BET NETWORKS AND TYLER PERRY STUDIOS ANNOUNCE NEW PREMIERE DATE FOR ORIGINAL DRAMAS “the OVAL” AND “SISTAS”

09/26/19


SERIES TO NOW PREMIERE BACK-TO-BACK WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23 STARTING AT 9 PM ET/PT on BET

WEDNESDAYS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WHEN TYLER PERRY’S “THE OVAL” AND “SISTAS” JOIN BET’S FALL PROGRAMMING LINEUP

#TheOvalOnBET and #SistasOnBET

New York, NY – September 23, 2019 – BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios announced today a new premiere date for original series “THE OVAL” and “SISTAS”. Tyler Perry’s new original dramas will now premiere Wednesday, October 23 at 9 PM and 10 PM respectively (previously October 9). Wednesdays will never be the same when “The Oval” and “Sistas” join BET’s fall programming lineup!


“The Oval” premieres Wednesday, October 23 at 9 PM ET.

“The Oval” tells the story of a family placed in the White House by people of power while also highlighting the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence. “The Oval” stars Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Javon Johnson, Ptosha Storey, Vaughn Hebron, Teesha Renee, Paige Hurd, Daniel Croix Henderson, Lodric Collins, Ciera Payton, Walter Fauntleroy, Taja V. Simpson, Brad Benedict, Travis Cure and Matthew Law.

Format: one-hour drama

Number of Episodes: 25




“Sistas” premieres Wednesday, October 23 at 10 PM ET.

Sistas” follows a group of single black females as they navigate their “complicated love lives”, careers and friendships through the ups-and-downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals. The one-hour drama takes viewers on a roller coaster ride of emotions and hilarious moments that are the epitome of #squadgoals. “Sistas,” stars KJ Smith, Mignon, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, DeVale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha, Anthony Dalton, Brian Jordan Jr., and Kevin A. Walton.

Format: one-hour drama

Number of Episodes: 25


“The Oval” and “Sistas” are written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed will also serve as Executive Producer of the series for Tyler Perry Studios.

For more information on “The Oval” and “Sistas” log on to BET.com. Viewers can also join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #TheOvalOnBET and #SistasOnBET and following @BET on all social platforms.


About BET Networks

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), 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 nearly 85 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 Networks around the globe.

About Tyler Perry Studios
Tyler Perry Studios is a state-of-the art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country. It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 11 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot.

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For Tyler Perry Studios:
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