BET’s 2018-19 Slate Features New Scripted Shows, Docuseries, Specials & More

BET Networks is out with its slate for 2018-19, featuring a number of new scripted and reality series along with competitions, specials and awards shows. The cabler said the upcoming year will feature 21% more original programming than 2017-18.
Among the new scripted series is The Archer Connection (working title), a 10-episode half-hour dramedy from Chad Sanders about a young, black, iconoclastic mastermind who has developed an software that measures the sexual chemistry…

BET Networks is out with its slate for 2018-19, featuring a number of new scripted and reality series along with competitions, specials and awards shows. The cabler said the upcoming year will feature 21% more original programming than 2017-18. Among the new scripted series is The Archer Connection (working title), a 10-episode half-hour dramedy from Chad Sanders about a young, black, iconoclastic mastermind who has developed an software that measures the sexual chemistry…

BET Unveils ‘Boomerang’ Reboot, Don Cornelius Bio Series as Cabler Boosts Original Programs

BET has ordered five new scripted series and six unscripted projects for the upcoming season. The slate includes a comedy remake inspired by the 1992 pic “Boomerang” and a look at the life of “Soul Train” maestro Don Cornelius. BET unveiled its 2018-19 season programming slate on Tuesday amid the crush of cable upfront presentations […]

BET has ordered five new scripted series and six unscripted projects for the upcoming season. The slate includes a comedy remake inspired by the 1992 pic “Boomerang” and a look at the life of “Soul Train” maestro Don Cornelius. BET unveiled its 2018-19 season programming slate on Tuesday amid the crush of cable upfront presentations […]

Tip “T.I.” Harris’ Business Competition Series ‘The Grand Hustle’ Set At BET For July Premiere

BET Networks has partnered with Grand Hustle Productions on The Grand Hustle, from Grammy-winning rapper, actor and entrepreneur Tip “T.I.” Harris for a July premiere.
Set in Atlanta, the 12-episode hourlong series features 16 business-minded men and women vying for a coveted position, with a six-figure salary within Tip’s multimillion-dollar Grand Hustle business empire which he built from the ground up. The Grand Hustle competition series will premiere Thursday, July…

BET Networks has partnered with Grand Hustle Productions on The Grand Hustle, from Grammy-winning rapper, actor and entrepreneur Tip “T.I.” Harris for a July premiere. Set in Atlanta, the 12-episode hourlong series features 16 business-minded men and women vying for a coveted position, with a six-figure salary within Tip’s multimillion-dollar Grand Hustle business empire which he built from the ground up. The Grand Hustle competition series will premiere Thursday, July…

‘Boomerang’ Reboot Among 3 Series Orders as BET Doubles Down on Scripted (Exclusive)

New president Scott Mills talks with THR about his vision for the Viacom network, which also has picked up a Will Packer comedy and a drama inspired by the life of ‘Soul Train’ mastermind Don Cornelius.read more


New president Scott Mills talks with THR about his vision for the Viacom network, which also has picked up a Will Packer comedy and a drama inspired by the life of 'Soul Train' mastermind Don Cornelius.

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BET Cancels ‘The Quad’ After 2 Seasons

“The Quad” has been canceled by BET less than week after its Season 2 finale, a spokesperson for the network told TheWrap Monday.

Led by Anika Noni Rose, the scripted drama from executive producer Felicia D. Henderson was a true-to-life drama about HBCU (historically black college or university) culture and relationships. The series also starred Sean Blakemore, Jasmine Guy, Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

The show premiered on BET with a two-hour pilot in February 2017. Last November, it was renewed for a sophomore installment that ran from Jan. 23 – April 3.

Also Read: BET’s ‘The Quad’ Gets January Return, Season 2 Guest Stars Revealed (Exclusive)

“The Quad’s second season picked up in the spring semester, with Georgia A&M’s survival as an independent, historically Black university hanging in a precarious balance as the driven Dr. Eva Fletcher (Rose) struggled to raise capital for the nearly bankrupt institution.

Rapper and producer Antwan “Big Boi” Patton Sr., RonReaco Lee (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Let’s Get Together”), Sheryl Lee Ralph (“One Mississippi,” “Ray Donovan”) and Debbi Morgan (“Power,” “All My Children”) all appeared in recurring guest roles during the second season season, alongside Jasmine Guy (“A Different World,” “School Daze”).

Also Read: ‘Being Mary Jane’ to End With 2-Hour Movie on BET

The news of “The Quad”s cancelation comes after BET decided to wrap the Gabrielle Union-led drama series “Being Mary Jane” last fall.

Variety was first to report “The Quad”s cancellation.

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BET’s ‘The Quad’ Gets January Return, Season 2 Guest Stars Revealed (Exclusive)

‘The Quad’ Star Anika Noni Rose Talks Gender Clashes on College Campus (Video)

‘The Quad’ Star Anika Noni Rose Exclusive StudioWrap Portraits (Photos)

“The Quad” has been canceled by BET less than week after its Season 2 finale, a spokesperson for the network told TheWrap Monday.

Led by Anika Noni Rose, the scripted drama from executive producer Felicia D. Henderson was a true-to-life drama about HBCU (historically black college or university) culture and relationships. The series also starred Sean Blakemore, Jasmine Guy, Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

The show premiered on BET with a two-hour pilot in February 2017. Last November, it was renewed for a sophomore installment that ran from Jan. 23 – April 3.

“The Quad’s second season picked up in the spring semester, with Georgia A&M’s survival as an independent, historically Black university hanging in a precarious balance as the driven Dr. Eva Fletcher (Rose) struggled to raise capital for the nearly bankrupt institution.

Rapper and producer Antwan “Big Boi” Patton Sr., RonReaco Lee (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Let’s Get Together”), Sheryl Lee Ralph (“One Mississippi,” “Ray Donovan”) and Debbi Morgan (“Power,” “All My Children”) all appeared in recurring guest roles during the second season season, alongside Jasmine Guy (“A Different World,” “School Daze”).

The news of “The Quad”s cancelation comes after BET decided to wrap the Gabrielle Union-led drama series “Being Mary Jane” last fall.

Variety was first to report “The Quad”s cancellation.

Related stories from TheWrap:

BET's 'The Quad' Gets January Return, Season 2 Guest Stars Revealed (Exclusive)

'The Quad' Star Anika Noni Rose Talks Gender Clashes on College Campus (Video)

'The Quad' Star Anika Noni Rose Exclusive StudioWrap Portraits (Photos)

‘The Quad’ Canceled At BET After Two Seasons

BET has canceled drama series The Quad less than a week after its second-season finale, a network spokesperson confirmed to Deadline.
Created by Felicia D. Henderson and Charles Holland, The Quad starred Anika Noni Rose as Dr. Eva Fletcher, a newly elected President of the fictional Georgia A&M University. Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Sean Blakemore and Jasmine Guy also starred. The series premiered February 1, 2017 with a two-hour pilot and was renewed for a second season that…

BET has canceled drama series The Quad less than a week after its second-season finale, a network spokesperson confirmed to Deadline. Created by Felicia D. Henderson and Charles Holland, The Quad starred Anika Noni Rose as Dr. Eva Fletcher, a newly elected President of the fictional Georgia A&M University. Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Sean Blakemore and Jasmine Guy also starred. The series premiered February 1, 2017 with a two-hour pilot and was renewed for a second season that…