BET’S WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE WEEK OF THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

08/27/20

“TYLER PERRY’S MADEA FARERWELL THE PLAY” STREAMING NOW ON BET+

BET NEWS PRESENTS: “A MARCH FOR ACTION” AIRS FRIDAY, AUGUST 28 AT 11AM ET AND “#SAYHERNAME, JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR” AIRS SATURDAY, August 29 at 11 PM ET/PT ON BET

“TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AND “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” PREMIERE,
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2 STARTING AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

New York, NY – August 27, 2020 – BET’s must-see programming week of August 27– September 2 includes:

What-To-Watch & BINGE Spotlight

“TYLER PERRY’S MADEA’S FAREWELL THE PLAY” IS STREAMING NOW on BET+
#FarewellMadea

In Tyler Perry’s final stage run as Madea, he pulls together some of his audience’s favorite characters for a family gathering.  Madea, Mr. Brown, Cora, and Aunt Bam are all under one roof for over two hours of pure joy.  Madea is in rare form, as she tries to be a support for her great-grandchildren, and daughter Cora.  While at her granddaughter’s home, Madea uses her combination of tough love and old southern wisdom to help the family navigate their new normal. All seems fine until Mr. Brown takes a trip that leaves audiences in stitches.  As always, Perry’s blend of incredible music and laugh out loud moments make the Madea Farewell Play great food for the soul.

Watch and Share the series trailer: https://youtu.be/iFPmrYVBgSE

Press Contact: Danielle Davis [email protected]

BET NEWS PRESENTS: “A MARCH FOR ACTION” FRIDAY, AUGUST 28 AT 11AM ET ON BET

The recent police shooting of Jacob Blake on August 23rd in Kenosha, Wisconsin has sparked local and national outrage, as the African American community is impacted by yet another incident of police brutality. This Friday, August 28, on the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, The National Action Network (NAN) and supporting activists will descend on the nation’s capital to address this critical issue with the Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks. BET News will air coverage of the event in a LIVE two-hour special titled “A March for Action.” Marc Lamont Hill hosts an in-depth conversation on this call to action and its urgency as our nation prepares for the biggest presidential election in a generation. “A March for Action” will include in-studio discussion with host Marc Lamont Hill and guest contributor Professor Brittney Cooper (Rutgers University Scholar and Activist); and live reports from CBS News correspondents on site in Washington, D.C. With the Lincoln Memorial as a backdrop, the location of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the call to action day will also feature a number of speakers and musical performances including Reverend Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King III, Attorney Benjamin Crump (legal counsel to the aforementioned shooting victim, Jacob Blake), the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Eric Garner, and DJ D-Nice. Gospel legend BeBe Winans will perform his new single “Black Lives Matter.”

Watch & share the BET News Presents "A March for Action" promo: https://ql.mediasilo.com/#ql/5f4465c7e4b042e1aea81276

“#SayHerName, Justice for Breonna Taylor” AIRS SATURDAY, August 29 at
11 PM ET/PT ON BET
#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor

The one-hour BET Her special explores the importance of movements like #SayHerName and examines how Breonna’s murder highlights the lack of awareness around Black women victims of police brutality. Produced by Kyrie Irving, “#SayHerName, Justice For Breonna Taylor,” will feature panel conversations with leading voices on the frontlines of the movement, including six-time NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving, award-winning artist Common, acclaimed journalist Jemele Hill, author Dr. Brittney Cooper, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham, and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza. Additionally, the special in partnership with PlayersTV will provide viewers with several actionable steps to drive change and demand #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor. The special premiered on BET Her on Saturday, August 22.

“TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

#HouseOfPayne

The seventh season of the hilarious comedy features retired fire chief Curtis Payne (LaVan Davis) and his lovely wife Ella (Cassi Davis Patton) as they pick up five years later as they continue to navigate the problems of life with their quirky modern-day family. Two half-hour episodes will air starting at 8 PM ET/PT.TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNEairs Wednesdays on BET.

Watch and Share the series trailer: https://youtu.be/10ABi9O-Bjs

Press Contact: Danielle Davis [email protected]

“TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER
#AssistedLivingBET

After losing his job, Jeremy (Na’im Lynn), a patriarch of a young family with teenage children, decides to move to the backwoods of Georgia to help his crazy grandfather. Grandpa Vinny (J. Anthony Brown) has foolishly purchased a terribly run-down home for the elderly and he is in way over his head, but comedy ensues as Mr. Brown (David Mann) and Cora (Tamela Mann) show up at the right time as needy investors. Two half-hour episodes will air starting at 9 PM ET/PT.TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVINGairs Wednesdays on BET.

Watch and Share the series trailer: https://youtu.be/mEpTFaUD2DA

Press Contact: Danielle Davis [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 a premium online streaming service with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET Networks 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 from the likes of Will Packer, Tracy Oliver and many more. Visit BET.Plus to learn more.

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