‘Don’t Sleep with T.J. Holmes’ News Show Coming to BET

April 13, 2012  |  

When news anchor T. J. Holmes left CNN in December, there were reports that he was moving to BET but no one knew the details of his new gig.  Now, the network has announced that T.J. will be hosting a latenight comedic news show titled, “Don’t Sleep with T.J. Holmes.”

The show’s format is supposed to model other political news programs hosted by Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, and Steven Colbert. The official announcement describes the show like this:

“T.J. Holmes gives you a good reason to stay up late. With hilarious ‘correspondents,’ T.J.’s sure to have viewers rolling with laughter over the absurdity of today’s hot-button issues. Speaking through a unique and smart African American filter, T.J. invites the community to wake up on the issues that affect them; don’t sleep on the stories that mainstream news outlets won’t cover.

The show will also open ears with captivating, unexpected musical performances. DON’T SLEEP WITH T.J. HOLMES reports with keen focus to keep Black America engaged and in the know.”

Sounds promising. As far as timing goes, the show is supposed to debut later this year but no official debut date has been announced. Kudos to BET for switching it up with quality news and eye candy.

What do you think about this show idea? Will you watch?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • Sounds great. I can’t wait.

  • Tagirl

    BET hasn’t been the same since they got rid of the BET NEWS with Jacque Reed and BET tonight with Ed Gordon. The 2000’s have not been good years for BET. I look forward to seeing this show. 

  • Netdandri

    Yea! I’m glad to know that TJ Holmes has something good lined up.

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  • Ggibson247

    You and me TJ you swexy thang

  • I just love his voice!

  • Bluekissess

    I sure will watch if he stays looking like that

  • Mia

    I wish it was on TV-1! Kathy Hughes has much better programming than BET. If Oprah wasn’t so dumb she should have got TJ over to her struggling network, he would brought the viewers, but she is too into JOHNNNNNNN TRAVOLTA!!!!!! 

  • Nitty

    Sleep on him
    sleep with him
    See you on my flat screen soonest Tj…

  • guestreader

    The title could have been better, it’s a little bit inappropriate. Catchy but not classy. Will definitely tune in to support.

  • RedButterfly81

    Of course I will not be sleeping on TJ Holmes, he was the reason why I got up at 5AM (Chicago time) on Saturday and Sunday mornings, just to watch his fione butt and the reason why I watched CNN. Now he gave me a reason to take the parental block off BET on my cable box. Can’t wait to see him again. I just hope BET don’t cancel his show.

  • thank ya lawdy

    yessss, I’ll be tuning in! With his fine self.lol