So Y’all Watching The Quad Tonight?
BET is riding on a high right now after its New Edition mini-series not only boosted its ratings but also its standing with the audience it seeks to reach and entertain — Black folk. Tonight, the network will find out if it can continue the spell it put viewers under with Being Mary Jane as it launches another hour-long drama, The Quad.
The series follows the “ambitious, yet secretive life” of Dr. Eva Fletcher (Anika Noni Rose), the newly elected President of fictitious HBCU, Georgia A&M, as well as the school’s incoming freshman class, one of which is Eva’s rebellious daughter Zoe.
Eva finds another adversary in Art Diamond (Ruben Santiago-Hudson), the “charismatic yet ruthless leader” of Georgia A&M’s marching band, which is a staple of the university. But she also finds allies in Ella Grace (Jasmine Guy), Dean of the history department, and football coach, Eugene Hardwick (Sean Blakemore).
In the clip below, we get just a glimpse of how difficult Art will prove to be, and how equally no-nonsense Eva is when it comes to her students. Check out the preview and tell us whether you’ll be watching The Quad when it airs on BET tonight at 10 pm.