Basketball Wives

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Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives 2ndtitlecard.png
Genre Reality
Created by Shaunie O'Neal
Starring
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 78
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Nick Emmerson
  • Alex Demyanenko
  • Shaunie O'Neal
  • Jill Holmes
  • Tom Huffman
  • Sean Rankine
Camera setup Multiple
Running time
  • 22 minutes (2010)
  • 44 minutes (2010–present)
Production company(s) Shed Media
Release
Original network VH1
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release Original series:
April 11, 2010 (2010-04-11) – October 21, 2013 (2013-10-21)
Revived series:
April 17, 2017 (2017-04-17) – present
Chronology
Followed by Basketball Wives LA
Related shows Ev and Ocho
Shaunie's Home Court
Baller Wives
External links

[http://www.vh1.com/shows/basketball-wives

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Development[edit]

Basketball Wives debuted on April 11, 2010, with thirty-minute episodes. The second season premiered on December 12, 2010, with expanded sixty-minute episodes and featured new cast member Tami Roman.[1] Season 3 made its debut on May 30, 2011, with new cast member Meeka Claxton.[2] The fourth season premiered on February 20, 2012, with two new cast members, Kenya Bell and Kesha Nichols and the departure of Claxton.[3] The fifth season premiered on August 19, 2013, with Tasha Marbury joining the cast.[4] According to a tweet from Tami Roman after the fifth season, the show has been quietly though officially canceled at that time.[5]

On March 27, 2017, VH1 announced on April 17 that the series would be returning after nearly four years off-air, with Evelyn Lozada, Shaunie O'Neal, Tami Roman, Jackie Christie and Malaysia Pargo returning to the franchise. Keonna Green, Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Cristen Metoyer and Aja Metoyer joined the cast as recurring cast members.[6] Brandi Maxiell, Elena Ahanzadeh and Saniy'yah Samaa also joined the series as recurring cast members. Hazel Renee joined the series as a recurring cast member halfway through filming the sixth season, as well as Jennifer Williams, who was a cast member on the show from seasons 1–4.

Series synopsis[edit]

Overview and casting[edit]

The series would star Former Dancer Royce Reed, Suzie Ketcham ex-wife of Michael Olowokandi, Gloria Govan ex-wife of Matt Barnes, Jennifer Williams ex-wife of Eric Williams, Evelyn Lozada ex-fiancée of Antoine Walker, and Shaunie O'Neal ex-wife of Shaquille O'Neal. As well as Erika Moxam joining the supporting cast.

All cast members returned for a second season, with Tami Roman, ex-wife of Kenny Anderson. With the demotion of Govan to the supporting cast alongside Ashley Walker, Juli Richmond and Kim Russell

All main cast members from the previous season returned for a third season. With Meeka Claxton ex-wife of Speedy Claxton added to the main cast. Eric Williams is promoted to supporting cast member

With the exception of Claxton, all main cast members from the previous season returned for season four, including Kesha Nichols and Kenya Bell.

The cast underwent a major cast change for the first time in the show's history for season five, with only Ketcham, Roman, Lozada and O'Neal returning from last season's main cast. They were joined by Tasha Marbury, wife of Stephon Marbury. Bell was demoted to the supporting cast.

The cast underwent a major cast change for the second time in the show's history for season six, with only Roman, Lozada and O'Neal returning from previous season's main cast. They were joined by Jackie Christie wife of Doug Christie and Malaysia Pargo ex-wife of Jannero Pargo. With Bonnie-Jill Laflin first and only female scout, Sisters Aja and Christen Metoyer, Keonna Green girlfriend of Nick Young, Elena Ahanzadeh, Brandi Maxiell wife of Jason Maxiell, Saniy'yah Samaa celebrity stylist, Hazel Renee, and former main cast member Jennifer Williams as supporting cast members.

Timeline of main cast members[edit]

Wives Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Royce Reed Main
Suzie Ketcham Main
Gloria Govan Main Supporting Main
Jennifer Williams Main Supporting3 TBA
Evelyn Lozada Main
Shaunie O'Neal Main
Tami Roman Main
Meeka Claxton Main
Kesha Nichols Main
Kenya Bell Main Supporting2
Tasha Marbury Main
Jackie Christie Guest[1] Main
Malaysia Pargo Main
  1. ^ Appears in background cameo only.
  2. ^ Returns during the season finale in a recurring capacity.
  3. ^ Returns in a recurring capacity from episode thirteen onwards.

Episodes[edit]

Series Overview[edit]

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale Reunion Viewers(millions)
1 9 April 11, 2010 May 30, 2010 June 20, 2010 1.58
2 12 December 12, 2010 March 6, 2011 March 13, 2011
March 14, 2011
1.89
3 12 May 30, 2011 August 8, 2011 August 15, 2011
August 22, 2011
2.87
4 17 February 20, 2012 May 28, 2012 June 4, 2012
June 11, 2012
2.50
5 10[7] August 19, 2013[4] October 21, 2013[7] N/A 2.39
6 17 April 17, 2017 August 7, 2017 August 14, 2017 2.25

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