BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7– WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13
“TYLER PERRY’s HOUSE OF PAYNE,” “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING AND THE SEASON THREE PREMIERE OF “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIR ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 STARTING AT 8 PM ET/PT
“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS,” “TWENTIES” SEASON TWO, AND “TWENTIES AFTER-SHOW WITH B. SCOTT” PREMIERE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 STARTING AT 9 PM ET/PT
OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH, BET HER WILL RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF BREAST CANCER WITH THE PREMIERE OF ORIGINAL SERIES, “THE WAITING ROOM,” SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 AT 10 PM ET/PT
THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF BET+ ORIGINAL “AMERICAN GANGTSER TRAP QUEENS” PREMIERES THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 ON BET+
New York, NY – October 7, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming weeks of October 7– October 13 includes:
THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF “TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AIRS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT 8 PM ET/PT
(The cast of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”)
(Photo credit: Charles Bergmann/BET/Tyler Vision, LLC)
The midseason premiere of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” premieres Tuesday, October 12, at 8 PM ET/PT– The hilarious comedy features retired fire chief Curtis Payne and his lovely wife Ella. Together the loving couple navigates the problems of life with their quirky modern-day family. Starring LaVan Davis as “Curtis Payne,” Cassi Davis Patton as “Ella Payne,” Allen Payne as “C.J. Payne,” Lance Gross as “Calvin Payne,” Larramie “Doc” Shaw as “Malik Payne,” and Keshia Knight Pulliam as “Miranda Payne.” Ahmarie Holmes as “Lisa” and Quin Walters as “Laura” join as recurring characters. “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” is the #1 comedy series on cable for African Americans P2+ on Cable in the calendar year 2020. In the midseason premiere episode “Me Against The World,” a family game night at the Payne’s is crashed by a surprise guest and Curtis is asked to fill in at the firehouse for CJ. #HouseOfPayne
THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” AIRS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT 8:30 PM ET/PT
(From L-R: ‘Jeremy’ played by Na’im Lynn and ‘Mr. Brown’ played by David Mann
star in “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living”)
(Photo credit: Charles Bergmann/BET/Tyler Vision, LLC)
The midseason premiere of “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” premieres Tuesday, October 12, at 8:30 PM ET/PT– In Tyler Perry’s comedy series “Assisted Living,” Mr. Brown, Cora, and the gang open their assisted living facility and a hilarious variety of personalities come to live in the home, bringing with them a ton of laughs and experiences. David Mann as ‘Mr. Brown,’ Tamela Mann as ‘Cora,’ J. Anthony Brown as ‘Vinny,’ Na’im Lynn as ‘Jeremy,’ Courtney Nichole as ‘Leah,’ Alex Henderson as ‘Philip,’ and Tayler Buck as ‘Sandra.’ “Assisted Living” is the #1 new scripted series for African Americans P18-49, P25-54, and P2+ on cable for broadcast season 20-21. In the midseason premiere “Who are you to judge,” after Jeremy buys a lemon from Mr. Brown, he takes legal action to recoup his loss. #AssistedLivingBET
“TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” SEASON THREE PREMIERES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT 9 PM ET/PT
(From L-R: First Lady ‘Victoria’ played by Kron Moore and “President Franklin” played by Ed Quinn star in “Tyler Perry’s The Oval”)
The season three premiere of “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” premieres Tuesday, October 12, at 9 PM ET/PT – “Tyler Perry’s The Oval,” lifts the veil of what can happen when the leader of the free world, his wife and family are crazed maniacs. The series also highlights the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence. Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Javon Johnson, Ptosha Storey, Vaughn Hebron, Teesha Renee, Daniel Croix Henderson, Lodric D. Collins, Ciera Payton, Walter Fauntleroy, Taja V. Simpson, Brad Benedict, Travis Cure, Matthew Law, Bill Barrett, Derek A. Dixon, Nick Barrotta, Kaye Singleton, and Russell Thomas star in the one-hour drama. “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” is executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed will also serve as Executive Producer of the series for Tyler Perry Studios. In the season premiere episode, “An Eye For An Eye,” The President and First lady barely dodge death but continue in their ways. Hunter vows for revenge, Victoria has lustful eyes on Sam, and Jason is ready to finish the job someone else started: taking his mother out. #TheOvalonBET
Watch, post and share the trailer for “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” HERE.
THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF “TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AIRS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 AT 9 PM ET/PT
(From L-R: ‘Andi’ played by KJ Smith, and ‘Fatima’ played by Crystal Renee’ Hayslett star in “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” )
(Photo credit: George Burns/BET/Tyler Vision, LLC)
The midseason premiere of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” premieres Wednesday, October 13, at 9 PM ET/PT– The one-hour drama follows a group of single Black females as they navigate their “complicated love life,” careers and friendship through the ups and downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals. Tyler Perry takes viewers on an exhilarating ride of emotions and gut-busting predicaments that will test the ladies’ long-standing friendship. This band of women, intertwined with their newfound relationships, must navigate this new-age dating scene as they continue to search for love in their 30’s. The talented ensemble cast of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” includes KJ Smith, Mignon, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, Crystal Renee’ Hayslett, DeVale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha, Anthony Dalton II, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin A. Walton, and Trinity Whiteside. In the midseason premiere episode, “The Dollar Store” Robin has plans to travel back to London soon and wants to make his last few days memorable with Andi. #SistasonBET
Watch, post and share the trailer for “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” HERE.
“TWENTIES” SEASON TWO PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 AT 10 PM ET/PT
The second season of “Twenties'' premieres Wednesday, October 13, at 10 PM ET/PT– “Twenties,” from Executive Producer 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. While they live separate lives, the girls lean on each other for guidance as they navigate their twenties. In the season opener, episode #201 “One Night Only?” ‘Hattie’ juggles working on her script, settling into a new place, and trying to make it work with ‘Ida B.’ played by Sophina Brown. Meanwhile, ‘Nia’ starts her first day on Cocoa’s Butter, and ‘Marie’ questions her relationship with ‘Chuck,’ played by Jevon McFerrin. The dynamic ensemble cast includes Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore, Gabrielle Graham, Sophina Brown, and Jevon McFerrin. Along with a recurring guest cast including Alex Akpobome, Louie Anderson, Madeline Byrne, Rick Fox, Ashli Haynes, Kiki Haynes, Donell Rawlings, Nia Jervier, Bernard David Jones, Lea Robinson, Big Sean, Shylo Shaner, Iman Shumpert, Marsha Thomason, Kym E. Whitley, Vanessa L. Williams, and Parker Young. #TwentiesOnBET
Watch, post and share the trailer for “Twenties” HERE.
“TWENTIES AFTER SHOW WITH B. SCOTT” PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT
(B. Scott hosts “Twenties After-Show with B. Scott”)
(Photo credit: D’Andre Michael)
“Twenties After-Show with B. Scott” premieres Wednesday, October 13, at 10:30 PM ET/PT– B. Scott makes a return to BET, a homecoming, eight years in the making as the first trans non-binary person to host and executive produce a show for the network. The new half-hour series will touch on key themes explored in “Twenties” and provide candid commentary and insights into some of the characters’ mishaps and successes. B. Scott will be joined by the cast and an esteemed roster of guests including voices from the Black LGBTQ+ community that haven’t always been given a platform to share their personal experiences. In the premiere episode B. Scott sits down with Lena Waithe and Jonica T. Gibbs where they will take a deep dive into the new season discussing, Why Lena took a chance on newcomer Jonica T. Gibbs? Why it is so significant to have a Queer, Black woman as a lead character on TV? How did “Twenties” find its home on BET? And a lot more!#TwentiesOnBET
THE MIDSEASON PREMIERE OF BET+ ORIGINAL “AMERICAN GANGSTER: TRAP QUEENS” SEASON TWO WILL STREAM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7
BET+ Original “American Gangster: Trap Queens” Season 2 returns, Thursday, October 7 – “American Gangster: Trap Queens” Season 2 returns with five all-new episodes that tell the true-life narratives of ‘Trap Queens’ Tonesa Welch, Peggy Fulford, Claudette Hubbard, Catherine Pugh, and Priscilla Echi—whose criminal activity included laundering millions of dollars, narcotics distribution and trafficking, tax evasion and property theft. Each episode examines the criminal exploits of a particular Queen-pin and explores the circumstances and environments that gave rise to their criminal path. The show will also highlight women who are now reformed and look to use this platform to caution others who might be considering a life of crime. #AmericanGangster
Watch, post and share the trailer for “American Gangster: Trap Queens” HERE.
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ON BET HER:
‘THE WAITING ROOM” PREMIERES SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET HER
“The Waiting Room” features two short films following the lives of two women in a doctor's waiting room as they await to hear if they have breast cancer. Each short story will follow their journey after receiving the life-changing diagnosis. All stories are written and directed by and for Black women. #TheWaitingRoom
Ep #301 – “It Takes Two”: Dayna Stevens is a wealthy socialite whose unexpected illness moves her from the tennis courts to chemotherapy. When she has a chance encounter with a stranger, she gains the support she’s been lacking from the most important people in her life. Starring Eva Marcille, Candiace Dilliard, Debbie Morgan and directed by Ta’Rhonda Jones.
Ep #302 – “The Party”: Summer Jackson is a successful magazine executive preparing to celebrate being cancer-free for five years. When she is blindsided by the news that her cancer has returned, Summer would rather die than go through chemo for a second time. Starring Michelle Mitchenor, Gizelle Bryant, Brittany Inge, Debbie Morgan and directed by Yvette Nicole Brown.
Press Contact: Chloe Duverge [email protected]
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