Hit the Floor (TV series)
|Hit the Floor|
|Created by||James LaRosa|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||42 to 45 minutes|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Original run||May 27, 2013– present|
Hit the Floor, originally titled Bounce, is an American drama television series on VH1 series, created by James LaRosa. The series follows Ahsha, a girl who joins the NBA Cheerleading team the Los Angeles Devil Girls, unaware of the treacherous and tempting world that follows. It debuted on May 27, 2013.
- Dean Cain as Coach Pete Davenport
- Taylour Paige as Ahsha Hayes
- Kimberly Elise as Sloane Hayes
- Katherine Bailess as Kyle Hart
- Valery Ortiz as Raquel Saldana
- Don Stark as Oscar Kincade
- * Logan Browning as Jelena Howard
- Rick Fox as Chase Vincent
- Jonathan McDaniel as German Vega
- Jodi Lyn O'Keefe as Lionel Davenport
- Adam Senn as Zero
- McKinley Freeman as Derek Roman
- Robert Christopher Riley as Terence Wall
- Brent Antonello as Jude
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD release date|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|1||10||May 27, 2013||July 29, 2013||December 3, 2013||TBA||TBA|
Hit the Floor was announced by VH1 in April 2012. The series was created and executive produced by LaRosa, alongside Bryan Johnson and Maggie Malina. The pilot was written by James LaRosa and directed by Sanaa Hamri. Signed on to the pilot was Taylour Paige as Ahsha, the lead; Dean Cain as Pete, the coach of the basketball team; Kimberly Elise as Sloane, Ahsha's mother; Valery Ortiz as Raquel, and Katherine Bailess as Kyle.
Following the announcement of the pilot, Charlotte Ross signed on to play Olivia, a former dancer-turned-basketball wife who oversees the squad. The pilot was ordered to series in July 2012, with Logan Browning, Jonathan McDaniel and McKinley Freeman signing on to the main cast. Don Stark who plays Oscar Kincade, the owner of the basketball team, and Robert Christopher Riley, who plays star player Terrence, were upgraded to series regulars from guest star status in the pilot.
VH1 announced the second season renewal on July 15, 2013. The first season was the No.1 new cable scripted series of the mid-2013 among the adults 18-49 viewership demo. Season 2 production begins on January 31, 2014, with a planned mid-2014 premiere.
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