I’m feeling lukewarm about this, but I’m going to be watching season 2 of VH1’s “Single Ladies” anyway.
The acting left more to be desired, but the concept addressed a void in what’s left of pop culture’s scripted series. On May 28, 2012, VH1 will be bringing back “Single Ladies” for a second season. As I announced in a previous blog post, Stacey Dash who plays Val on the show will not be returning. Instead, we will be introduced to Denise Vasi who will play Raquel Lancaster and friend of Keisha Greene’s (LisaRaye McCoy). So much of the scenes were set in Val’s boutique and so much of the overarching storyline was about her love life that I’m super curious to find out how they make that all disappear in season 2 while tossing Raquel into the mix. Her storyline revolves around an old flame Antonio (William Levy). From the press release, I see that Omar Kearse will be back (Travis Winfrey) who worked in Val’s boutique, but there’s no mention of Christina Carter (Kassandra Clementi).
Season 2 Promo
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The cast includes: LisaRaye McCoy, Charity Shea, Denise Vasi, DB Woodside, Travis Winfrey and Terrell Tilford. Season 2 guest appearances include: Anthony Williams, Big Boi, Cassandra Freeman, Chilli, Eve, Flex Alexander, Harold “House” Moore, La La Anthony, Lauren London, Michelle Van Der Water, Omar Gooding, Paula Patton, Pilar Sanders, Rick Fox, Ricky Whittle, Romeo, Tank, T.I., Tony Rock, William Levy and others. Executive producer Queen Latifah will also appear in the series.
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. (source: VH1 press release)
For the latest on Single Ladies season 2, follow VH1 on Twitter (@VH1), search/use Twitter hashtag #SingleLadies., visit the series website on VH1 – SingleLadies.vh1.com, and “Like” VH1’s Single Ladies on Facebook.
Single Ladies Season 1 Refresher
It’s been nearly a year since season 1 of “Single Ladies” aired on VH1, and just to craft this blog post, I needed to remind myself where everything left off. I figured it would helpful to share this with you as well.
Last spring, VH1 kicked off the scripted series “Single Ladies” with a two-hour debut special by the same name that got us familiar with each character’s backstory as we prepared to watch best friends Val Stokes (Stacey Dash), Keisha Greene (LisaRaye McCoy), and April Goldberg-Jenkins (Charity Shea) navigate their professional and love lives in Atlanta’s elite urban scene. Supporting the cast were Christina Carter (Kassandra Clemente), an adventurous fashion student who interns at Val’s boutique; and Omar Kearse (Travis Winfrey), an openly gay male who works full time at Val’s boutique.
Then, there were the men who wove in and out of their lives. Playarette and lady with shady dealings Keisha kept finding herself catchin’ feelings for Malcolm Franks (D.B. Woodside) but it came at a cost a la an ex wife and a visit from the FBI in the season finale. April cheated on her husband Darryl (Anthony Montgomery) with the mayor (Common) and dealing with a bitter divorce preceding as a result. Val is in a love triangle between two guys with commitment phobia between her long term ex Quinn (Timon Kyle Durrett) with new love Jerry Waters (Colin Salmon). Omar finds love with a guy named Vincent (Wilson Cruz).
Throughout season one, there were guest appearances from one of the show’s executive producers Queen Latifah, rapper Mac Miller, TLC singer Chilli (Crystal Jones), actor/basketball player Rick Fox, and others.
Read all of my blog posts about “Single Ladies” – CLICK HERE.
- VH1 Blog– Denise Vasi reveals a little more about her character on ‘Single Ladies’
- Straight from the A– Promo Shots: VH1 ‘Single Ladies’ official cast photos (2012)
- Hollywood Reporter– ‘Hollyoaks’ star to recur on VH1’s ‘Single Ladies’ (exclusive)
- Singersroom– Tank joins VH1’s ‘Single Ladies,’ talks growth in acting
- The Washington Post– VH1’s ‘Single Ladies’ is embarrassing to the gilded hilt
- The Savvy Sista– Will You Be Watching: VH1’s ‘Single Ladies’ returns for season 2
- Juicy Magazine– Worth Watching: VH1’s ‘Single Ladies’ season 2!!!
- XXL Mag– T.I. to guest star on VH1’s ‘Single Ladies’