Latifah says she is "particularly proud" of the series, stating that "We wanted the ladies to be able to talk about mature things.
Littlejohn and produced by Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment, the series chronicles the lives of three friends — Val, Keisha and April (and later Raquel) — and their relationships.
The show was tested as a movie before being turned into a 12-episode series.
Executive director Olde reports that "TV, sometimes, under the best of circumstances, is a gut business," and went on to say that, after testing the script, the response was good enough for them to develop it into the series. The two-hour premiere gained a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.8 million total viewers.
It also scored a slightly higher 2.0 rating in the 18-34 female demographic.
Even if "Single Ladies" can be enjoyed in some basic brainless way (and even though it's safely sequestered on VH1, where standards are aggressively low), there's something steadfastly embarrassing about it." Britni Danielle of said "VH1 released the trailer for its new show, Single Ladies over the weekend and it looks promising!