VH1 Shaking Up 'Basketball Wives' And 'Love And Hip-Hop: Hollywood' As It Looks To Take Shows In New Direction
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VH1 Shaking Up 'Basketball Wives' And 'Love And Hip-Hop: Hollywood' As It Looks To Take Shows In New Direction

Deadline is exclusively reporting on a shakeup at VH1 that could impact two of its long-running reality shows.

It is being reported that VH1 has removed two of its production companies, Eastern TV and Shed Media USA, from their respective shows, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood and Basketball Wives, in an attempt to retool both shows.

The music-turned-reality show network has invited new producers to pitch ideas for both shows in a quest to take them into new directions. It is being speculated that a bid to retool Basketball Wives will lead to more spinoffs.

While it will no longer be involved with Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, Eastern TV will still helm the production of its spinoff shows set in New York, Miami and Atlanta. Both the Basketball Wives and Love & Hip Hop franchises have garnered backlash for their negative depiction of Black and Latinx men and women on television.

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