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Actress Christina Cooper Promotes Diversity in New Film ‘Rising 6’

*When the term “Millennial” is brought up in a conversation to describe the generation of 21 to 34-year-olds, it is a label that usually evokes unflattering adjectives such as lazy, entitled, anti-social, adverse to hard work, narcissistic, and totally dependent on technology.   Dubbed the “me” generation because of their need to share every inch of […]

BET’s Man Cave adds Tank, Slink, & Kosine to the Cast

*BET Networks reveals the cast of its new late-night original series BET’s Man Cave. Singer/songwriter and actor Tank, comedian Gerald “Slink” Johnson (Black Jesus) and hit-making producer Marcos “Kosine” Palacios join previously announced TV personality and Executive Producer Jeff Johnson as the official cast of the 12-episode weekly half-hour series. From Executive Producer Steve Harvey and Truly Original, this progressive new talk format assembles a […]

Connie Orlando is BET Networks New Head of Programming

*NEW YORK – BET Networks, the nation’s leading provider of quality content for African-American audiences, announced today that Connie Orlando has been appointed as the new Executive Vice President, Head of Programming for BET Networks. Orlando will lead Original Programming, Music Programming & Specials, and the BET News teams responsible for creating, developing, and producing […]

Change! BET Moving HQ from DC to NYC, but CEO Debra Lee Has Relocated to LA

Cha-cha-change is in the air at BET. And it’s a big one. On Tuesday, the network issued a statement saying that it’s getting’ the hell out of Washington, DC, its longtime headquarters home since 1980. OK, they didn’t exactly say they were “gettin’ the hell” out of DC, but the bottom line is that they […]

BET Joins the Obamas for a Musical Gala at the White House

*BET Networks will join President Barack Obama and The First Lady for a musical celebration at the White House on Friday, October 21. White House celebration Hosted by Terence J and Regina Hall, the concert will feature greatest hit performances by Usher, Jill Scott, Common, The Roots, Bell Biv DeVoe, Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monae, De […]

BET, Irv Gotti Turn Classic Rap Songs Into 3-Act Narratives for ‘Tales’

*BET Networks is developing a scripted anthology series with industry vet Irv Gotti called “Tales,” which takes lyrics to classic hip hop songs and adapts them into three-act, 60 minute narratives. Among the first tracks to be used are N.W.A’s “F*ck Tha Police” and Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “On the Run.” A different director, screenwriter […]

‘Soul Train’ Rolls Over to BET After Purchase by Network

*The hippest trip in America is making a permanent stop at BET Networks. Variety reports the company has acquired the “Soul Train” franchise from InterMedia Partners and Ron Burkle’s The Yucaipa Companies. Although financial details regarding the deal weren’t disclosed, what is known is it will include more than 1,000 vintage episodes of the classic […]

BET to Air NBA’s ‘1st Annual Basketball Player Awards’

*The NBA is about to have its own award show. In addition to annual MVP honors, the league’s Players Association has teamed with BET Networks to air the 1st Annual Basketball Player Awards, voted on by NBA’s active players. The awards will tape in Las Vegas on July 10 to air exclusively on BET, with […]

BET Networks Turns up the Heat this Summer with New Shows and Returning Favorites!

The Line-up Includes New Unscripted Series from NFL Star DeSean Jackson, a Hilarious “PUNK’D” Reboot, BET News Specials on Muhammad Ali and Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later and the Network’s First Live Boxing Event in Partnership with Roc Nation Featuring Andre Ward vs. Paul Smith *BET Networks is burning up television screens this summer with […]

BET Networks Teams Up with Roc Nation Sports

*BET is teaming up with Roc Nation Sports for the networks’ first ever venture into the world of broadcasted boxing events, according to the network. This lineup will include airing up to nine live, two-hour telecasts of Roc Nation Sports. These boxing events will be broadcasted for the next 18 months.