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When you make the conscious decision to name yourself Black Entertainment Television, you’ve got to know that you’re setting yourself up for a whole lot of love, hate, criticisms and critiques, so I know it can’t be easy for the good folks at BET to do what they do. Oh trust me, I get it. While they’re a successful company and have many bright spots (adore BET Honors, Sunday Best is in its own lane, and 106 & Park is cute), the truth is, the programming is the major issue with BET.

Yesterday it was revealed that they would be creating a new show called Single Black Female about a TV host…who…is single I guess? I mean really, what will make people want to watch? As a friend said, the ideas BET comes up with are actually really good, but the execution is nothing near good.  The channel has mad potential, so we hope Single Black Female is good, but most importantly, we hope it isn’t all over the place like these shows…

The Game

I have to be honest. The Game on BET is really not working for me. Try as hard as you want (I tried to keep up my enthusiasm during the first season with the network, but it waned), but after a while, you just realize that “thangs done changed” big time. When the show was on The CW, I felt like it was less soap opera-ish, and I honestly didn’t mind it at 30 minutes with the laugh track. They kept it simple but funny. But now that it has moved, I’m not sure I’m feeling the directions of the stories, the fast forward into the future, or the complete 360 the characters did. The Tasha Mack character is just getting too annoying and I love Brandy, but girl, you need to do a Moesha II or Moesha: All Grown Up because her chemistry with Jason’s character is…meh. I’ve been a fan of Mara Brock Akil’s since Girlfriends, but the writing on this show nowadays (not always) needs to do a throwback to the past. I just don’t understand why it had to change so much for BET.

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