Just ahead of Basketball Wives: LA‘s Season 4 finale on October 4, VH1 has picked up a fifth season of the hit reality series.

vh1logoStrong ratings for Basketball Wives: LA have propelled the cable network to the No. 1 spot on average in the Sunday 9 PM time period with women 18-34, according to VH1.  In addition, the 9 PM premiere episodes have posted triple digit gains with the demo versus year ago levels (+157%).

Draya Michele, Malaysia Pargo, Brandi Maxiell, and Jackie Christie returned to the court ready for drama in Season 4. And Queen Bee and Executive Producer, Shaunie O’Neal, joined the LA crew this season to try to keep the peace. Jackie brought in friend and basketball girlfriend, Mehgan James. Also joining the clique was wife of player Eddy Curry and Malaysia’s friend, Patrice Curry, as well as Draya’s friend, fashion designer and ex- girlfriend of Tyreke Evens, Angel Brinks.

Basketball Wives: LA is produced by Shed Media. Executive producers for Shed Media are Pam Healey, Lisa Shannon, Sean Rankine, Mark Seliga and Amanda Scott. Shaunie O’Neal is an executive producer. Executive producers for VH1 are Susan Levison, Jill Holmes, Fernando Mills and Paula Aranda. The fourth season finale airs Sunday, October 4 at 9 PM, followed by the Reunion Special on Sunday, October 11 at 9 PM on VH1.