VH1, the network that brings the masses “Basketball Wives,” “Hollywood Exes” and “Love and Hip-Hop, Atlanta,” stays true to form with their new scripted endeavor, “Bounce,” reports the HollywoodReporter.com.
The series, only the second admittedly scripted series on the network, will follow the lives of a professional basketball team’s dancing team called the Los Angeles Devil Girls, according to the network. Production will begin at the top of next year.
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“[Bounce] has all the elements we know VH1 viewers love; a world very much on the pop culture radar, an incredible cast and compelling, addictive storytelling,” said Jeff Olde, executive vice-president of original programming and production at VH1. “These are all set against a glamorous backdrop where amazing dance numbers organically break out as part of the story. We wanted to create a scripted series at VH1 in which music is a strong narrative force, and we have found that with Bounce.”
The series follows the lives of the dancers, the woman who runs the dance squad, the players and the team’s coach and players. It stars Dean Cain, Kimberly Elise and Charlotte Ross and is written and created by James LaRosa. It is executive produced by Maggie Malinaand LaRosa, with Sanaa Hamri directing the highly-anticipated story-lines.
The network’s first scripted series, “Single Ladies,” stars LisaRaye McCoy and is produced by Queen Latifah through her company Flavor Unit.