TV One’s lineup will be looking a little lighter after they made the announcement to nix “R&B Divas Atlanta“ and “The Ricky Smiley Show”. These announcements came from former Turner and UP-TV executive Brad Siegel. Siegel recently took over for TV One and decided to do without the two shows.
After three successful seasons, R&B Divas Atlanta will be calling it quits. Now you may ask why the show was canceled after pretty good success? Well it is not the performance of the show that sealed its fate, but the fact that everyone started leaving the show. Faith Evans and Nicci Gilbert left after season two. Angie Stone joined the show during season two but after the third, which is now, final season of the show, she proclaimed she was done. KeKe Wyatt and season three cast member LaTavia Roberson were rumored to be finished as well after the third season.
The Ricky Smiley Show sang another tune. Although the show produced by Roger Bobb and starring Ricky Smiley himself produced some promising numbers coming out the gate, those numbers started to fizzle away as the show pressed on. Bobb says that the show isn’t dead and that it will be airing on a different network. The show also lasted three-seasons on TV One.