BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, MAY 13 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 19

05/13/21

SEASON 4 OF ‘THE RICH AND THE RUTHLESS’ LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVELY ON BET+ MAY 14

SEASON TWO OF BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “CARL WEBER’S ‘THE FAMILY BUSINESS’” AIRS TUESDAY, MAY 18 AT 9PM ON BET

New York, NY – May 13, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming week of May 13 – May 19 includes:


ON BET AND BET HER LINEAR:

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

(From L-R: ‘LC Duncan’ played by Ernie Hudson and ‘Orlando’ played by Darrin DeWitt Henson stars in “Carl Weber’s ‘The Family Business’” on BET)

(‘Donna Duncan’ played by LisaRaye McCoy gueststars in Carl Weber’s ‘The Family Business’” on BET)

Episode #201 “Back to Life” – The Duncans are dealing with the shocking revelation that their enemy, Consuela Zuniga, is the mother of Vegas’s son, Nevada. While new threats appear, LC sits down with the underworld leaders to discuss the future of HEAT.

Episode #202 “Put A Ring On It” – There are wedding bells in the Duncans’ future as Junior prepares to pop the question. Niles and Paris reunite, as Donna Duncan returns to make Chippy’s life miserable.

All episodes now streaming on BET+.

Press Contact: Jamie Owens [email protected]


BET+ ORIGINAL SERIES “AMERICAN GANGSTER: TRAP QUEENS” AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET AND BET HER

(Pictured, Ayana Bean)

Episode #107 “Ayana Bean” – When her boyfriend drains her savings and vanishes, young mother-of-two Ayana Bean uses her position at college to appropriate financial aid checks meant for needy students

All episodes now streaming on BET+.

Press Contact: Jamie Owens [email protected]


“SURVIVORS REMORSE” AIRS WEDNESDAY ON BET AND BET HER

(From L-R: “Reggie” played by RonReaco Lee and “Cam” played by Jesse T. Usher star in Survivors Remorse on BET)

Episode #105 “Out of the Past” premiering Wednesday, May 19 – Cam and Reggie reconnect with a talented player whose career was sidetracked by prison; Cassie gets a home-purchasing budget from Reggie; and Cam contemplates slipping into a shoe-endorsement deal.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]


“TWENTIES” SEASON ONE AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET
#TwentiesOnBET

(Seth Green guest stars in “Twenties” on BET)

Episode #107 “What Would Todd Do?” premieres Wednesday, May 19, at 10:30 PM ET/PT– In Improv class, Nia grapples with being given stereotypical Black roles. Incensed by Ben getting the promotion over her, Marie searches for answers, while Hattie tries to make her voice heard in the writers room. Guest Star includes Seth Green.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]


ON BET+:

SEASON 4 OF ‘THE RICH AND THE RUTHLESS’ PREMIERES MAY 14 ONLY ON BET+

(From L-R: ‘Augustus Barringer’ played by Richard Brooks and ‘Kitty Barringer’ played by Victoria Rowell stars in “The Rich and the Ruthless” on BET+)

“The Rich and The Ruthless”, the only Black owned daytime drama, is operated by tight fisted, debonair, self-made, Augustus Barringer. When greedy studio executives tell him the show is getting booted off the sound stages after 20 years, he is ready to fight back to stay on the air, even if it means filming his quirky soap opera out of his sleek Hollywood mansion or moving the company to Jamaica!

Press Contact: Erin Dwyer [email protected]


NEW EPISODE OF “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS” AVAILABLE NOW ON BET+
#Ruthless

(From L-R: ‘River’ played by Colin McCalla and ‘Ruth’ played by Melissa L. Williamsstars in “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” on BET)

Episode #212 “Masquerade” – Ruth meets with River to hear his plans on escaping the compound.

Watch the full season and catch up on Season 1, only on BET+

Press Contact: Chloe Duverge [email protected]


ON BET DIGITAL:

 “RATE THE BARS” LAUNCHES MONDAYS ON BET DIGITAL
#RateTheBars
Episode #508 The season finale features Spinderella and premieres on Monday, May 17 on BET.com/RateTheBars and BET’s YouTube channel at 3 PM ET— BET Digital’s hit series “RATE THE BARS” returns with rapping superstars rating the lyrics of your favorite MCs on a scale of one to five and share their unfiltered opinion on the lyrics with no knowledge of who the lyrics belong to. The fifth season includes new rappers Ice-T, D Smoke, Treach, Kash Doll, Big Daddy Kane, Too Short,  and  Rico Nasty.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]


 “SIP N’ SMOKE” LAUNCHES WEDNESDAYS ON BET DIGITAL

(Former NFL wide receiver Devale Ellis joins Cam Newton in BET Digital Original Series Sip N’ Smoke”)

Episode #107 premieres Wednesday, May 19 at 1 pm ET on BET.com and BET’s YouTube channel.Hosted by NFL superstar quarterback Cam Newton, Sip N’ Smoke,” underscores Atlanta’s recognition as the new culture capital of America and centers around all things Black culture. Newton gets real with some of ATL’s notable personalities who call the city home. The season finale features former NFL wide receiver Devale Ellis, who will sip and sample Cam’s private selection of cigars and cocktails, while diving into hot topics and provocative conversation on life, art, business, and everything in between. Sip N’ Smoke.”


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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