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Lena Waithe’s ‘Twenties’ Renewed for Season 2 on BET

BET is doubling down on Lena Waithe's comedy series 'Twenties,' picking up the show for a second season.

ViacomCBS Taps Monde Twala to Grow BET International

ViacomCBS Networks International has promoted Monde Twala to the additional role of peer lead for BET International to help grow the BET brand outside the U.S.

French Anti-Racism Activist Assa Traore to Receive BET International Global Good Award

French anti-racism activist Assa Traoré will be honored with the BET International Global Good Award during this weekend's international airing of the BET Awards.

Tyler Perry Eyes July Restart for BET’s ‘The Oval,’ ‘Sistas’

Tyler Perry has set a target date to resume production on two of his series for BET. The multihyphenate plans to begin work on the second seasons of 'The Oval' and 'Sistas' at his Atlanta studios on July 8, with safety precautions in place for cast and crewmembers amid the COVID-19 crisis.

‘First Wives Club’ Officially Renewed for Season 2 at BET+ (Exclusive)

It's official: First Wives Club is returning to BET+. The comedy from Girls Trip's Tracy Oliver will be back for a second cycle with principal photography set to begin in September in Atlanta. Stars Ryan Michelle Bathe, Jill Scott and Michelle Buteau will all return for the second season, as will Oliver, who serves as […]

BET Orders Miniseries Based on Hip-Hop Hit-Maker Uptown Records

BET is putting its lens on Uptown Records. The Viacom-backed cable network has greenlit Uptown, a three-part scripted miniseries set to tell the "comprehensive" story of Andre Harrell's New York record label. Launched in 1986, the MCA division is widely considered to have helped launch the careers of hit makers including Mary J. Blige, Notorious […]

Tyler Perry Sets Pair of Scripted Series at BET’s Streaming Service

Tyler Perry has added a pair of scripted series for BET+, the cable network's recently launched streaming platform.

‘In Contempt’ Canceled at BET (Exclusive)

BET has canceled 'In Contempt' after one season. The series, which starred Erica Ash and was created by Terri Kopp ('Law & Order'), wrapped its 10-episode first season more than a year ago.

‘First Wives Club’: TV Review

BET+'s sitcom reboot of the 1996 feminist classic 'First Wives Club' stars Jill Scott, Michelle Buteau and Ryan Michelle Bathe as a trio of scorned wives digging themselves out from marital hell.

BET Hip Hop Awards Adding International Honor

Viacom's BET International on Thursday unveiled the launch of a new category to honor artists from around the world during the BET Hip Hop Awards, with the best international flow award recognizing "the influence of international artists globally."

BET+: All the Details About Its Streaming Service (So Far)

BET+, the forthcoming streaming service from Viacom and Tyler Perry, is not wasting any time in getting down to business. BET announced Monday that its streaming platform — a joint venture with multihyphenate Perry — will officially launch Thursday, Sept. 19 and cost $9.99 per month. The service will debut with more than 1,000 hours […]

Paula Patton to Star in BET+ Legal Thriller (Exclusive)

BET+ continues to ramp up its roster of originals. The forthcoming streaming service has greenlit Sacrifice, a two-hour movie starring Paul Patton that will double as a backdoor pilot. The original movie, described as a legal thriller, will star Patton (Precious) as an entertainment lawyer navigating the nefarious lives of her rich and famous clients. […]