Eve Reveals Partying and Arriving Late to Set Caused Cancellation of Her UPN Sitcom

In a new interview with the TV One docuseries Uncensored, Eve revealed the behind-the-scenes circumstances that led to her UPN sitcom Eve getting canceled after three seasons in 2006.

“I was the youngest, at the time, of the cast. A lot of them were just getting married, just buying their first house, or like just having babies,” she shared in a preview clip. “I was still going to the club trying to get to set at like 9 a.m. Trying to get to a table read. Don’t do that ever.”

She continued, “It took me a while to figure out that rhythm because I had always been on tour all my life pretty much up until that point. I think for me to offset some of that, I was still trying to hang out at night, which was not good.”

The show focused on a group of friends learning how to navigate love and life, and co-starred Ali Landry, Natalie Desselle-Reid, Jason George, Brian Hooks, and Sean Maguire.

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'Eve' aired on UPN from 2003 to 2006. (Credit: UPN)
‘Eve’ aired from 2003 to 2006. (Credit: UPN)

Eve rose to prominence following the release of her debut album Let There Be Eve…Ruff Ryders’ First Lady in 1999. She parlayed success in the music industry into a starring role on her own show.

The sitcom was originally developed for Eve after the success of fellow music star Brandy’s hit series Moesha.

“When the show ended it was definitely heartbreaking. Because at that time, we had done three seasons and we were a family at this point,” Eve said. “I do believe a lot of it had to do with the fact that I was trying to straddle both sides of my life. Like still trying to hold on to hanging out and I was late a lot.”

The rapper went on to say, “I do think a lot of it had to do with my actions at that time. I do think about it sometimes when I look back on it, I’m like, ‘Wow I don’t believe in regrets, but that is one time in my life when I wish I would have taken it a little more seriously than I did.'”

Watch Eve’s full Uncensored episode this Sunday, Sept. 20 at 10 P.M. ET/9C on TV One.