Billy Baldwin (Gossip Girl), Lynn Whitfield (Stepmom), Andy Buckley (Veep, The Office) and Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls, Dancing With The Stars) have been tapped for recurring roles on Season 3 of VH1’s cheerleader drama series Hit The Floor. Production begins this week for premiere this year.
The ensemble series about the fictional Los Angeles Devils girls cheer squad explores the exciting and scandalous world of professional basketball from the perspective of the Devil Girls dancers and the Los Angeles Devils players, owners and coaches.
Baldwin will play Jackson Everett Jackson, a billionaire bachelor looking to cause trouble in Devils Arena; Whitfield returns as Jelena’s mother, Vanessa Howard; Buckley plays Adam Oberman, an ambitious league official; and Bennett is Lucas, a sports agent who causes friction between Jude and Zero.
SEASON 2 SPOILER WARNING: Last season, the Devils won the championship but saw their owner Oscar Kinkade hauled off for the murder of a Devil Girl. But there’s another murderer still at large: Ahsha’s longtime boyfriend German, who was revealed in Season 2’s shocking finale to be Olivia Vincent’s killer. Unaware of her boyfriend’s deadly secret, Ahsha is reunited with him, but bad-boy MVP Derek has vowed to get her back.
According to the network, Hit The Floor is the No. 1 ad-supported scripted drama series on cable among women 18-49. The series was created by James LaRosa, who also serves as executive producer. Bryan Johnson and The Film Syndicate are also executive producing. Susan Levison, Jill Holmes and Maggie Malina are executive producers for VH1.