4 items from 2013
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: May 27, 2013 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Taylour Paige, Kimberly Elise, Charlotte Ross, Logan Browning, Dean Cain, Katherine Bailess, Valery Ortiz, McKinley Freeman, Jonathan "Lil J" McDaniel, Robert Christopher Riley, and Don Stark.
TV show description:
This dramatic series follows the lives and loves of the Los Angeles Devil Girls, the premiere dance team in the world of professional basketball.
Ahsha Hayes (Taylour Paige) is a sheltered and talented young woman who joins the team against the wishes of her mother Sloane (Kimberly Elise), a strong-willed former Devil Girl who knows the treacherous, tempting world all too well. Furious when Ahsha blows off a job interview to audition for the Devil Girls, Sloane is resigned to Ahsha's dream and »
Although the obvious comparison is to CW’s short-lived cheerleader drama “Hellcats,” “Hit the Floor” — a terrible title for VH1’s soap about, to cut to the chase, the Laker Girls — bears a closer resemblance to Lifetime’s “The Client List,” in that it’s so trashy and terrible, it’s kind of good. Graduating to a professional squad in Los Angeles (the appropriately tempting Devil Girls) the show provides all the requisite ingredients — sex, money, sports and an excuse for the camera to pan leeringly over glistening bodies. VH1 hasn’t taken many shots in the scripted genre, but this one should score.
Drawing from just about every cliche imaginable, the series begins with newbie Ahsha (Taylour Paige) at tryouts, eager to follow in the footsteps of her single mom (Kimberly Elise). Fresh-faced and naive, Ahsha quickly befriends squad member Raquel — a single mom (Valery Ortiz) with a deadbeat »
- Brian Lowry
“Players are gods, dancers are goods.” If the fiery promo for VH1′s Hit the Floor didn’t put the scripted show about the Devil Girls dance team on your radar as a potential summer guilty pleasure, the full-length trailer below will.
The Devil Girls are the entertainment for a fictional La basketball team. There’s the ruthless, threatened captain Jelena (Logan Browning); the gold-digging stripper (Katherine Bailess); the naive rookie (Taylour Paige), who has a boyfriend but catches the eye of a star player (McKinley Freeman); and the rookie’s mother (Kimberly Elise), an original Devil Girl who doesn »
- Mandi Bierly
On Monday, May 27, VH1 will try to match the success of Single Ladies with the premiere of its next scripted series Hit the Floor — a fun, sexy soap centered on the Los Angeles Devil Girls, the dance team for the city’s fictional professional basketball team. We have your first look at a fiery new tease below.
Hit the Floor, created by James Larosa, stars newcomer Taylour Paige and Logan Browning (Bratz, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns) as the squad’s promising, naive rookie Ahsha and ruthless, threatened captain Jelena, respectively. (They are the two exchanging looks at the end. »
- Mandi Bierly
4 items from 2013
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