VH1 picks up more “Brandy & Ray J,” “Wives,” “Chilli”

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VH1 is giving a second season order to three of its new reality skeins: “Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business,” “Basketball Wives” and “What Chilli Wants.”

News comes as “Basketball Wives” and “What Chilli Wants” end their frosh seasons this Sunday, while “Brandy & Ray J” winds down season one on June 27.

“VH1 viewers connected strongly with these three new series this year, and we’re so happy that we can continue to share these real-life stories from the worlds of music and celebrity,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Production at VH1.

“Basketball Wives” centers on a group of friends married to Miami Heat players. A new batch of ladies will be added to the second season, which resumes shooting this summer in Miami.

“What Chilli Wants” stars TLC partner Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas as she looks for love. And “Brandy and Ray J” follows the Norwood siblings and their family as they run Rn’B Productions.

“Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business” comes from EPs Mark Cronin and Cris Abrego and their 51 Minds Entertainment shingle a part of Endemol. Jeff Olde, Jill Holmes and Kristen Kelly also EP. Shed Media is behind “Basketball Wives,” exec produced by Nick Emmerson, Jennifer O’Connell, Alex Demyanenko and Sean Rankine, as well as VH1’s Olde, Jill Holmes and Noah Pollack.

And “What Chilli Wants” is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Larry Barron, Kevin Williams, Bill Diggins and Chilli are EPs, along with VH1’s Jim Ackerman, Dave Hamilton and Olde.

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  1. keeping it real says:

    I JUST FINISHED WATCHING BEHIND THE MUSIC, AND THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN CHILI AND USHER IS UNBELIEVABLE. I KNOW ITS HARD TO FORGIVE SOMEONE THAT HAS HURT YOU, BUT NOW HE IS MORE MATURE SO JUST CALL HIM, OR MAYBE HE SHOULD BE THE LAST MAN ON THE SHOW FOR SEASON 2.

  2. cclove says:

    why a second season bill was lovely and Darren too!

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