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Kimberly Elise, Taylour Paige Headline New VH1 Hour-Long Scripted Sports Drama Series "Bounce"

by Courtney
April 3, 2012 3:06 PM
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Kimberly Elise

VH1 has greenlighted - not what you'd expect; no, not another reality TV series with black women at the center. The network is actually *gasp* going the original scripted route, ordering a pilot for a new "professional basketball dancers" drama called Bounce.

The new project will star the woefully under-rated and under-used Kimberly Elise, newcomer Taylour Paige, and Dean Cain.

Sanaa Hamri will direct the pilot episode of a series that will focus on the lives and loves of a team of professional basketball dancers.

At its heart is Ahsha (Paige), a sheltered young woman who joins the squad against the wishes of her mother Sloane (Elise), who knows this treacherous, tempting world all too well having been a dancer herself.

Dean Cain will play the coach of the basketball team.

Bounce follows the Queen Latifah-produced Single Ladies, also an hour-long original, scripted series, with black women in prime roles.

So do these scripted series help balance the unscripted reality TV junk the network pomps out?

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  • Miles Ellison | April 4, 2012 7:58 PMReply

    Just because it's scripted doesn't mean it isn't crap (see Single Ladies).

  • Melissa | April 4, 2012 10:40 AMReply

    This woman is just so beautiful to me.

  • Wanda | April 4, 2012 11:26 AM

    Kimberly, girl . . . is that you?

  • Edwina | April 3, 2012 11:38 PMReply

    The key word isn't 'scripted' but WELL-scripted. Lousy lines are lousy whether they're on paper or not.

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