For the past few years VH1 has been caking off of celeb-reality shows such as Flavor of Love, The Salt-N-Pepa Show, and For The Love of Ray J, but LisaRaye McCoy and Stacey Dash shared with VIBE that they are both starring alongside Lauren London in VH1’s first-ever scripted series, Single Ladies.
Written by award-winning actress and MC, Queen Latifah, Single Ladies, which begins four-day rehearsals and filming in Atlanta this week, revolves around the romantic relationships of three friends and is meant to fulfill fans of The CW’s Girlfriends and HBO’s Sex In The City.
“When Girlfriends got off the TV we didn’t have anything else to relate to,” says McCoy.”This would be something else as a series so we can do more and be a little bit more risqué.”
Dash—who was first vying for a reality show with VH1—plays a celebrity stylist who is experiencing autonomy for the first time.
“My character is very similar to my own life because I’ve never been single. Literally, since I’ve been 17 years old. She’s never been married, the character than I’m playing, whereas I’ve been married three times, so that’s the difference,” Dash says. “It’s a really good script.”
McCoy’s character, a video vixen, is a bit more experienced than Dash’s.
“She doesn’t have one of anything nor does she believe in having one man. She believes in dating and being able to explore her possibilities. She’s much like Samantha of Sex in the City,” explains the Player’s Club star. “Very straight up and honest. She’s the one that has that spunk, I’d like to say that she’s the slut of the three.”
McCoy, currently starring in her own reality show, TV One’s The Real McCoy, also mentioned to VIBE that London plays a younger, semi-shy character married to an NBA player. Although London will be a recurring character in the show, her rep confirms that the role is small.
There’s no word yet on Single Ladies’ official air date. —Tracy Garraud