BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, MAY 6 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 12

05/06/21

“DJ CASSIDY’S PASS THE MIC: BET MOTHER’S DAY EDITION” PREMIERS SUNDAY, MAY 9 AT 9PM ET ON BET

WATCH THE JAW-DROPPING MID-SEASON FINALE OF “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” TUESDAY, MAY 11 AT 9 PM ET ON BET AND BET HER

New York, NY – May 6, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming week of May 6 – May 12 includes:


ON BET AND BET HER LINEAR:


“DJ CASSIDY’S PASS THE MIC: BET MOTHER’S DAY EDITION” PREMIERS SUNDAY, MAY 9TH AT 9PM ET/PT ON BET

#PassTheMicOnBET

BET will celebrate Mother’s Day with “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic: BET Mother’s Day Edition,” on Sunday, May 9th at 9 pm ET/PT. In celebration of mothers around the world, DJ Cassidy will pass the mic to an iconic once-in-lifetime line-up of legendary soul artists to sing their most uplifting, heartwarming, prolific records.

DJ Cassidy is breaking tradition and has revealed the names of two artists in advance of the premiere for the first time in “Pass The Mic” history. Cassidy has exclusively confirmed that he will pass the mic to “The Godmother of Soul,” Patti LaBelle and R&B icon and New Edition member, Johnny Gill. Over a dozen other surprise legendary artists will join LaBelle and Gill in this joyous celebration of mothers and women worldwide.

Press Contact: Chloe Duverge [email protected]


“TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIRS TUESDAYS ON BET AND BET HER
#TheOvalOnBET

(‘Donald’ played by Lodric Collins stars in “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” on BET)

(From L-R: ‘Hunter’ played by Ed Quinn and ‘Ellie’ played by Natasha Ward star in “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” on BET)

Episode #213 “Every Weekend” premiering Tuesday, May 11 – Donald comes home to a surprise that makes him rethink his approach to Lilly. Sam acts out of character and regrets his decisions. Hunter holds his first cabinet meeting, but it doesn’t go as Donald planned.

Catch up on Season 1 only on BET+.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]


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

(Pictured, Aisha Hall)

Episode #106 “Aisha Hall” – Aisha Hall tells the story of her transition from a promising college student with a track scholarship to one of the most successful white-collar hustlers in Detroit.

All episodes now streaming on BET+.

Press Contact: Jamie Owens [email protected]



“SURVIVOR’S REMORSE” AIRS WEDNESDAY ON BET AND BET HER
(From L-R: “Cam” played by Jesse T Usher, “Uncle Julius” played by Mike Epps and “Reggie” played by RonReaco Lee star in Survivors Remorse on BET)

Episode # 104 “The Decisions” premiering Wednesday, May 12 – Missy works to score Reggie a membership in an exclusive country club that was founded by blacks, while Cam, in his search to support a church, gets a surprise from a pastor.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]


“TWENTIES” SEASON ONE AIRS WEDNESDAYS ON BET
#TwentiesOnBET

(Kym Whitley guest stars in “Twenties” on BET)

Episode #106 “Redemption Song” premieres Wednesday, May 12, at 10:30 PM ET/PT– Hattie learns a lesson in balancing work and family. Meanwhile, work leads Nia to church to clean up Zac’s mess, and persuade star basketball player, Quintrelle, to sign with the studio. Guest stars include Jennifer Lewis, Kym Whitley, Iman Shumpert, and Diane Sellers.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]


ON BET+:

ORIGINAL MOVIE “FAVORITE SON” AVAILABLE NOW ON BET+

(From L-R: ‘Camden’ played by Jonathan McReynolds, ‘Pastor’ played by E. Roger Mitchell and ‘Blaine’ played by Rotimi star in “Favorite Son” on BET+)

Favorite Son” premiering May 6 on BET+, will tell the story of brothers in a gospel group struggling to find the balance between life, love, faith, and religion, while under the strict rule of their father, a megachurch reverend.

Press Contact: Erin Dwyer at [email protected]


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

(‘Andrew’ played by Blue Kimble stars in “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” on BET)

Episode #211 “Secrets of the Garden” – Clark tells Oliver he doesn’t trust Andrew and he wants to dig up dirt on Andrew whether it’s legitimate or not.

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 #507 features Rico Nasty and premieres on Monday, May 10 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 Spinderella.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]


 “SIP N’ SMOKE” LAUNCHES WEDNESDAYS ON BET DIGITAL

(Producer and activist David Banner joins Cam Newton in BET Digital Original Series Sip N’ Smoke”)

Episode #107 premieres Wednesday, May 12 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. New episode features producer and activist David Banner, 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.”


Future guest includes former NFL wide receiver Devale Ellis.


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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