First Look: VH1's New Show Bye Felicia Aims to Empower Women (VIDEO)
The show stars Deborah Hawkes and Missy Young, two Atlanta-based life coaches
Get ready to say goodbye to Felicia.
“Bye Felicia” originated in the movie Friday, when a disinterested Ice Cube utters the line to a character. The expression has since since become Internet shorthand for passive-aggressively (or occasionally aggressive-aggresively) letting someone know you don’t actually care that they’re leaving.
But we all have a Felicia inside, and that’s where Deborah Hawkes, Missy Young and VH1 come in.
Atlanta, Georgia-based life coaches Young and Hawkes are joining with VH1 for Bye Felicia, a series that promises to help women in Los Angeles “turn their lives around say hello to their better selves and goodbye to Felicia” via coaching that pairs empowerment with brutal honesty.
“Deborah & Missy … are two of the funniest women I have ever met. We are so excited to introduce them to America,” Susan Levison, VH1’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Production, said in a statement.
Young and Hawkes’s mothers were best friends, and the pair have known each other for 40 years. Their chemistry and approach – “advocating with an edge” – promises to make for some honest and direct television.
Bye Felicia! premieres Dec. 9 at 9 p.m. on VH1.