Leave It to Stevie

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Leave It to Stevie
LeaveItToStevieseriesposter.jpg
GenreReality
Directed byEarl "Slick 23" Barlow
StarringStevie J
Theme music composerLofey (Season 1)
Stevie J (Season 2)
Opening theme"Leave It to Stevie" by Stevie J
(Season 2)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Brad Abramson
  • Mona Scott-Young
  • Stevie J
  • Mala Chapple
  • Stephanie R. Gayle
  • Danielle Gelfand
  • Jeff Grogan
  • Vivian Gomez
  • Stefan Springman
  • Carmen Mitcho
  • Lashan Browning
Running time20–23 minutes
Production company(s)Eastern TV
Monami Entertainment
Release
Original networkVH1
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseDecember 19, 2016 (2016-12-19) –
April 30, 2018 (2018-04-30)
Chronology
Related showsLove & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Stevie J & Joseline: Go Hollywood
External links
Website

Leave It to Stevie is a reality television series featuring Stevie J. The show premiered on December 19, 2016 on VH1 and is the third spin-off of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.[1][2]

Development[edit]

On July 7, 2016, Stevie's estranged partner Joseline Hernandez revealed that their spin-off Stevie J & Joseline: Go Hollywood had been picked up for a second season, however it would not return due to their separation.[3] Instead, Stevie announced he would star in a solo series, The Stevie J Show.[4]

On December 1, 2016, VH1 announced the show, now titled Leave It To Stevie, would make its series premiere on December 19, 2016, back-to-back with the third season of K. Michelle: My Life.[5]

Series synopsis[edit]

Overview and casting[edit]

Leave It to Stevie chronicles the life of Grammy Award-winning songwriter Stevie J as he navigates life as a bachelor in Atlanta, Georgia.

Several members of Stevie J's family and inner circle, as well as other cast members from the Love & Hip Hop franchise, appear as supporting cast members or "featured guests" in green screen confessional interview segments throughout the series. They include Grammy Award-winning singer Faith Evans, Stevie's children Savannah Jordan, Sade Jordan, Stevie Jordan Jr. and Eva Jordan and his Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta co-stars Yung Joc, Lil Scrappy and Tommie Lee. Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood's Ray J, Stevie's assistant and lesbian urban model Renaye Diaz, singer Dalvin DeGrate of Jodeci, Mimi Faust and R&B singer Alexis Branch would appear in minor supporting roles in the first season, while comedian Michael Blackson, bodybuilder Lee Haney and singer Kelly Price would make guest appearances.

The show returned for a second season with Stevie's oldest son Dorian joining the cast, along with Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood's Safaree Samuels. Faith Evans, Tommie Lee and Mimi Faust would return in guest appearances. The season would also feature guest appearances from Laz Alonso, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood's Nikki Mudarris, K. Michelle and Love & Hip Hop: Miami's Amara La Negra.

Cast timeline[edit]

Cast member Seasons
1 2
Stevie J Starring
Yung Joc Also Starring
Savannah Jordan Also Starring
Sade Jordan Also Starring
Lil Scrappy Also Starring
Faith Evans Also Starring Guest
Stevie Jordan Jr. Also Starring
Ray J Also Starring
Renaye Diaz Also Starring
Dalvin DeGrate Also Starring
Tommie Lee Also Starring Guest
Mimi Faust Also Starring Guest
Eva Jordan Also Starring
Alexis Branch Also Starring
Safaree Samuels Also Starring
Dorian Jordan Also Starring

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
18December 19, 2016 (2016-12-19)February 6, 2017 (2017-02-06)
28March 26, 2018 (2018-03-26)April 30, 2018 (2018-04-30)

Season 1 (2016–17)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
11"Stevie Is Back"December 19, 2016 (2016-12-19)1.98[6]

Stevie readjusts to the single life following his public breakup with Joseline. Joc and Scrappy plan a guys' night out. Stevie's daughters organize a yard sale to help their dad start anew.


guest stars: Stevie Jr. (Stevie J's son), Charese

cameo: Special

Joseline Hernandez appears in archival footage.
22"Southern Discomfort"December 26, 2016 (2016-12-26)1.77[7]

When Ray J visits, Stevie wants to show him a good time. Stevie begins to fall for an old friend, who is reluctant to start a relationship.


cameo: Special

This is the first episode featuring Faith Evans and Ray J, as well as Stevie Jr.'s first green screen appearance.
33"Standing Down"January 2, 2017 (2017-01-02)1.81[8]

Stevie challenges Yung Joc to a comedy contest and learns stand-up comedy is a lot harder than it looks. Stevie's daughters won't stop fighting, so Stevie enlists a secret weapon to bring them back together.


guest stars: Michael Blackson, Kelly "K Dubb" Walker, Special, Eva (Stevie J's daughter)

This is the first episode featuring Renaye and Eva.
44"Got to Have Faith"January 9, 2017 (2017-01-09)1.68[9]

Stevie competes with Yung Joc and Scrappy to see who will represent the new brand. Stevie tries to help Tommie move forward with a new career choice. Meanwhile, Faith is having second thoughts about rejecting Stevie.


guest stars: Lee Haney, Kelly Price (recording artist)

This is the first episode featuring Dalvin DeGrate and Tommie.
55"New Sound"January 16, 2017 (2017-01-16)1.79[10]

When his daughter tells him his new beats are old news, Stevie decides to takes his music in a surprising direction. Stevie's old flame Mimi needs a favor for their daughter Eva, but Stevie isn't sure he's up to the task.


guest stars: Navv Greene (car salesman)

This is the first episode featuring Mimi, as well as Eva's first green screen appearance.
66"Fear Itself"January 23, 2017 (2017-01-23)2.02[11]

Stevie, Joc, and Scrappy help each other get over their worst fears. But Stevie's real concern is that his daughter might be getting involved with the wrong boy.


guest stars: Vonte
77"Come Over"January 30, 2017 (2017-01-30)1.72[12]

Faith is coming to Atlanta, and after three weeks without her, Stevie's very ready for some one-on-one time. Meanwhile, a showcase Stevie set up for Alexis runs into a serious problem.


This is the first episode featuring Alexis Branch, as well as the last featuring Dalvin DeGrate and Renaye.
88"Gone Left"February 6, 2017 (2017-02-06)1.69[13]

Stevie's having trouble with his long-distance relationship with Faith, and a hot tub party Joc throws doesn't make things any easier. Stevie thinks he has a solution, but when he talks to Faith, it doesn't go as he planned. Stevie's daughters say goodbye.


cameo: Tresure P.

This is the last episode featuring Sade and Alexis Branch.

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
91"Get Out"March 26, 2018 (2018-03-26)1.47[14]

Savannah convinces Stevie to see a hypnotist to cure his womanizing ways. Meanwhile, Stevie Jr. attempts to break into the modeling world.


guest stars: Dorian (Stevie J's son), Jenni Lubozynski (modeling consultant), Sean Wheeler (hypnotist)

This is the first episode featuring Dorian.
102"Lawn & Order"March 26, 2018 (2018-03-26)1.37[15]

Stevie overestimates his green thumb when he decides to landscape his backyard himself. Stevie meets an attorney who he pursues for both her heart and her legal skills.


guest stars: Dorian (Stevie J's son), Amanda (attorney), Stephanie (Wylde Center)
113"The Game of Faith"April 2, 2018 (2018-04-02)1.13[16]

A taping of Hip Hop Squares inspires Stevie and Joc to make a wager. While in LA, Stevie attempts to reignite a romance with Faith Evans.


guest stars: Faith Evans, Laz Alonso, Michael Blackson

This is the first episode featuring Safaree. Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood's Nikki Mudarris and Karrueche Tran appear in footage from their Hip Hop Squares appearance.
124"Action Jordan"April 9, 2018 (2018-04-09)1.17[17]

Stevie thinks he needs to bless the world with a Stevie J. action figure, but Scrappy thinks he needs a serious reality check. Motivated to make his dream of a music lounge come true, Stevie turns to K. Michelle for advice.


guest stars: K. Michelle
135"Parlez Vous Rap Game"April 16, 2018 (2018-04-16)1.10[18]

Stevie refuses to help Dorian launch his rap career, so Savannah and Stevie Jr. step in. Stevie gets culture shock when he tries to woo a French beauty. At K. Michelle's suggestion, Stevie meets with a public relations executive.


guest stars: K. Michelle, Tommie, Clorissa Wright (PR consultant), Yvette Ramirez (director of events), Bill Reynolds (wine connoisseur), Amberley

This episode features Dorian's first green screen appearance.
146"Are You Ready to Crumble?"April 23, 2018 (2018-04-23)1.23[19]
Stevie and Scrappy enter the exciting world of semi-pro wrestling; the duo tries to hold their own against the reigning Tag Team Champs; two women test Stevie and Safaree with a yoga challenge.
157"Mismatched"April 30, 2018 (2018-04-30)1.18[20]

Stevie can’t seem to explain his vision for Sleazy J’s so he decides to get his message across with a unique invitation to his first ever pop-up party. Stevie takes it upon himself to find Mr. Right for his daughter, Savannah.


guest stars: Shawty (comedian)
168"Sleazy J's"April 30, 2018 (2018-04-30)1.19[21]

Stevie throws the inaugural Sleazy J party, a star-studded event, and invites a special someone to be his date. Meanwhile, he is forced to put his chef’s hat on to make a unicorn cake for Eva’s fundraiser.


guest stars: Shawty (comedian), Mimi, Amanda (attorney), Amara La Negra

cameo: Just Brittany, Momma Dee

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