Back in August, actress Stacey Dash announced that she was leaving VH1′s new and highly successful scripted drama “Single Ladies.” Dash, who played Val, cited wanting to be closer to her children, who live in Los Angeles, as the reason for parting ways with the show, which is based in Atlanta. Now it looks like the show’s creators, along with executive producer Queen Latifah, have found a replacement.
Well, maybe not a replacement, but an addition. According to Deadline.com, Denise Vasi, who spent 3 years on ABC’s soap opera “All My Children,” will be joining the cast in the lead role. She will be playing Raquel, the close friend to LisaRaye McCoy‘s character Keisha.
Raquel is “a savvy business woman from a prominent Southern family on a quest to discover passion.”
Queen Latifah commented on the new addition, saying, “Denise is the perfect addition to the Single Ladies cast. She is bringing a fun, new element to the show.”
And one of the show’s creators, Stacy A. Littlejohn, said, “Deniseâ€™s beauty, style, grace and humor leap from the screen.”
LisaRaye and Charity Shea will be returning for the second season of “Single Ladies,” which will begin filming in January in Atlanta, with plans for an early summer premiere.
What do you think of the addition? Can Stacey’s character, Val, be replaced?