On VH1′s “Basketball Wives” Season 4 reunion show on Monday, executive producer Shanie O’Neal said she wants to take the drama filled show in a new direction. In hopes of bringing back their viewers, Shaunie and VH1 have come to an agreement to tone the violence down on the show.
Shaunie and VH1 released a statement saying:
“We take responsibility. After talking and seeing ourselves this season, this season was bananas,” said Shaunie. “It definitely was a lot more bad than good. Even when we did have the good, the bad seemed to outweigh it.”
“Our viewers opinions always matter a great deal to us at VH1. Lately, there has been a lot of conversation about Basketball Wives, a series featuring strong, intelligent women with very passionate viewpoints which can sometimes escalate.
“We at VH1 agree with and support Shaunie and the show producers’ “no excessive physical confrontations” policy on the series moving forward. We are all committed to balancing the candid, bold excitement that the viewers have come to love in the series with storylines and representations they can be proud of. Shaunie has been a strong advocate for a more balanced approach to the show and we, along with our producing partners at Shed Media, are all in agreement about moving forward with that goal.”
Check out what Shaunie had to say below:
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