Stacey Dash and the cast of VH1’s new scripted drama “Single Ladies” are being compared to another VH1 non scripted drama filled show: Basketball Wives. Could it be because “Basketball Wives” new season opened for “Single Ladies” in hopes of capturing the former’s audience? It certainly didn’t help “Single Ladies” that their dialogue is perhaps a notch below a non-scripted reality TV show and the back to back premiere didn’t help much.
The hour-long series produced by Queen Latifah premiered tonight with a two-hour special. Queen Latifah describes the show as “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.” Queen Latifah added, “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.”
Stacey Dash is joined by LisaRaye McCoy and Charity Shea. LisaRaye describes “Single Ladies” as a mixture between “Sex in the City” and “Girlfriends”.
“It’s full of drama and comedy and yet it’s so real,” LisaRaye said. “When you have a series that is going up against reality television, which is taking over now, you want to have something fresh enough that will capture people’s attention.”
Unfortunately for LisaRaye, Charity and Stacey Dash, reality TV is trumping “Single Ladies” – at least for now. Let’s hope that we won’t suffer anymore music quotes like Beyonce’s “…if you like it, put a ring on it”. Somehow we just can’t imagine Carrie Bradshaw – who Stacey Dash’s character is compared to – saying that to Mr. Big after years of dating…can you?