Hit the Floor (TV series)

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Hit the Floor
Hit the Floor.jpg
Genre Drama
Created by James LaRosa
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2+
No. of episodes 22+ (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Bryan Johnson
  • James LaRosa
  • Jill Holmes
  • Maggie Malina
  • Susan Levison
Running time 42–45 minutes
Production company(s)
  • The Film Syndicate
  • In Cahoots Media
Distributor Starz Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel VH1
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run May 27, 2013 (2013-05-27) – present (present)
External links
[vh1.com/shows/hit_the_floor/series.jhtml Website]

Hit the Floor, originally titled Bounce, is an American drama television series on VH1 series, created by James LaRosa.[1] 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.[2]

Plot[edit]

The series follows Ahsha Hayes (Taylour Paige), the talented yet naive daughter of single mom Sloane Hayes (Kimberly Elise). She joins the NBA cheerleading/dance team called the Los Angeles Devil Girls. She quickly discovers that her mother lied and kept secrets involving life as a Devil Girl herself. Unsure whom to trust, Ahsha must navigate her own way through the dangerous and temptation-filled world of pro basketball. Derek Roman (McKinley Freeman) tries to lure Ahsha away from her boyfriend, German Vega (Jonathan McDaniel). The more she resists his advances, the more persistent [and tempting] he becomes as German's insecurity overwhelms him. Ahsha's teammate, Kyle Hart (Katherine Bailess), tries to bring him to his senses and reveals her own agenda as she explains how the world works and how she's making that world work for her. Ahsha's father, Pete Davenport (Dean Cain), knows firsthand how difficult that life can be as a former all-star player for the Devils. He becomes the new head coach and discovers that his past is even more complicated than he thought. Players and dancers are forbidden to date, which only makes breaking the rules more tempting as history seems to repeat itself. Devil Girls' team captain, Jelena Howard (Logan Browning), is dating player Terrence Wall (Robert Christopher Riley) flouting the rules as the classic "mean girl" trying to keep Ahsha off balance because she sees her as a threat. Olivia Vincent (Charlotte Ross) is a former Devil Girl dancer-turned-basketball wife that oversees the squad and helps mentor Ahsha.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

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.[3]

Following the announcement of the pilot, Charlotte Ross signed on to play Olivia, a former dancer-turned-basketball wife who oversees the squad.[4] The pilot was ordered to series in July 2012, with Logan Browning, Jonathan McDaniel and McKinley Freeman signing on to the main cast.[1] 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.[5]

It was announced on April 2, 2013, that Starz Distribution had finalized an international television distribution agreement to represent the series outside of the United States.[6]

VH1 announced the second season renewal on July 15, 2013.[7] 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 began on January 31, 2014. It premiered on May 26, 2014.[8]

On July 29, 2014, VH1 announced the third season renewal of Hit the Floor.[9] Season 3 is expected to premiere in May 2015 and consist of 10 episodes.[9]

Death of Stephanie Moseley[edit]

Stephanie Moseley, aged 30, a Canadian television personality and dancer who appeared on the show, was murdered on December 8, 2014, by her husband, Earl Warren Hayes, aged 34, an American rapper ("Nolia Clap"), who then committed suicide. Both deaths were by gunshot.[10][11] Immediately before the shootings, Hayes was talking on FaceTime to his friend, Floyd Mayweather, who reportedly encouraged Hayes to leave Moseley for his career's sake and called him weak for not doing so. Once Mayweather realized Hayes was about to shoot her, he reportedly begged him to reconsider.[12] The LAPD interviewed Mayweather, who says he heard the shots, for two hours about what he witnessed.[13]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 10 May 27, 2013 (2013-05-27) July 29, 2013 (2013-07-29) December 3, 2013 (2013-12-03)[14] N/A N/A
2 12 May 26, 2014 (2014-05-26) August 11, 2014 (2014-08-11) TBA TBA TBA
3 10[9] May 2015 (2015-05)[9] TBA TBA TBA TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "VH1 Continues Winning Momentum in Scripted Arena By Setting Scripted Series "Bounce" In Motion With Greenlight". TheFutonCritic. September 30, 2012. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 30, 2013). "New Scripted Drama 'Hit The Floor' to Premiere Monday, May 27 on VH1". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 3, 2012). "VH1 Preps Hourlong Scripted Pilot 'Bounce'". Deadline.com. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (May 2, 2012). "VH1's 'Bounce' Adds 'NYPD Blue' Actress". TheHollywoodReporter. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 17, 2012). "Duo Cast in Netflix's 'Orange Is The New Black', Don Stark Upped on VH's 'Hit The Floor'". Deaadline.com. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Starz Worldwide Distribution Secures International Television Distribution Rights for Upcoming VH1 Scripted Series, "Hit The Floor"". The Futon Critic. April 2, 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 15, 2013). "'Hit the Floor' Renewed for Second Season by VH1". TV by the Numbers. 
  8. ^ Ng, Philiana (March 24, 2014). "VH1's 'Hit the Floor': Sexy Season 2 Promo Debuts (Exclusive Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c d Kondolojy, Amanda (July 29, 2014). "'Hit the Floor' Renewed for Third Season by VH1" (Press release). TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ Stephanie Moseley: Actress Killed By Boyfriend Who ‘Accused Her Of Infidelity’, inquisitr.com; accessed December 10, 2014.
  11. ^ Canadian actress Stephanie Moseley found dead in L.A. apartment, ctvnews.ca; accessed December 10, 2014.
  12. ^ "Floyd Mayweather Riled Up Killer Before Murder-Suicide: Dump Your Wife", by TMZ staff, TMZ.com
  13. ^ "Floyd Mayweather Tells Cops 'I Heard the Murder/Suicide'", by TMZ staff, TMZ.com
  14. ^ Lambert, David. "Hit the Floor - Season 1". Amazon. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 

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