VH1 Announces New Show: Sorority Sisters

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Today VH1 Blog announced that a new show, Sorority Sisters,  is set to debut on Monday, December 15 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. The show is suppose to give viewers a rare glimpse into the unique world of ATL Greek life by following the lives of  nine women, each representing the four different sororities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, and Sigma Gamma Rho.  Already there has been some controversy from the women and men of Greekdom saying that the show can be a poor representation of each organization. Though the women involved are members of Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLO), Sorority Sisters is not endorsed by or affiliated with any sororities.

Now back in June there was talk that Love & Hip Hop producer, Mona Scott-Young, was creating a show with the same name and concept and boy did that backfire. It was met with serious controversy  and was snatched offline almost immediately. Though the two shows seem very similar in nature, it is not yet clear that the one debuting next week is in fact the one that was supposed to debut this past summer. Though Mona Scott-Young is mysteriously not featured in the official press release, it is rumored that she may still be behind the project.  What is for sure though, is that her colleague, Stefan Springman, is named in association with another company.

Knowing that the first launch was an epic fail, it is sketchy that this press release went out only 5 days before the premiere, when most are sent out months in advance of the show airing.  Other red flags arise due to the fact that there’s not one promo pic  or trailer to go along with the release. The strategic way VH1 released the new show may have been to control the inevitable backlash that could affect ratings.  It could also be that the network is fearful of getting the show shut down legally due to usage of Sorority and Fraternity names and similarities of the BGLOs.

For those who are Greek, what are your opinions on the new show? Will it be a hit and if so will it be for the betterment or downfall of Black Greeks everywhere? For more information on the show, go here.

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