Queen Latifah Executive Produces VH1′s ‘Single Ladies’
Queen Latifah is setting off VH1′s foray into scripted television as executive producer of ‘Single Ladies,’ a romantic comedy series debuting May 30 with a two-hour movie premiering before the series settles into 10 hour-long shows starting June 6. The comedic drama stars actresses Stacey Dash, LisaRaye McCoy and Charity Shea.
The show’s plot revolves around best friends Val (Dash), an aspiring fashion mogul, Keisha (McCoy), an ex-video vixen, and the just married April (Shea) as they juggle careers and relationships in the Atlanta fashion and music scenes.
“My partner Shakim Compere and I are excited our production company Flavor Unit is working with VH1 on their first venture into the hour-long scripted series genre,” said Latifah in a statement. “‘Single Ladies’ is a sexy and smart show… something that we feel TV has been missing for far too long and we knew VH1 was the perfect home for it.”
The ‘Single Ladies’ premiere movie will feature appearances from Lauren London, Eve, Common and TLC’s Chili. Queen Latifah, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in ‘Chicago,’ will appear in the movie and throughout the series, too.
The Boombox previously reported that up and coming Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller will be making a cameo in the show. The ‘Single Ladies’ movie airs Monday, May 30 at 9PM and the series will air on Mondays at 9PM beginning June 6.
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