Queen Latifah's upcoming SINGLE LADIES film is heading to the small screen - the movie has been expanded into a weekly U.S. television series.
Latifah took inspiration from Beyonce for the film, about a group of girlfriends who are unlucky in love, naming it after the singer's hit Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).
And now the movie, starring Stacey Dash, LisaRaye MCCoy and Charity Shea, is to become an eight-episode VH1 network series, which is set to launch in July, 2011.
Latifah, who was not initially featured in the project, is now scheduled to make a guest appearance in the expanded TV version, reports Variety.
She says: "My (producing) partner Shakim (Compere) and I are excited to collaborate with VH1, as they have a similar vision on how to bring this show to life. I think Single Ladies will really fill a hole in what is needed on television today."