Wednesday, December 31, 2014

(Video) Hit The Floor (USA, 2013, Season 01, 10 Episodes)



Hit the Floor, originally titled Bounce, is an American drama television series on VH1 series, created by James LaRosa. The series follows Ahsha, a girl who joins the NBA Cheerleading team the Los Angeles Devil Girls, unaware of the treacherous and tempting world that follows. It debuted on May 27, 2013.

HIT THE FLOOR follows the lives and loves of the Los Angeles Devil Girls, the premiere dance team in all of professional basketball. At its heart is Ahsha, a sheltered young woman who joins the team against the wishes of her mother Sloane, who knows this treacherous, tempting world all too well having been a Devil Girl herself. Olivia is the shrewd squad manager, Jelena is the star dancer who won't let anyone else share the spotlight and Pete Davenport is the former All-Star who's come back to coach his old team.

In series, Ahsha takes her tentative first steps as a Los Angeles Devil Girl, including orientation and first practices. Meanwhile Jelena seethes over Ahsha being let on the team and targets not just her but also Olivia for going against her to make it happen. Raquel has her hands full with her ex while Kyle makes the most of her new gig, seducing the Hollywood elite who fill the front row.

Ahsha starts to taste celebrity and experience the high life in Hollywood. Temptations become harder to resist. As a result, her relationship with German starts becoming strained. As Ahsha is drawn more and more to Derek, she finds herself torn between her old life and her exciting new one.

Jelena also experiences romantic trials with Terrence as their relationship is put to the test by how ambitious Jelena is, and how far she's willing to go to maintain her position at the top. Meanwhile, how far Olivia went to succeed back in the day gets dredged up by the return of fellow original Devil Girl and former best friend Sloane. Their complicated past haunts them both and threatens to unearth in a big way in the present.

All the while, the mystery surrounding the disappearance of missing dancer Mia continues to grow, threatening to blow the roof off the entire L.A. Devils organization.



CAST & DETAILS

Premiered: May 27, 2013, on VH1
Premise: The lives of a professional basketball team's female dance squad are charted in this drama series.

Cast

Dean Cain as Coach Pete Davenport
Taylour Paige as Ahsha Hayes
Logan Browning as Jelena Howard
Kimberly Elise as Sloane Hayes
Katherine Bailess as Kyle Hart
Valery Ortiz as Raquel Saldana
Don Stark as Oscar Kincade
Charlotte Ross as Olivia Vincent
Rick Fox as Chase Vincent
Jonathan McDaniel as German Vega
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe as Lionel Davenport
Adam Senn as Zero
McKinley Freeman as Derek Roman
Robert Christopher Riley as Terrence Wall
Brent Antonello as Jude Kincade


Hit the Floor
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GenreDrama
Created byJames LaRosa
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2+
No. of episodes22+ (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Bryan Johnson
  • James LaRosa
  • Jill Holmes
  • Maggie Malina
  • Susan Levison
Running time42-45 minutes
Productioncompany(s)
  • The Film Syndicate
  • In Cahoots Media
DistributorStarz Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelVH1
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runMay 27, 2013 – present


























Plot

The series follows Ahsha Hayes (Taylour Paige). She's the talented yet naive daughter of single mom Sloane Hayes (Kimberly Elise); who joins the NBA cheerleading/dance team called the Los Angeles Devil Girls. She quickly discovers that her mother lied and kept secrets involving life as a Devil Girl herself. Unsure whom to trust, Ahsha must navigate her own way through the dangerous and temptation-filled world of pro basketball. Derek Roman (McKinley Freeman) tries to lure Ahsha away from her boyfriend, German Vega (Jonathan McDaniel). The more she resists his advances, the more persistent [and tempting] he becomes as German's insecurity overwhelms him. Ahsha's teammate, Kyle Hart (Katherine Bailess), tries to bring him to his senses and reveals her own agenda as she explains how the world works and how she's making that world work for her. Ahsha's father, Pete Davenport (Dean Cain), knows firsthand how difficult that life can be as a former all-star player for the Devils. He becomes the new head coach and discovers that his past is even more complicated than he thought. Players and dancers are forbidden to date, which only makes breaking the rules more tempting as history seems to repeat itself. Devil Girls' team captain, Jelena Howard (Logan Browning), is dating player Terrence Wall (Robert Christopher Riley) flouting the rules as the classic "mean girl" trying to keep Ahsha off balance because she sees her as a threat. Olivia Vincent (Charlotte Ross) is a former Devil Girl dancer-turned-basketball wife that oversees the squad and helps mentor Ahsha.

Season 1 (2013)

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11"Pilot"Sanaa HamriJames LaRosaMay 27, 20131.54[4]
Ahsha Hayes tries out for the L.A. Devil Girls cheer-leading squad against her mother's wishes. Pete Davenport, former All-Star player for the L.A. Devils, comes back to coach the team. Jelena hates Ahsha as she sees her as a threat. We also learn that Pete and Ahsha's mother, Sloane, had a relationship when she was a Devil Girl and he was a player and he's Ahsha's father.
22"Game On"Tamra DavisJames LaRosaJune 3, 20131.67[5]
The Devil Girls take team photos. After overhearing a conversation between Pete and Sloane, Jelena discovers that Pete is actually Ahsha's father and informs her of this secret right before the biggest performance of her life.
33"Out of Bounds"Tamra DavisAyanna A. FloydJune 10, 20131.98[6]
Ahsha is mad at her mother Sloane for keeping the identity of her father from her her entire life and cuts her off. Olivia gets contacted by Mia via email.
44"Rebound"Daisy von Scherler MayerJason GanzelJune 17, 20132.16[7]
The Devil Girls do a calendar photo-shoot with Jelena offering Ahsha the month of February (Jelena's month, the most popular and only individual spread on the calendar) in hopes that she fails. Olivia goes on a Mia man-hunt and finds that Mia was an escort. We also learned that Sloane left the Devil Girls after she found out that Pete was cheating on her with Olivia; her bestfriend right when she found out she was pregnant with Ahsha.
55"Keep Away"Daisy von Scherler MayerTonya KongJune 24, 20132.22[8]
While Ahsha demands answers from her mother, Sloane, the Devil Girls perform at the Santa Monica Pier. Jelena attempts to create a powerful and a destructive love triangle.
66"Lights Out"Melanie MayronJames LaRosaJuly 1, 20132.12[9]
Pete tells Sloane a secret, while Ahsha gets trapped in an elevator with Derek. Jelena meets someone from her past.
77"Moving Screens"Melanie MayronAyanna A. FloydJuly 8, 20132.23[10]
The Devil Girls perform at the premiere of a basketball film featuring cameos by Derek and Terrence. Sloane hooks up with a surprising suitor. Ahsha's Devil Girl star is on the rise. Olivia is furious when Kyle engages in non-sanctioned Devil Girl behavior. Jesse throws Raquel a curve ball. Jelena learns a disturbing piece of news about Terrence. German confronts Derek.
88"Fast Break"Daisy von Scherler MayerJason GanzelJuly 15, 20132.23[11]
Olivia sidelines Jelena from choreography, allowing Ahsha an opportunity to shine. Sloane continues a secret relationship. Raquel gets an indecent proposal. German and Ahsha fight over their relationship, and Derek reveals his feelings for Ahsha. Jelena and Terrence deal with a potential career change for Terrence. Kyle and Raquel hostess a private party for Oscar. Sloane learns a shocking secret about the Devils Organization.
99"Benched"Daisy von Scherler MayerJames LaRosaJuly 22, 20132.50[12]
Terrence finds himself in trouble with Coach Davenport. German and Ahsha suffer a setback. Kyle hooks up with a fan who might have ulterior motives. Olivia advises Ahsha to reveal more of herself to battle Jelena. Ahsha catches Sloane in acompromising position. Raquel takes on Jesse. Terrence makes plans to surprise Jelena.
1010"Turnover"Millicent SheltonJames LaRosaJuly 29, 20132.62[13]
Oscar's incident causes a public relationship crisis for Olivia to manage, and an unknown personnel change of the LA Devils surprises everyone.

Episode 01:  Jul 29, 2013: Turnover


Episode 02:  Jul 22, 2013: Benched


Episode 03:  Jul 15, 2013: Fast Break


Episode 04:  Jul 08, 2013: Moving Screens


Episode 05:  Jul 01, 2013: Lights Out


Episode 06:  Jun 24, 2013: Keep Away


Episode 07:  Jun 17, 2013: Rebound


Episode 08:  Jun 10, 2013: Out of Bounds


Episode 09:  Jun 03, 2013: Game On


Episode 10: May 27, 2013: Pilot



'Hit the Floor': A primer for the addictive/insane show's season finale

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Image Credit: Ron Jaffe/VH1
Tonight, VH1 airs the season finale of Hit the Floor (9 p.m. ET), the sexy scripted soap centered on the Los Angeles Devil Girls, the dance team for the city’s fictional professional basketball team. A body of one of the dancers has just been found floating under the Vincent Thomas Bridge. Who is it? We’ll break down the choices for you, and you’ll understand why this summer guilty pleasure is crazy.

• Raquel (Valerie Ortiz): The single mom didn’t make this year’s cut, so she’s running the bar at the team’s arena now. She has a 4-year-old son with her cheating ex Jesse, an agent who represents half the team. With a custody battle brewing, he told Raquel that he’d back off if she’d sleep with him one last time so he could have “closure.” She was going to do it, until the Devil Girls’ head bitch Jelena (Logan Browning) made a deal with Jesse in last week’s episode (embedded below): In exchange for him leaving Raquel alone, Jelena gave him the address of a private party being thrown by the next Dennis Rodman, L.J. Reynolds, who happens to be agent-less and about to sign a contract with Oklahoma for $135 million. Jesse showed up at the party, and L.J. told him he needs an agent who’d do anything for him. “Would I be like, um, on the top or the bottom?” Jesse asked. “Do I look like a bottom to you?” L.J. said. Long story short, Raquel was there to video the two of them in bed together as her insurance policy that Jesse would drop all legal proceedings and get out of her life. Jesse’s last words to her? “You cannot even imagine the ways you’re going to regret this, Raquel.”
• Jelana: Her boyfriend, Devils star player Terrence (Robert Christopher Riley), was going to propose to her after she stood by him when he said he didn’t take the drug that showed up on a test and ruined his trade to Indiana. But when he went to hide the engagement ring in her locker at the arena, he found a bottle of Oxymetholone there and punched a hole in the wall. Jelena was scheming with team owner Oscar (Don Stark) to keep Terrence in Los Angeles — and to do something else, which we’ll learn in the finale.
• Kyle (Katherine Bailess): The former stripper has been doing just about anything to bank a serious amount of cash, including selling a sex tape and seducing an Internet billionaire (who knew she had been involved with someone named Benny Wise and it’d been “a mess”). She’s received phone calls and letters from Folsom State Prison, and a note that read, “Kyle, we’re not finished. I’m coming for you.”
• Mia (Johanna Braddy): The former Devil Girl had been on the run but came back recently to reveal why she’d left: Team owner Oscar used to send her to hotel rooms to entertain referees, tire out players, etc. He had her wear a mic, so he had something to hold over those men. Then he’d give tips on games to gamblers who’d conveniently invest their winnings back into the new arena Oscar is developing. One night, Mia was raped. She told Oscar, and instead of having her back, he had her apartment ransacked looking for the mic. Tired of running, she finally gave the mic back to Oscar and said she was leaving town to have a life somewhere else. He wished her the best.
Ahsha (Taylour Paige): Stay with us now: She’s the good girl who’s been threatening to go bad all season. Still, her nice boyfriend German (Jonathan “Lil J” McDaniel) just broke up with her because he found out that Devils star Derek (McKinley Freeman), who’s been chasing Ahsha, kissed her when they were stuck in an elevator alone during a blackout. Rookie Ahsha is also currently battling veteran bitch Jelena in a fan vote that’ll choose which dancer represents the Devils at the All-Star Game. Devil Girls director Olivia (Charlotte Ross), who wants Jelena knocked down a peg, suggested Ahsha let her leak the information that Ahsha only recently learned — Devils coach Pete (Dean Cain) is her father. Ahsha said no — at first. But then she caught her original Devil Girl mother Sloane (Kimberly Elise) having sex with Pete, and well, she wants to beat Jelena. So she told Olivia to do it.
Who do you think is dead? And bonus scoop: Tonight’s finale introduces two hot new male characters you’ll be happy to see more of in Season 2.

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