BET’S WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE WEEK OF THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28

10/22/20

THE 2020 BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” PREMIERES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET, BET HER, VH1 AND MTV2

PROJECT CR8’S WINNING FILM “ALIEU THE DREAMER” WORLD PREMIERES TONIGHT, OCTOBER 22 AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

NEW ORIGINAL FILM “TRIGGER” AND “TYLER PERRY’S BRUH” AVAILABLE NOW ON BET+

“HBCU HOMECOMING: MEET ME ON THE YARD” PREMIERES SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET

ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, WATCH NEW EPISODES OF
THE TOP THREE CABLE SERIES FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS THIS SEASON:
“TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AT 8 PM ET/PT,  
“TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” AT 8:30 PM ET/PT,
AND “TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AT 9 PM ET/PT

New York, NY – October 22, 2020 – BET’s must-see programming week of October 22 – October 28 includes:

What-To-Watch & BINGE Spotlight

2020 BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” premiereS TUESday, October 27 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET, BET Her, VH1 and mTV2.
#HipHopAwards

The 2020 BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” is heating up with a newly announced lineup of presenters and performers. Hip Hop powerhouses Snoop Dogg and T.I. alongside R&B superstar Monica are set to present. Five-time Grammy Award-winner and global icon Lil Wayne and Grammy Award-nominated Rapper Cordae joins previously announced performers including 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Burna Boy featuring Chris Martin, City Girls, Gucci Mane, Jhenè Aiko, Lil Baby, Mulatto, Quavo, Tobe Nwigwe and Ty Dolla $ign. Rapper, actor, producer, philanthropist and founder of the iconic hip hop label No Limit Records, Master P will be the recipient of the 2020 “I Am Hip Hop” Award. Previously announced nominees include DaBaby leading the pack with 12 nominations followed by Roddy Ricch with 11. Megan Thee Stallion and Drake are tied for third highest nominations with 8 each. Other top nominees include Future with 6 nods, Lil Baby with 4 followed by Beyoncé, DJ Khaled, Travis Scott and Mustard with 3 nominations each. Comedians, actors, hosts of the “85 South Show” podcast and stars of “Wild N’ Out” - comedy supergroup 85 South (Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly and Chico Bean) will co-host the annual show.

Press Contacts: LeToya Glenn Bacon [email protected] Dezmon Gilmore [email protected]

“Alieu the Dreamer” premiereS Thursday, October 22 at 10 PM ET/PT on BET.
#AlieuTheDreamer  #ProjectCRE8

(From L-R ‘Fatima’ played by Maurii Davenport and ‘Alieu’ played by Denzel star in
Alieu The Dreamer”)

(From L-R ‘Maya’ played by Haley Webb and Reverend Venus played by Rick Hearst star in
Alieu The Dreamer”)

Written, directed and composed by Quincy G. Ledbetter, the winner of BET’s nationwide competition Project CRE8, “Alieu the Dreamer” makes is world premiere Thursday, October 22. Project CRE8, gave an undiscovered filmmaker the opportunity to have their feature film script produced with a million-dollar budget by BET and Paramount Players. Starring Denzel Whitaker (Black Panther, The Great Debaters, Training Day) “Alieu the Dreamer” takes place in a world where mankind hasn't dreamed for three decades, until a driven government agent Maya played by Haley Webb (The Final Destination, Blonde), discovers a young man in the projects, who has suddenly started dreaming. Sought after by an alluring leader of a religious cult, Reverend Venus, played by Rick Hearst (The Vampire Diaries, Dynasty, General Hospital), Alieu struggles to understand his newfound ability while fighting to care for his family. Trevor Zhou, Ric Reitz, Darnell Kirkwood, Fay Ann Lee and Maurii Davenport also join the ensemble cast. Watch, publish and share the exclusive trailer below: https://ql.mediasilo.com/#ql/5f7f668ee4b09437f508dc80/60867445-624c-4cb4-9ea2-134f52ca5fdb

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]

“TRIGGER” premiereS Thursday, October 22 on BET+.
#Trigger

From the creators of hit BET+ film “Sacrifice,Footage Films, comes a new captivating thriller “TRIGGER.” The original film tells the story of Trey Mass, who is finally home from prison after a ten-year sentence. With nowhere else to go he visits his brother Collin. Collin’s wife, Vanessa, is not too excited about the idea of Collin’s criminal brother showing up unannounced but agrees to allow Trey to stay with them for one night. That one night turns into complete mayhem, when Trey, in an act to protect his brother Collin, accidentally kills Harry, a friend of Collin’s who’s there for game night. When a fun night quickly escalates into a hostage situation, Collin and Trey’s older brother Mike Mass is sent in to negotiate the situation. “TRIGGER” stars Wesley Jonathan as Collin Mass, Flex Alexander as Mike Mass, Jeremy Meeks as Trey Mass and Jordyn Woods as Vanessa Mass. “TRIGGER” is directed by Chris Stokes and written by David Drinkwater, Marques Houston, Chris Stokes and Juanita Stokes for Footage Films.


Press Contact: Jamie Owens [email protected]

“HBCU HOMECOMING: MEET ME ON THE YARD” premiereS SUNday, October 24
at 8 PM ET/PT on BET

#MeetMeOnTheYard

HBCU alumni 2 Chainz and La La Anthony will host "HBCU Homecoming 2020: Meet Me On The Yard," featuring performances from 2 Chainz, Saweetie, Chloe x Halle, NLE Choppa and Tye Tribbett with FAMU's Marching 100 and Choir, and appearances from Desi Banks and Pretty Vee with additional names to be announced soon. The global livestream premieres Saturday, October 24 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on YouTube, in addition to BET serving as the exclusive broadcast partner set to air the event at 8pm ET/PT. "HBCU Homecoming 2020: Meet Me On The Yard," produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment and Live Nation Urban, was announced last week as part of a global slate of new and returning projects, focused on racial justice, amplifying Black voices, and elevating Black culture.

Press Contacts: LeToya Glenn Bacon [email protected] Dezmon Gilmore [email protected]


“TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AIRS WEDNESDAYS AT 8 PM ET/PT
ON BET AND BET HER

#HouseOfPayne

(From L-R” ‘Janine’ played by Demetria McKinney, ‘CJ’ played by Allen Payne and ‘Ella” played by Cassi Davis Patton star in “House of Payne”)

(Photo Credit: Charles Bergmann/BET/Tyler Vision, LLC)

Episode #714 “Been a long time” – Ella takes her birthday matters into her own hands. Janine tells CJ what she found in Jazmine’spocket. Janine and CJ school Ella and Curtis.

 “TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” Airs WEDNESDAYS AT 8:30 PM ET/PT
ON BET AND BET HER
#AssistedLivingBET

(From L-R: ‘Jeremy’ played by Na’im Lynn,  'Leah' played by Courtney Nichole, “Mr. Brown” played by David Mann and 'Cora' played by Tamela Mann star in “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living”)

(Photo Credit: Charles Bergmann/BET/Tyler Vision, LLC)

Episode #114 “A Huge Debt” – Sandra tricks Philip into thinking she’s going to the bathroom when she has other plans. Vinny tells Mr. Brown he’s going to pay for the crop he destroyed. Leah tries tracking Sandra’s cell phone when she comes up missing.

“TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” AIRS WEDNESDAYS AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER
#SistasOnBET

(From L-R: ‘Zac’ played by DeVale Ellis stars in Episode #204 of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas”)

(Photo Credit: Charles Bergmann/BET/Tyler Vision, LLC

Episode #204 “Trying To Stay Open”– Fatima and Zac meet each other after an unfortunate accident. Danni gets offended by something Preston says. Andi contemplates a settlement in a legal case.

Press Contact: Luis Defrank [email protected]

 “TYLER PERRY’S BRUH” ON BET+
#TylerPerryBruh

(From L-R- ‘Tom’ played by Tom Brooks, stars in “Tyler Perry’s Bruh”)

Episode #121 “The Slow Walk” – Tom is forced to rescue a woman in distress.


Press Contact: Jamie Owens [email protected]

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