In the first-season finale, New York must decide between proceeding with an uncertain acting future or relying on her reality-show persona. Her decision is rendered more difficult by her budding romance with her acting partner, as well as elements from her past.
A surprise visitor disrupts New York's life and threatens to derail her new acting career. As the Shakespeare showcase draws near, New York tries to keep the drama out of her life and on the stage, focusing on delivering her best performance.
New York worries about a scheduled appearance on "Chelsea Lately." Later, acting class adds to her anxieties when she learns about a Shakespeare showcase and runs into romantic complications with her acting partner.
Stressing the importance of crossover appeal, New York's manager advises her to take singing lessons and perform backup vocals for an R&B group. But problems arise when Sister Patterson gets into a heated argument with members of the R&B group.
Sister Patterson visits and starts acting like an overly controlling stage mother when she yells at her daughter's assistant, puts a photo shoot in jeopardy and insists on meeting New York's new manager. At the meeting, her behavior only gets worse.
In the series opener of this reality show, New York moves to L.A. to pursue her dream of becoming an A-list entertainer. First up: She hires an assistant, a workout instructor and an editor, then sets out to find a manager.