BET’S WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE WEEKS OF THURSDAY, AUGUST 20 - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26

08/20/20

“#SAYHERNAME, JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR" PRODUCED BY KYRIE IRVING, PREMIERES SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 AT 9 PM ET/PT ONLY ON BET HER

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“STELLAR AWARDS” PREMIERES SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 AT 6 PM ET/PT FOLLOWED BY THE SEASON 10 FINALE OF “SUNDAY BEST” AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET AND BET HER

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 “RUFF RYDERS CHRONICLES” AIRS FINALE IN BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 STARTING AT 9 PM ET/PT

New York, NY – August 20, 2020 – BET’s must-see programming week of August 20 – August 26 includes:

What-To-Watch & BINGE Spotlight

“#SayHerName, Justice for Breonna Taylor” PremierES SATURDAY, August 22 at 9 PM ET/PT ONLY ON BET HER
#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. An encore presentation of “#SayHerName, Justice For Breonna Taylor,” will air Saturday, August 29 at 11 PM ET/PT on BET.

“STELLAR AWARDS” AIRS SUNDAY at 6 PM ET/PT on BET & BET Her
#TheStellars

The "Greatest Night in Gospel Music" returns to television when the 35th Anniversary Stellar Gospel Music Awards premieres on BET Networks as a two-hour virtual special on Sunday, August 23 at 6 p.m. ET. Also simulcast on BET Her, the virtual production will acknowledge all award winners from the Stellar Awards pre-show and main show, with select categories being presented in the broadcast. Led by the superstar trio of Kirk Franklin, Jonathan McReynolds and Koryn Hawthorne as hosts, the show will celebrate 35 years of excellence in the genre with inspirational performances from Gospel music's most celebrated artists, and honor the contributions of first responder heroes on the front lines of the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic. The Stellar Awards will air in national broadcast syndication this fall (check local listings).

Press Contact: LeToya Glenn Bacon at [email protected] and Dezmon Gilmore [email protected]

 “Sunday BEst” AIRS ITS SEASON FINALE SUNDAY at 8 PM ET/PT on BET & BET Her
#BETSundayBest

Episode #1008 premieres, Sunday August 23- The Finale: An unforgettable night of celebrating gospel with performances by The Clark Sisters, Erica Campbell, Jonathan McReynolds, Kierra Sheard and Melvin Crispell III. And Kirk Franklin will reveal who America voted as the winner of season 10 of “Sunday Best.”

Press Contact: Dezmon Gilmore [email protected]

THE EPIC FINALE OF “RUFF RYDERS CHRONICLES,” PREMIERES, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 STARTING AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET

#ChroniclesOnBET

PART 4  “Ryde or Die”Ruff Ryders  extraordinary run of success comes to an abrupt and tragic end when Dee nearly  dies in a motorcycle crash.

PART 5 “Ruff Ryders Forever”: The Dean  family shifts their focus from Ruff Ryders to Dee’s recovery and the label  closes. Despite the setback, “Waah” looks to the future and is determined to  rebuild the iconic label.

Press Contact: Jamie Owens [email protected]

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