Lifetime’s “BAPS” Cancelled
Bye bye BAPS…
Remember that show BAPS about pretentious affluent blacks in St. Louis??? Well not only was bougie black twitter unimpressed with that mess, but people nationwide also weren’t tuning in so it got canned.
St. Louis-based reality show “BAPs” is an early wrap — the show was pulled today after four episodes.
Six episodes had been scheduled to air.
The cast received emails today from Asylum Entertainment, which produced the show for Lifetime, announcing the show was over.
The email from Aslyum read: “I wanted to let you know that Lifetime informed us that they will not be airing the last 2 episodes of BAPS. We’re very sorry it panned out this way. It’s very difficult to build an audience for an ensemble show like this one, but we’re very proud of the show and happy to have had the experience working with you.”
Riccarda Lacey, a cast member along with being a TV producer credited with the show’s concept, says she hopes the final two episodes will find a home online.
“BAPs” was about well-to-do African-Americans in St. Louis who exist in their own BAP world. One character famously said they were “Cosby black,” not the blacks found on “Good Times.”
The show premiered in July and struggled out the gate. Weekly viewership was in the 500,000-600,000 range and the show was heavily bashed on social media.
Last week, the show changed time slots, which was a bad sign.
Awwww sucks for them.
Some people called the show worse than “Love & Hip Hop, what do YOU think????