Leave It to Stevie

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Leave It to Stevie
LeaveItToStevieseriesposter.jpg
Genre Reality
Directed by Earl "Slick 23" Barlow
Starring Stevie J
Theme music composer Lofey (Season 1)
Stevie J (Season 2)
Opening theme "Leave It to Stevie" by Stevie J
(Season 2)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 16 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Brad Abramson
  • Mona Scott-Young
  • Stevie J
  • Mala Chapple
  • Stephanie R. Gayle
  • Danielle Gelfand
  • Jeff Grogan
  • Vivian Gomez
  • Stefan Springman
  • Carmen Mitcho
  • Lashan Browning
Running time 20–23 minutes
Production company(s) Eastern TV
Monami Entertainment
Release
Original network VH1
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release December 19, 2016 (2016-12-19) – present
Chronology
Related shows Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Stevie J & Joseline: Go Hollywood
External links
Website

Leave It to Stevie is a reality television series featuring Stevie J. The show premiered on December 19, 2016 on VH1 and is the third spin-off of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.[1][2]

Development[edit]

On July 7, 2016, Stevie's estranged partner Joseline Hernandez revealed that their spin-off Stevie J & Joseline: Go Hollywood had been picked up for a second season, however it would not return due to their separation.[3] Instead, Stevie announced he would star in a solo series, The Stevie J Show.[4]

On December 1, 2016, VH1 announced the show, now titled Leave It To Stevie, would make its series premiere on December 19, 2016, back-to-back with the third season of K. Michelle: My Life.[5]

Series synopsis[edit]

Overview and casting[edit]

Leave It to Stevie chronicles the life of Grammy Award-winning songwriter Stevie J as he navigates life as a bachelor in Atlanta, Georgia.

Several members of Stevie J's family and inner circle, as well as other cast members from the Love & Hip Hop franchise, appear as supporting cast members or "featured guests" in green screen confessional interview segments throughout the series. They include Grammy Award-winning singer Faith Evans, Stevie's children Savannah Jordan, Sade Jordan, Stevie Jordan Jr. and Eva Jordan and his Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta co-stars Yung Joc, Lil Scrappy and Tommie Lee. Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood's Ray J, Stevie's assistant and lesbian urban model Renaye Diaz, singer Dalvin DeGrate of Jodeci, Mimi Faust and R&B singer Alexis Branch would appear in minor supporting roles in the first season, while comedian Michael Blackson, bodybuilder Lee Haney and singer Kelly Price would make guest appearances.

The show returned for a second season with Stevie's oldest son Dorian joining the cast, along with Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood's Safaree Samuels. Faith Evans, Tommie Lee and Mimi Faust would return in guest appearances. The season would also feature guest appearances from Laz Alonso, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood's Nikki Mudarris, K. Michelle and Love & Hip Hop: Miami's Amara La Negra.

Cast timeline[edit]

Cast member Seasons
1 2
Stevie J Main
Yung Joc Supporting
Savannah Jordan Supporting
Sade Jordan Supporting
Lil Scrappy Supporting
Faith Evans Supporting Guest
Stevie Jordan Jr. Supporting
Ray J Supporting
Renaye Diaz Supporting
Dalvin DeGrate Supporting
Tommie Lee Supporting Guest
Mimi Faust Supporting Guest
Eva Jordan Supporting
Alexis Branch Supporting
Safaree Samuels Supporting
Dorian Jordan Supporting

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
18December 19, 2016 (2016-12-19)February 6, 2017 (2017-02-06)
28March 26, 2018 (2018-03-26)April 30, 2018 (2018-04-30)

Season 1 (2016–17)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
11"Stevie Is Back"December 19, 2016 (2016-12-19)1.98[6]
Stevie readjusts to the single life following his public breakup with Joseline. Joc and Scrappy plan a guys' night out. Stevie's daughters organize a yard sale to help their dad start anew.
22"Southern Discomfort"December 26, 2016 (2016-12-26)1.77[7]

When Ray J visits, Stevie wants to show him a good time. Stevie begins to fall for an old friend, who is reluctant to start a relationship.

This episode marks the first appearance of Stevie Jr as a supporting cast member, as well as the first appearance of Faith and the first and only appearance of Ray J.
33"Standing Down"January 2, 2017 (2017-01-02)1.81[8]

Stevie challenges Yung Joc to a comedy contest and learns stand-up comedy is a lot harder than it looks. Stevie's daughters won't stop fighting, so Stevie enlists a secret weapon to bring them back together.

This episode marks the first appearance of Renaye.
44"Got to Have Faith"January 9, 2017 (2017-01-09)1.68[9]

Stevie competes with Yung Joc and Scrappy to see who will represent the new brand. Stevie tries to help Tommie move forward with a new career choice. Meanwhile, Faith is having second thoughts about rejecting Stevie.

This episode marks the first appearances of Dalvin and Tommie.
55"New Sound"January 16, 2017 (2017-01-16)1.79[10]

When his daughter tells him his new beats are old news, Stevie decides to takes his music in a surprising direction. Stevie's old flame Mimi needs a favor for their daughter Eva, but Stevie isn't sure he's up to the task.

This episode marks the first appearance of Eva as a supporting cast member, as well as the first and only appearance of Mimi as a supporting cast member.
66"Fear Itself"January 23, 2017 (2017-01-23)2.02[11]
Stevie, Joc, and Scrappy help each other get over their worst fears. But Stevie's real concern is that his daughter might be getting involved with the wrong boy.
77"Come Over"January 30, 2017 (2017-01-30)1.72[12]

Faith is coming to Atlanta, and after three weeks without her, Stevie's very ready for some one-on-one time. Meanwhile, a showcase Stevie set up for Alexis runs into a serious problem.

This episode marks the first appearance of Alexis, as well as the final appearances of Renaye and Dalvin.
88"Gone Left"February 6, 2017 (2017-02-06)1.69[13]

Stevie's having trouble with his long-distance relationship with Faith, and a hot tub party Joc throws doesn't make things any easier. Stevie thinks he has a solution, but when he talks to Faith, it doesn't go as he planned. Stevie's daughters say goodbye.

This episode marks the final appearances of Sade and Alexis, as well as the final appearances of Faith and Tommie as supporting cast members.

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
91"Get Out"March 26, 2018 (2018-03-26)1.47[14]
Savannah convinces Stevie to see a hypnotist to cure his womanizing ways. Meanwhile, Stevie Jr. attempts to break into the modeling world.
102"Lawn & Order"March 26, 2018 (2018-03-26)1.37[15]
Stevie overestimates his green thumb when he decides to landscape his backyard himself. Stevie meets an attorney who he pursues for both her heart and her legal skills.
113"The Game of Faith"April 2, 2018 (2018-04-02)1.13[16]

A taping of Hip Hop Squares inspires Stevie and Joc to make a wager. While in LA, Stevie attempts to reignite a romance with Faith Evans.

This episode marks the first appearance of Safaree.
124"Action Jordan"April 9, 2018 (2018-04-09)1.17[17]
Stevie thinks he needs to bless the world with a Stevie J. action figure, but Scrappy thinks he needs a serious reality check. Motivated to make his dream of a music lounge come true, Stevie turns to K. Michelle for advice.
135"Parlez Vous Rap Game"April 16, 2018 (2018-04-16)1.10[18]

Stevie refuses to help Dorian launch his rap career, so Savannah and Stevie Jr. step in. Stevie gets culture shock when he tries to woo a French beauty. At K. Michelle's suggestion, Stevie meets with a public relations executive.

This episode marks the first appearance of Dorian as a supporting cast member.
146"Are You Ready to Crumble?"April 23, 2018 (2018-04-23)1.23[19]
Stevie and Scrappy enter the exciting world of semi-pro wrestling; the duo tries to hold their own against the reigning Tag Team Champs; two women test Stevie and Safaree with a yoga challenge.
157"Mismatched"April 30, 2018 (2018-04-30)1.18[20]
Stevie can’t seem to explain his vision for Sleazy J’s so he decides to get his message across with a unique invitation to his first ever pop-up party. Stevie takes it upon himself to find Mr. Right for his daughter, Savannah.
168"Sleazy J's"April 30, 2018 (2018-04-30)1.19[21]

Stevie throws the inaugural Sleazy J party, a star-studded event, and invites a special someone to be his date. Meanwhile, he is forced to put his chef’s hat on to make a unicorn cake for Eva’s fundraiser.

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta cast members Just Brittany and Momma Dee appear in uncredited cameos.

References[edit]

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