VH1 has ordered eight episodes of a new reality show called Basketball Wives that will reveal what it’s like to be married to, dating, or done with an NBA player. Participants include Jennifer Williams (wife of Eric Williams), Evelyn Lozada (ex-fiancé of Antoine Walker), Mesha O’Neal (wife of Jermaine O’Neal), Royce Reed (mother of Dwight Howard’s son), Faith Rain (Udonis Haslem’s girlfriend) and Shaunie O’Neal (wife of Shaquille O’Neal), who will also serve as an executive producer. Production on the series, which premieres in March 2010, begins this month. “The wives of star athletes form one of the most unique and exclusive groups of women in the world,” VH1 original programming exec Jeff Olde says in the release. “You only have to look as far as the nearest headlines to see what sort of pressure they are up against to keep their relationships and their families together. These women truly have a strength formed by fire. We are thrilled that they are allowing us into their lives to see things through their lens and understand why their friendships and bonds make them a force to be reckoned with.”
Royce Reed may not appear since Dwight Howard got a judge order to keep her quiet and out of the show.
So I think this show would have been great for Bravo and not VH1 , because lets be honest Bravo brings on the drama. It would have been a great addition to the real housewives franchise , there is so many towns that she can film a show and sports drama brings the ratings. Imagine Real Housewives of NBA and then MLB , Nascar,Nfl ,NHL.....
But I will still watch all the baby mama , groupie , divorce , cheating ass drama.
Shaunie talks with Wendy about the show.
Edited by Nina09, Jan 13, 2010 @ 3:02 PM.