Hollywood Divas

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Hollywood Divas
Hollywood Divas logo.png
Genre Reality
Starring
  • Paula Jai Parker
  • Golden Brooks
  • Countess Vaughn
  • Lisa Wu
  • Elise Neal
  • Malika Haqq
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 28
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Adam Reed
  • Leslie Greif
  • Carlos King
  • Anthony Sylvester
  • Todd Tucker
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Thinkfactory Media
Kingdom Reign Entertainment
Release
Original network TV One
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release October 8, 2014 (2014-10-08) – August 24, 2016 (2016-08-24)
External links
Website

Hollywood Divas is an American reality television series that premiered on October 8, 2014, on TV One cable network. The show chronicles the lives of five African-American actresses. The series highlights the ups and downs of black actresses trying to navigate their career, family and relationships, while attempting to stay relevant in an unpredictable entertainment industry known for overlooking black talent. The premiere episode was the highest rated episode ever for a TV One show with 1.2 million viewers,[1] and most watched episode for any show on the network.

The series premiered on October 8, 2014.[2] On December 18, 2014, TV One picked up the series for a second season,[3] which premiered on July 15, 2015.[4] The third season premiered on July 6, 2016.

Synopsis[edit]

The first season focuses on the lives of actresses Paula Jai Parker, Elise Neal, Golden Brooks, Countess Vaughn and producer, former Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Lisa Wu. All five ladies get together to write, film and produce their own project called The White Sistas while dealing with drama.

In the second season, more drama unfolds concerning ownership rights of The White Sistas when the ladies try to get a deal for the project. The season ends with a showdown at the reunion with Lisa, Golden and Countess confronting Paula and her husband.

In the third season, Elise departed the show and Malika Haqq joined the cast, befriending Paula and pursuing an acting career. Lisa starts dating and tries to mend things with Paula. Paula gets the part she's been waiting for in Ray Donovan. Countess starts singing again but her friendship with Golden takes a rocky turn. Golden starts a swimsuit line and also receives a dream role that doesn't go well. The end of the season features a fiery reunion battle between Countess and Golden.

  • Paula Jai Parker
  • Golden Brooks
  • Countess Vaughn
  • Lisa Wu
  • Elise Neal
  • Malika Haqq

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110October 8, 2014 (2014-10-08)December 17, 2014 (2014-12-17)
210July 15, 2015 (2015-07-15)September 16, 2015 (2015-09-16)
38July 6, 2016 (2016-07-06)August 24, 2016 (2016-08-24)

Season 1 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
11"Acting is Not a Spectator Sport"October 8, 2014 (2014-10-08)
22"I Am the Controller of This"October 15, 2014 (2014-10-15)
33"Baby Steps"October 22, 2014 (2014-10-22)
44"Five Black Witches?"October 29, 2014 (2014-10-29)
55"Everybody Loves a Hot Mess"November 5, 2014 (2014-11-05)
66"Bootygate"November 12, 2014 (2014-11-12)
77"Who's the Director?"November 19, 2014 (2014-11-19)
88"That's What a Boss Has to Do Sometimes"December 3, 2014 (2014-12-03)
99"The Reunion Part One"December 10, 2014 (2014-12-10)
1010"The Reunion Part Two"December 17, 2014 (2014-12-17)

Season 2 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
111"Side Eye and Side Deals"July 15, 2015 (2015-07-15)0.445[5]
122"Rocking the Boat"July 22, 2015 (2015-07-22)0.337[6]
133"Do the Right Thing"July 29, 2015 (2015-07-29)0.319[7]
144"A `Forrest' Full of Shade"August 5, 2015 (2015-08-05)0.335[8]
155"Damage Control"August 12, 2015 (2015-08-12)0.382[9]
166"Heartbreak Hotel"August 19, 2015 (2015-08-19)0.305[10]
177"The Sista Is Back!"August 26, 2015 (2015-08-26)0.404[11]
188"The End of an Era"September 2, 2015 (2015-09-02)0.327[12]
199"The Reunion Part One"September 9, 2015 (2015-09-09)0.597[13]
2010"The Reunion Part Two"September 16, 2015 (2015-09-16)0.435[14]

Season 3 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
211"Out With the Old, In With the New"July 6, 2016 (2016-07-06)0.315[15]
222"Liar, Liar, Pimps on Fire"July 13, 2016 (2016-07-13)0.253[16]
233"No Laughing Matter"July 20, 2016 (2016-07-20)0.265[17]
244"Bikinis and Backstabbing"July 27, 2016 (2016-07-27)0.248[18]
255"Star Tour & Star Wars"August 3, 2016 (2016-08-03)0.227[19]
266"Prom-ises"August 10, 2016 (2016-08-10)0.298[20]
277"The Reunion Part One"August 17, 2016 (2016-08-17)0.268[21]
288"The Reunion Part Two"August 24, 2016 (2016-08-24)0.281[22]

References[edit]

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