A month after a report claimed that future seasons of “Basketball Wives” is going to be produced by a new entity, Deadline has confirmed VH1 is going forward with those plans for it and “Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood.”
The entertainment industry website reported Tuesday, Oct. 23 that the network is cutting Shed Media from BBW and removing Eastern TV from producing LHHH. The move is set to take the reality shows in a new direction and VH1 has begun welcoming new producers to pitch for the programs as it makes that happen.
While Shed Media won’t produce BBW any longer as the Viacom-owned channel hopes to revitalize the format and produce more spin-offs of the eight-year-old series, the company will still get credited as an executive producer. The company logo will also remain attached to the show.
As for LHHH, Deadline reported Eastern TV won’t produce it but will continue to create its related shows: Love and Hip Hop: New York, Love and Hip Hop: Miami and Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta. The hit series, which has produced more than 300 episodes and led VH1 to become the no. 1 non-sports cable network on Monday primetime, will continue to have mogul Mona Scott-Young and her Monami Entertainment attached to all versions of the show.
Regardless of all the changes, the production company shakeups are not related to and big picture moves or Viacom’s launch of MTV Studios.