(NEW YORK) — Hit the Floor is VH1’s new sexy and scandalous drama centered on the Los Angeles Devil Girls, a fictional professional basketball dance team, and what goes on inside the big arena.
And a lot goes on as the team captain deals with a new crop of girls coming to steal the spotlight, while veteran dancers deal with the consequences of fraternizing with the players, a big no no for dancers that seems all too common with the Devils.
Dean Cain stars as Coach Pete Davenport, a former All-Star who comes back to coach the team.
Cain says the show portrays some things that really happen in the world of professional sports.
“Obviously we over-dramatize some of things in the show, but a lot of the things that we do, you’d say, ‘Oh! That’s over-dramatized! And the reality is some of it’s under dramatized to what really happens,” he tells ABC News Radio. “There’s just some crazy stuff [that happens] with that kind of money, that kind of wealth and that kind of fame.”
“It’s professional basketball where there is a lot of money, a lot of scandal, a lot of gorgeous young people and all the stuff that surrounds that,” Cain adds.
Taylour Paige plays Ahsha, a naive young dancer who auditions and joins the team against her mother Sloane’s wishes. Paige, who danced with the Los Angeles Laker Girls for three months, says Hit the Floor is a much more salacious version of life than when she danced professionally.
“It’s a fictional show and it’s obviously a lot more dramatic onscreen than off,” the 23-year-old tells ABC News Radio. “A lot of the things that happen in the show, I don’t think would be tolerated.”
Kimberly Elise plays Paige’s mother, a former professional dancer who could write the book on what not to do in that world. The Diary of a Mad Black Woman actress says she’s happy to finally show a lighter side of herself onscreen.
“I’ve done a lot of you know super heavy things,” Elise, 46, explains. “I wanted to do something that was different, sort of go back to my roots of doing some funny things, some sexy things and some dramatic things.”
Cain says viewers can expect billionaire Mark Cuban, who owns the Dallas Mavericks and stars on ABC’s Shark Tank, to make an appearance on the Hit the Floor, along with rapper Akon, model Eva Marcille and Grammy award-nominated singer Kevin McCall.
The season premiere of Hit the Floor airs Monday, May 27 at 9 p.m. Eastern time on VH1.
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