In March 2020, due to COVID-19, production was halted on Love & Hip Hop: New York, and all the other franchise series were also forced to shut down. That month, the Season 10 mid-season finale of LHHNY aired, but filming for the reality show was postponed indefinitely and has not returned since.
After a couple of Love & Hip Hop crossover specials, cast members like Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris from New York transitioned over to Season 10 of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. So what happened to the New York series?
Has 'Love & Hip Hop: New York' been canceled? Fans noticed that Season 11 should have premiered at the end of 2020.
In the past, the franchise has followed a pretty predictable yearly schedule that includes the release of every season of the show toward the end of the year. According to TheCinemaholic, the VH1 reality show usually starts the season within the same year as the last season, thus releasing new episodes by the end of the year.
With these calculations, LHHNY should have premiered by the end of 2020. Unfortunately, that didn't happen, and there still has not been any official release date or confirmation from VH1 about whether the show has been canceled or renewed.
If the series isn't canceled and returns for another season, it's likely that audiences will get another glimpse into the lives of castmate Chrissy Lampkin and rapper Jim Jones, who both walked away from the series after Season 2 and returned for Season 10. The New York-based series has given hip-hop lovers some crazy family and relationship drama and even put some new artists on the map, such as Cardi B.
The Grammy award-winning artist began her rap career on LHHNY and appeared in Season 6 and Season 7 before signing her first record deal with Atlantic Records.
Fans now believe that 'LHHNY' has been canceled for good, despite no official word.
If you ask LHHNY fans, the end has officially come for the series. On Nov. 17, 2021, Reality Entertainment TV shared a post that shows a screenshot of the LHHNY Wikipedia page. In particular, the post calls attention to the original release section that shows the dates March 6, 2011, to March 9, 2020 — which are the air dates of the first and last episodes of the series.
Although neither VH1 nor showrunner Mona Scott Young has yet to announce the end of LHHNY, fans believe that it's a wrap for the show. After all, Season 11 should have already been released by now.
Other franchises have resumed production and are airing new episodes. Fans also joked that LHHNY coming to an end may be the reason Yandy and Mendeeces joined the LHHATL cast.
"That’s why Yandy ran to ATL," one fan commented.
"I mean Love & Hip Hop: New York has run its course, so maybe it's best that they do cancel the show altogether," another fan commented.
Hopefully, in the future, the beloved franchise will return to New York, especially since it was one of the first installments of the series. In the meantime, you can watch new episodes of LHHMIA.