BET RENEWS TWO OF ITS MOST POPULAR FRANCHISES “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” FOR A FOURTH SEASON AND “TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” FOR A FIFTH SEASON
THE CHART-TOPPING CABLE SERIES WILL BEGIN PRODUCTION AT TYLER PERRY STUDIOS THIS SPRING
New York, NY – March 22, 2022 – BET renews “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” for season four and “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” for a fifth season. BET and Tyler Perry Studios continue to reign across platforms with “Sistas” and “The Oval,” claiming the #1 and #2 series currently airing on cable with African Americans P2+,* respectively. Executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry, “The Oval” season three averaged 1.3 Million Total viewers Live+3 per episode, and “Sistas” season four averaged 1.6 Million Total Viewers Live+3 on BET and BET Her every week.* The hit dramas have collectively generated over 315M social views.** Production for both series is set to start at Tyler Perry Studios this Spring.
About “Tyler Perry’s The Oval”
“Tyler Perry’s The Oval” lifts the veil of what can happen when the leader of the free world, his wife, and his 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 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 high-rated one-hour drama. #TheOvalOnBET
About "Tyler Perry's Sistas"
The one-hour drama follows a group of single Black females navigating 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 30s. 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. The season four premiere of “Sistas” is the most socially watch primetime cable comedy year-to-date.*** #SistasOnBET
*Source: Nielsen (Live+SD) | Claims ranked for premieres only on avg imps in CY2021 | Excludes News, Sports, Kids, Syndication | 4+ t/c min
**Source: Conviva, 7/1/19-3/16/22; Talkwalker Social Content Ratings, 1/1/22-3/16/22.
BET, a subsidiary of Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), is the leading provider of premium entertainment, music, news, digital and public affairs content for Black audiences worldwide. BET linear is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is one of the most well-known Black consumer brands worldwide, with multi-platform business extensions including BET Studios, an unprecedented studio venture that offers equity ownership for Black content creators; BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET Digital, including BET’s wide reaching social platforms and 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 events and experience business; and BET International, which operates BET 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, 12 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot.