*VH1’s new reality shows “Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business,” “Basketball Wives,” from Shaquille O’Neal’s ex-wife Shaunie, and “What Chilli Wants” all premiere on Sunday, April 11.
View details, clips and photos from all three shows below.
“Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business” – 9 p.m.
Siblings Brandy and Ray J Norwood are famous for their incredible vocal talent on the stage and screen. But they wouldn’t be anywhere without the support and guidance of their parents – entertainment manager and mom, Sonja, and talented musical father, Willie Norwood. In this new eleven, hour-long episode series, viewers will get a first hand glimpse into the lives of the Norwood family unit and their family business – Rn’B Productions. Run by Sonja, Rn’B Productions features an impressive roster of musical artists including Brandy, Ray J and their father Willie, who also serves as the company’s vocal coach. But with Sonja ready to take a step down, Brandy and Ray J will have to fill her shoes quickly, while taking the family business to the next level. Will they have what it takes to continue to stay in the limelight while growing an entertainment empire? Watch as the Norwoods join forces and reach new levels of success. [View teaser below.]
“Basketball Wives” – 10 p.m.
“Basketball Wives” follows the extraordinary lives of seven women who are best friends and either the wife, ex-wife or girlfriend of an NBA superstar. The eight half-hour episodes will showcase the inside lives of these ladies who are with some of the biggest ballers in the game. These ladies live the life. They drive the best cars, live in the biggest mansions, wear designer clothes and jewelry and only travel first class. But living the high life is not all glamour. In order to protect it, they have to deal with the jealousies and dramas of living in — and staying in — the inner circle. Viewers will watch as these women juggle between stress and success while raising their children, building their businesses, fending off groupies and finding stability in an unstable atmosphere. In “Basketball Wives” viewers will finally get a glimpse into the secret lives of the women behind these men, and realize that it’s not just the players they date or are married to… but also the game.
“What Chilli Wants” – 10:30 p.m.
As previously reported… Beauty, success, money… Chilli has everything she’s ever wanted, except a good man. Her friends say she is single because her “Chilli’s Checklist,” a catalog of standards and traits any potential dating prospect must meet, is too high and unrealistic. According to the expansive list, he must have eight-pack abs, a gorgeous face, has to be funny (like Marlon Wayans funny), has to love kids, has to be religious, can’t smoke, can’t drink, and can’t eat pork, just to name a few. Now, as a last resort, Chilli has enlisted the help of relationship expert Tionna Smalls. Over the course of eight weeks, Tionna will break down Chilli’s impossible criteria and the emotions behind them, introduce her to hundreds of men and hopefully find her that perfect guy.