BET’S WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE WEEK OF THURSDAY, JULY 16 - WEDNESDAY, JULY 22
THE EXPLOSIVE SEASON FINALE OF “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIRSIN BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES, WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 STARTING AT 9 PM ET/PT
BET’S “CONTENT FOR CHANGE” INITIATIVE PRESENTS
BET NEWS SPECIAL “AMERICAN INJUSTICE: THE FIGHT FOR POLICE REFORM,”
HOSTED BY SOLEDAD O’BRIEN,
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 AT 11 PM ET/PT ON BET & BET HER
New York, NY – July 16, 2020 – BET’s must-see programming week of July 16- July 22 includes:
What-To-Watch & BINGE Spotlight
THE SEASON FINALE OF “Tyler Perry’s THE OVAL” AIRS WEDNESDAY,
JULY 22 STARTING at 9 PM ET/PT on BET & BET Her
Episode #124“Twenty-Four Hours ” premieres, Wednesday July 22 at 9 PM ET/PT– Victoria feels Ellie has been less than forthcoming and puts her in her place. Priscilla probes Jean for answers about her behavior as of late. Donald and Diane argue over a misunderstanding.
Episode #125“One of Us” premieres, Wednesday July 22 at 10 PM ET/PT– Priscilla drudges up the past in a conversation with Sam about their latest interactions. Richard doubles down on his decision when Nancy returns from Priscilla’s house. Maude returns to the White House to handle business.
Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]
“AMERICAN INJUSTICE: THE FIGHT FOR POLICE REFORM,” PREMIERES WEDNESDAY,
JULY 22 AT 11PM ET/PT ON BET & BET HER
Over 1,000 people are killed by police every year in America, and Black people are three times more likely to be killed than White people. George Floyd’s tragic death at the hands of Minnesota police seemed to mark a tipping point, as millions of protestors in the United States and around the world, took to the streets to call for urgent and bold reforms to address the legacy of racially biased policing and misuse of force. In spite of this growing movement, proposed police reform legislation has stalled on Capitol Hill. What will it take for lawmakers to pass meaningful and comprehensive police reform? What will it take to transform the way our communities are policed? Now in this exclusive BET News special titled “AMERICAN INJUSTICE: THE FIGHT FOR POLICE REFORM,” award-winning journalist, Soledad O’Brien, speaks with key politicians, law enforcement officials and activists to address this pivotal moment in the fight for police reform and discuss how supporters can move from protests to progress. This BET News production “AMERICAN INJUSTICE: THE FIGHT FOR POLICE REFORM,” airs Wednesday, July 22 at 11:00 PM ET/PT on BET and BET HER.
“AMERICAN INJUSTICE: THE FIGHT FOR POLICE REFORM” will feature interviews with U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, CBC Chair and Congresswoman Karen Bass, Congressman Cedric Richmond, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, Black Lives Matter Co-founder Patrisse Cullors, CBS News Chief Justice & Homeland Security Correspondent Jeff Pegues, Former Camden Police Chief J. Scott Thomson, and Charlottesville, VA Police Chief RaShall M. Brackney, NAACP CEO and President Derrick Johnson. The special will cover a range of topics including the status of police reform legislation on Capitol Hill including the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, the Defund the Police movement, the power of police unions, the use of chokeholds and no-knock warrants, and the fight over qualified immunity.
Last month, BET unveiled “CONTENT FOR CHANGE,” a media-focused initiative to help address issues of systemic racism and inequities in America including racial justice, economic empowerment, education, health and civic participation. “AMERICAN INJUSTICE: THE FIGHT FOR POLICE REFORM” will be the first program produced from the initiative. Don’t miss this timely BET News special Wednesday, July 22 at 11:00 PM ET/PT on BET and BET HER.
MOVIE OF the WEEK “ALL IN” AIRS SATURDAY, JULY 18 at 8 PM ET/PT on BET Her
Based on the fictional drama book “Welfare Grind” by Kendall Banks and winner of Best Feature film winner at 2019 ABFF, “All In” stars Natia “Lil Mama” Kirkland, Elise Neal, Robert Christopher Riley, Jim Jones, and Traci Braxton. “All In” is a gripping and relentlessly compelling story that follows a 26-year-old, Keema Newell (Lil Mama), a single mother of three who is a victim of her own circumstances. Stuck in the welfare cycle, after having her kids taken away Keema is desperate to build a better life for her family even if it means going back into a world of crime to make it happen. With help from a praying mother, and a caring social worker who urges her to get into a job training program, Keema struggles to save those she loves. However, everything spins out of control when Keema’s past comes back to haunt her, and her ten-year-old daughter, Treasure, is forced into survival mode. Now, Keema must come face-to-face with her reality and she will not be the only one who pays the price. The movie is directed by Ibrahim Yilla (“Secrets”), written by Iman Smallwood, and executive produced and written by Tressa Azarel Smallwood.
Press Contact: Jamie Owens [email protected]
“PITCH” AIRS SUNDAY, JULY 19 AT 9 PM ET/PT on BET
Episodes #101 and 102 air, Sunday July 19 at 9 PM ET/PT– Pitch is the dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball. A beautiful, tough and gifted athlete, Ginny Baker played by Kylie Bunbury (“Under The Dome”) is vaulted into instant fame when she’s called up by the San Diego Padres to make her Major League debut. From executive producers Dan Fogelman (“Cars,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”) and Rick Singer (“Younger”) the series stars include Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mo McRae, Holder, Ali Larter,Tim Jo, Michael Beach, Dan Lauria and Mark Consuelos.
“Sunday BEst” AIRS SUNDAYS at 8 PM ET/PT on BET & BET Her
Episode #1003 premieres, Sunday July 19- Contestant’s Choice: In the hopes of not being the first contestant to get sent home, and with the help of host and mentor Kirk Franklin, our top 10 contestants perform the songs that best describe their gospel life’s journey.
Press Contact: Dezmon Gilmore [email protected]
“CARL WEBER’S THE FAMILY BUSINESS” STREAMING NOW ON BET+
Episode #203 “Introducing Brother X” –The Duncans have been officially warned, and war is imminent as we meet Sonya’s husband and Elijah’s boss, the incarcerated assassin Brother X.
Press Contact: Jamie Owens [email protected]
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