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Evelyn Lozada and Chad Ochocinco have landed their own ‘Basketball Wives’ spin-off called, â€œOcho & Evâ€ according to Variety! Well I guess we can expect the ups and downs of their relationship!
Shed Media U.S. has signed Sean Rankine to a new deal to continue as showrunner of VH1â€²s â€œBasketball Wivesâ€ franchise.
Rankine exec produces Miami-set â€œBasketball Wivesâ€ and â€œBasketball Wives Los Angeles,â€ as well as upcoming new unscripted series â€œOcho & Ev,â€ featuring Chad Ochocinco and Evelyn Lozada.
Rankine operates â€œwith grace under a lot of pressure,â€ Shed Media prexy Nick Emmerson said, and has worked well on â€œBasketball Wivesâ€ in coordination with Shed senior veep Alex Demyanenko.
â€œThey together managed to sort of get the women to really trust the team, trust the producers and basically open up to allow their lives, warts and all, to be on screen,â€ Emmerson told Variety. â€œDay in, day out, night in, night out â€¦ (Rankine) is there, gaining their trust, carving out storylines.â€
Februaryâ€™s fourth-season premiere of â€œBasketball Wivesâ€ drew 2.5 million overall viewers, a nearly 40% increase over its May 2011 season-three launch.