BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, JUNE 24 – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30

06/24/21

CULTURE’S BIGGEST NIGHT, THE “BET AWARDS” 2021, HOSTED BY TARAJI P. HENSON, WILL AIR LIVE SUNDAY, JUNE 27 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET AND SIMULCAST ON BET HER, LOGO, MTV, MTV2, TV LAND, AND VH1

New York, NY – June 24, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming week of June 24 – June 30 includes:


(BET Awards Performer and Nominee H.E.R.)

“BET AWARDS: YEAR OF THE BLACK WOMAN” PREMIERES SATURDAY, JUNE 26 8 PM ET/PT ON BET & BET HER

The one-hour special showcases a few of the leading women slated to grace this year’s BET Awards 2021 stage including Megan Thee Stallion, Taraji P. Henson, Jazmine Sullivan, H.E.R., City Girls, and Andra Day. Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, will also make a special appearance. The documentary takes the viewer into the homes of their favorite artists and executives to explore the phenomenal year experienced by each woman leading up to the culture’s biggest night in entertainment. Accompanying the special is a four episode BET.com companion series featuring an intimate behind the scenes look during the photo shoots through the eyes of various Black women photographers.

Press Contact: Chloe Duverge [email protected] and Luis Defrank [email protected]  


(Coi Leray to perform during The Countdown To The BET Awards Live)

“THE COUNTDOWN TO THE BET AWARDS LIVE” PREMIERES SUNDAY, AT 7 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

Kicking off the BET Awards celebration, BET will get it started with “The Countdown to BET Awards”. Hosted by Terrence J and Tanisha Long, the preshow will include high energy performances by Coi Leray, Mooski, Spotemgotem, and CJ. The preshow will highlight some of the hottest nominees of the night including Queen Naija delivering a show stopping R&B performance. Correspondent WatchJazzy will check out the hottest fashion looks on the red carpet.

Press Contact: Chloe Duverge [email protected] and Luis Defrank [email protected]  


(BET Awards Host Taraji P. Henson)

“BET AWARDS” 2021 AIRS LIVE SUNDAY, JUNE 27TH AT 8 PM ET/PT on BET, BET HER, LOGO, MTV, MTV2, TV LAND, AND VH1

Hosted by Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning actor, filmmaker and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson, the 2021 “BET AWARDS” will air LIVE at 8 PM ET/PT on BET, Sunday, June 27(8:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT, 7:00 - 10:30 PM CT) from the Microsoft Theater.The “BET AWARDS” 2021 will also be honoring award-winning musician, critically acclaimed Golden Globe®-winning and Academy Award®-nominated actor Queen Latifah with this year’s Lifetime Achievement BET Award.

Megan Thee Stallion joins the star-studded line-up of performers Andra Day, City Girls, DaBaby, DJ Khaled, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Kirk Franklin, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Lil Nas X, Migos, Moneybagg Yo, Rapsody, Roddy Ricch, Tyler The Creator and many more. Additionally, up and coming artists Tone Stith and Mereba will be gracing the BET Amplified Stage, BET Music's stamp of approval on the next big thing in music.

Dominating this year’s nominations are Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby with a total of seven nominations each. Cardi B and Drake follow closely behind with five nominations each. Other leading nominees include Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, Chloe x Halle and Chris Brown, as each garnered four nominations. You can find a full list of nominations here.

“BET Awards” 2021 presenters include Ashanti, Chloe Bailey, Ciara, Crystal Renee Hayslett, DJ Cassidy, Ebony Obsidian,Eva Marcille, Issa Rae, Jill Scott, KJ Smith, Lena Waithe, Marsai Martin, Michelle Buteau, Michelle Mitchenor, Mignon, Mj Rodriguez, Naomi Campbell, Novi Brown, Regina Hall, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Saweetie, and Sevyn Streeter. Jennifer Hudson will also be making a special appearance at the award show.

Beloved rapper DMX will be honored with a special tribute at the 2021 “BET AWARDS.” The tribute is being curated by producer Swizz Beatz, and will include standout performances from Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Swizz Beatz,Griselda, and a special appearance by Michael K. Williams.

Internationally, the show will simulcast on BET Africa at 2am CAT and MTV Brazil at 9pm BRT on June 27th, followed by international broadcasts on MTV UK on June 28th at 9pm BST, BET France on June 29th at 8:45pm CEST. The show will also be available to watch on My5 and Sky On-Demand in the UK beginning June 29th. TheBET Awards will also broadcast LIVE on the BET Brazil channel, via the free streaming service, Pluto TV.

Press Contact: Chloe Duverge [email protected] and Luis Defrank [email protected]  


DJ CASSIDY’S PASS THE MIC: BET AWARDS EDITION PREMIERIES AT 11:30 PM ET/PT on BET

In celebration of the culture’s biggest night, DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic: BET Awards Edition will premiere on Sunday, June 27th at 11:30 PM ET/PT, immediately following the 2021 “BET Awards.” In this edition of the acclaimed groundbreaking series, DJ Cassidy will pass the mic to a once-in-a-lifetime lineup of legendary Hip Hop and R&B artists to sing along to their most iconic, chart-topping records of the 2000s. Cassidy has exclusively confirmed that he will pass the mic to Ashanti, Ja Rule, Nelly, Akon, Kelis, Fat Joe, Fabolous, Sean Paul, and over a dozen other surprise iconic guests who have profoundly impacted the culture over the last two decades.

Press Contact: Chloe Duverge [email protected]


“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET

(‘From L-R: ‘Sabrina’ played by Novi Brown, ‘Andi’ played by KJ Smith, and ‘Daniella’ playedby Mignon Von star in “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” on BET)

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

Episode #304 “Just a Talk” premieres Wednesday, June 30 at 9 PM ET/PT– Gary decides to surprise Andi in a way to truly show his love for her, but those close to her are filled with doubt.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]


  “BET PRESENTS THE ENCORE” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET

(From L-R: Kiely Williams, Fallon King, and Felisha King star on “BET Presents The Encore”)

Episode #104 “Questionable Queen” premieres Wednesday, June 30 at 10 PM ET/PT– The Women try to put their drama aside and come together to help Pamela record her Gospel song, but Aubrey has a different plan. Meanwhile, Kiely sets her sights on becoming Queen of the house.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]


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

(From L-R: ‘Curtis’ played by LaVan Davis, and ‘Ella’ played by Cassi Davis Patton star in “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” on BET)

Episode #806 “Missing Mustard Seeds” premieres Tuesday, June 29 at 9 PM ET/PT– Curtis puts Ellas’ big day in peril and Malik takes a class that doesn’t go over well with the family.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]  


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

(From L-R: ‘Jeremy’ played by Na’im Lynn, and ‘‘Vinny’ played by J. Anthony Brown star in “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” on BET)

Episode #206 “Mega” premieres Tuesday, June 29 at 9:30 PM ET/PT – When a council seat in the community opens up, both Jeremy and Vinny decide to run for office with wildly different platforms to improve the neighborhood.

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, ‘Elijah’ played by Anthony Montgomery and ‘Brother Xavier’ played by Treach star in Carl Weber’s ‘The Family Business’” on BET)

Episode #208 “All’s Well That Ends Well” premieres Tuesday, June 29 at 10 PM ET/PT – The Duncans deploy the nuclear option, shutting down the production of HEAT while they recruit their allies into the fight against Brother X.

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: ‘John’ played by Barry Brewster and ‘Bill’ played by Monti Washington star in “Tyler Perry’s Bruh” on BET+)

Episode #207 “High School” – Greg explores possibilities with a neighbor. Littia and John communicate about their future. Mike isn’t dealing with his emotions and instead chooses to lash and act out.

Press Contact: Jamie Owens [email protected]


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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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