Thank goodness somebody finally heard us complaining about how there just wasn’t enough reality TV shows on the air! Checking in with the Real Housewives all over the nation, getting the inside scoop on Love & Hip Hop, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, learning how to become a Basketball Wife, and begging to be a part of Honey Boo Boo’s family just wasn’t enough….well not really, but those who do care, you know who you are!
In order to quench your thirst for more reality programming TV One is taking the “R&B Divas” to L.A and Bravo is bringing in a cast of doctors for “Married to Medicine.”
“R&B Divas: LA” is the spin off to the original “R&B Divas” series that took place in Atlanta. With the city of Atlanta bringing so much drama to TV screens all over the nation, TV One decided to cash in on their success and put together another group of singing divas with attitude for a spin off out on the west coast.
The official cast has finally been announced and it includes a rather surprising line up of ladies who have been out of the spotlight for quite some time now.
Chante Moore, Lil’ Mo, Claudette Ortiz, Michel’le, Dawn Richardson, and Kelly Price will be the divalicious songstresses taking over the streets of L.A this fall.
We’re hoping TV One has some serious advertisers and promotional techniques lined up for the new season because let’s be honest these ladies probably aren’t going to pull in a huge audience on their own.
Kelly Price will probably have a good number of fans tuning in, especially those in hopes of hearing some more details about Whitney Houston’s last days alive. Price was very good friend with the R&B legend and is one of the last people to see the songstress before she died.
As for Dawn, people will probably get bored after she finally explains what the beef is with En Vogue.
Not too many fans have expressed much interest in Chante Moore’s divorce from Kenny Lattimore but it still might make for good TV if the writers manage to spice things up a bit (yes there are writers in reality TV… not so real now is it?).
Anyway, the “R&B Divas” spin-off didn’t sound anywhere near as interested as Bravo’s new reality show which will follow the lives of celebrity doctors or the wives of famous doctors – interesting right?
While it seems like an interesting concept there is still one major thing to consider.
The two factors that sell reality TV is drama and a little more drama are we really going to be seeing that from a group of doctors? With the help of writers we will!!!
But seriously, will the ladies be on their best behavior since acting a fool on TV doesn’t seem like it would be a good thing for business? Or will the pay check from reality TV be enough to convince the ladies to be crazy enough to get the show booked for another season?
We don’t know, but we’re going to find out.
Anyway, here’s what we do know so far.
The “Married to Medicine” cast is predominantly African American, which could be a great or terrible thing for how viewers perceive black women. On one hand the ladies could be admired for being black doctors, but if they start acting up it may suggest to some viewers that all African American women (even the doctors) are just a bunch of fist throwing crazy b****es. We’re hoping for the best here.
The Hollywood Reporter described the reality show as being a docu-series that “takes viewers inside the fast-paced and drama-filled social scene of Atlanta’s exclusive medical inner circle.” (Atlanta has apparently become the center of good TV drama)
“Married to Medicine” airs March 24th at 9pm on Bravo and has quite an interesting cast.
Dr. Jacqueline Walters has many celebrity patients including T.I and Toni Braxton and is a two-time breast cancer survivor. After defeating the disease twice she has become a well known breast cancer awareness advocate who lives by the motto “Thin is In.”
We’re sure her obsession with dieting and exercise will become an interesting focal point of a few episodes – we’re guessing maybe she’ll call someone who’s barely a size 4 fat, but that’s just a wild guess.
Toya Bush-Harris is married to physician Eugene Harris who she met at a speed dating event. She isn’t just a housewife though. Mrs. Harris is publishing a children’s nursery book series and spends a lot of time volunteering at her church as a mentor to young women.
Kari Wells is the show’s token Brit who has been married to surgeon Duncan Wells for over a decade. She may not be a part of the medical field but she does own a production company and supports several charities throughout the Atlanta area.
Perhaps one of the more unexpected cast members is Quad Lunceford-Webb. She shocks us because her background information doesn’t make her sound very sophisticated at all, but we’re pretty sure she was booked to be the center of drama – the Kenya Moore of “Married to Medicine” if you will.
While Kenya is busy comparing herself to Beyonce, Lunceford-Webb might be feeling a little too much like Nicki Minaj. She calls herself the “Black Barbie” and admits to be unpredictably feisty. Start the countdown for the “Black Barbie” spin-off.
The other ladies on the show are Mariah Huq and Dr. Simone Whitmore. Their background information seemed relatively uninteresting, but then again we all thought a pageant girl would be too sweet for the Real Housewives so we’re not jumping to any conclusions.
Tune in on March 24 to see the allegedly drama filled world of being a doctor.