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Sean “Diddy” Combs Throws Hat Into the Ring for BET Stake

There’s another potential bidder for Paramount’s BET businesses. Music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs is exploring the opportunity to acquire a majority stake in the business, which includes BET, VH1, BET Studios and the streaming service BET+, a source familiar with the matter confirms. Combs joins an increasingly crowded field of possible buyers that includes current […]

‘The Porter’ Creators Talk Season 2 for Civil Rights Drama: “We’re Carving Out a New Chapter”

The CBC and BET+ are putting out another call for The Porter. There’s no official announcement just yet, but the Canadian and U.S. TV platforms are set to renew the civil rights drama about 1920s Black train employees and their families in Montreal and Chicago for a second season. Showrunner Annmarie Morais and director Charles […]

‘Martin’ Cast Reunion Special Set at BET+

Martin Lawrence is ready to say “Wazzup, wazzup, wassuuuup” again to his former Martin co-stars. BET+ will host a cast reunion special this summer to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the former Fox comedy. Lawrence and fellow castmembers Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold and Carl Anthony Payne II are set to appear, with other guests to […]

‘The Ms. Pat Show’ Renewed for Second Season on BET+ (Exclusive)

Ms. Pat is sticking around at BET+. The streaming service has renewed its comedy series The Ms. Pat Show for a second season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The pickup comes three weeks after the 10-episode first season debuted on BET+, and on the heels of star and executive producer Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams landing […]

BET Awards: Brazilian Activist Djamila Ribeiro to Get International Global Good Honor

Brazilian activist, philosopher and writer Djamila Ribeiro will be honored with the 2021 BET International Global Good Award during the June 27 BET Awards celebration, which is airing internationally. The honor is ViacomCBS-owned BET International’s way of recognizing global celebrities and public figures who use their platform for social responsibility, goodness and a “commitment to […]

BET U.K. to Go Digital-Only on My5 and Pluto TV, Launch Originals

Originals 'Celebrity Comfort Food,' 'Black to the Future' and 'We Do That' will join the lineup as senior vp of BET International Monde Twala says: "We are committed to growing the BET brand in the U.K."

Rose Rollins to Star in Basketball Drama for Spectrum, BET

'L.A.'s Finest' and 'CSI: NY' grad Pam Veasey will serve as showrunner on the series from Paramount Television Studios.

Tyler Perry Gets COVID-19 Vaccination, Uses Experience to Inform Skeptics for TV Special

"I didn't really feel like I could trust it. But once I got all of the information, found out the researchers, I was very, very happy," the media mogul says.

BET Founder Robert Johnson to Join Discovery Board

BET founder Robert Johnson is joining the board of directors at Discovery, effective January 1, 2021.

BET Amplified Goes Global With Sampa the Great

BET Amplified, the ViacomCBS brand's stamp of approval highlighting "the next big thing in music," is going global with Zambia-born, Botswana-raised rapper Sampa The Great as the first-ever BET Amplified global artist.

Black Media Creators Demand End to “Systemically Racist Policies” in Canadian Entertainment

Around 75 Black Canadian film and TV professionals, including top producers, actors and directors, have signed an open letter to the federal government — the top investor in local content — demanding an end to “systemically racist policies."

Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea’s Farewell Play’ to Stream on BET+

Tyler Perry is officially saying goodbye to Madea. BET+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS' BET and Tyler Perry Studios, will stream 'Madea's Farewell Play' starting Aug. 27.