BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, MAY 20 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 26

05/20/21

BET REMEMBERS GEORGE FLOYD WITH THREE REFLECTIVE AND EMPOWERING NEWS SPECIALS STARTING TUESDAY, MAY 25 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET

New York, NY – May 20, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming week of May 20 – May 26 includes:


ON BET AND BET HER LINEAR:

BET REMEMBERS GEORGE FLOYD WITH THREE REFLECTIVE AND EMPOWERING NEWS SPECIALS STARTING TUESDAY, MAY 25 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET

#ContentForChange

“Bars and Ballads for George Floyd” will premiere on night one, Tuesday May 25 at 8 PM ET/PT, and will feature a powerful ensemble of musical and spoken word performances and commentary, including Oscar-winning composer Jon Batiste, Rap icon Nas, Ambassador Andrew Young, Grammy-award winning singer and activist Anthony Hamilton, Civil Rights leader and Color of Change President Rashad Robinson, actor Michael K. Williams, rapper/lecturer Bun B, rapper/activist Trae tha Truth and others, to pay tribute to George Floyd and the movement that exploded in reaction to his killing.

On night two, Wednesday May 26 at 8 PM ET/PT, we’ll premiere "Justice Now: Race & Reckoning,” hosted by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, features prominent voices in politics, law enforcement, corporate America, Hollywood and sports, such as Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, U.S. Representative Karen Bass, NBA Players Association Executive Director Michelle Roberts, NFL Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy, Ford Foundation president Darren Walker, and Academy-award winning director Travon Free, to address America’s racial reckoning and speak truth to those in power. 

O’Brien will also host "Justice Now: The Way Forward," closing out the three-night series on Thursday, May 27 at 8 PM ET/PT. Featuring interviews with Philonise Floyd (George Floyd’s brother), U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson, Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney, New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah Jones, WNBA Owner and activist Renee Montgomery and others, this special examines the persistent barriers to change that have negatively impacted the Black community for generations and highlights meaningful solutions that can bring about true racial and economic justice in a “post-George Floyd” America.

Press Contact: Jamie Owens [email protected]


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

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

Episode #801 “Whiplash” – The Payne family becomes concerned while searching for C.J. after learning he ran into a burning building.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]  


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

(From L-R: ‘Mr. Brown’ played by David Mann, ‘Cora’ played by Tamela Mann, and ‘Phillip’ played by Alex Henderson star in “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” on BET)

Episode #201 “Bail Buns” – The Assisted Living crew band together to get Jeremy released from jail when they catch Sheriff Luckett in a compromising position.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]  


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

(‘Brother X’ played by Treach stars in Carl Weber’s ‘The Family Business’” on BET)

Episode #203 “Introducing Brother X” – The Duncans have been officially warned, and war is imminent as we meet Sonya’s husband and Elijah’s boss, the incarcerated assassin Brother X.

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, Jean Brown)

Episode #108 “Jean Brown” – Jamaica native Jean Brown built an international drug empire by making and breaking ties, and leaving no one safe from her wrath, including one of her most trusted confidants.

All episodes now streaming on BET+.

Press Contact: Jamie Owens [email protected]



“SURVIVORS REMORSE” AIRS WEDNESDAY ON BET AND BET HER
(From L-R: ‘Cam’ played by Jesse T. Usher and ‘Uncle Julius’ played by Mike Epps star in Survivors Remorse on BET)

Episode #106 “Six” premiering Wednesday, May 26 – In the Season 1 finale, a former girlfriend reconnects with Reggie, leaving the family concerned.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]


“TWENTIES” SEASON ONE AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET
#TwentiesOnBET

(‘Marie’ played by Christina Elmore guest stars in “Twenties” on BET)

Episode #108 “Living the Dream” premieres Wednesday, May 26, at 10:30 PM ET/PT– In a brave move to get Nia a role on Cocoa’s Butter, Hattie is fired from the show. Marie holds a special birthday dinner that takes a turn when an unexpected guest arrives.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]


ON BET+:

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

(‘The Highest’ played by Matt Cadeno stars in “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” on BET)

Episode #213 “Evil Deeds” – River shares with Ruth his experience of what happens when The Highest gets angry.

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

Press Contact: Chloe Duverge [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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