCoy). Raquel is a savvy business woman from a prominent Southern family on a quest to discover passion. Vasi’s recent credits include roles in films “When in Rome” and “What’s Your Number,” and television roles including HBO’s “How to Make it in America,” USA’s “White Collar” and ABC’s “All My Children” among others.

“Denise is the perfect addition to the ‘Single Ladies’ cast,” said Flavor Unit Entertainment Executive Producer Queen Latifah. “She is bringing a fun, new element to the show.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Denise to the cast of ‘Single Ladies,’” said Jeff Olde, EVP Original Production and Programming, VH1. “It was a rare and wonderful moment during the audition when everyone in the room immediately knew we had found our ‘Raquel.’ Denise’s beauty, style, grace and humor leap from the screen and we can’t wait to share her with our viewers and fans of the show.”

Single Ladies is a romantic comedy series about Keisha, Raquel and April – best friends with different philosophies on love, sex and relationships, proving not all women have the same desires. Keisha (LisaRaye McCoy) is a former video dancer who believes in making her own luck, her own money and choosing men with her head instead of her heart.  April (Charity Shea,) had found the “perfect” man for the “ideal” marriage – but is learning that marriage does not always mean happily ever after. Season 2 will introduce Raquel (Denise Vasi) a sophisticated business woman coming into her own and calling the shots. “Single Ladies” is a modern, sexy series set in the world of Atlanta fashion, music, and celebrity that explores women’s different approaches to relationships.

For additional information on VH1 follow @VH1 on Twitter or “Like” VH1 on Facebook, and visit VH1.com for all the latest in music and celebrity news. For full episodes, clips and bonus content from the first season, visit SingleLadies.VH1.com.

Executive producers include Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, and Shelby Stone for Flavor Unit Entertainment. Executive producers also include Maggie Malina, Alex A. Motlagh for POPfilms, Stacy A. Littlejohn, and Tamra Davis.  Executive producing for VH1 are Jill Holmes and Jeff Olde.  “Single Ladies” is written and created by Stacy A. Littlejohn and directed by Tamra Davis. Denise Vasi is represented by APA and managed by Brian Liebman of Liebman Entertainment.

Is this going to be change for the better?  Are you excited about a season 2?

Read all of my blog posts about “Single Ladies” – CLICK HERE.

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