The show, created and executive produced by James LaRosa, moved to BET after three seasons on its original network, VH1. The decision comes three months after Hit the Floor, which follows the Devil Girls, the premier professional dance squad for the Los Angeles Devils basketball team, wrapped its eight-episode Season 4 run on BET.
“At this time, BET Networks will not be moving forward with a fifth season of Hit The Floor,” the company said in a statement. “We are grateful to the most passionate fans ever who helped to bring one more season of the #DevilsNation to the screen, and the incredible cast and dancers. We would especially like to thank and recognize the acclaimed Executive Producer and Creator of the series James LaRosa for his passion and vision. We look forward to finding ways to continue in partnership.”
BET is yet to make renewal decision on its remaining current scripted series, In Contempt and The Comedy Get Down.
There has been a lot of series relocation at the Viacom cable networks since the company’s January 2017 restructuring. So far, none have stuck on their new networks. Like Hit the Floor, TV Land’s Nobodies and American Woman were canceled after one season on their new network, Paramount Network, as was MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles after a season on Spike (now Paramount Network). VH1’s The Breaks, which, like Hit the Floor, was supposed to go to BET, was scrapped before the new season got underway, and TV Land’s Heathers also did not make it to air on Paramount TV as initially intended (though a cut-down version aired as a marathon.)
BET’s 2019 slate includes several new scripted series, including First Wives Club, originally developed at TV Land and picked up to series at Paramount Network, which recently relocated to BET. Set to premiere in February are new series Boomerang and American Soul, followed by Games Divas Plays and the second season of anthology Tales in the spring. Also on deck are Preachtree Place and the movie series finale of Being Mary Jane.
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