BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, JUNE 17 – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23

06/17/21

BET CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH AND THE RESILIENCE OF THE

AFRICAN AMERICAN SPIRIT WITH A CURATED COMPILATION OF UPLIFTING LONG AND SHORT-FORM CONTENT

UNDER ITS ‘CONTENT FOR CHANGE’ INITIATIVE


New York, NY – June 17, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming week of June 17 – June 23 includes:


ON BET AND BET HER LINEAR:

BET WILL COMMEMORATE ‘JUNETEENTH’ STARTING SATURDAY

BET will commemorate ‘Juneteenth’ with inspirational films, music videos, and a special interstitial Manifesto campaign featuring messages of hope from top Black talent, thought leaders, and change agents pledging our collective commitment to freedom, liberation, and joy starting Saturday, June 19, at Noon ET/PT.

Please find more information here.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]


“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET

(‘Zac’ played by Devale Ellis stars in “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” on BET)

(Photo credit: George Burns/BET/Tyler Vision, LLC)

Episode #303 “The Gift of Goodbye” premieres Wednesday, June 23 at 9 PM ET/PT– Zac helps a passenger retrieve an item she left on a plane, and the tip she gives him could be life-changing.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]


 “BET PRESENTS THE ENCORE” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET

(Pictured: The cast of “BET Presents The Encore”)

Episode #103 “Do The Record” premieres Wednesday, June 23 at 10 PM ET/PT– As the Women begin work on their album it is clear not everyone shares the same vision or drive, causing a divide within the group. A family dinner heats up as the Ladies call each other out.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]


“TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AIRS TUESDAYS ON BET

(‘Floyd’ played by Palmer Williams Jr. stars in “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” on BET)

Episode #805 “Sauce Bosses” premieres Tuesday, June 22 at 9 PM ET/PT– Floyd gets an offer to buy out he and Curtis’s barbecue sauce after winning a contest, but C.J. raises concerns about the family’s legacy.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]  


“TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” AIRS TUESDAYS ON BET

(From L-R: ‘Vinny’ played by J. Anthony Brown, ‘Mr. Brown’ played by David Mann, and ‘Efetobore Efe Omowale’ played by Chet Anekwe star in “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” on BET)

Episode #205 “Bait and Snitch” premieres Tuesday, June 22 at 9:30 PM ET/PT – The Assisted Living crew welcomes new resident, Nigerian-American, Efetobore Efe Omowale, but snap judge him as a scammer and deploy tactics to stall the signing of his lease.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]  


BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “CARL WEBER’S ‘THE FAMILY BUSINESS’” AIRS TUESDAYS ON BET

(From L-R: ‘Sasha’ played by KJ Smith and ‘Brother Xavier’ played by Treach star in Carl Weber’s ‘The Family Business’” on BET)

Episode #207 “All Hell Has Broke Loose” premieres Tuesday, June 15 at 10 PM ET/PT – London and Paris take it upon themselves to find their captive cousin, Sasha. Sebastion plays Rio in more ways than one, and there’s a new player in the mix.

All episodes now streaming on BET+.

Press Contact: Jamie Owens [email protected]


ON BET+:

NEW SEASON OF “TYLER PERRY’S BRUH” AVAILABLE TO STREAM NOW ON BET+

(From L-R: ‘Tom’ played by Mahdi Cocci and ‘Mike’ played by Phillip Mullings Jr. star in “Tyler Perry’s Bruh” on BET+)

Episode #206 “More Than A Peck” – Alice has an idea to improve business. Bill’s conversation with Mike doesn’t turn out as he expected. Tom and John make plans to fix the issues within the brotherhood.

Press Contact: Jamie Owens [email protected]


RUFF RYDER CHRONICLES: SEASON 1 NOW STREAMING ON BET+

BET presents “Ruff Ryders Chronicles,” the definitive story of Ruff Ryders Entertainment. The five-part production about the iconic hip hop label founded by the Dean brothers Joaquin (Waah), Darin (Dee) and sister, Chivon Dean, will feature interviews with trailblazing artists Swizz Beatz, Eve, DMX, The LOX and more.

Press Contact: Erin Dwyer [email protected]


TWENTIES: SEASON 1 NOW STREAMING ON BET+

“Twenties,” from Executive Produer and Creator Lena Waithe, centers around a screenwriter, HATTIE and her girlfriends MARIE and NIA as they pursue their dreams and love, while testing the limits of “diversity, equity, and inclusion” in Los Angeles.  After finding herself homeless and down on her luck, Hattie is fortunately introduced to Ida B., a powerful writer and producer who finds a soft spot for Hattie, giving her the opportunity to work on Ida B.’s show, Cocoa’s Butter,as an assistant.  New to Hollywood and stumbling from relationship to relationship, Hattie searches to find her voice as a writer and the right girl.  Marie and her husband Chuck take in Hattie after she get’s evicted, but that proves to be only one shake up in their seemingly perfect relationship.  At work, Marie is pitted against the only other Black film executive for a promotion.  Once a successful child performer, Nia is now a spirited yoga instructor who decides to get back into acting.  While they live separate lives, the girls lean on each other for guidance as they navigate their twenties.


Press Contact: Erin Dwyer [email protected]


About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET.Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.

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