*OK VH1 you got some ‘splainin’ to do.
The ATL set and produced series from Queen Latifah‘s Flavor Unit will end its run after three seasons.
As of now, the season 3 finale is scheduled to air on March 24.
“We’ve been proud to deliver three seasons of the drama, romance and style that engaged viewers in each episode of Single Ladies,” VH1 said in a statement. “Although we’ve decided not to move forward with another season, we hope to work again with the talented cast, creatives and producers as well as our partners at Flavor Unit Entertainment in the near future. We also thank the show’s fans for their support since the premiere in 2011.”
OK, but we’re at a loss as to WHY the show, which has been delivering good, competitive ratings, is being sent to the showers, so to speak. Anyway, more about that shortly.
It’s interesting to note that “Single Ladies,” which stated off as a made for TV movie, went on to success as a series and opened the door to “Hit The Floor,” which became a breakout hit when it launched.
However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the show. There was the firing of Stacey Dash and then, right after it was renewed for a 3rd season, in August 2012, creator/executive producer Stacy A. Littlejohn left. Fans had to waith a full year and a half for season 3 to launch this past January and now this.
The show’s cancellation is a collective head scratcher because as we alluded to earlier, it’s doing quite well as far as the numbers go. And isn’t that the bottom line? Its season 3 opener brought in 2.6 million viewers. According to Deadline, the premiere airing and its same night encore combined, “Single Ladies” grew each seasons:, posting 2.9 for the season premiere, 3.2 million for the Season 2 opener and 3.5 million for Season 3.
Again VH1, in the words of Ricky Ricardo, you got some ‘splainin’ to do.