BET’S WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE WEEK OF THURSDAY, JUNE 25 - WEDNESDAY, JULY 1
THE 20TH ANNUAL “BET AWARDS” AIRS ON BET & CBS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 28 AT 8 PM ET/PT
New York, NY – June 25, 2020 – BET’s must-see programming week of June 25- July 1 includes:
What-To-Watch & BINGE Spotlight
“LOCKED & LIT: Countdown To THE BET AWARDS 2020” AIRS SUNDAY at 7 PM ET/PT on BET & BET Her
In the final countdown to the “BET Awards,” Terrence J and Erica Ash will host the first interactive pre-show featuring celebrities, nominees, and special guests who will be participating in Black Entertainment’s biggest night.
THE “BET AWARDS” 2020 AIRS SUNDAY, JUNE 28 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET, BET HER and CBS
Hosted by comedian and actress Amanda Seales, The “BET AWARDS” 2020 will simulcast LIVE at 8 pm ET across ViacomCBS networks including BET, BET HER, and will make its national broadcast premiere on CBS. “BET Awards” 2020 will feature performances by Alicia Keys, Black Thought, Chloe X Halle, DaBaby, D Smoke, Jay Rock, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Jonathan McReynolds, Kane Brown, Karen Clark Sheard, Kierra Sheard, Lil Wayne, Megan Thee Stallion, Jahi, Nas, Public Enemy, Questlove, Rapsody, Roddy Ricch, SiR, Summer Walker, Usher and YG, with performances by BET Amplified Artists, Masego and Lonr. who are set to take the BET Amplified Music Stage, a platform for emerging artists. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, along with leading entertainers Billy Porter, Courtney B. Vance, Debbie Allen, Deon Cole, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, La La Anthony, Lena Waithe, Lizzo, Michael B. Jordan, Misty Copeland, Naomi Campbell, Omari Hardwick, Quavo, Quincy Jones, Rapsody, Regina Hall, Samuel L. Jackson, Saweetie, Sterling K. Brown, Viola Davis, and Whoopi Goldberg will reflect on the current state of the community with a spotlight on Social Justice as well as the Network’s 40th anniversary with a special appearance by BET founder Robert L. Johnson.
BET Networks announces new additions to the line-up of the 20th Annual “BET Awards,” honoring prolific activists in the Black community and recognizing those who unfortunately left us in 2020. The world endured incredible losses this year including NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Little Richard. In memoriam of those great losses, Grammy Award-Winning Global icon and superstar Lil’ Wayne will give tribute to Kobe Bryant and the multitalented Wayne Brady will honor Little Richard. BET Network also announces Beyoncé Knowles-Carter will be honored with the prestigious Humanitarian Award at the 20th annual "BET Awards." Additionally, the 20th Annual BET Awards is proud to honor Nicolas Johnson, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and D-Nice as the 2020 Shine A Light Honorees, which recognizes exceptional resilience, ingenuity and creativity in the face of adversity. This year's honorees demonstrate how art and education can unite and inspire even during the most challenging of times. Assa Traoré a French anti-racist activist has been selected as the 2020 BET International Global Good recipient, which recognizes global celebrities and public figures who use their platform for social responsibility and goodness while demonstrating a commitment to the welfare of the global black community.
“Tyler Perry’s THE OVAL” AIRS WEDNESDAYS at 9 PM ET/PT on BET & BET Her
Episode #121“The Godfather” premieres, Wednesday July 1 - Sam bids on Barry’s behalf to help steer future events. Diane, the press secretary, discovers Gayle’s intentions and accusations from an outsider.
Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]
“AMERICAN SOUL” AIRS WEDNESDAYS at 10 PM ET/PT on BET & BET Her
Episode #206 “Low Rider” premieres, Wednesday July 1- When the Soul Train Club is raided, tensions between Don and Gerald reach a boiling point with Ruby stirring the pot. Meanwhile, Simone steps into a new role when JT’s plans for his sister take an unexpected turn. Kearran Giovanni (Major Crimes) guest stars as Ruby Daniels.
Press Contact: Danielle Davis [email protected]
“Tyler Perry’s BRUH” STREAMING NOW oN BET+
Episode #110 “A Lone Wolf” – John's love life and professional life start looking up after Leon severs their business relationship, and Mike tries to patch things up with Pamela.
Press Contact: Jamie Owens [email protected]
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.
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.