VH1’S HIT FRANCHISE RETURNS WITH BACK-TO-BACK PREMIERES OF “BASKETBALL WIVES: LA” AND “BASKETBALL WIVES: ORLANDO” ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 9TH STARTING AT 9 PM ET/PT AND 10 PM ET/PT ON VH1
VH1’S HIT FRANCHISE RETURNS WITH BACK-TO-BACK PREMIERES OF “BASKETBALL WIVES: LA” AND “BASKETBALL WIVES: ORLANDO” ON MONDAY,
OCTOBER 9TH STARTING AT 9 PM ET/PT AND
10 PM ET/PT ON VH1
WARM UP WITH AN EXCLUSIVE
“BASKETBALL WIVES: ALL-STAR MOMENTS” SPECIAL ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 2 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON VH1
NEW YORK, NY – September 20, 2023 – VH1’s can’t-miss-hit series “Basketball Wives: LA” and newly crowned flagship “Basketball Wives: Orlando” – are set to return with back-to-back premieres on Monday, October 9 starting at 9 PM ET/PT on VH1.
“Basketball Wives” returns for its 11th season with new and returning cast members. After a season hiatus, original cast member Evelyn Lozada returns to the court, rejoining the all-star lineup of MVPs Jackie Christie, Jennifer Williams, and Brooke Bailey, along with a guest appearance from executive producer Shaunie Henderson. New to the roster are Brittany Renner, Vanessa Rider, Jac’Eil Duckworth and Clayanna Warthen.
As successful businesswomen, philanthropists, and moms, the “Basketball Wives: LA” cast continues to evolve and face challenges head-on as they journey through sisterhood, growth, and adversity. Tensions run high as the veterans take the newbies under their wings - but will they throw them a lifeline or shade? With the fate of the sisterhood hanging in the balance, the new ladies are out to prove that they're not to be underestimated. Get ready to be on the edge of your seat as friendships are tested, tea is spilled, and lines are crossed on the 11th season of “Basketball Wives: LA.”
The ladies of the new “Basketball Wives: Orlando” are playing the game their way. The new starting lineup includes Ashley Snell, Danielle Miller, Lyndzie Marble, Mackenzie Hyatt, Mehgan James, Morgan Bledsoe, Mulan Hernandez, Nique Brown, and Nikki Nicole. These young, ambitious entrepreneurs, socialites, entertainers, and philanthropists are here to make a name for themselves by any means necessary. From lavish lifestyles to personal triumphs and tribulations, “Basketball Wives: Orlando” will give viewers an unfiltered and compelling glimpse into the extraordinary lives of nine resilient women as they confront love, rivalry, and the ever-present spotlight.
The “Basketball Wives” season warms up on Monday, October 2 at 9 PM ET/PT on VH1 with the “Basketball Wives: All-Star Moments” special! Join OG hosts Shaunie Henderson and Evelyn Lozada as they take a trip down memory lane, highlighting the most fun, dramatic, laugh-out-loud, and unforgettable moments throughout the series. Together, they’ll guide viewers through the series’ most talked-about and fan-favorite moments of seasons past while also giving their own personal reflections, insights, and even some new, never-before-heard tea!
“We’re excited to renew Basketball Wives for its 11th season with an all-star cast while expanding the franchise with the new dynamic ladies of Basketball Wives: Orlando for its debut season,” said Tiffany Lea Williams, Executive Vice President of BET Unscripted Programming, BET Media Group. “We are thrilled to partner with Truly Original, Shed Media and This Way Out Media on what will for sure be an unforgettable season and showcase diverse women as they evolve and traverse through their personal and professional journeys. We can't wait to share these special moments with our loyal Basketball Wives fans and new viewers.”
“This show was created to establish a platform for self-expression and freedom across every choice that life presents,” said Executive Producer Shaunie Henderson. “Life is a constant state of change and evolution, and I am excited for viewers to reconnect with the cast members as they continue to journey and evolve through life.”
“Basketball Wives” is produced by Truly Original and Shed Media. Shaunie Henderson also serves as an executive producer. From Truly Original, the executive producers are Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Julie “Bob” Lombardi, Ronica Wydner, Jamail Shelton, and Katie Sole. For VH1, Tiffany Lea Williams, Angela Aguilera, and Mimi Blanchard serve as executive producers.
“Basketball Wives: Orlando” is produced by This Way Out Media and Shed Media. Shaunie Henderson also serves as an executive producer. From This Way Out Media, the Executive Producers are Mark Seliga, Sean Rankine, Yessica Garcia, and Melanie Collier Lodge. For VH1, Tiffany Lea Williams, Angela Aguilera, and Mimi Blanchard serve as Executive Producers.
Join the conversation using #BasketballWives and #BasketballWivesOrlando. Follow the official “Basketball Wives” accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube. Catch up on the previous seasons of VH1’s “Basketball Wives” on Paramount+, Pluto TV, the official series page, and the VH1 App.
About BET Media Group
The BET Media Group, a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARAA; PARA; PARAP), is the world’s largest media company dedicated to entertaining, engaging, and empowering the Black community and championing Black culture. Connecting Black audiences through a portfolio of brands including BET, BET+, BET Gospel, BET HER, BET International, BET Jams, BET Soul, BET Studios, and VH1, the BET Media Group is a thriving media ecosystem of leading interconnected platforms across cable TV, streaming, digital, studios, live events and international. For more information about BET, visit www.bet.com and follow @BET on social platforms. For more BET news announcements, follow us on social @BET_PR.
About Truly Original
Truly Original creates a broad range of nonfiction programming for television and streaming platforms. Run by Emmy® Award-winning producers Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock, who serve as Truly Original’s co-presidents and CEOs, the company is a subsidiary of Banijay. In addition to Basketball Wives, Truly Original’s robust roster includes Ink Master, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Potomac, The Real Housewives of Dubai, Family Karma, Would I Lie to You?, Kandi & The Gang, The Real Friends of WeHo, Swamp People, Summer House, Winter House and The Last Cowboy with executive producer Taylor Sheridan. For more information, visit trulyoriginal.com.
About This Way Out Media
This Way Out Media is a production company with offices in Los Angeles, CA and Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. This Way Out Media specializes in broadcast and cable television, digital and streaming content and media consulting. We pride ourselves on creative content that captivates audiences and cultivates conversations. This Way Out produces diverse content that ranges from hard hitting topics, pop culture icons and exploration, and incredible cast ensembles in unique locations or professions that culminate in a unique approach to entertaining the audiences of today and tomorrow.