BET ADDS BONUS EPISODES OF VARIETY & COMEDY SERIES “50 CENTRAL” EXCLUSIVELY TO BET’S DIGITAL & SOCIAL PLATFORMS

07/04/18

WITH OVER 24 MILLION VIDEO VIEWS ACROSS THE NETWORK’S PLATFORMS, “50 CENTRAL” EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY CURTIS “50 CENT” JACKSON LAUNCHES WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 AT 10:30 AM ET ONBET.COM, THE BET NOW APP, FACEBOOK WATCH AND BET’s YOUTUBE CHANNEL


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NEW YORK, NY – July 3, 2018 – Get your fireworks and digital devices ready! BET is giving viewers MORE access to its irreverent content by adding never-before-aired episodes of its original series “50 Central” exclusively to its digital platforms. With over 24 million video views across BET’s digital platforms, award-winning rapper, entrepreneur, actor and producer, the iconic Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, takes variety and sketch comedy to the next level. Returning cast members Mark Harley, Tristen Winger, Vince Swann, Jasmin Brown and Kiya Roberts, join 50 Cent in unprecedented sketches, hidden camera pranks, musical performances, and celebrity guests to create the ultimate digital party. Available whenever, wherever and on any device, the acclaimed variety and comedy series,“50 Central”, launches new content Wednesday, July 4 at 10:30 AM ET on BET.com, the BET Now App, Facebook Watch and BET’s YouTube Channel.

On the launch episode, Cedric The Entertainer stops by to see if 50 is true to his words and we find a new way to help white people feel more comfortable around minorities. Meanwhile Charlamagne The God and 50 prank some unsuspecting consumers who are disputing their higher than usual monthly bills. Additional guests include Yandy Smith and DJ Self.

Additionally, Ludacris, Tichina Arnold and more to make celebrity cameos in upcoming episodes of “50 CENTRAL”.

50 CENTRAL” is produced by G-Unit Film & Television in partnership with Back Roads Entertainment with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Stephen J. Savva, Colby Gaines, Riley Robbins, Ian Gelfand and Michael A. Blum serving as Executive Producers.

About BET Digital

BET Digital is the interactive arm of BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B) and the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. BET.com, BET NOW (BET’s TV Everywhere Mobile App) and BETHer.com are BET’s owned & operated online destinations for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news. BET Digital is also a leading creator of original multiplatform content on established and emerging third-party social and OTT distribution platforms.

About G-Unit Film & Television, Inc

In 2005, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson founded the production company, G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. producing a wide variety of content across various platforms. Jackson has quickly sold a myriad of projects to various networks. Among these is the critically-acclaimed #1 show on Starz, “Power,” which premiered in June 2014, in which he not only co-stars but also serves as executive producer and director leading into season six. Starz and Lionsgate extended Jackson & G-Unit Film & Television, Inc’s overall deal to develop new projects for the network, including “Tomorrow, Today,” based on a screenplay penned by Jackson and the “BMF” project. Additional credits include the variety show “50 Central” on BET, SundanceTV’s critically acclaimed series “Dream School” and two dramas for Sony Crackle “The Oath,” the networks most-watched new original series and "RPM,” which is currently in development. Jackson’s successful film career has included roles in several blockbusters: most recently “Den of Thieves” co-starring opposite Gerard Butler, which Jackson has signed on to produce the sequel along with Butler.

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