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Queen Latifah and Centric to revive canceled 'Single Ladies'

Queen Latifah and Centric to revive canceled 'Single Ladies'
Queen Latifah on the set of "The Queen Latifah Show." BET's Centric will air the talk show in prime time and has also picked up the VH1-canceled "Single Ladies," which comes from her production company. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

"Single Ladies," the romantic comedy series about three female best friends working in the fashion, music and celebrity world that was just canceled by VH1 after three seasons, is coming back.

Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment company, which produces "Single Ladies," is developing an all-new fourth season as part of a new exclusive programming partnership with BET Networks' Centric, which is being positioned as the first network aimed at black females.

Under the deal, Flavor Unit, which is owned by Latifah and her partner Shakim Compere, will produce new shows in addition to "Single Ladies" for the network.

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Casting for the new season is still up in the air. The VH1 show starred LisaRaye McCoy, Charity Shea and Denise Vasi, but it is unclear if any of the cast members would return. The third-season finale aired last month.

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As part of the deal, Centric also will start airing episodes of Queen Latifah's syndicated daytime talk show, which premiered last year to solid ratings, in prime time.

The entertainer's production company also produces BET's comedy series "Let's Stay Together."

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