By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 25, 2013 at 10:49AM
A series that I admit I frankly didn't believe would last more than a single season, when it debuted 2 year ago, is returning for a 3rd! So egg on my face.
Regardless of whatever you or I might think about VH1's Queen Latifah-produced hour-long dramedy, Single Ladies, somebody's certainly watching, and watching religiously, because it continues to do well, as each new season renewal demonstrates.
The series averaged 3.2 million total viewers during its second season, up 10% from season 1, which means even more people watched it than during the 1st season. And I'm sure VH1 is hoping that the upcoming 3rd season sees a similar bump in viewership.
It was said to be basic cable’s #1 ad-supported regularly scheduled scripted show among women 18-49 over the course of the summer when season 2 aired last year.
"Our viewers’ love affair with ‘Single Ladies’ got even bigger this year, growing significantly from its successful first season and dominating its timeslot on basic cable," said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Production, VH1. "We’re extremely happy that we’ll be able to give the audience another great season of the series and its honest, current take on love, dating and female friendship."
Season 2 starred LisaRaye McCoy (Keisha), Denise Vasi (Raquel) and Charity Shea (April) as three best friends navigating the dating world in Atlanta. The season saw the exit of Stacey Dash, and the addition of Cassandra Freeman , and the aforementioned Denise Vasi as newbies to the show's cast.
Season 3 will see the addition of former Destiny’s Child member LeToya Luckett to the series' cast.
Watch a new promo for Single Ladies season 3 below, which debuts in January.