Now that 2021 is here, has that all changed? Is LHH ready to return to the airwaves with all new episodes? Let’s break down what we know at this point in time.
Love & Hip Hop News: Production Was Shut Down Due to the Coronavirus
In May 2020 crew members of LHHATL emerged from behind the cameras to tell Scrappy, Spice, LightSkinKeisha, and others that production was shut down as of that minute.
That was the end of season 9 of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, and the last new episode of Love & Hip Hop filmed since early 2020.
VH1 Special Episodes During COVID
Also in May 2020 filming on the entire franchise has halted meaning that remaining episodes of LHHNY and LHHATL, as well as season 7 of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood and season 4 of Love & Hip Hop: Miami, were postponed until further notice.
Shows including Love & Hip Hop feature indoor in-person gatherings at homes, restaurants, and bars which are either not open or are unsafe. Love & Hip Hop has been forced to reinvent itself and must film more from homes versus other locales.
In answer to this challenge, a four-part special called Love & Hip Hop: Secrets Unlocked premiered in January 2021. It shows cast members from all four cities dissecting the show from the comfort of their homes.
Love & Hip Hop: It’s a Love Thing
In February Love & Hip Hop: It’s a Love Thing premiered. This show featured several LHH couples and the latest “special” is VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition. It consists of six episodes and shows cast members from four cities.
So, will ‘Love & Hip Hop’ be coming back in 2021? That’s a good question! Clubs are open in Atlanta and Miami but TPTB might be cautious about filming in these crowded locations plus setting a bad example for viewers.
Plus, how do you film fights socially distanced at six feet apart?
All four VH1 shows have not been in production since the pandemic broke out, so it’s likely fans may not see new episodes of Love & Hip Hop until 2022.
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