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Watch: VH1 Releases Super Trailer For Upcoming Season 2 of "Single Ladies" (Debuting May 28)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act May 18, 2012 at 9:20PM

Time flies doesn't it? I feel like it was only recently that this series made its debut on VH1, and recall a lot of you complaining about it :)
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Time flies doesn't it? I feel like it was only recently that this series made its debut on VH1, and recall a lot of you complaining about it :)

Well, season 1 has long been over, and the network did renew the series for a second season, much to the disappointment of some I'm sure, and the first episode of that sophomore season is scheduled to air in exactly 10 days - May 28th!

So get ready... just in time as Scandal ends :)

The show, which made its debut on May 30th, 2011, averaged close to 3 million viewers each week, with a strong showing in its core 18 to 34 female demographic.

I finally watched most of season 1 if only to see what exactly the draw was, and so that I can at least know what I'm talking about when I do talk about it, even though I'm clearly not in the show's target audience.

And you may be surprised to know that I didn't think it was that bad of show; yeah, the acting isn't great, and neither is the writing, in my opinion of course; but it's really not trying to be anything more than what it is - this light and frothy, fast-food slice of entertainment, and I can see why young black women in that 18-34 demo (it's core audience - though certainly not all) would be attracted to it. You've got all the superficial trimmings that will appeal to some within that group - the clothes (the kind you'd need a hefty salary to afford; throughout the entire first season, of all the episodes I watched, I don't think any of these single ladies wore a single outfit more than once), the juggling of men (most of them rich studs - straight out of GQ and Forbes magazines), the cars, lavish homes/apartments, the upscale restaurants, etc, etc, etc. 

We could say that the show is selling a fantasy life for some, as unrealistic as it all might be. But I suppose that's part of the appeal - envisioning oneself as one of these women.

And throw in the episode-to-episode drama that comes with it all, that while may not be desired in real life, keeps the audience engaged.

For us dudes, I can't say there's much to see here. Stacey Dash strutting around in a vairety of short, tight, see-through outfits, flaunting her figure, will certainly get your attention, but for how long? Likely not 13+ episodes long.

I don't plan on continuing on with season 2 when it begins next week; I've got too much else to catch up on. But, again, as I said, it's not as horrid as I thought it would be, given all the negative reactions many of you had to it, really lowering my expectations. And I can see the appeal as I've explained - 3 million strong, and will likely grow this season.

As I've said before, we, black people, aren't a monolith; we don't all have the same tastes; we aren't all attracted to the same kinds of things. This appeals to one group, clearly, even though it may not appeal to other groups. So it goes...

Earlier this year, it was announced that Cassandra Freeman (most recently seen on S&A in Alrick Brown's Kinyarwanda) had joined the cast of the Queen Latifah-produced hour-long VH1 dramedy series Single Ladies which revolves around the romantic lives of three friends.

Freeman will play a character named Morgan Hayes, but no word on what her relationship will be to the others in the cast.

You'll remember that series lead Stacey Dash exited the series after its inaugural season (well there goes any reason to watch season 2 now, right fellas?) and was replaced by All My Children alum Denise Vasi

LisaRaye McCoy and Charity Shea will return. And why wouldn't they? Cha-ching!

We last posted a promo for season 2 about a month ago; tpoday, a full 3 1/2-minute "super trailer" as VH1 is calling it, has surfaced, and is embedded below, so take a look:

Single Ladies Season 2

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