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Basketball Wives Get Picked Up for a Fifth Season

Producers promise to tone down the violence, bullying

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“Basketball Wives”, the VH1 program that chronicles the day-to-day antics of a group of women who just so happen to be “romantically involved” with professional basketball players, has been renewed for a fifth season. In the wake of all the cancellations within the television industry, I’m sure a lot of people are wondering why this one continues to breed new episodes when their favorite show got dropped like a hot potato.

The renewal has been announced in the middle of a protest that claims the program glorifies and promotes bullying and violence. Shed Media, the company which co-produces the program, says that these issues and concerns are being addressed for the next season. Instead of beating the living crap out of one another when things get heated, producers are trying to steer the cast towards more peaceful, non-violent solutions to their problems.

“Shed Media US is fully committed to telling the compelling stories of the Basketball Wives in a balanced way. Our producing partner Shaunie O’Neal feels strongly about this, and we fully agree with this stance. We support her as she encourages the cast members to work out issues in a non-violent fashion. We look forward to working with her and the rest of the cast on conveying more balance in the next season,” the company said in a prepared statement.

The complaints refer to the number of times the cast has kicked, screamed, punched, cursed, and pummeled one another over the course of four seasons. One fight in particular escalated to the point that a lawsuit was actually filed by one of the cast members against another. However, if watching grown women smack each other around like they were maladjusted high school students is your thing, you’ve jumped aboard a little too late, my friend.

Judging from some of the responses swirling around Twitter this afternoon, there are a lot of people who think these women aren’t representing themselves very well.

So I watched BasketBall Wives today >_<
This show is real life mean girls, they remind of high school…(image) 25 minutes ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Cannot believe this week’s episode of Basketball Wives. The show is morally and intellectually bankrupt. Vile behaviour CC @TamiRoman(image) 47 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

RT @VivaLaPrettyBoy: I had to watch basketball wives tami needs to be in jail that behavior is not acceptable for a woman in her 40s

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  • Cheryl

    http://www.change.org/petitions/cancel-vh1-s-basketball-wives-reality-series
    Sign the Petition to Cancel this entire Series! There is NO NEED for a Season-5! This show has gotten beyond “PATHETIC!” and there is no need for the L.A. Season-2 to air, there’s just as much bullying that went on in that Season-1 Premier!

    I’d like to add, that the VH1 Producers should also be held responsible for allowing that 5/14/2012 episode to air, seeing how Tami rummaged through that girl’s (Kesha) purse, looking through her cell phone, the obnoxious loud drunken degradation, the “THEFT,” and Intimidation tactics and the other so-called over 40-females did nothing to calm Tami down or even act in a manner that showed that there was at least half a functioning brain cell between the 4 of them was beyond ridiculous. To hear that girl (Kesha) cry out of fear of being beat-up was beyond appalling. I’m sick of hearing that ignorant cliche “Where I’m From If!” If what? RIDICULOUS justification to act like an Imbecile! Tami had to have known that she would receive a lot of backlash once that episode aired! Oh I forgot, she justified last season’s “Pop A B!,” by saying she fights on TV to feed her family! If that’s the case, get a sparring partner and Don King to manage you and be about the WBF! And her apology was NO APOLOGY, it read as one she was made to do out of obligation to VH1 Executives to try and calm the fire that’s already burning. TOO LATE!

    Message to females ages 12-30, there are plenty of women with positive attributes to aspire to, sadly none of them are featured on any of the Basketball Wives “REALLY?” Installments. If you want to aspire to greatness, start within yourself and become the Greatest, because this crappy not made for TV mess is not it!
    ~NEFERRIKABAI!~

    • Beyoncca

      Star Jones should stop trying to “stick it to” Al Reynolds.Let him go Star. Let’s just ask ourselves if Tami’s actions were worst then Evelyn throwing a wine bottle at Kenya or Evelyn throwing a glass at Royces face or Evelyn jumping over a table to attack Jenn. I don’t recall Tami touching Kesha {a.k.a. Casper the SCARY ghost}. Evelyn has been bullying her castmate since episode 1, so why all of a sudden Tami yells at the VICTUM(a.k.a. Kesha) and now it’s a petition to cancel the show because of violence. Evelyn’s the most violent, she needs to go.

  • Sarah Sturgis

    First of all I would not take Tami or Evelyns Shit. Whem Evelyn hit Jen with her purse she would have been shitting teeth. And ugly ass Tammi should shut the Hell up. I am 67 years I do not need no false hair or boobs because I have my own.I have been beautiful all of my life.Tami you talk about where you are from. Well I am from New Orleans La. but I live in Californis now. Tami you are nothing but mouth. Go sit your ass down and shut the fuck you are just mad because you are not as good looking as the other girls.I tell you what you the only thing the scares me about you and Evelyn is that I might hit your asses so hard you Bitches might start leaking.Holla at a real Beauty.Yall look so ignorant and discraceful you should just hide.Does Shanie pay yall more to act a ass. She is playing you guys for lookings and talking like fools.My son is in Show Business I attend events and I do not she any jackasses like you guys. To sum it up I am not afraid of now you so call bad Bitches. And thoes huge earring look awfuland your purses do not match your clothes. Oh I forgot to tell you I am a former fashing model so I know what I am talking about.Evelyn get you family out of the jecks and then I might respect. And yall wear some uglu dresses to. But you are classy just like me. Star Jones is right You guys are a disgrace to black women.

    • Eve Bennett

      RIGHT ON Girl. You told the truth. None of these so called women are nthing but mouth. I am 61 years old and look better than any of those girls. Shanunie is looking just like them for letting the Tami/Kesha thing get to that point. If any of them, especially Evelyn or Tami want to discuss how I feel..Pls do so. I would love to entertain your shutting me UP.

  • Sarah Sturgis

    At The end I wanted to say you are not classy like me.

  • Sonia

    I hope that these shows are scripted. If they are not scripted, I have never seen such porr behavior. Tammy is a very interesting character. She fights everyone person that comes into the group. She acts like she is trying to initate them into a gang. I guess she is going to beat themup and then love them up. Tammy’s mentality is poor, and again I would hate to think that this is her TRUE PERSONALITY. This show is not a representation of classey women, it is more trashey. Tammy sahem on you!!!!