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The much anticipated Soul Train Awards, hosted by the illest chick, Erykah Badu airs on Centric on Sunday, November 29th from 8pm-10:30pm ET! Be sure to tune in and check performances by:
Boyz II Men, Bobby Brown, R. Kelly, Brandy, Tyrese, Fantasia, Jeremih, and more…
Be a part of the Soul Train Awards conversation using #SoulTrainAwards
Brandy is really spreading her wings into this acting game. In addition to her wildly successful run as the lead in Broadway’s Chicago, she also returning to BET for a new show “Zoe Ever After.”
Unlike her tenure on “The Game,” Brandy will be playing the lead role.
The show is described as a romantic comedy following a recently divorced single mother trying to launch a new cosmetics line.
You can take a look at the trailer in the video below.
Maybe it’s just me, but the show reminded me a lot of “Eve” back in the day on UPN. The project will debut in January on BET.
What do you think of the trailer? Will you check this out?
If you’ve been following BET’s “Being Mary Jane” then you know that the show can be a lot. There’s sex, there’s friendship, family and career drama.
Mary Jane is often at the center of it. Trying to figure out which man she’s going to be with this week, whether or not she’s fulfilled in her life and attempting to keep her family together, often with her financial ends.
But in season 3, it looks like all of that is going to change.
Mary Jane’s life is completely derailed by a car accident.
Aaah, perhaps I’ve already said too much.
Check out the season 3 trailer in the video below.
The new season of “Being Mary Jane” begins on Tuesday, October 20 at 9 p.m. Will you be watching?
Black&Sexy TV is heading to BET!
Thursday, executives from Black Entertainment Television announced their new partnership with the entertainment and lifestyle network.
“We noticed Black&Sexy TV has a dedicated fanbase, and their fans’ obsession for this content mirrors the obsession our audience has for BET and our content,” said Pete Danielsen, BET’s Executive Vice President of Program Planning, Scheduling and Acquisitions.
According to Variety, the partnership includes a three-series deal through which the cable channel will air three of Black&Sexy’s most popular web series. BET will kick off the partnership on Wednesday, September 16 with a showing of “RoomieLoverFriends,” starring Shayla Hale and Andra Fuller. The series will air as four hour-long episodes over consecutive weeks beginning tonight at 11 p.m. ET/PT.
Also joining the BET family is “Hello Cupid,” which follows two best friends and their dating mishaps after one uses the other’s photo for her online dating profile. “Sexless,” a series about a group of friends as they attempt to find meaningful relationships while taking sex out of the equation, will also air on the network.
As a self-proclaimed Black&Sexy groupie, I have to admit that I’m slightly disappointed about “That Guy” not being a part of the deal, but you have to start somewhere, right? Perhaps, the series will be next in line if all goes well with this new partnership.
Currently, Black&Sexy TV provides a $7 per month VOD subscription service, which offers access to all of their original programming. Episodes can also be found on their YouTube channel.
If you’re one of the many, many people who tuned in last week to watch the rebirth of the popular show Uncut, then you were punked just like the rest of us. BET pulled off a great prank and used the opportunity to announce the rebirth of another favorite show, Punk’d. Details of the reboot are scarce, aside from the fact that it premiered yesterday and will continue to air on Tuesday nights at 10:30 p.m. But before you dive into the reboot, here’s a look at some of the best moments from the original MTV hit.
Missy Elliott: Jewelry Makes You Lose Control
Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott proved she is not one to be messed with when it comes to her jewelry. The “Supa Dupa Fly” rapper made a stop by the jewelry store to pick up her blinged-out dog tags that were supposed to be cleaned. But she was told that the deliveryman had just walked out with the wrong package and that package had her items in it. Elliott wasn’t trying to hear such an explanation and even got up on the jewelry case and demanded her jewels back.
BET made a lot of people unhappy when they fooled us into thinking the infamous late-night program “Uncut” was getting revived. Last week, we found out that it was all an elaborate prank to announce the return of Punk’d starring Vine stars Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor and DeStorm Power. While “Uncut” is not making a comeback, here are 10 shows that we wish BET would bring back asap!
Hold off on sending around that Change.org petition. BET was only pulling our legs when they said “Uncut” would be returning to their weekly line-up.
Tuesday, the network revealed that their announcement concerning the return of the after-hours program was just a practical joke to promote the revival of “Punk’d,” a television show introduced by MTV about celebrity-centered pranks.
The delivery was flawless. Just as all the freaks in the land gathered around their television sets with their mouths salivating in anticipation, ready to witness booty popping coupled with terrible music, “Punk’d” newcomers DeStorm Power and Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor appeared on the screen and delivered the news.
“Stop the show! Stop the show,” said Power.
“So y’all thought y’all was going to see ‘BET Uncut’?” Bachelor asked before the two burst into laughter.
— BET (@BET) August 12, 2015
While some were naturally opposed to the network reviving “Uncut,” others were totally here for it, which made the prank all the more hilarious.
— IG: @BrentHomieQuan (@SilkSmooth) August 12, 2015
— 9⃣Clacksdotcom (@iXclusive_Ced) August 12, 2015
Officially done with BET. First, Roots during Christmas now this. #BETUncut
— Tunde O., Pre-PA (@_MedPharaoh_) August 12, 2015
Honestly, when BET first announced that “Punk’d” would be added to the lineup, I wasn’t sure that anyone would be interested in watching. However, this stunt may have been just what they needed to boost interest in the revival.
Well played, BET. Well played.
New Edition is the latest group to get the biopic treatment.
According to Variety, five of the group’s members will reunite, on BET, for the three-night miniseries, which is set to premiere in 2016. Five group members, including Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant, will co-produce the project.
BET released a statement announcing the project but sixth member Bobby Brown was not mentioned.
The group, founded initially in 1978, has broken up and reunited on several different occasions, most recently for a tour that Brown had to leave early due to health issues, both his own and eventually Bobbi Kristina’s.
Jesse Collins Entertainment is set to executive produce the miniseries. It will mark the first scripted music-focused TV movie for the network.
New Edition’s longtime manager Brooke Payne will also co-produce. Abdul Williams, who wrote for Lottery Ticket, will write the script. A director has yet to be selected.
New Edition had this to say about the project:
“From our beginning in the Orchard Park Projects in Boston to Hollywood and everything in between, just like The Temptations and the Jackson 5, we are ready to retrace our footsteps and show everyone how we got here.”
We think this has the potential to be pretty great. Perhaps it’ll even open the door for BET to take on more projects like this.
After The Game’s season finale this week, BET announced it was reviving their most infamous show ever, Uncut. The latter premiered in 2001 and aired Wednesdays through Fridays at 3 AM EST and showcased the raunchiest music videos known to man. For many millennials, Uncut debuted while they were in either junior or high school, therefore, making the TV-MA-rated program forbidden by many parents. But for many kids during that time, where there is a will, there is a way. Thanks to school vacations and sleepovers, BET Uncut was viewed by the underage, salacious lyrics were learned, and twerk sessions were had. No matter what side of the Uncut fence you’re on, we guarantee you watched the following videos when you should’ve been sleeping. So feel free to raunchily reminisce before the Change.org petition is launched.
I would love for someone to speak to Debra Lee and see what happened to the vision for BET. I really thought they were trying to do better, you know more empowering content for the Black community. But last night’s announcement, during the series finale of “The Game,” proved that they might have deviated from this plan.
If you weren’t watching the series finale, you might have seen the network’s tweets.
— BET (@BET) August 6, 2015
And then this one promoting “Tip Drill.”
— BET (@BET) August 6, 2015
Who, exactly, asked for this?
Perhaps BET forgot just how much controversy the “Tip Drill” video stirred up. I was always under the impression that video, which most of us found especially degrading, caused the show’s demise.
If I’m being a hundred percent honest, I was in middle school watching “Uncut” in the wee hours of the morning before school. For one reason or another I had a television and cable in my bedroom and I watched, mystified, seeing if I could imitate those same glute movements. It used to come on at 3 a.m, followed by some televangelist praying for people and claiming healing over lives. After watching “Uncut,” that’s exactly what I needed. Though wildly entertaining, the show was not something I should have been watching as an adolescent, as it was basically, in the words of Outkast’s Big Boi, soft-core porn. Those are the things that attract adolescents though. Thankfully, I already had a solid foundation and knew that I was more than how jiggly my developing booty could shake. But we all know, the way Black women are dying from illegal booty injections, that’s not the case for every woman or little girl.
And sadly, the way women are regarded in this country, and in the Hip Hop community particularly, there’s no more room for the objectification of Black women.
Furthermore, what’s really going on with the 11 pm time frame? If I was watching at 3 am, it will be nothing for kids to watch at 11 pm. Hopefully, their parents will still be up to regulate or set some parental blocks, but children find ways.
I guess I’m just confused by the whole thing. The videos on “Uncut,” were never known for quality or even innovation. It was just gratuitous ass-shaking. And since there’s plenty of that on YouTube and other social media sites, I don’t know why we have to repeat the formula.
If BET wants to bring back a vintage show, perhaps they should start with “Midnight Love.” Lord knows, there are more than enough R&B/soul singers who could use the love.
What do you think about the resurrection of “Uncut”? Are you here for it?