Scripted series receives second-season order

VH1 remains married to “Single Ladies.”

The cabler is giving the hourlong scripted drama, which airs 9 p.m. Mondays, a second season, with production to begin later this year, and new shows set to air in 2012.

“Single Ladies” debuted May 30, and will run through Aug. 8. It’s been averaging a cumulative 2.8 million viewers — as well as a strong 18-34 female demo — combining ratings from the original episode and repeat telecast on that same night.

Show, created and written by Stacy A. Littlejohn, looks at three Atlanta-based best friends who offer each other advice on love and relationships. Stacey Dash, LisaRaye McCoy and Charity Shea star.

Jeff Olde, exec VP of original programming & production for VH1, says the shows calling card is an “honest, modern take on love, female friendship and dating.”

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